News Roundup & Comment
Series Crosstalk America
Here's a brief look at some of the stories that made the cut for this week's edition of the News Round-Up:
--A highly unusual event interrupted a scripted Chinese Communist Party Congress last Saturday. A former party leader was escorted out of the meeting in full public view at the closing session of the congress, appearing uncertain of what was going on.
--The FBI has evidence that a former secretary for Hunter Biden was employed by the Chinese Communist Party before working for the Biden family business during the time it struck a lucrative deal with an energy firm at the heart of President Xi Jinping's quest for global economic and political domination.
--The cybersecurity firm Mandiant said an influence campaign, suspected of operating in support of China's public interest, is targeting the U.S. by seeking to sow division both between the U.S. and its allies and within the U.S. itself.
--Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer might have been sending mixed messages to President Joe Biden when caught talking to the Commander in Chief on a supposed "hot" microphone at an airport strip in Syracuse roughly 48 hours after the Pennsylvania Senate debate between John Fetterman and Dr. Mehmet Oz. After the president deplaned, Schumer is reported to have said, "Looks like the debate didn't hurt us too much in Pennsylvania, and we're picking up steam in Nevada."
--The Biden administration indicated this week that it's tracking several threats to the nation's election security infrastructure during the mid-terms by foreign and non-state actors.
|Oct 28, 2022