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Online Right_in_Virginia

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U.S. Justice Department to end Trump-era program targeting threats posed by China
Reuters, Feb 23, 2022

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday will end a program focused on fighting Chinese espionage and intellectual property theft, shifting from what an official called a "myopic" focus to address threats from a broader array of hostile nations.

Critics have said the initiative, put in place during former President Donald Trump's administration, amounted to racial profiling and that it created a culture of fear that has chilled scientific research.

The move, the details of which were reported by Reuters earlier this month, is a recognition that the focus on China was too limited, said Matt Olsen, the Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division.

"By picking one country, what the China initiative did, it created in some ways a bit of a myopic approach which I don't think really reflects the nature of the threat landscape," said Olsen, who discussed the changes with reporters ahead of his speech.


More:  https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-justice-department-end-trump-era-program-targeting-threats-posed-by-china-2022-02-23/
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:facepalm2:

You have got to be kidding me!
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When the US Government starts attacking our enemies again, and not Americans, we will have a country again, but not until.

Whose side are these MF'ers on?

It isn't ours.
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They closed down a Chinese embassy in Houston, after they were caught spying, getting info from the Texas Medical Center.
So now, they want to shut this down?
Just how many people in D.C. are beholden to the Chinese?

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They closed down a Chinese embassy in Houston, after they were caught spying, getting info from the Texas Medical Center.
So now, they want to shut this down?
Just how many people in D.C. are beholden to the Chinese?

It seems like all too many.
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The Chi-coms don't need to spy on America because we are just handing them the keys to the kingdom for cheap labor and sneakers.
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Hollywood better take note.  Trump has been the only President to protect their intellectual property rights in the entertainment field.
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