This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe is the latest senior U.S. government official to detail myriad crimes perpetrated by the Chinese Communist Party. He warned in particular about the CCP’s annual half-a-trillion dollar theft of American proprietary information and its efforts to blackmail Members of Congress.
As it happens, I was privileged to participate in meetings yesterday on this subject with two other of our country’s top leaders – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli of the Department of Homeland Security. A delegation of freedom-fighters representing China’s “Captive Nations,” actual and prospective, urged that the United States designate the Chinese Communist Party as what it is: a Transnational Criminal Organization.
Such a step would helpfully delegitimize the CCP and deter further enabling of its malevolence lest would-be financiers in this country become accomplices to its criminal activities.
This is Frank Gaffney.