One day after exposing Federal crimes against two Chinese hackers, President Donald J. Trump ordered the Consulate General of China, in Houston Texas, to leave close down within 72 hours over allegations of Spying, reminding us of a recent speech by the administration about China’s influence on Governors.
“China said the U.S. ordered it to close its Houston consulate. The move comes as the U.S. tightens rules on Chinese diplomats, journalists and others,” The New York Times reported, Wednesday.
DJHJ Media covered the Hacking story HERE.
Suspiciously, within hours after the order, footage from someone who lives near the Consulate, picks up a fire at the location in Houston where it was reported that unknown people were burning “papers”.
As we speculated last evening with @KPRC2 @KPRC2Tulsi the consulate was indeed ordered closed within 72 house by the Department of State and that is the reason for the 4pm Friday deadline to close and vacate.
China's annoyed https://t.co/K3izwET5xj
— Christopher Burgess (@burgessct) July 22, 2020
Video footage of the fire.
NEW VIDEO: Documents, other materials appear to be burned in courtyard of Consulate General of China in Houston, Texas; police and fire responded but its unclear it they entered property
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 22, 2020
China admits they were burning items, after receiving the order from Trump:
Japan: China, The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Tribulation Trump regime announced that the Consulate General in Houston,Texas is closed. There is also information that confidential materials had been disposed of in the courtyard before moving out.22-07-2020 pic.twitter.com/muA4PgqMDI
— Rowan Van Dijk (@Lastkombo) July 22, 2020
Escalations between American and the Chinese Communist Party have been heating since Trump was elected to office. China was greatly unhappy about Trump’s trade deals to strengthen the American economy and his bold defense of American intellectual property.
The US State Department announced Wednesday:
“Even if the Chinese Communist Party gives assurances about your technology being confined to peaceful uses, you should know there is an enormous risk to America’s national security,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said.
Republican Senator Marco Rubio from Florida said, Wednesday in a reaction to the fire, that the Consulate was running a spy and influence ring, to influence Congress and political leaders at “State and National level” and they have been given 72 hours to leave or be arrested as spies.
“The Chinese will respond, and close one of our Embassies, so expect that,” Rubio said.
Houston Chinese Consulate shutdown. Agents have 72 hours to leave or be arrested as spies. https://t.co/oyVD8gZxVS
— Kari Lake (@KariLakeFox10) July 22, 2020
The US Justice Department released a statement on the matter from the UK, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab :
“Our message to governments prepared to enable these activities is clear: the UK will continue to counter those conducting such cyber attacks, and work with our allies to hold perpetrators to account and deter further malicious activity around the world,” Raab said.
UK Foreign Secretary @DominicRaab on DOJ’s announcement: “I am deeply concerned by the evidence announced yesterday that China is engaged in malicious cyber attacks against commercial, medical and academic institutions…” https://t.co/9wIcoBIPNV https://t.co/xhMGdpiEf7
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) July 22, 2020
Flashback to February 2020 when Pompeo talked about the influence of the Chinese Communist Party with some Governors and state officials:
“a Chinese Government-backed think tank in Beijing produced a report that assessed all 50 of America’s governors on their attitudes towards China. They labeled each of you “friendly,” “hardline,” or “ambiguous.”
I’ll let you decide where you think you belong. Someone in China already has. Many of you, indeed, in that report are referenced by name.
So here’s the lesson: The lesson is that competition with China is not just a federal issue. It’s why I wanted to be here today, Governor Hogan. It’s happening in your states with consequences for our foreign policy, for the citizens that reside in your states, and indeed, for each of you.
And, in fact, whether you are viewed by the CCP as friendly or hardline, know that it’s working you, know that it’s working the team around you.
Competition with China is happening inside of your state, and it affects our capacity to perform America’s vital national security functions.”
Read that full speech again.. HERE
WOW. @SecPompeo says The #CCP has a list of all 50 state governors and has labeled each of their attitudes as Friendly/Hostile/Ambiguous towards China and the Chinese Communist Party. pic.twitter.com/hBmb1tUlmQ
— Nitski (@ARSenic29) July 18, 2020
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776