Americans who follow news stories about Joe Biden’s wandering classified documents will likely soon become familiar with one particular name. That name is Kathy Chung. When Biden served as Barack Obama’s vice president, Chung was Biden’s executive assistant. In that role, she was charged, during January of 2017, with packing up Mr. Biden’s office as he prepared to vacate 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In recent weeks, classified documents from Biden’s VP days have started showing up in various places. Naturally, people began to ask how and why these materials ended up in these unsecured and unauthorized non-governmental locations. But now that Chung’s name has surfaced, the left-leaning media is already crying racism as Republicans seek more details about her background and connections. It already seems these news outlets are – and not for the first time – preparing a rhetorical offensive against anyone who dares question anything that happens around the Biden family or the current administration.
Who is Kathy Chung?
Born in South Korea, Kathy Chung has been in the background of Washington politics for decades – going back to the Clinton administration. There appears to be no evidence that she has done anything to raise suspicion about her loyalties throughout those years. That does not mean, however, that it is unreasonable to find out if there are any dots to connect. Some people on the left are claiming, wild-eyed, that discussing Chung’s involvement with the Bidens is an indication of right-wing “xenophobic fantasies,” to quote one HuffPost blogger. So, are there any dots to connect?
Chung got her White House job through none other than Joe Biden’s son, Hunter. It is now no secret that Hunter Biden has spent years fostering contacts with Chinese businesses and – by unavoidable extension – with the ruling Chinese Communist Party. Then-VP Biden even took Hunter along on at least one trip to China during the Obama years. Not long after that, the younger Biden and his business associates scored a very lucrative investment deal with a Chinese company – the kind of deal not even high-powered Wall Street people could have pulled off. Is it fair, at this point, to observe that Chung is a predominantly (and originally) Chinese name? According to Ancestry.com, Chung is most common in China, while in South Korea the more ubiquitous variant is Chong. What does that mean, if anything? Perhaps very little, but this is, after all, a matter of national security and no detail should be taken lightly.
The name Fang resurfaced in Washington, DC, after Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) lost his seat on the House Intelligence Committee. A decade ago, Swalwell was associated with one Christine Fang, more commonly known as Fang Fang. A Chinese national, Fang was suspected of being a spy and abruptly left the United States following an FBI counterintelligence operation that targeted her. Like Kathy Chung, Christine Fang was not known to have broken any laws or committed any acts of espionage. Was the FBI guilty of racism when it took an interest in her? Of course not. In that instance, the Bureau was doing its due diligence.
A Discussion of Evidence
Still, HuffPost and a couple of other fringe left-wing sites like Crooks & Liars are raging at Rep James Comer (R-KY), who now chairs the House Oversight Committee. Why? Because he acknowledged that he is looking into whether Kathy Chung has connections to the Chinese Communist Party. The left-wing media claims he is doing so without evidence. Also in the crosshairs are Fox News and Newsmax for giving Comer the airtime to talk about it. It’s a vast, new, racist right-wing conspiracy, so the story goes. In reality, the underlying message is, how dare anyone raise questions about a person who worked for Joe Biden? Even better, from the left’s perspective, this individual happens to be Asian American, and there’s an obvious opportunity to play the race card.
Now back to those dots: There’s Hunter Biden – with his Chinese connections – there’s Kathy Chung, and there is the case of the “misplaced” classified documents. Where is Chung now? She works at the Pentagon. The case for taking a closer look at all of this is pretty strong, to say the least.
According to a report in a well-known Washington newspaper with deep ties to the left, Chung has privately admitted that she is “perplexed” by the possibility that she may be responsible for some of those classified materials showing up at the Penn Biden Center all these years later.
One could be forgiven for thinking that the left-wing media could be trying to throw Chung under the proverbial bus to take the heat off of Biden himself – while at the same time using accusations of racism to shield her from the attention of a Republican investigation. There’s a layer of irony buried deep enough to be beyond most establishment journalists’ mental reach.
These same media outlets did some incredibly creative dot-connecting a few years back to spread a now thoroughly debunked fairy story about former President Donald Trump colluding with the Russians to steal the 2016 election. They had no evidence save for a collection of memos provided by a former British spy who, by his own admission, was “desperate” to prevent Trump from becoming president. But, journalistic integrity be damned, they forged ahead, promoting all kinds of paranoid delusions about the 45th president and the Russians. Their protestations now that Comer has “no evidence” to justify asking questions about Ms. Chung ring rather hollow – especially given that the unlawfully removed classified documents are the evidence.
Once again, it is essential to note that Chung has no known ties to the Chinese government, nor is there any evidence available that she has done anything wrong. It should also be observed that no one who matters has made any accusations against Chung. Asking whether something shady is going on is not the same as accusing someone. There are legitimate grounds for Chung’s name to spark the interest of investigators looking into the classified document affair. Indeed, Chung has acknowledged that the feds have already questioned her.
Perhaps, since the left-leaning media have a new-found enthusiasm for evidence, they should be challenged to produce some to support their claims that taking an interest in Kathy Chung is xenophobic.
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