US Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said on Sunday (December 6) whether there will be the Biden administration is still to be determined. He stated that the problem of election fraud must be resolved before the winner is officially announced.
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo, the anchor of the Fox show “Sunday Morning Futures” on Sunday, Ratcliffe said that the issue of election fraud raised by Trump’s legal team must be solved in court.
“Well, these election issues, we’ll see who’s in what seats and whether there is a Biden administration,” said DNI director John Ratcliffe, after Fox News host Maria Bartiromo asked what the official thought of Mr Biden’s cabinet picks and their approach to China.
Ratcliffe mentioned the mass mailing of ballots. He said that before this presidential election, there has never been a “national mail vote”, which is the reason behind the many problems in the results of this election.
“Basically, we conducted a nationwide postal vote, which is something we have not seen before. This year, almost 73% of people who completed voting before election day accounted for almost 73% of them, and a considerable majority of them were by post. Vote.” he said.
“It’s no surprise that we saw what happened in this country,” Ratcliffe said. He further explained that this includes the question of mailing ballots, including all questions raised in litigation, and questions raised by ordinary people about what happened in the general election.
Ratcliffe cited some election fraud problems in this election. For example, a postal driver said that they transported more than 200,000 ballots from New York to Pennsylvania; tens of thousands of ballots were said to have been mailed, but there is no crease; the number of votes is more than the number of votes released; surveillance video shows that election employees pull out multiple suitcases without scrutiny, which is questionable.
“These are all election fraud issues that need to be investigated, and there are many. This is not just a problem of one person or a group of people, but a problem that occurs across the country.” Ratcliffe said.
Ratcliffe also said that many people in this country believe that votes are not counted fairly and that the election process is not fairly managed at the state and local levels. And they deserve an explanation.
John Ratcliffe says China running operation to influence US lawmakers
China’s Communist government is waging a covert operation to influence members of Congress into supporting pro-Beijing policies, the Director of National Intelligence said Thursday.
In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, DNI boss John Ratcliffe warned that officials in China were engaged in a “massive influence campaign” which targeted US lawmakers with six times the frequency of Russia and 12 times that of Iran.
“This year China engaged in a massive influence campaign that included targeting several dozen members of Congress and congressional aides,” Ratcliffe wrote.
The intelligence chief warned of a scenario where Chinese-owned manufacturing facilities employing thousands of Americans could influence union chiefs to turn against lawmakers supporting disadvantageous policies — or risk losing their jobs.
“The union leader contacts his congresswoman and indicates that his members won’t support her re-election without a change in position. He tells himself he’s protecting his members, but in that moment he’s doing China’s bidding, and the congresswoman is being influenced by China, whether she realizes it or not,” Ratcliffe wrote.
“Our intelligence shows that Beijing regularly directs this type of influence operation in the U.S,” he went on. “To address these threats and more, I have shifted resources inside the $85 billion annual intelligence budget to increase the focus on China.”
The warnings came as part of a stark op-ed which described the Communist nation as the biggest national security threat to the United States.
Ratcliffe said Beijing was preparing “for an open-ended period of confrontation with the U.S. Washington should also be prepared.”
In response, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman called the comments “ludicrous,” adding that, “in the eyes of some Americans, there is only hatred, division and confrontation.”
Relations between the two countries have reached a frostiness not seen in decades after the Trump administration blamed China for the raging coronavirus pandemic and vowed to hold Beijing responsible.
According to various reports, Trump is eyeing a crackdown on China before he vacates the Oval Office on Jan. 20, making it difficult for successor Joe Biden to undo the hardline approach.
(Source: New York Post)