“The List” – Interesting and Quietly Overlooked Remarks by Secretary Pompeo…

With an increased awareness of how some U.S. politicians appear to be reacting to the COVID-19 challenges; and with a new American perspective toward the way media outlets, some businesses and many politicians appear to be influenced by China; it’s worth revisiting a recent speech by Secretary of State Pompeo that might have been overlooked.

Pompeo’s remarks were made to the National Governors Association (NGA) Feb 8, 2020; and there’s an interesting segment where Pompeo reveals his awareness of a list of U.S. governors compiled by China’s communist party; and their alignment with China’s interests. A transcript of the key excerpt from his speech is provided. WATCH:


[Transcript at 01:45] […] “Last year, I received an invitation to an event that promised to be, quote, “an occasion for exclusive deal-making.” It said, quote, “the opportunities for mutually beneficial economic development between China and our individual states [are] tremendous,” end of quote.”

“Deal-making sounds like it might have come from President Trump, but the invitation was actually from a former governor.

I was being invited to the U.S.-China Governors’ Collaboration Summit.

It was an event co-hosted by the National Governors Association and something called the Chinese People’s Association For Friendship and Foreign Countries. Sounds pretty harmless.

What the invitation did not say is that the group – the group I just mentioned – is the public face of the Chinese Communist Party’s official foreign influence agency, the United Front Work Department.

Now, I was lucky. I was familiar with that organization from my time as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

But it got me thinking.

How many of you made the link between that group and Chinese Communist Party officials?

What if you made a new friend while you were at that event?

What if your new friend asked you for introductions to other politically connected and powerful people?

What if your new friend offered to invest big money in your state, perhaps in your pension, in industries sensitive to our national security?

These aren’t hypotheticals. These scenarios are all too true, and they impact American foreign policy significantly.

Indeed, last year, a Chinese Government-backed think tank in Beijing produced a report that assessed all 50 of America’s governors on their attitudes towards China. They labeled each of you “friendly,” “hardline,” or “ambiguous.”

I’ll let you decide where you think you belong. Someone in China already has. Many of you, indeed, in that report are referenced by name.

So here’s the lesson: The lesson is that competition with China is not just a federal issue. It’s why I wanted to be here today, Governor Hogan. It’s happening in your states with consequences for our foreign policy, for the citizens that reside in your states, and indeed, for each of you.

And, in fact, whether you are viewed by the CCP as friendly or hardline, know that it’s working you, know that it’s working the team around you.

Competition with China is happening inside of your state, and it affects our capacity to perform America’s vital national security functions.” (Keep Reading)

It sure sounds to me like Secretary Pompeo and President Trump have that list of China-friendly governors…. Oh my.  Very interesting.

UPDATE:  Axios had an article earlier this year and included the Chinese Communist Party Report [Cloud pdf Here]

It will be interesting to see how and when each of these governors responds to the re-opening of their economy post COVID-19 peak.   Will there be a correlation to their CCP assigned alignment?

We’ll keep watching…



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518 Responses to “The List” – Interesting and Quietly Overlooked Remarks by Secretary Pompeo…

  1. islandpalmtrees says:

    I guess, I am left with more questions than answers. Secretary Pompeo is connected to the CIA and the leadership of the CIA is known to be corrupt. Then how can we trust anything coming from them, to include this list?

    The CIA seems to own a great many American companies. Maybe more than the Chinese Communist Party in America, not to mention a large portion of our national debt is owned by the Chinese Communist Party?

    We have also seen reasons to believe that the Chinese Communist Party is working with the American CIA. Enough to suggest that the virus could have been produced and spread by their coordinated efforts.

    So why should we trust one organization (CIA) telling on the other?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. @MaineSkin says:

    Is there any doubt the rot in the underbelly of this country aligns with the rise of the CCP? Right now, the DSA, FRSO and CPUSA have joined forces in a massive campaign in the low income areas especially in the South which have on average 15% turnout rate. They are getting data from the CCP too.

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  3. @MaineSkin says:

    Is there any doubt the rot in the underbelly of this country aligns with the rise of the CCP? Right now, the DSA, FRSO and CPUSA have joined forces in a massive campaign in the low income areas especially in the South which have on average 15% turnout rate. They are getting data from the CCP too.

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  4. Charlie says:

    This might be off topic, but I need to ask if anyone else heard or remembers the recent date that mike pompeo was speaking on the daily corona virus update meeting along with Pres. Trump and the others on the task force and pompeo said in part that this was a “live drill.” President Trump was to his right and leaned over a little toward him and responded, “You should have let us know.”
    This is very curious, and I remember the remark and saw it replayed in slow motion, but I cannot find it again. Can anyone offer any insight into what pompeo meant and why Pres. Trump did not act more surprised. Could a soft coup have taken place and pompeo is actually calling the shots?
    Something more is going on.

    Liked by 1 person

    • AJ CASTELLITTO says:

      Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admits COVID-19 is a “live exercise,” President Trump comments: “I wish you would have told us”
      Can someone please explain exactly what is going on here?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Truth&Liberty says:

        I too want to know what is up with this as I also saw this feed and so is it connected to Bill Gates pandemic exercise 201 in October 2019 in New York. Is this live drill a hoax as President Trump called it a “hoax” early on or is it reality a false flag with actors mixed with reality? And what about AI- artificial intelligence possibly rolled or mixed in with all this worldwide globally connected 5G installation? More questions than answers but all of these things are all going on at once so they have to have some sort of connection when you use your intuitive mind we can see things that aren’t being said.


      • cali says:

        @AJ CASTELLITTO: The 15 January 2020 is the day where the following occurred:

        1. Pelosi et al delivering the impeachment to the senate for trial
        2. Patient Zero – the first infected Chinese citizens arrived in the US
        3. The Chinese delegation meets with president Trump’s team and sign the first step of the agreed upon trade deal.

        Diane Feinstein employed Chinese spy aka driver and continued to do so despite receiving a FBI warning.
        Nancy Pelosi goes to China Town mingling with the Chinese business leaders.
        During HRC’s time as SOS 18 CIA spies were ratted out and being murdered as result.
        Every email sent and received by HRC’s via her ‘private’ server was intercepted and read in China.

        China – the CCP is interfering in the 2020 election and spends lots of money on reporters shilling for them.
        Then there is the urgent need by the CCP to beat the president in the upcoming election and replacing him with a democrat – any democrat will do although a Californian senator is preferred.
        Diane Feinstein and her husband began their ‘sister’ relationship beginning after Harvey Milk died.

        We have been infiltrated all throughout government and educational institution intentionally with the democrats consent. Not forgetting one Mitt Romney – he too is in business with China.


    • hitrestart1 says:

      You need to view the whole discussion to understand what is really being stated. Trump was saying China should have said something months before they did, and Pompeo was explaining this is a live exercise on a real infection that will have a great impact on the way we deal with these type of things in the future.


  5. Ragle Gumm says:

    I do not fully believe this list. In fact, I would say that it was designed in a small way to mislead. Most of the list is correct. The part to which I object is California being unclear. It is very clearly in bed with the ChiCom’s for a very long time, before Newsom. The amount of business that California, ie, cheap chinese steel for California state infrastructure, is a scandal in so many ways. No, the Chinese are protecting their cash cow and fostering unconstitutional behaviour. To wit, Newsom is declaring California a nation state. The closeness of the silicon valley tech companies with ChiCom would require books to detail and is another alarming example.

    California is more than friendly. They are actually international allies against the interest of America as a whole.

    Liked by 4 people

    • TonyE says:

      Gov Loathsome is a bit more complicated than you give him credit, you see.

      I would not automatically put him in the ChiCom friendly column, mostly I see him as an absolutely corrupted politician all in for personal gain. He has no hard and fast attachment to anyone, except Le Money Du Jour.

      If Guatemala or Hungary offered him more money than Peking he’ll take it in an instant and welch on the Commie Chinese…. to him, it’s all “business”, nothing personal.

      A trulycorrupt personality Loathsome is, with no dogma or pragma… just a narcissist from San Franciskovich.

      Liked by 1 person

    • treestar1313 says:

      This somehow reminded me of growing up in a slightly higher than middle class neighborhood a half hour from Silicon Valley in the 60s. Our large neighborhood was inundated with people from China, where families pooled their resources and snapped up any house that came up for sale. The mostly white community was reduced. I was just a young’en then, but everyone was talking about it.


  6. Axios I would not consider a trustworthy source. Nor would any such list, since it was made public so easily, be trustworthy. However, its pretty straightforward to figure out which states and which governors we’re going to have a problem with being CCP-friendly and therefore resistant to re-opening the economy after COVID19 falls by the wayside. California is the easy one. Virginia is another. Washington State. Any blue state, especially one that does a lot of trade with China, any state with heavy Deep State influences, and any red state with a CoC/RINO governor we’re going to have problems with.


    • icanhasbailout says:

      Northam must be their #1 man or close to it. Still trying to find out if the relief supplies he bought “from Asia” are actually from China. I very strongly suspect they are.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Retired IG says:

    Good and very interesting find Sundance. This on the heels of the Epoch Times report re the Wuhan virus. Wish I could write the title of an I once worked on but I won’t as it would identify my former agency. I guess it would be safe for me to say that somewhere back in the late 1980’s there was a report by the U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) that found that visits by foreign scientists/ visitors may have allowed these visitors to take home their research which was later used for deadly warfare technology.
    The U.S. has been so naive and careless in the quest for “cooperation” with other nation states around the world. Sure its fun and grand to meet with great minds on a quest to solve a scientific puzzle. The horrors that have been unleashed as a result. Think “aerial spraying of (blank). Shuddering even now.
    Nonetheless, it is refreshing to have the focus on the CCP instead of the endless, Russia, Russia, Russia mantra. Ask Bill Clinton how he and his banking buddies “bailed them out with loans.” Maybe this time around we have the smarts not to fall for the “help” with our economy that the CCP might extend. That won’t happen with Pres. Trump. God Bless America. We NEED THE BLESSING.

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    • ann says:

      Good post.

      1990s the cross seeding capabilities” concept became trendy, The idea is & was misbegotten.
      What sounds hip and reads well on paper doesn’t translate long term into good policy. Slippage of oversight, diminishing administrative restraint and political or careerist opportunism are inevitable. Clients and patronage make sunset clauses difficult to enforce. .

      The “visits by foreign scientists, grad students, professional conferences, foundations, ntraagency & International task groups, academia, industrial settings, bio labs, are touted as progressive & enlightened programs ,
      Globalism, open society, aren’t allways smart in real life.
      To build a Boeing aircraft, parts can be outcontrscted to a hundred different countries. Penney wise pound foolish , and Quality control come to mind. Under the guise of beneficent programs, multiple opportunities for espionage and concealed backstage tech transfer .

      At its worst, as you mention , Clinton & NK/China 1996’s notorious ‘deals” involving trades(?) of missile guidance & tech app.
      Too often, the full picture is blocked from public . The JD’s DC office “reached out and quashed a CA prosecutor’s grand jury that was convened ro take a closer look at Clinton’s doings.

      You referred to “Visits by foreign scientists, ….”
      The roster of international and civilian SIS, SES grade attendees at the US Army Command and General Staff College came to mind.

      Ann 🇺🇸.


      • HowdyDooty says:

        I was speaking with a vendor. They were telling me about Chinese Nationals sent over to observe American business in Silicon Valley.
        These observers were given permission to only see certain things. I was told that the observers asked about seeing things they were not privy to see.
        These observers knew about certain things and were trying to see if we would lower our defenses and allow them access to secret things. The CCP is working every angle to gain an edge over America.

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        • ann says:

          Howdy ,
          I know next to nothing about banking, but from direct experience I can state after the 20088 crash, the delicate local banking/private business owners & entrepenuers network was crushed by globalist megabanks linked with Chinese investment.

          at the time, community bank managers & key staff that evaluate risk & monitor contractors attributed the contraction & stagnatation to a ripple effect triggered by Chinese majority owned enterprises opportunistic & predatiory conduct.

          My knowledge base is Very amateur, and I probably sound like a fool saying this, but I’ve concluded many of our woes stem from prior 30+ years economic policies,

          We have an entrenc(ed closed caste which are culturally & financially disattached from citizens
          . Their governance led to centralisation of power and concentration of wealth, and the fruit is : an immune clan in power who openly repudiate foundational principles of free peoples:
          – self government, transparency, equal standing in law
          & above all the constitutional transfer of power.
          We are finally confronting this corrosive and alienated social order, IN my Humble & candid opinion., Ann. 🇺🇸🦅🌸


  8. appraisher says:

    I was looking on the lists for my NJ governor, Phil Murphy, when I realized that there were only 37 out of 50 governors cited. That’s when I realized that besides “Hardliners, “Friendly” and “Unclear/Unknown”, there must be in a 4th group called “Already In The Bag for China”, where I’m sure Murphy is number one…with a bullet.

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  9. free73735 says:

    Epoch Times has vast information concerning the CCP. There are many vids available on youtube for those interested. The program “American Thought Leaders” have interviewed several Chinese, & Chinese American people, who detest what the CCP is doing in America and in China.The Epoch Times began because the citizens of China were wanting to get information out to the rest of the world about the atrocities in China. They have since grown. Their office in Hong Kong was attacked and burned during the protests taking place last year. They just put out a documentary on the CCP virus (covid19). Very sobering but informative. (I chose the word sobering, instead of “scary” (which it is) because of noticing a pattern happening. When something is “scary” ppl will read/watch, but then bury the information as if hiding from it. Reminds me somewhat of when Sundance says, Don’t look away in some of his articles, but many do anyway.


  10. Liz says:

    Let’s clear up the Gavin Newsom position…He’s owned in part by China he’s not just friendly. The other 50% is owned by Mexico Cartel…There is no part of Newsom that is free..Which makes the citizens of California prisoners. We pay dearly for his loyalty to others…..


  11. Patricat says:

    I think the “list” is inaccurate.


  12. Chris m says:

    The fact that a Governor of any American state is friendly towards the ccp is repugnant,back in the day they’d be hanged for treason


  13. HowdyDooty says:

    The fact that China has a list like this, sort of exemplifies how they are trying to change public opinion of the Communist Chinese government.
    By showing how they operate in the public approval arena. We are seeing how they divide and conquer, by separating each state. They seem to be working a public relations blitz based upon how the local government views them.
    By doing this it’s undermining the role of the Federal government to police their un-American activities. The Chinese are schrewd in their tactics. They have done similar self promotion in the colleges and universities. This is why we see young people coming out of the university with Communist-Socialist leanings.
    This is the Trojan horse, that the youth of America do not understand. We have people in Congress who don’t understand the deception as well.
    The Chinese are doing what Russia failed to do. Win over the hearts and minds of the American people.


  14. Arthur says:

    That was less than half of them. I was looking for Feinstein for obvious reasons.


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