Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, in an effort to protect US national security, is under fire from enraged Democrats because he is actively putting a stop to their ability to selectively leak intelligence.
Ratcliffe, who took over the job of Director of National Intelligence in May, explained that verbal intelligence briefings of Congressional committees would cease, and the committees would instead receive written briefings — news that enragedHouse Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (R-CA).
Ratcliffe revealed that “Within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a number of members of Congress went to a number of different outlets and leaked classified information for political purposes. To create a narrative that simply isn’t true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China.”
Written briefings would create a paper trail that could be consulted if politicians tried to politicize intelligence as the Democrats did in emphasizing the role Russia played in the 2016 election, while never mentioning that China also has an interest in influencing American elections.
Ratcliffe acknowledged that Russia is a problem, but China is more of a threat than Russia:
“I don’t mean to minimize Russia. They are a serious national security threat, but day in, day out, the threats that we face from China are significantly greater. Anyone who says otherwise is just politicizing intelligence for their own narrative.”
The Chinese interference should be acknowledged and dealt with as the communist nation has even greater reasons in 2020 to remove President Trump, whose policies threaten their bottom line. He imposed tariffs and cut deals that shifted the balance of trade with China in America’s favor. Trump is also moving to decouple the US economy, China’s biggest customer, from the Chinese economy.
China also has a reason to want a regime change because of COVID-19. President Trump has repeatedly blamed China for the world-wide spread of the coronavirus, causing China to lose face in the international community.
But there is no outcry from Democrats like Joe Biden, Adam Schiff, and Nancy Pelosi, etc. The mainstream media outfits are not running stories on Chinese election interference.
DNI Ratcliffe is protecting US national security by protecting classified information from Democrat hacks like Adam Schiff, who are willing to sell out America for Communist China interests.