Key Points:

    • Questions raised over National Party's largest donation of 2014-17 electoral cycle
    • Donation made through New Zealand-registered company after its Chinese chairman and owner met then trade-minister Todd McClay in Beijing and Rotorua
    • Documentary evidence from former National whip Jami-Lee Ross connects McClay to $150,000 payment
    • Fears select committee mulling foreign interference laws will keep loophole allowing donations to flow unchecked through foreign-owned companies

Former National Party MP Jami-Lee Ross has dropped a fresh donation bombshell, revealing then-trade minister Todd McClay helped facilitate a $150,000 donation to his party in 2016 from a company owned

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Statement from Todd McClay