The National Intelligence Director: CCP Seeks to Interfere in US Election, CIA Deliberately Downplays

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美情報總監:中共尋求干預美大選 中情局故意淡化
File photo of US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe

Beijing Time: 2021-01-18 01:37

【New Tang Dynasty Beijing time January 18, 2021】 – The National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe recently said in a letter transmitted to congress, he assessed that the Chinese Communist Party sought to interfere in the 2020 US election. CIA management suppressed intelligence about Communist party interference in the election, deliberately downplaying the extent of the interference.

Integrated media reports, on January 7, the National Intelligence Director Ratcliffe said in the letter, based on all available intelligence, and independent of any political influence or undue pressure, he concluded that the CCP was trying to influence the 2020 federal election. He argued that the analysis of most US intelligence analysts in the intelligence assessment do not accurately and fully reflected the scale of the Chinese Communist Party’s interference in the 2020 election. 

Ratcliffe said the intelligence analysis ombudsman found that CIA management acted to pressure analysts who believed the Chinese Communist Party interfered in the election to retract their support for the idea.

The report of the intelligence analysis ombudsman, Zulaf, was presented to Congress on January 7. The intelligence community’s assessment of interference in the 2020 election was also sent to Congress that day.

In his report, Zulaf said some analysts were reluctant to describe China’s actions as election interference because they disagreed with the policies of President Donald Trump.

They even deliberately delayed releasing the results of their assessment until January 6, after a joint conference certified the Electoral College votes, in order to prevent them from being used by the Trump administration. This shows that American intelligence investigations are politicized.

Mr. Zulaf noted that intelligence analysts used different criteria to analyze Russian and Communist interference in the election. They pointed to Russia’s activities as clear election interference, but analysts were reluctant to make the same assessment of the Chinese Communist Party.

In doing so, he stressed, intelligence analysts violated analytical standards that demanded independence from politics.

Mr. Zulaf said he was “concerned” that polarized views of the left and right in the US were infiltrating the intelligence community and could undermine the very foundations of the US. He stressed the importance of “ensuring the impartiality of intelligence analysis, reaffirming the objectivity of analysis and preventing the politicization of policies and practices.

On Dec. 3, Ratcliffe wrote in The Wall Street Journal that “The Communist Party is the greatest security threat to the United States, and the greatest threat to democratic freedom around the world since World War II,” and that “Resisting Beijing’s attempts to reshape and dominate the world is the challenge of our generation.”

On December 6 last year, Lin Wood, a prominent American lawyer, tweeted that the Communist Party of China (CCP) was behind the current mess in the United States. He said that the CCP has been infiltrating the government, media, academia and business at the local, state and federal levels over the past decades, and its extent and scale are beyond imagination.

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(By reporter: Liu Minghuan/Editor in charge: Wen Hui)


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