Aaron Peskin takes a shot at Rose Pak

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A lot has been said about Mayor Ed Lee’s ties to Chinatown power broker Rose Pak, but former Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin took the accusations to another level recently.

Peskin was quoted in The Epoch Times as saying Pak has been able to influence much that goes on in The City — but she’s had some help from the Chinese.

Really?

“There are … individuals, but behind those individuals are actually entities that are more powerful than those individuals,” Peskin told The Epoch Times on Aug. 11.

“It is really about political influence and how political influence works — and that even includes working with and representing the interest of an outside government in San Francisco,” he said. “I am happy to name those names. They include the People’s Republic of China.”

Peskin, mind you, is the author of a 37-page letter to the Ethics Commission alleging wrongdoings in Progress for All’s efforts to persuade Lee to run for mayor. Pak is closely associated with the group.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com

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