According to News3lv.com, Steve Wynn, a U.S. billionaire, former casino tycoon, and senior Republican fundraiser, is looking to remove himself from a federal lawsuit that’s seeking to compel him to register as a foreign agent for the People’s Republic of China.

Per CNN, Stephen Wynn defended himself and said he was acting “in the interests of the United States by bringing this opportunity to President Trump, not as an agent of the Chinese official or government.”

Earlier this week, Wynn’s lawyers filed a motion that said they wanted to dismiss the civil case brought before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in May.

On May 17, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil enforcement action seeking to compel Wynn to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act as the agent of China and a senior official of the China Ministry of Public Security. The department told Wynn to sign up as an agent, but he didn’t do it.

Wynn conveyed the request of Sun Lijun to then-President Donald Trump and the Trump administration.

According to ABC News, Sun Lijun is a former Chinese vice minister of public security who is currently on trial for taking $96.3 million in bribes over nearly two decades.

The Department of Justice added that Sun Lijun sought Steve Wynn’s help to cancel the visa or otherwise remove from the United States a Chinese businessperson who had sought political asylum in the United States.

Wynn complied with Sun Lijun’s request and pushed Trump to remove the businessman by canceling the visa.

According to The Financial Times, Guo Wengui matched the described; Guo is a Chinese businessman and a well-known Chinese Communist party critic.

Guo Wengui was at the center of Chinese political drama in 2017 when he publicly denounced the Chinese Communist party via social media. 

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