If China was trying to influence the US elections, the US Intelligence chose to help China rather than the sitting US President.
Remember the Intelligence report on Foreign interference on the US election that was due on December 18th? It was part of Executive Order 13848 and due within 45 days, but it was only delivered on Thursday to Congress, whereupon it vanished entirely under the PR weight of the Congressional Storm. So it was too late to be useful.
Apparently there is already an Ombudsman Report on it, by Barry Zulauf, who laments “the polarized atmosphere [which] has threatened to undermine the foundations of our Republic, penetrating even into the Intelligence Community.”
The President wanted a report on foreign interference. The Director of the National Intelligence (DNI) wanted a report, and the people of America wanted it, but that still it wasn’t enough to overcome the bureaucratic inertia and resistance.
US Intelligence Report on China withheld because of excuses:
Intelligence analysts downplayed Chinese election influence to avoid supporting Trump policies, inspector finds
Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner:
“Given analytic differences in the way Russia and China analysts examined their targets, China analysts appeared hesitant to assess […]
January 8, 2021 at 01:49PM