Former President Donald Trump spoke this weekend about what the FBI and the Department of Justice would look like if he gets to serve another term in the White House.
He said, for one thing, they would be hunting down Chinese spies, not Republicans.
Trump talked about establishing a special initiative at the Department of Justice that would be tasked with the sole mission of targeting Chinese espionage in the United States. He said that Joe Biden stopped that program when he took office and called the program “racist.”
“According to published reports, this came shortly after 160 faculty members of the University of Pennsylvania, where I went to school, the Wharton School of Finance, home of the now infamous Biden Center, wrote to Merrick Garland and demanded that the Chinese espionage initiative be shut down immediately,” Trump said.
The Department of Justice stopped the China Initiative on Feb. 23 of last year after there were complaints from the Chinese Communist Party, left-wing activists, academics, Democratic politicians, and organizations that it was racist.
Trump made these comments one day after the DOJ revealed that it was tracking a Chinese spy balloon over Montana where Malmstrom Air Force Base, which houses the 341st Missile Wing.
Trump called for the balloon to be shot down in a post on his Truth Social. He said that when he was in office he took the most dramatic action of any administration to thwart China’s ability to conduct espionage in the United States.
“And when I’m back in the White House, those efforts will be expanded in a very, very big way. Instead of hunting down Republicans, a reformed FBI and Justice Department will be hunting down Chinese spies.”
The former president went on to describe how there are Chinese police stations in the United States. And he said that the FBI even recently admitted that China operates a secret police force on American soil.