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In the USA: Agent data hindered by ex-CIA officer to China prevented information about coronavirus

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Against the backdrop of unfolding events in the United States, it was recalled that last November, Assistant Attorney General John Demers, in the US District Court in Virginia, spoke about the "controlled situation of Chinese espionage." According to Demers, for the year in the United States, only three Americans were convicted who worked for Chinese intelligence - in the interests of the Chinese government.


Then Demers complained:

We have to admit an unpleasant moment: all three convicts were members of the US intelligence community.


It is, for example, CIA officer Jerry C. Lee, who had Chinese roots. He was found guilty of transmitting "US national secret data" to the Chinese Ministry of Defense and sentenced to 19 years in prison. According to some reports, the verdict was pronounced in absentia.

Now in the US they are discussing both the verdict itself and how it gets into American intelligence. In particular, words were expressed that one should refuse to accept for service in the CIA and the NSA those who were born outside the United States. And the mentioned Lee was born in Hong Kong.

The U.S. press reports that Lee, having retired in the U.S., decided to return to historical homeland - to Hong Kong. There, Chinese intelligence officers came to him and offered several hundred thousand dollars for the transfer of classified information. Li did not think for a long time and leaked the information he knew about the activities of the CIA in relation to the PRC.

American media:

Due to these actions, the ex-CIA officer in the entire system of American intelligence has undergone tectonic shifts.

It tells about the issued intelligence network in China and other countries of East Asia. At the same time, Demers' statements about the "controlled situation" are subjected to harsh criticism.

Now it is argued that it was the situation with the "fused" US intelligence in China that "led to problems with obtaining information about the appearance of coronavirus." Allegedly, if Lee had not leaked data to Beijing at one time, then in China, American intelligence would have received important information about COVID-19 at the initial stage.

Critics of these statements in the United States believe that this kind of rhetoric of the representatives of American intelligence agencies looks like an attempt to justify themselves.
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  1. tolmachiev51
    tolmachiev51 April 27 2020 03: 44 New
    +6
    - "Supposedly if Lee had not leaked the data to Beijing at one time, then in China, American intelligence officers would have received important information about COVID-19 at the initial stage" - somehow clumsily "comrades" are spies !!! Development of Fashington, and information must be obtained from China.
    1. Retvizan 8
      Retvizan 8 April 27 2020 05: 02 New
      +7
      Definitely clumsy!
      If Lee retired, but continued to be the bearer of secrets, then you or he should not be allowed to leave the cordon or change his secrets!
      1. knn54
        knn54 April 27 2020 09: 38 New
        +2
        Only recently has the Yankees' intelligence concluded the NATURAL origin of coronavirus.
        Or does each US intelligence service have its own "opinion"?
    2. Hto tama
      Hto tama April 27 2020 06: 06 New
      +3
      Quote: tolmachiev51
      - "Supposedly if Lee had not leaked the data to Beijing at one time, then in China, American intelligence officers would have received important information about COVID-19 at the initial stage" - somehow clumsily "comrades" are spies !!! Development of Fashington, and information must be obtained from China.

      Well, everything is simple, when in a country with so many intelligence services it is quite difficult to have reliable information, especially with new trends in obtaining information from social networks wassat , it would be better if they asked grandmas at the entrance laughing (c), well, how can one service know what the other is doing, and then the "regional committee" gave the order to find evidence of China's guilt, here's how to work in such conditions crying , in general we will wait, Putin has already been personally accused of the collapse of medicine in the states, and you see, it will also turn out that the Darkest personally prevented all spies in China from working for the good of the "exceptional" wassat
    3. Blacksmith 55
      Blacksmith 55 April 27 2020 10: 01 New
      -1
      Well, why so categorically assert that the development of Fashington. Do you have any evidence? Then present.
      I can also say that you stole a sausage stroller in a store yesterday, but without proof you can attract me for defamation.
      Even if Americans are involved in the development of the virus, they will not admit it.
      And without evidence, these are rumors that are not confirmed by anything. Everyone believes what he wants to believe.
      With this comment, I do not condone America, it has many sins.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov April 27 2020 11: 50 New
        +1
        Quote: Blacksmith 55
        Well, why so categorically assert that the development of Fashington. Do you have any evidence? Then present.

        Easily.
        "Highly likely they were Americans."
        Are all your doubts eliminated?
        1. Blacksmith 55
          Blacksmith 55 April 27 2020 12: 06 New
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          There is a lot of "junk" in the network, believe everything? Either the Chinese released the virus, or the Americans. Everyone wants to blame the other. I personally do not believe in America, everyone knows the example of a test tube at the UN. But this virus can also be of natural origin.
          You need to think for yourself.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov April 27 2020 12: 14 New
            +2
            Quote: Blacksmith 55
            There is a lot of "junk" in the network, believe everything?

            Exclusively to the Americans. They won't lie
            1. Blacksmith 55
              Blacksmith 55 April 27 2020 13: 16 New
              0
              About herself. We know everything that the enemies were.
  2. Grandfather
    Grandfather April 27 2020 03: 47 New
    +3
    It is now argued that it was the situation with the "leaked" US agents in China that "led to problems with obtaining information about the appearance of the coronavirus."
    Americans, I will help you: check your 15 biological laboratories in Ukraine.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter April 27 2020 07: 28 New
      +5
      Quote: Dead Day
      Americans, I will help you: check your 15 biological laboratories in Ukraine

      No, for God's sakebelay and then from there such a hybrid will come out! Ebola with HIV and measles ... Mow all three days ...
      They should not be checked, but thermobaric ... Prior to the glass transition of sand under the foundation ...
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 27 2020 06: 55 New
    +3
    in China, U.S. intelligence officers would receive important information about COVID-19 initially.
    Directly on the virus, the spread of the disease, China was discovered, gave information to WHO shared it with other countries. Therefore, it is not entirely clear what important information American intelligence could receive?
    tectonic shifts have occurred throughout the U.S. intelligence system.
    These shifts occurred even after 09.11., But not after the exposure of the Chinese agent in the CIA.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter April 27 2020 07: 30 New
    -3
    Intelligence also informed Stalin about the German attack ... only he did not listen to it. Why is trump better?
  5. Amateur
    Amateur April 27 2020 07: 31 New
    +2
    And what, lists of CIA agents hang in the corridors of Langley on the billboard?
  6. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth April 27 2020 08: 49 New
    +3
    Sanctions must be imposed. How so? The Chinese are insolent. That's right, only Americans can spy.
    At least American prosecutors would dig there:
    "In the list of authors of the article, 13 of 15 are employees of American biological laboratories, for example, the University of North Carolina, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the American National Center for Toxicological Research. Only two are employees of the Wuhan Institute. That is, the virus that has now spread throughout the world has been created in the United States five years ago. "
    https://news.rambler.ru/world/44084998/?utm_content=news_media&utm_medium=read_more&utm_source=copylink
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh April 27 2020 10: 06 New
      +2
      This joint US-China virus was created in China in 2015.
      In order to check how many mutations an animal virus needs to
      go to the person. There was an open scientific article about him. It has been cataloged.
      It is very different from the one that has spread.
      1. Was mammoth
        Was mammoth April 27 2020 10: 45 New
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        Quote: voyaka uh
        This joint US-Chinese virus

        What am I talking about? How many purely American are there? American prosecutors (and not only) need to restore order at home. Trump is required to pay! To everyone! wink
  7. poquello
    poquello April 27 2020 09: 08 New
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    neighing, neighing. )))))))))))) and how it would look if
  8. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 April 27 2020 09: 29 New
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    if Lee had not leaked data to Beijing at one time, then in China, American intelligence would have received important information about COVID-19 at the initial stage.

    Well. The attack on Chinese trillion debt continues with incontrovertible evidence and evidence.
  9. faterdom
    faterdom April 27 2020 14: 08 New
    +2
    Allegedly, if ... at one time it wasn’t ..., then ... American intelligence officers would receive important information

    Cool, what can I say. And the arguments are simply compelling! It costs the money the United States spends on its 21 intelligence agencies!