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Kanchanalak

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Kanchanalak

Kanchanalak

Kanchanalak

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As part of the investigation into possible illegal fundraising in the 1996 campaign, federal investigators are looking at the activities of Pauline Kanchanalak, a Thai native who lived in the United States and tried to link Asian and U.S. firms together for profitable business ventures. Authorities want to know where the more than $250,000 Kanchanalak's family donated to the Democratic Party came from. Congressional investigators are also curious what she got out of attending a fundraising coffee with President Clinton. NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that, if nothing else, she impressed potential clients with her White House access.

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