The Justice Department says it is investigating whether or not Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe accepted a sizable donation to his election campaign from a foreign national, a man connected to former President Bill Clinton's global charitable foundation.

FOX's Eben Brown reports:

If a Chinese business magnate donated to Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe's political fund, the governor could be in trouble for violating federal law. But McAuliffe says his six-figure donation is perfectly legal:

(McAuliffe) "Well, as I said, there is no allegations of wrongdoing. They're entitled to do an investigation. As I said, it relates to this donor, a valid donor. Had been a green card holder since 2007, and you know, we fully vetted him."

Critics have noted this person is also a donor to the Clinton global initiative. McAuliffe says both he and the former president know many of the same people.

Eben Brown, FOX News.

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