Source: C. Douglas Golden

A blacklisted Chinese tech company has paid one of the most connected Democratic lobbyists and megadonors seven figures to lobby President Joe Biden’s White House.

According to a Friday report in the Washington Examiner, Huawei has apparently hired Tony Podesta, one of the top Democrat power brokers in Washington — to the tune of $1 million. His job: to ensure the Biden administration has a friendlier relationship with the tech giant.

Not that this would be particularly difficult. The new president has been clear about the fact he’s trying to cozy up to Beijing, something we’ve covered extensively here at The Western Journal. You can help us bring America the truth by subscribing.

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Huawei was formally declared a national security threat in May of 2019, with the Department of Commerce explaining in December of 2020 that it was done because the tech giant and its affiliates were “engaged in activities that are contrary to U.S. national security or foreign policy interests.”

In March, the FCC said Huawei was among “five Chinese companies that produce telecommunications equipment and services that have been found to pose an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security or the security and safety of U.S. persons.”