Lael Brainard – recently nominated as Joe Biden’s Federal Reserve Vice Chairman – controversially refused to label the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) a currency manipulator during her stint in the Obama administration and is married to Kurt Campbell, who has deep ties to Beijing’s foreign influence operations and propaganda organs, The National Pulse can exclusively reveal.
When reporting on the nomination of Brainard earlier this week, corporate media outlets all neglected to mention the nepotistic appointment, as well as Brainard’s long-standing ties to CCP influence groups.
Beyond her failure to hold the Chinese Communist Party to account for its financial abuses, Brainard is married to Kurt Campbell, a top National Security Council (NSC) official dubbed Biden’s “Asia Tzar.”
The National Pulse has previously exposed Campbell’s deep ties to Chinese Communist Party influence operations, including keynoting a major conference alongside a business partner of Hunter Biden, Patrick Ho. In audio unearthed exclusively by The National Pulse from Hunter Biden’s hard drive, the president’s son referred to Ho as the “the f**king spy chief of China.”
Campbell addressed a conference sponsored by Ho’s CEFC China Energy, which has seen its leadership indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice for “schemes to bribe top officials for business advantages” and using the committee “to conceal his criminal scheme.”
“The United States has the deepest possible commitment in trying to establish a relationship that will be enduring and stable between the United States and China,” Campbell remarked at the controversial group’s conference.
Campbell was also a guest of honor at the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC), sponsored by Confucius Institutes Headquarters.
The well-funded, controversial operations disguise themselves as language and culture initiative despite being replete with “undisclosed ties to Chinese institutions, and conflicted loyalties,” Chinese state propaganda, and intellectual property theft, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Chinese government officials also regard Confucius Institutes as “an important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up.”
The Chinese state-funded entity also served as an exhibitor at the event and counted its Director-General and a Senior Consultant among speakers. The NCLC also featured panels on how American institutions could set up Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms, the elementary school complement to the university-level program.
In the private sector, Campbell served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Asia Group, which helps businesses operate in China including on projects funded by the Chinese Communist Party.