Reagan era appointee, Barbara Wise, discovered what was behind the illegal contact between Bill Clinton, Ron Brown, and two operatives of the Chinese government: John Huang and Wang Jun. Huang was a long time friend of Bill Clinton, Democratic Party bagman, and agent of the Chinese government. He was hired by Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and privy to classified documents. Huang left the Commerce Department to be bagman/fundraiser for the DNC, he was retained on contract to the Commerce Department, by Charles Meissner, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy. Under this arrangement with Meissner, Huang kept his security clearance and remained in phone contact with agents of the Chinese government.