• Barr’s Big Day: Attorney General Speaks Up for America’s Rule of Law and National Security

    Surge Summary: Attorney General William Barr is speaking out on vital national security issues, including the Chinese government’s predatory efforts to hack the personal data of millions of Americans and American cities’ efforts to abet illegal aliens in evading the law.

    by Gary Bauer
    Attorney General William Barr had a big day [Monday].  He began the day by announcing indictments against four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.  According to the Justice Department, they are responsible for the massive Equifax hack in 2017 that compromised the personal data of nearly 150 million Americans.

    In his remarks, Barr noted that China has demonstrated a “voracious appetite for the personal data of Americans.”  He cited the Chinese hacking of Marriott hotels, the Anthem health insurance company and the Office of Personnel Management, which exposed the records of millions of U.S. government employees.

    While I am glad Barr announced these indictments, it is highly unlikely that these Chinese military officials will ever be brought to justice.  The real news is what the indictments say about China’s intentions.

    As we reported [Monday], Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned the nation’s governors that there is a real effort by the communist Chinese government to compromise their administrations and to bully state and local officials.

    Now we know that the People’s Liberation Army is attempting to capture voluminous amounts of information on as many U.S. citizens as possible.  Why?

    Barr indicated that the Chinese are using the information to “feed China’s development of artificial intelligence” and for “the creation of intelligence targeting.”  Barr also noted that nearly 80 percent of the government’s economic espionage cases “have implicated the Chinese government.”

    This is not how a trading partner treats its allies.  America’s corporate and political elites need to wake up and confront the danger coming from Beijing.  It is not just a giant marketplace eager to do business with America.

    Suing Sanctuary States

    After taking on the communist Chinese, Attorney General Barr turned his attention to the left-wing sanctuary states and cities thwarting the Trump Administration’s efforts to deport criminal aliens.

    Speaking to the National Sheriff’s Association, Barr announced that the Justice Department was launching “a significant escalation in the federal government’s efforts to confront the resistance of ‘sanctuary cities.'”

    Barr blasted “so-called ‘progressive’ politicians” for “jeopardizing the public’s safety by putting the interests of criminal aliens before those of law-abiding citizens.”  He said:

    “When we are talking about sanctuary cities, we are talking about policies that are designed to allow criminal aliens to escape. . . Their express purpose is to shelter aliens whom local law enforcement has already arrested for other crimes.  This is neither lawful nor sensible.”

    Barr announced that in addition to pending federal lawsuits against California, the Justice Department will also sue the state of New Jersey and King County, Washington, seeking to overturn illegal “sanctuary” policies.  And he made it clear that these actions are just the beginning.

    While some try to downplay the connection between crime and illegal immigration, this is an extremely serious issue, which the left completely ignores.

    A recent report from Texas revealed that more than 200,000 illegal immigrants were booked into local jails over the past eight years.  Combined they committed nearly 500,000 offenses, including:

    • 500 homicides
    • 297 kidnappings
    • 3,122 sexual assaults
    • 23,954 assaults
    • 2,026 robberies
    • 8,070 burglaries
    • 3,158 weapon charges.

    Kudos to the Trump/Pence Administration for taking on the left’s open borders extremism, and for putting the safety and security of American citizens first!

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here

    Image: Adapted from: The United States Department of Justice – https://www.justice.gov/opa/gallery/attorney-general-william-p-barr-sworn-85th-attorney-general-united-states, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=76605016

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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