Communist China Targets Biden Team
Top intelligence officials are warning that China is stepping up its influence operations inside the U.S. while also moving aggressively to challenge U.S. interests overseas.
William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said yesterday that the Chinese have initiated influence campaigns aimed at the incoming Biden Administration.
The targets are not just the people likely to serve in key positions but also "those who are around those folks in the new administration," Evanina said. He added, "We are going to be very keen on making sure the new administration understands that influence, what it looks like, what it tastes like, what it feels like."
I suspect that Joe and Hunter Biden could teach Evanina a thing or two when it comes to what Chinese influences looks, tastes and feels like since Hunter got rich with money from Beijing!
Meanwhile, the Washington Post reports that more than 1,000 Chinese "researchers" recently fled the U.S. after six fellow "researchers" were arrested this summer on charges of spying for the communist Chinese military.
The Post notes that Justice Department officials were "surprised" by the "breadth and depth of the exodus." Really?
For the past 30 years, "cultural exchange" programs with China have flourished in the United States, all the while facilitating Beijing's aggressive espionage efforts. Previous administrations of both parties generally ignored it, too afraid of upsetting the status quo.
Thankfully, President Trump stood up to the communist Chinese and their corporate apologists on Wall Street and put America first.
He fought to kick their propaganda arms off our college campuses. He imposed sanctions on Chinese technology that could compromise national security. And this week, the administration imposed visa restrictions on certain members of the Chinese Communist Party, preventing them from traveling to the United States.
Fighting For Fair Elections
President Trump took the unusual step of addressing the nation yesterday via Facebook. He did so in order to bypass the biased pro-Biden media so he could present his case challenging the election results.
I have no doubt that had he attempted to hold a traditional press conference to lay out these allegations, virtually no media outlets would have covered it. The president addressed specific issues with voting irregularities in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
President Trump said that he was prepared to accept the results of a fair election, but that he didn't want the election to be "stolen from the American people."
Trump vowed to take his case all the way to the Supreme Court, just as Al Gore did in 2000, saying, "If we don't root out the fraud . . . we don't have a country anymore."
A Clear Pattern
The president referenced a number of things in his remarks, which I have addressed in the past. But taken together, they present a clear and disturbing pattern.
Let me remind you about the physical and psychological intimidation that GOP poll watchers and observers faced anytime they questioned irregularities. (Here and here.)
That alone is a national scandal! It's the kind of intimidation that was done to black voters in the Jim Crow South, and there should be zero tolerance for such outrageous conduct.
Yet, in numerous Democrat big cities, left-wing operatives systematically threw out GOP observers one by one. The vote counters, who are government employees, often erupted in applause as the conservatives were shown the door.
We've been told over and over for the past four years that we should believe whistleblowers. Well, the election whistleblowers attempting to expose fraud are being doxed and threatened. Why? Because they have the courage to make sure that only legal votes are counted.
This is what you would expect in Moscow or Caracas, not Atlanta, Detroit or Philadelphia. Sadly, this kind of behavior has been encouraged by the Democrat politicians who control those cities.
While shocking, it's not surprising.
For years, conservatives have been harassed in these "progressive" cities. People who dared to show up to defend historic monuments and attend certain events were physically attacked and denounced as "Nazis" and "white supremacists."
So it's no surprise that they are threatened when they volunteer to make sure the election is secure.
For years, the left has bitterly resisted commonsense voter ID laws, even though they are overwhelmingly popular. Why? Because they want cheating to be easy.
And let's not forget what we just witnessed this summer. These same big city Democrat machines allowed rioters and BLM activists to attack, burn and loot the same small businesses whose owners are now being threatened with jail if they try to keep their business open.
These progressive politicians refused help from the National Guard. They would rather see their own cities destroyed than admit that they needed Donald Trump's help.
And we're supposed to believe these same people didn't cheat on Election Day?
The Lincoln Project has been referred to as a group of Never Trumpers that wants to save the Republican Party from Donald Trump. But they are really Never Republicans, Never conservatives, Never pro-lifers and Never Second Amendment activists.
They have not been content to simply trash President Trump. They spent tens of millions of dollars attacking Republican senators in the November election, and they are going after David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in the Georgia Senate runoff elections.
In other words, they want Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders controlling the Senate! They are clearly "Always Democrats."
Speaking of Georgia, I'm not happy with the way Gov. Brian Kemp and other state officials have handled the election fallout. But they have an obligation to ensure next month's runoff elections are not marred by similar problems.
For example, Sen. Lindsey Graham noted that under Georgia law only one person has to verify the signature on mail-in ballots, which is outrageous.
Graham urged Gov. Kemp to call the legislature back into session now to pass a new law requiring that multiple people review and approve the signatures on mail-in ballots, not just one person who may have an agenda.
Yesterday, we noted that the Georgia secretary of state is investigating 250 cases of voter fraud. One of the groups under investigation is run by Stacey Abrams, but the chairman was Raphael Warnock until he declared his Senate candidacy this February.
In other words, one of the Democrat Senate candidates recently held a leadership position in a group that is now suspected of voter fraud.
The Left's Blatant Hypocrisy
Every day it seems another progressive politician is busted violating their own lockdown orders. But today's hypocrisy award goes to Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
Last month, Adler had the audacity to fly on a private jet for a family vacation to Mexico. While there, he taped a message telling the residents of Austin to stay home and not travel!
Meanwhile, left-wing politicians like Adler are ordering hundreds of thousands of small businesses to essentially commit commercial suicide. They can't sell products or provide services if their business are closed.
A bar owner can't pour you a drink over zoom. The hairdresser can't do your hair online. A gym owner can't charge you a fee for lifting weights at your house.
Not one of these left-wing politicians that I am aware of has volunteered to give up their salary while demanding that business owners and their employees give up theirs.