How the DOJ may be punishing Chinese dissidents for appealing to Congress
When Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested and indicted after squandering billions of dollars of investor funds, the harmed investors cheered his arrest, and the U.S. government quickly released Bankman-Fried on $250 million bail.
By contrast, when the founder of the Chinese Whistleblowers, Miles Guo was arrested this Wednesday, March 15, New Federal State of China (NFSC) supporters—whom prosecutors claim are victims of Mr. Guo—stood firmly behind him, demanding his immediate release, while pointing to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) successful weaponization of the DOJ.
According to the NFSC, the only danger that investors face is from Southern District of New York (SDNY) prosecutors attempting to confiscate their investment funds by force. Miles Guo, they say, gave up tens of billions of his own wealth to dedicate himself to taking down the CCP. For millions of NFSC supporters, the only threat to their fight for freedom is the tyrannical CCP.
Despite the non-violent nature of the allegations against Mr. Guo, SDNY Prosecutor Damian Williams—who also led the prosecution against Bankman-Fried—filed a questionable motion preventing Mr. Guo from getting bail, arguing the so-called “flight-risk,” and asked for Mr. Guo to be detained until trial.
Williams, a Biden appointee who previously worked at the law firm Paul Weiss before joining SDNY as a prosecutor, has strong ties to the CCP that may explain the harsh treatment of Mr. Guo. NFSC claims that compromised lawyers/judges involved in Miles’ cases, like Luc Despins and Barry Ostrager, began their relationships with the CCP through their law firms. As the first U.S. law firm to enter China in 1981, Paul Weiss has hundreds of lawyers in China with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong, raking in billions representing CCP State-Owned Enterprises.
In 2017, former Secretary of Homeland Security during Obama’s administration, Jeh Johnson, then a partner at Paul Weiss, met with Mr. Guo in a bid to represent Mr. Guo’s political asylum application. Unbeknownst to Mr. Guo, Johnson secretly recorded the meeting and later leaked it to the CCP. Since 2017, Mr. Guo has been sued in over 70 litigations by CCP proxies, mostly financed by three CCP billionaires. This kind of deep infiltration of the U.S. Justice system is dubbed “Unrestricted Lawfare,” and NFSC supporters have long called for Congress to investigate the weaponization of the justice system against Mr. Guo and other Chinese dissidents.
Beginning in early February, a month before Miles Guo’s arrest on March 15th, NFSC supporters began requesting that the U.S. Congress investigate what they call “lawfare.” The group met with over 50 congressional offices, providing comprehensive reports detailing the CCP’s infiltration inside the DOJ and requesting the Weaponization Committee investigate. NFSC supporters also made clear to Congress that the group is not seeking any funding or other support. They say that freedom-loving Chinese people have a shared interest with the American people in saving America, beginning with rooting out Communist infiltration.
The NFSC understands that China cannot be freed from the CCP without securing America first, and they believe that the message they shared with the 50+ congressmen resonated so well that the CCP, in premeditated retaliation, went into overdrive against Mr. Guo.
At 6 AM on Wednesday, March 15—just days after NFSC completed their congressional visits—hundreds of FBI agents stormed Mr. Guo’s 18th-floor residence in New York. The FBI took Guo under custody without bail and later allegedly caused a fire while executing a search warrant that severely damaged the property. At the time of this article’s publication, the FBI is still holding Mr. Guo under its custody, refusing any visitations for a full week citing “covid restrictions.”
The timing of this event raises questions, as it comes on the heels of the NFSC asking Congress to investigate the allegations against Guo in the context of the CCP’s weaponization of the U.S. legal system. The group’s last visits to congressional offices took place between March 5-10. Just three business days later, the FBI raided Guo’s residence and took him into custody.
Though the FBI made the arrest, the plaintiffs in the case filed in the Southern District of New York against Guo are from China, and the SDNY prosecutors were forced to admit in court that the U.S. government has been “working a lot with China” in what appears to be a mostly Chinese-led prosecution against Mr. Guo.
Joe Hoft of Gateway Pundit writes, “The case was brought forward in the notoriously corrupt Southern District of New York (SDNY). This is the same court that saw the bogus cases against Steve Bannon, Brian Kolfage, and other patriots behind the We Build the Wall effort. These men were charged in a political hit from the SDNY.” Hoft continues, “The SDNY is also where a corrupt Clinton judge has allowed the case to move forward where E. Jean Carroll claims President Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman store in downtown New York.”
Most troubling of all, as Hoft points out, “The SDNY is also where the FTX case is taking place and where the Democrat-related SBF was allowed to go to his parents’ luxurious home in California rather than spend time in jail in New York after defrauding thousands of FTX customers.”
While Sam Bankman-Fried enjoys his parents’ home—in spite of the fact that Bankman-Fried actually did flee the U.S.—Miles Guo is as of this writing still being detained under arrest. This is just one more example of the DOJ’s troubling two-tiered justice system.
It is time for Congress to step in and put a stay on this case pending their investigation and oversight of this matter. This is not just about a Chinese dissident, or even the millions of anti-CCP followers asking for justice. This is a test of the U.S. government to see if we will address the CCP’s infiltration of our own government and restore the fair and equal principles of the Rule of Law.
Author: Kelly John Walker is an American statesman, writer, branding professional, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of FreedomTalk, host of FreedomTalk TV, and a freelance writer.