How China Has Captured American Elites: Weingarten

Paul Greaney
By Paul Greaney
September 20, 2022Fresh Look Americashare

Benjamin Weingarten is deputy editor of RealClearInvestigations and a senior contributor to The Federalist, columnist at Newsweek, and co-host of the Edmund Burke Foundation’s NatCon Squad podcast. He is a fellow of the Claremont Institute.

Weingarten’s first book was “American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party.” He’s now working on a book on U.S.–China policy—specifically, how China has captured American elites.

NTD caught up with Weingarten on the sidelines of the 2022 National Conservatism Conference.

“Hunter Biden flying over with Joe Biden in 2011 or 2012, goes over on a trip that Joe Biden is making. Hunter Biden, 10 days later or so, gains entrée to the first kind of mainland American mainland Chinese investment deal, which would never have been granted to someone other than the vice president’s son. And he went out there and it appears worked that deal during those 10 days. And there are numerous emails and documents and public records indicating efforts to try to drum up business with the Communist Chinese Party, Communist Party-tied individuals and entities there. I think the public record is pretty clear on this issue.”

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