The DOJ, in their infinite wisdom, decided to turn loose “as many as six alleged Chinese spies.” Jim Jordan and Andy Biggs are demanding to know why they were so special the FBI let them off the hook.
DOJ working for China
A dynamic duo of conservative Republican lawmakers have teamed up to interrogate the Attorney General. Ohio’s Jim Jordan was joined by Arizona’s Andy Biggs to send a letter off to Merrick Garland. They’re holding the AG’s feet to the fire and “calling on him to explain why the DOJ said it was ‘in the interest of justice’ to drop the charges.”
The decision was made by federal prosecutors in July “to drop charges against six Chinese researchers who stood accused of concealing their ties to the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.”
“It’s not clear,” the lawmakers wrote to the DOJ in flaming letters, “whether the Department dismissed these changes due to reported misconduct by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or because the Department under your leadership is more invested in pursuing the far-left political goals of the Biden-Harris Administration than in protecting American national security interests.”
It was probably a little of both. Americans have learned to expect the worst of our appointed officials, especially under His Wisdom Joe Biden.
The conservatives are more than a little upset that these “actions by the Department raise serious concerns about its commitment to confronting the national security threats posed by the People’s Republic of China.” They’re absolutely right.
Under Trump, the DOJ at least knew what to do with spies. “In November 2018, the Trump Administration launched the China Initiative to address some of the most critical threats to national security posed by the Chinese regime.”
Released by Biden
Under the Trump DOJ, the “China Initiative sought to identify and prosecute Chinese trade secret theft and economic espionage and to protect American critical infrastructure and supply chains from covert influence.”
The criminals they caught were just released by Biden. These were some high profile cases too.
Suspected Chinese spies Tang Juan, Xin Wang, Chen Song, Kaikai Zhao, Anming Hu and Guan Lei all got an official get out of jail free card. It has a picture of Hillary Clinton on it. The entire case has been dropped by Biden prosecutors on five of them.
Jordan and Biggs are wondering “if the DOJ under Biden supports the Trump Administration’s China Initiative” They also demand to know whether the rats agree with alleged FBI Director Chris Wray’s statement that “the greatest long-term threat to our nation’s information and intellectual property, and to our economic vitality, is the counterintelligence and economic espionage threat from China.” If so, they pick a strange way to show it.
The conservatives are convinced that China is holding something over the heads of DOJ leadership. It’s suspiciously coincidental that the decision lined up perfectly with “Deputy Secretary of the State Wendy Sherman’s first trip to China since assuming office.”
They asked Garland point blank, “how many China-related counter-intelligence cases the FBI is actively pursuing and the number of DOJ attorneys and support staff that remain assigned to the Trump-era China Initiative.” There probably aren’t many. It might start a trail of breadcrumbs that leads to Anthony Fauci or something.