At a Tellico Village Conservative Club meeting last Wednesday, July 28, Natalie Winters, a senior reporter for The National Pulse, warned at least 300 people of an “axis of evil” involving the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) American elites.

Winters, despite her senior reporter position, is anything but. Rather, she is a 20-year-old University of Chicago student from Santa Monica, California. Winters contributes to Steve Bannon’s War Room in addition to reporting for Raheem Kassam’s The National Pulse.

Natalie Winters at one show of Steve Bannon’s War Room on April 16, 2021. (Bannon’s War Room/Screenshot via TheBL/Rumble)

In introducing his featured speaker, Winters, Rick Dramm, the Tellico Village Conservative Club leader that hosted the event, expressed everyone’s amazement that “she turned out to be a conservative” considering her history.

Winters presented a high-speed download of the deep connections that several organizations—frequently with innocuous or even friendly-sounding names—have with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and America’s elite. For more than 40 minutes, Winters was clearly engrossed and obviously educated about the matter, The Tennessee Star reported.

Winters first discussed Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Health, saying it is an “indisputable fact” that he funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Meanwhile, Wuhan lab personnel have visited revolutionary museums to learn more about Mao Zedong and have frequent meetings to improve party spirit, including commemorating the CCP’s 50th anniversary.

According to Winters, the Wuhan Institute of Virology site contained multiple articles that demonstrated a pledge to implement CCP aims “without compromise” and several CCP institutions, including a Party Committee, Commission for Discipline Inspection, and Communist Youth League. These articles have since been removed.

As Winters reports, one of the lab’s web pages discloses the existence of a “United Front Group.”

According to the 2018 report of the US-China Security and Economic Review Commission, the group aims to “co-opt and neutralize sources of potential opposition to the policies and authority of its ruling Chinese Communist Party” and “influence foreign governments and other actors to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing’s preferred policies.”

The National Association for China’s Peaceful Unification (NACPU), a United Front Work Department-controlled organization, was designated as a foreign mission of the People’s Republic of China by the U.S. Department of State on October 28, 2020, under former head Mike Pompeo, as was the Confucius Institute U.S. Center (CIUS) in August 2020.

It’s no surprise, then, that CCP went to great lengths to conceal the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s role in COVID-19.

“A lot of times, when there’s a cover-up, it indicates there is a crime,” Winters surmised.

Winters sees COVID-19 as a continuation of China’s long-term efforts to destroy the United States, such as the use of fentanyl to kill American jobs and citizens, and wonders why the NIH would pay the CCP-linked Wuhan Institute of Virology.

EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and became the most vocal proponent of the COVID-19 natural origin idea, using funds provided by Fauci.

In reality, as Winters pointed out, Daszak co-authored a letter in the prestigious medical magazine The Lancet ostensibly supporting experts fighting COVID-19 and condemning “conspiracy ideas” that COVID-19 had no natural origin.

The Lancet eventually discovered Daszak had previously hidden conflicts of interest, and he was barred from working on the pandemic’s origins.

Winters referred to Daszak as one of the United Front’s “useful idiots” who help them carry out their claimed objective.

Winters revealed in another explosive report that the China-United States Exchange Foundation, or CUSEF, sponsored trips to China for all of the major news outlets—CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, ABC, MSNBC, Harvard Business Review, and many others—as well as local paid journalists.

Winters discovered a long-standing tie between the media outlets and CUSEF through filings with the US Department of Justice’s Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA).

Working and student journalists must deliver good coverage and distribute positive messages about China after their sponsored travels to China.

Winters disclosed in an exclusive January investigation report that CUSEF also sponsored vacations for former U.S. representatives, senators, and state politicians.

Winters also revealed that sitting U.S. Supreme Court justices had taught as visiting lecturers at the CCP-run Peking University’s School of Transnational Law.

In 2016, CUSEF sponsored Justice Samuel Alito to spend a “week in residence” at the institution.

“It makes you wonder when they won’t hear election cases,” Winters commented on the Supreme Court’s stance on the 2020 presidential election.

According to Winters, the influence campaign affects how we think about China and how we think about the U.S.

CUSEF has collaborated with organizations such as the National Urban League, established the first Confucius Institute at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and partnered with the Congressional Black Caucus to take students from those districts on “Trips of Empowerment,” after which they must provide testimonials.

The U.S. China Heartland Association, which focuses on city mayors in the United States, has received significant funding from CUSAF. According to Winters, even though many mayors have participated, no Tennessee mayors have yet visited China.

The National Governors Association (NGA) has visited China and sponsored the United States–China Governors Collaboration Summit in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2019. More than 400 corporate and government representatives from the United States and China attended the three-day meeting, including Republican Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Republican Tennessee Governor Bill Lee.

According to an NGA press release, “The forum, which has alternated between the two countries, serves as a forum for governors, leaders and investors from the United States and China to discuss economic development opportunities and to forge and reinforce mutually beneficial relations.”

Pompeo later canceled the Memorandum of Understanding that supported the formation of the United States-China National Governors Forum, claiming that the Beijing-based Chinese Peoples’ Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), which was tasked with co-opting subnational governments, “sought to directly and malignly influence state and local leaders to promote the PRC’s global agenda.”

At the NGA 2020 winter conference, Pompeo told governors that “China is watching you” and mentioned a Chinese think group that ranked all 50 governors as “friendly,” “hardline,” or “ambiguous.”

According to Winters, Lee, who was one of the 17 rated as “friendly,” appeared to respond to Trump administration pressure on Chinese foreign direct investment.

However, she expressed concern that this would alter during Biden’s administration.

Indeed, Lee and his Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bob Rolfe, among others, announced the expansion of China’s Minth Group in Lewisburg the day after Biden’s inauguration.

“Foreign direct investment in Tennessee continues to be one of our state’s main objectives. There are currently 24 Chinese companies that are located in Tennessee, and we are honored that China-based Minth will continue to excel FDI in our state by creating 250 new jobs in Marshall County,” said Lee’s ECD Commissioner.

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