DCNF Reporter Discusses Chinese Communist Party Involvement At Think Tank Once Headed By CIA Director

A Daily Caller News Foundation reporter discussed a report that at least 20 members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) were hired by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace when CIA Director William Burns headed the think tank on NewsNation Tuesday evening.

“It remains unclear whether or not the individuals at Carnegie who did the hiring knew of this,” investigative reporter Philip Lenczycki told host Leland Vittert. “I’m still trying to get some answers from Carnegie, and the CIA also has not revealed whether or not any disclosures were made during Burns’ background check.”

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The members of the CCP were hired between February 2015 and November 2021, when Burns was president of the think tank, the DCNF learned. The ties to the CCP were not disclosed in the profiles of the experts and were only discovered after an extensive search of Chinese records.

“Carnegie’s annual reports show that they’ve received hundreds of thousands, if not millions and millions of dollars from the federal government, and so it’s very possible that they also are involved in research projects for the federal government,” Lenczycki told Vittert.

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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the DCNF.

The CIA referred the DCNF to past discussions with Lenczycki and did not respond when asked for comments based on the DCNF’s reporting.

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