A New York Times report has let the cat out of the bag: that law enforcement either knew and did nothing about the potential for violence on January 6th, or issued conflicting and inconsistent threat assessments ahead of the events at the U.S. Capitol. The news will raise questions as to why authorities allowed a predominantly peaceful Trump speech and rally in Washington, D.C. to be infiltrated and overtaken by forces who had planned for violence in advance. Questions will also be asked about why authorities immediately claimed President Donald Trump had “incited” the riot with his speech at the
A leaked Chinese Communist Party database reveals millions of party members enmeshed in Western companies and government agencies. The database, obtained by The Australian, contains the party position, birthdate, national ID number, and ethnicity of nearly two million party members and their corresponding location. Of the 79,000 branches the Chinese government identified its apparatchiks in, many included Western companies, universities, and foreign government agencies. Among the companies targeted are manufacturers Boeing and Volkswagen, drug giants Pfizer and AstraZeneca, and financial institutions ANZ and HSBC. Australian, British and U.S. consulates in Shanghai have also seen Chinese government operatives work in their offices.