(RepublicanWire.org) – On Saturday, President Donald Trump gave an electric rally in Waco, TX where he railed on the political establishment.

At one point, he said that establishment politicians like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are bigger threats than foreign adversaries like China and Russia.

“I was asked the other day, and I took a little heat for it, they said, who’s our biggest threat? Is it China, sir? Or is it Russia? I said, no, our biggest threat are high-level politicians that work in the United States government, like Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, Justice Department, because that’s poisoning our country,” Trump said.

At another point in his speech, he said “Either the deep state destroys America or we destroy the deep state”.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a warning to President Joe Biden telling him the investigation into Biden’s family business dealings is not going away. He said:

“It’s rich that the president just stood there and lied to the American people. It’s also rich that the mainstream media hasn’t called him out on it. I mean, where are the fact-checkers?

“They’ve gone for years now saying that this is Russian disinformation, that the Bidens weren’t involved in influence peddling. Then when the laptop surfaced, obviously, they said that wasn’t real, that had been compromised.

“Well, now I have subpoenaed bank records to prove that the family took over $1 million from a Chinese Communist Party-backed energy company for no apparent reason, and he’s still denying it, he’s still lying about it.

“So yes, we expect an apology from Joe Biden. We’re disappointed but not shocked that the mainstream media has turned a blind eye to this. But my message to the White House is, this isn’t going away. 

“There are other bank records. 

“There are other potential business quote-unquote “deals” that your family has made with China and other adversarial countries around the world.

“We’re going to get the truth out. 

“And there’s going to come a point to where eventually, the mainstream media is not going to be able to let him stand up there and lie to the American people about the fact that his family has taken millions and millions of dollars from our adversary.

“This is a step-by-step process. I’ve been very transparent with the American people about what the purpose of this investigation is. 

“The purpose is to try to determine whether or not this White House is compromised because of the millions and millions of dollars this family’s taken from adversaries around the world.

“We knew this based on whistle-blowers. We knew this based on text messages and emails. Now we know this based on bank records. 

“So we got our first set of bank records — now that led to the second set of bank records that I hope to getting in hand within the next few days. 

“That second set will lead to the third set.

“And in the meantime, we were able to prove without a shadow of a doubt to the Treasury Cabinet that, look, we need those bank violations because obviously, this family has taken over $1 million from a Chinese Communist-backed energy company for no apparent reason.

“And we’re going to continue to follow the money and try to get the American people the proof they deserve about this family occupying the White House,” he said.

(RepublicanWire.org) – During a three-day visit this week to Moscow, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian President Vladimir Putin that “change is coming” to the global stage.

“Change is coming that hasn’t happened in 100 years. And we are driving this change together. Please take care, dear friend,” Xi said via his interpreter to Putin at the tail end of his visit on Wednesday.

According to CNN, the two are trying to build a new “multipolar world” that’s “not led by so-called Western values and rules.”

In other words, they want to create a world that isn’t dictated by the wishes of the West, particularly the “woke” wishes of the United States.

Speaking with CNN, international relations expert Alexander Korolev of the University of New South Wales in Australia said that this demonstrates an “overall convergence of Chinese and Russian world views and approaches to many international issues.”

“It’s very explicit and clear in terms of identifying the United States as a major security threat,” he said.

During the meeting between the two leaders, they also “referred to each other as dear friends, promised economic cooperation, and described their countries’ relations as the best they have ever been,” according to NBC News.

“They shared the view that this relationship has gone far beyond the bilateral scope and acquired critical importance for the global landscape and the future of humanity,” a statement by the Chinese government reads.

“We are working in solidarity on the formation of a more just and democratic multipolar world order, which should be based on the central role of the U.N., its Security Council, international law, the purposes and principles of the U.N. Charter,” a statement by the Russian government likewise reads.

In a joint statement, the two also “accused the West of undermining global stability and NATO of barging into the Asia-Pacific region, but asserted the close partnership between China and Russia did not constitute a ‘military-political alliance,’” according to NBC News.

Regarding Ukraine, Putin reportedly praised Xi for a peace plan he’d proposed a month earlier and slammed both Ukraine and its Western allies for rejecting it.

The plan “calls for formal respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty, protections for Ukrainian civilians, an end to interference with the flow of humanitarian aid into the country, and condemnation of the possible use of nuclear weapons,” as reported by Time magazine.

“The plan also reflects the views of those around the world whose primary interest in the war is economic, by calling for a ceasefire, an end to sanctions, and the opening of peace talks that might help ease pressure on food and fuel prices,” according to Time.

However, though Putin is reportedly a big fan of the proposal, it has zero chance of being adopted because it doesn’t say anything about all the Russian troops already in Ukraine. Nor does it say anything about Russia returning commandeered land to the Ukrainian government.

“An immediate ceasefire would freeze Russian gains in place, forcing Ukraine to try to persuade Vladimir Putin to voluntarily give back land. In truth, no peace plan is likely to succeed at this stage of the war because neither the Russian nor Ukrainian governments can afford to lose,” Time magazine explains.

Despite China and Russia’s cozy relationship, one thing China hasn’t done yet is provide any weapons to its friend, likely because U.S. officials are watching closely. This suggests that “serious consequences will come if China” does at some point decide to start supplying weapons to Russia.

The irony of course is that virtually the entire West has been providing weapons to Ukraine.

Putin has warned of his own consequences if the West keeps supplying Ukraine weapons and even worse consequences if they start supplying depleted uranium shells as well:

“It seems that the West really has decided to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian – no longer in words, but in deeds. But in this regard, I would like to note that if all this comes to pass, then Russia will have to respond accordingly. What I mean is that the collective West is already starting to use weapons with a nuclear component,” the Russian leader said during this week’s joint meeting.

(RepublicanWire.org) – On Saturday, 45th President and 2024 White House contender Donald Trump blasted the Chinese Communist Party for their handling of the Covid-19 virus that spread around the world and killed millions.

“Three years ago, I declared that COVID-19 almost certainly came from the Chinese Wuhan lab. Now, the world is finally admitting the truth,” Trump began. “The cover-up of COVID-19’s origins is one of the greatest scandals in the history of the world. Millions of people all over the planet have died from the China Virus. The cost of the outbreak and the lying about its origins is incalculable, some say in excess of $50 trillion.”

“Now it’s time to hold China—and the corrupt forces who have facilitated this colossal suppression of facts—accountable for the damage they have inflicted upon all of humanity,” he continued. “According to recent reports, the U.S. Department of Energy has concluded a Wuhan lab leak is the likely cause of the pandemic. The FBI reached the same conclusion. The facts are now plain for all to see.”

“When I first suggested in early 2020 that the virus may have come from a lab, it was called ‘racist,’ a ‘conspiracy theory,’ and a claim for which ‘there is no evidence,’” the president explained. “The entire globalist establishment—from the World Health Organization, to the media, to Anthony Fauci and the public health authorities, to the corrupt Silicon Valley tech giants, to Joe Biden—worked relentlessly to silence, censor, and shut down any suggestion that the so-called ‘lab leak theory’ could be true.”

Trump went on to explain that anyone, including scientists, who spoke out against the narrative pushed by the establishment was silenced and banned on social media.

“We all know the real reason for these censorship campaigns. The ‘lab leak’ did not serve their political agendas. So they did the Chinese Communist Party’s dirty work, and effectively imposed China’s propaganda on the Western world,” the 2024 Republican frontrunner wrote. “There must now be a reckoning. The sinister censorship regimes in the United States and throughout the West must be dismantled and destroyed.”

President Trump then went on to explain the World Health Organization’s role in advising him against closing the country to Chinese visitors at the beginning of the pandemic as well as their rejection of the lab leak theory. Ultimately, Trump took the bold step to terminate the U.S.’s relationship with the WHO leading to $450 million returning to the country.

(RepublicanWire.org) – White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Wednesday insisted that Joe Biden isn’t “Afraid of anything” when asked by Fox News’ Peter Doocy why he’s “Afraid of China.”

Jean-Pierre also brought up Biden’s recent visit to Ukraine in an attempt to back up her assertion. After being called on by Jean-Pierre, Doocy asked, “Why is President Biden afraid of China?”

“The President is not afraid of China,” Jean-Pierre shot back as Doocy interjected “Well.” Jean-Pierre ignored him, however, and asked, “Did you see the President last week when we went to Ukraine, went to Kiev?”

Jean-Pierre continued, “Look, this is not a president that’s afraid of anything. It was a historic trip that many of you said was brave. So clearly, this is a president who is not afraid to go to a war zone. He’s not afraid to go there when there’s no military presence on the ground. So there’s nothing that this president fears.”

Doocy wasn’t convinced as he pointed out, “China flew a spy craft over the U.S., the president didn’t really do anything to China, and according to the FBI director, China may have created something that has killed more than 1.1 million people in this country and President Biden is not punishing them.”

Jean-Pierre collected her thoughts and told Doocy, “So you’re giving me two things here, so let’s take them in part.”

“As we talk about the China surveillance balloon, the president did take that down and he did it in a way that as it was on its path, we collected information from it, we protected our national security information on the ground, and we did it in a way that was smart, effective, and also protected the American people, that’s what the president is always going to put froth, is the safety of the American people,” Jean-Pierre insisted.

Jean-Pierre addressed the “COVID origins” question by telling Doocy that they were still working on collecting “the data” in order to “get to the bottom” of the situation.

(RepublicanWire.org) – A confidential police station operating under the Chinese government in New York City got shut down by the FBI after several raids conducted during the last couple of months, as per a report released on Friday. 

The U.S. State Department official affirmed the closure: 

“The FBI has confirmed that the ‘overseas police station’ in New York linked to Fuzhou has closed. We continue to be concerned about PRC [People’s Republic of China] transnational repression efforts around the world and are also coordinating with allies and partners on this issue.”

The closure of the facility in New York’s Chinatown comes just weeks after The New York Times reported that FBI agents raided and searched the building at an undisclosed time last fall. The facility and more than 100 others like it form a network of covert facilities from which experts believe that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is conducting a campaign of transnational repression.

According to two reports published in October 2022 and December 2022 by Safeguard Defenders, a nonprofit organization, overseas police outposts are used to collect intelligence and even forcibly repatriate Chinese dissidents to the mainland to be imprisoned.

The State Department spokesperson said: 

“We are aware of reports regarding alleged PRC’s overseas police stations. We take this issue very seriously. Establishing so-called overseas police stations without the invitation or approval of the country in which they are operating raises serious issues of respect for the sovereignty of that country.”

Chinese authorities maintain that the facilities, which operate in 53 nations, assist Chinese immigrants in foreign nations with tasks that would normally be handled by a consulate, such as renewing driver’s licenses and visas. However, the stations have been linked to the CCP’s United Front Work Department, an agency that works to advance the regime’s interests abroad by spreading propaganda, conducting foreign influence operations, suppressing dissident movements, gathering intelligence, and facilitating the transfer of technology to communist China.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Governor Noem of South Dakota came out swinging against President Joe Biden during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity.” During that appearance, she hammered President Biden for “acting like a dimwit” and skewered his administration for allowing Chinese businesses and CCP-affiliated individuals to buy up US farmland.

Speaking on the matter to Hannity, Noem first explained how her state is tackling the Chinese land-buying issue, saying “I’ve done an executive order that has said that we won’t do state contracts, and telecommunications companies will not do business in South Dakota that affiliate themselves with China as well. So we’ve been aggressive on fighting this threat that President Biden will not address.  I’ve got a bill I’m working with a couple of legislators in South Dakota to ban China from being able to buy up our farmland.”

Continuing, Governor Noem then addressed why the land issue is so important. Specifically, she explained that the Chinese are trying to buy up farmland near the future home of the B-21 stealth bombers, which could be a major problem for the United States Air Force in the event of war and would enable their surveillance and espionage operations inside the United States. In her words:

“Agriculture is our number one industry in our state, but we also are the home of Ellsworth Air Force Base. Ellsworth is going to be the home of the B-21s, the next generation bombers that will protect the United States of America for many, many years to come, and China would love to set up shop next door and conduct surveillance on that platform, and we won’t allow it.”

She then emphasized the massive extent of the problem, exposing the multitude of strategic assets that the Red Chinese are buying up. In her words:

“We’ll make sure that our land stays under the United States control and that we won’t allow enemies that hate us to come in and to purchase our assets. I’ve been in food security policy for many, many years. Over 20 years, I’ve seen China buy our fertilizer companies, our chemical companies. They’ve bought up our processing systems.”

And that’s when she got to ripping Biden for being a “dimwit,” saying “Now, they’re buying our land, and they’re doing it to destroy us, and it’s time we get a president that wises up, loves this country, defends us and stops acting like a dimwit in front of the whole world.”

She added that Biden has lied to Americans on matters related to China, saying “This is the kind of deception we have going on with our administration. They’ve lied to the American people, covered it up. They’ve gone around governors, and not communicated to us. And frankly, I believe, they shot this balloon down over the water because they wanted to be able to decide what was onboard that balloon, and if some of it was lost at sea, that they didn’t want us to ever know about, that was an easy narrative that they could sell to us that they could keep as much quiet as they felt they wanted to.”

Noem wasn’t the only Governor to blast Biden on Hannity. Gov. Glenn Youngkin of Virginia did so as well, saying:

“[China’s] going to use every ounce of capability they have. Surveillance through balloons and TikTok. Economic coercion by trying to infiltrate with relationships and joint ventures that push them into our economy to enrich their Communist Party-controlled companies. And they’re going to try to intimidate us with their military presence. This is a moment to be strong and swift, not weak and slow.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – President Joe Biden walked away from reporters Thursday after he tried to take questions but became visibly overwhelmed.

Biden was providing an update on the recent action taken by the U.S. government to shoot down several objects that were flying over the continental United States just days after a Chinese surveillance balloon was spotted over Montana and other states. Biden has received criticism for his handling of the situation, with some saying he waited too long to down the initial balloon.

Biden doubled down on his defense, saying that he “gave the order to shoot it down as soon as it would be safe to do so.”

“It was the size of multiple school busses and it posed a risk to people on the ground … Instead we tracked it closely, we analyzed its capabilities and we learned more about how it operates,” Biden said. “And because we knew its path, we were able to protect sensitive sites against collection. We waited until it was safely over water which would not only protect civilians but also enable us to recover substantial components for further analytics.”

“We shot it down sending a clear message, a clear message — the violation of our sovereignty is unacceptable. We’ll act to protect our country and we did,” Biden added.

Reporters then tried to ask Biden questions, with Biden initially appearing willing to answer some, looking around the room as reporters shouted over one another.

“Sir, there’s been criticism that this was, criticism that this was,” one reporter was heard shouting while another was heard asking whether Biden was “compromised by your family’s business relationships.”

“Give me a break man,” Biden said.

“There’s been criticism that this was an overreaction done because of political pressure,” a reporter was heard asking again.

“You can come to my office and ask the question, we have more polite people,” Biden said before turning away from the podium and leaving despite hoards of reporters shouting questions.

(RepublicanWire.org) – The Biden administration knew about the Chinese spy balloon sailing over the U.S. earlier than when it became widely known but kept quiet so as to not disrupt Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s trip to China, according to a Friday report. 

Bloomberg News reported that U.S. officials were “well aware” that the balloon had crossed into American airspace on January 28 and that it was over Idaho on Tuesday, but decided to not inform the public to not upend Blinken’s diplomatic trip to China. 

White House officials who spoke with Bloomberg told the outlet that they knew the balloon was over Montana on Wednesday, and that Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley told President Joe Biden that shooting down the balloon could pose a threat to civilians. 

The report added that the White House wanted to be careful because relations with China could be a big issue in the 2024 elections and that it was “baffled” by China’s claim to not know what was going on with the balloon. 

Bloomberg noted that the Biden administration only decided to inform the public after the Billings Gazette published a picture of the balloon, which “forced Biden’s hand.” 

In the end, Biden’s efforts to conceal information about the balloon to save Blinken’s China trip failed. On Friday, Blinken said his team concluded “conditions were not conducive” for him to continue with a planned visit to China this weekend.

The secretary also said he conveyed it was an “irresponsible act and that the PRC’s decision to take this action on the eve of my planned visit is detrimental to the substantive discussions we were prepared to have.”

In addition, Blinken said he told his counterpart that the United States “remains committed to diplomatic engagement with China” and that he plans to visit Beijing in the future “when conditions allow.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ford Foundation are two of the largest Democrat non-profits in the country. 

While there is a lot of speculation Bill Gates’ intentions are rather nefarious, it’s been confirmed that between his foundation and the Ford Foundation, $39 million went to China last year.  

From reporting by The Washington Free Beacon, “The Gates Foundation, according to its latest IRS disclosure, sent nearly $30 million to Chinese organizations in 2021, including $2.5 million to the communist nation’s National Health Commission and $1.4 million to its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. The Ford Foundation, meanwhile, sent $9.3 million to China in 2021—recipients included three public universities that are overseen by the Chinese government’s defense industry agency.”

“Some of this money was sent to Chinese government agencies and universities that conduct military research, raising concerns among U.S. lawmakers and China experts.”

This news raises some red flags. Representative Mike Gallagher, a Republican from Wisconsin, told The Washington Free Beacon, “If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that we need to heavily scrutinize every American dollar that goes to CCP-affiliated entities.” 

Gallagher is set to chair a House select committee established to counter China. “Any American foundation contributing to causes that advance CCP-aligned interests in the developing world has serious questions to answer.”

Other U.S. researchers have voiced concerns and are reevaluating their work in China for fear that their accomplishments will end up aiding the Chinese military. The Gates and Ford foundations appear to have no such concerns. 

The foundations sent Peking University close to $2 million in 2021 despite concerns raised in the study of robotic fish that could aid the Chinese in developing hypersonic weapons. 

“The Gates Foundation labeled most of its grants to Chinese government agencies and universities—including the $2.5 million it sent to China’s National Health Commission—as supporting ‘global health and development public awareness and analysis.’”

Bill Gates’s funding of global health initiatives should raise a few eyebrows. In a 2020 Ted Talk, Gates discussed the world population as unsustainable. 

He proposed ways to reduce the world’s population growth that include “doing a really great job on vaccines, health care, and reproductive health services.” 

These all sound like ways to increase population but not to Leftists. 

The Covid vaccine looks like it’s doing more harm than good. Their version of health care is socialized medicine which means the government gets to decide who gets life-saving care and who doesn’t. Reproductive health translates to abortion. All of these are ways to decrease the population. 

“The Ford Foundation’s Chinese grants cover a wider range of issues, such as climate change, education, and finance. One $150,000 Ford Foundation grant to Beijing Normal University funds research on Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, a CCP tool to subjugate foreign nations through direct infrastructure investment,” according to the Free Beacon. 

As Gallagher pointed out, neither of these foundations is funding anything that will benefit the world, only the Chinese Communist Party, and they should answer for their role in it.