(JustPatriots.com)- The revolving door between the Obama and Biden Administrations and the Communist Chinese Government keeps spinning like a top.
This week the National Pulse reported that Brian McKeon, who once served as the Obama campaign’s Deputy Director for Voter Protection, is now serving as a lobbyist for Tencent. Tencent is a tech platform the US State Department has flagged as a tool of the Communist Chinese Party.
McKeon began working with Tencent in August 2020 to lobby against President Trump’s proposed ban on Tencent’s WeChat platform. Currently McKeon is still registered as a Tencent lobbyist.
During the 2012 Presidential election, McKeon served as the deputy director of voter protection for Obama’s campaign arm “Obama for America.” He oversaw the efforts to recruit and organize attorneys to act as poll watchers during the election.
In the first quarter of 2021, McKeon’s firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schrek received $200,000 from Tencent. It was at this time that the Biden White House announced that it would not pursue Trump’s efforts to ban WeChat, despite national security concerns.
Additionally, through his firm, McKean also lobbied on behalf of Dominion Voting Systems.
In the fall of 2019, a US State Department official said that Tencent should be seen as a tool of the Chinese government. Whether or not they officially work with the Communist Party, these Chinese tech giants can be used by the CCP to act as agents of the state.
The Trump State Department accused Chinese companies like Huawei, Tencent and ZTE of helping to develop, build and maintain the CCP’s “technology-facilitated surveillance and social control.”
In addition to the Obama alum McKeon, Tencent is also working with Alfred Mottur, who previously worked as a fundraiser and bundler for the Democratic National Committee – raising more cash for the Democrats in 2020 than any other DC lobbying firm.
But it isn’t just Democrats who are getting cozy with the Chinese tech giant. Also listed as lobbyists for Tencent are former Republican Congressman Ed Royce of California and Travis Norton, former advisor to Republican Senator Tim Scott. Mark Lampkin, a former GW Bush campaign member who once worked with Republican John Boehner, and Greta Joynes, a former Republican policy wonk are also lobbying on behalf of Tencent.