Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Catherine Herridge of CBS that the Chinese lied to the world about COVID-19. Ratcliffe said that top officials including President Xijing Ping “were aware and lied to the rest of the world about what they knew and when they knew it about COVID-19.”
CBS’s investigative reporter, Catherine Herridge, asked Ratcliffe: “Does the intelligence show that the Chinese president made the call to minimize the threat of COVID-19?”
Ratcliffe responded that “the intelligence shows that the Chinese Communist Party’s senior leaders, including President Xi, were aware and lied to the rest of the world about what they knew and when they knew it about COVID-19.”
Affirming that China exported the deadly virus to the rest of the world, while protecting their own country, Ratcliffe said: “They made the conscious decision to shut down their economy, shut down their country, travel in and out of Wuhan, where this originated. But they allowed travel from Wuhan to the rest of the world.”
Herridge went on the question Ratcliffe about the COVID-19 vaccine research and foreign efforts to steal the research. Ratcliffe called out China for starting the pandemic and then trying to steal the solution to their virus. “Well, so that’s adding insult to injury. (intelligence) shows that China is attempting to, has been attempting to access our research into COVID-19.”
Summing it up, Ratcliffe said, “So the pandemic that was created by China’s actions, they’ve attempted to steal our research.”
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe tells @CBS_Herridge that China’s president and Communist Party leaders “lied to the rest of the world” about what they knew of COVID-19, and that China has “attempted to steal our research” on vaccines https://t.co/zjpkWcsn4R pic.twitter.com/FabuCZH53Y
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 3, 2020
Many of our readers have known or suspected that China exported COVID-19 to the rest of the world. Therefore, this information from the DNI is not unexpected, it simply affirms that intelligence available to DNI Ratcliffe confirms and lends credibility to what many Americans already knew.
It is doubtful, if Joe Biden ends up in the White House, that his DNI would reveal or say such things about the CCP.