An FBI investigation with roots leading all the way back to 2017 has revealed the jaw-dropping details of a suspected Chinese Communist plot through Huawei and others to undermine U.S. national security. The probe and subsequent actions also show the staggering level of complacency that nearly allowed this vulnerability to go unnoticed — and still allows it to perpetuate. “This gets into some of the most sensitive things we do,” an FBI official with knowledge of the matter told reporters. In an exposé the likes of which the mainstream media hasn’t produced since the Wikileaks scandal, CNN’s Katie Bo Lillis revealed that the CCP, through various actors including Huawei, ZTE and Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, has undertaken alarming projects near or adjacent to sensitive U.S. military installations that could “impact our ability for essentially command and control with the nuclear triad,” according to the CNN source within the Department of Justice. “That goes into the ‘BFD’ [Big F****** Deal] category.” “If it is possible for that to be disrupted, then that is a very bad day,” this person added. Here’s the breakdown: Back in 2017, the People’s Republic of China was geared up to invest $100 million into a massive and elaborate Chinese garden to add to the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. On the surface, it seemed like a fantastic cultural addition to the Capitol, similar in nature to the historic donation of cherry trees to the United States from the people of Japan in 1912. But officials would find good cause to look this particular gift horse directly in the mouth. According to CNN, the installation would be “complete with temples, pavilions and a 70-foot white pagoda. “[T]he project thrilled local officials, who hoped it would attract thousands of tourists every year. ” But of course, the red flags (and not just the one with five stars on it) started popping up:
- The 70-foot-tall pagoda would be situated on one of the highest points in Washington, D.C., providing an incredible platform for signal interception and birds-eye view of military and/or law enforcement movements throughout much of the Capitol.
- This site is a mere two miles from the Capitol building, the White House, the Washington Naval Yard and slightly further from Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling, where the USAF 11th Wing is based.
- In what CNN described as an “alarming” development: Chinese officials reportedly sought to construct the pagoda from materials that were shipped to the U.S. in diplomatic pouches, which cannot be searched by U.S. Customs officials due to diplomatic immunity.