By JD Heyes December 11, 2020 DC Clothesline
China is successfully targeting US members of Congress with communist influence campaigns, warns DNI Ratcliffe
(Natural News) The Chinese today are behaving a lot like Imperial Japan did in the late 1920s and throughout the 1930s — they’re slowly but surely implementing a globalist domination scheme and using their military to enforce and defend it.
The only exception is that there are far too many American financial and political elite helping them accomplish their objectives.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo this week that the Chinese Communist Party is conducting a “massive influence campaign” aimed at dozens of U.S. lawmakers and their staffs that involve attempts to blackmail or bribe them.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, a former Republican congressman from Texas who has overseen the United States’s 17 intelligence agencies since May, said Thursday that he briefed the House and Senate Intelligence Committees about the Chinese influence operations. He did so as he went on a small media tour warning about the growing challenge posed by the Chinese Communist Party. Ratcliffe said the intelligence indicates it is the greatest national security threat facing the U.S.
“This year China engaged in a massive influence campaign that included targeting several dozen members of Congress and congressional aides,” Ratcliffe previously wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed in which he noted that China utilizes public and behind-the-scenes pressure to push American lawmakers to do Beijing’s bidding, consciously or unconsciously.
“Our intelligence shows that Beijing regularly directs this type of influence operation in the U.S. I briefed the House and Senate Intelligence committees that China is targeting members of Congress with six times the frequency of Russia and 12 times the frequency of Iran,” Ratcliffe said.
“As I looked at” the evidence, Ratcliffe told Bartiromo, “it was so overwhelmingly related to China that I had a look at the numbers and what we’ve learned is that China engages in that activity at a level six times greater than Russia, 12 times greater than Iran.
“It’s a massive influence campaign” aimed at making sure Congress is “passing laws that are favorable to China and not passing laws that are anti-China,” he told Bartiromo.
“They’ve been successful, so I’ve briefed members of Congress on this, it was so disturbing,” he added, noting he made a “special trip to Capitol Hill” just to inform them. (Related: As Hunter Biden scandal gets ready to explode in their faces, Big Tech, the MSM and the Democrat Party are committing mass suicide by attempting to ‘rig’ the election for Joe Biden.)