Tuesday, August 16, 2022

CIA Director Employed Undisclosed CCP Members While Running Carnegie

Here is more from The Daily Caller:

Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns formerly headed an influential D.C. think tank while it employed undisclosed Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members as well as individuals with Chinese government ties, the Daily Caller News Foundation has found.

During Burns’ tenure as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from February 2015 to November 2021, the think tank employed at least 20 policy experts whom the DCNF has identified as CCP members. These CCP members worked at both Carnegie’s Washington, D.C., headquarters and Carnegie-Tsinghua — the Beijing center Burns’ predecessor, Jessica Mathews, launched in 2010 in cooperation with Tsinghua University.

Yet, expert profiles on Carnegie’s website don’t disclose these individuals’ ties to the CCP. The DCNF only discovered their communist ties after analyzing hundreds of Chinese-language, Communist Party branch records and personnel profiles from more than a dozen CCP-linked organizations.


The Daily Caller reminds us that during his Senate confirmation for the CIA post, Burns came under fire for Carnegie's ties to the China-United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF).

Here is a list of CCP members and individuals with Chinese government ties Carnegie has employed.

Meanwhile, The Washington Free Beacon has a piece entitled "Biden Admin Taps China Apologist for Foggy Bottom Post," which notes that Quincy Institute scholar Jessica Lee is joining the US State Department.