The Biden campaign refused to condemn the Chinese Communist Party for targeting members of and “people close” to its transition team.
While speaking at the Aspen Institute, William Evanina, chief of the counterintelligence branch for the Director of National Intelligence, detailed China’s influence missions targeting the former Vice President and his inner circle.
“We’ve also seen an uptick, which was planned and we predicted, that China would now re-vector their influence campaigns to the new [Biden] administration.”
Evanina continued, describing the “malign foreign influence” as being “on steroids”:
“And when I say that, that malign foreign influence, that diplomatic influence plus, or on steroids, we’re starting to see that play across the country to not only the folks starting in the new administration, but those who are around those folks in the new administration.”
In its reporting of the story, establishment outlet Reuters noted that when they reached out for comment, “Biden’s transition team declined to comment.”
Many have feared that Biden’s son’s business deals with Chinese Communist Party-owned and linked entities would compromise his alleged administration’s ability to get tough on the foreign government. And refusing to condemn the U.S. intelligence community’s findings on the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to corrupt a potential Biden administration appears to confirm these fears.