Chinese Communist Party ‘Primary Aggressor’ In Foreign Influence Ops Targeting US Congress

Top U.S. Intelligence official briefed lawmakers that foreign influence campaigns, chiefly at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party were “more expansive than previously known,” according to reports from The Hill. While Russia and Iran were also named, the Chinese Communist Party was identified as the chief aggressor: “Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe led intelligence officials in separately briefing the House and Senate Intelligence panels behind closed doors on the threats, informing lawmakers that the burgeoning foreign influence threat is being perpetrated by the usual suspects: China, Russia and Iran, though he indicated that Beijing was the primary aggressor.