Tens of millions of supporters of President Trump find themselves shamefully smeared as insurrectionists for daring to question a fraud-tainted election. Yet, in the background, Swamp entities entrenched in our government are playing down genuine national security concerns out of a fear that doing their job would boost the policy positions of the man they so despise.
Deliberate Dereliction of Duty
The Washington Examiner obtained an alarming Jan. 7 report submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee. In it, Barry Zulauf, “an analytic ombudsman and longtime intelligence official,” revealed that U.S. intelligence officials held back information on Chinese efforts to interfere with the 2020 elections because they did not want to aid Trump’s hardline stance against the tyrannical communist regime. The Examiner reported:
“Given analytic differences in the way Russia and China analysts examined their targets, China analysts appeared hesitant to assess Chinese actions as undue influence or interference. The analysts appeared reluctant to have their analysis on China brought forward because they tend to disagree with the administration’s policies, saying in effect, I don’t want our intelligence used to support those policies,” Zulauf concluded, saying this behavior violated analytic standards requiring independence from political considerations.
For the first three years of his administration, Trump was relentlessly raked over the coals by Democrats, big-box media outlets, and career bureaucrats in our government’s intelligence and diplomatic branches for his allegedly “dangerous” ties to Russia. That a thorough investigation on the matter, including a ridiculous impeachment over a telephone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, turned out to be completely hollow has not stopped the president’s foes from continuing to attack him over Russia to this day.
Yet these same individuals, without batting an eye, are willing to bury evidence of any threat from China. The question is, why? Both logical answers are profoundly disturbing.
Going Their Own Way
The first explanation would be that an arrogant embedded intelligence and foreign relations bureaucracy feels no need to perform its duties in line with the wishes of a president elected by the American people. It wasn’t just Trump-hatred that fired his impeachment. The Deep State is filled with Russia Hawks, and Ukraine is a vital instrument in its attempts to “contain” Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Former National Security Council Director for European Affairs Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman admitted in his opening statement to the congressional impeachment circus that he believed focusing on Hunter Biden’s corrupt business ties in Ukraine would restrict his desire to play tough with Putin:
“Since 2008, Russia has manifested an overtly aggressive foreign policy, leveraging military power and employing hybrid warfare to achieve its objectives of regional hegemony and global influence…. In this situation, a strong and independent Ukraine is critical to U.S. national security interests because Ukraine is a frontline state and a bulwark against Russian aggression…. I realized that if Ukraine pursued an investigation into the Bidens and Burisma, it would likely be interpreted as a partisan play which would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing the bipartisan support it has thus far maintained.”
The nation witnessed the stunning sight of a career diplomat following his own agenda instead of those of the elected commander in chief and then helping to impeach that president for daring to get in his way. This same attitude fires the intelligence agents who Zulauf reports intentionally dragged their feet on the China report. What they desire America’s China policy to be does not square with the views of the president. So they refuse to do their jobs – hinder the strategy they oppose. Unelected careerists are, in essence, enacting policy, and the will of the American people be damned.
With the Vindman charade, we were told over and over that Trump was gravely hampering our national security interests with his “reckless” actions on Ukraine. Yet now we see U.S. intelligence officials reportedly refusing to report information with severe national security ramifications on China entirely out of loathing of Trump.
Or Is It Even Worse?
Explanation Number Two is far more sinister. The genie is finally out of the bottle on how compromised our political elite has been by China. Joe and Hunter Biden are just at the tip of the iceberg. Americans are finally discovering the degree to which Republican and Democrat establishment politicians are latched to the bloody hip of the communist superpower.
It leads one to ask: What if this latest Deep State exploit is not merely about not wanting to help advance the platform of a despised president? What if it is just as much about seeking to run cover for a foreign communist regime that we know is disturbingly cozy with many prominent Swamp figures?
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