Hey, remember that front page Washington Times story by Bill Gertz reporting that “China’s intelligence service gained access to a secret National Security Agency listening post in Hawaii through a Chinese-language translation service”?
Well, according to Chris Nelson, DoD officials who have read the investigation documents are calling the story “patently false” and “pure crap.”
Here is the full-text of the relevant section from the Nelson Report.
CHINA DOD SPY STORY “PATENTLY FALSE”
DOD/CHINA SPY…dramatic front page story in The Washington Times this morning claims a DOD investigation has revealed Chinese spy penetration thru a “front company” in Hawaii involved in teaching Chinese language.
Informed sources who have read the DOD investigation documents have expressed themselves in the language used in our headline…the follow-on quote actually said “pure c—p”, but we fear for various spam guards, so will be delicate about this.
Informed sources say the DOD investigation found (their paraphrase), “not surprisingly, people involved in Chinese language training do have personal contacts with Chinese from time to time. And it will not surprise you that perhaps a few of these individuals have personal relationships”.
But for the Washington Times version of the DOD report? “Patently false, it’s absolute total c—p. It’s not even close. It’s just not true that there is a PRC ‘front company’ doing translation services in Hawaii…”
OK…guess that clarifies that!