Brendan Daly used to be the Communications Director for Nancy Pelosi; he was also a political appointee of the Obama administration.
Now, according to the National Pulse, he’s a registered foreign agent. Not only that, he’s a foreign agent that provided so-called “strategic counsel” to the CCP’s China Central Television Network, which is a regime media outlet. Yet worse, that “strategic counsel” was related to helping the CCP’s propaganda outlet expand into the US.
Yes, you read that right. At least according to the National Pulse, Mr. Daly, a former Pelosi staffer, was paid to help the CCP spread its propagandistic tentacles into the US.
Specifically, according to a 2012 filing required by the Foreign Agent Registration Act, Mr. Daly, in his role at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, “was to work with CCTV America to communicate to the American public that CCTV America will provide compelling, comprehensive, and balanced news programming from an Asian perspective that is relevant to a global audience.”
Further, it’s not like he didn’t know what he was doing. According to the same report, the network Daly was lobbying for was described in these words:
“China Central Television is the national television station of the People’s Republic of China. CCTV America is the bureau located in Washington DC. CCTV falls under the supervision of the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television which is in turn subordinate to the State Council of the People’s Republic Of China.
Daly knew it was “subordinate to the State Council of the People’s Republic of China,” yet he chose to work for it anyway.
The National Pulse provides more details on the CCP-controlled outlet and Daly’s relationship with it, saying:
Ogilvy [the lobbying group Daly was working for] would provide CCTV with comprehensive support, including “influencer engagement” and “media relations support,” to achieve the “overall message that CCTV Americas is the source for business news in and with China, with credentialed, experienced and trusted journalists doing in-depth stories and reporting.”
“We are excited about the prospect of working with you to help establish CCTV Americas as the program to watch to succeed in an interconnected global economy,” the email concludes.
CCTV has been identified by Freedom House think tank as a “long-standing weapon in Beijing’s arsenal of repression” whose mission “is to attack designated enemies of the Communist Party,” chiefly the U.S.
And what were the 30 pieces of silver Ogilvy and Daly were handed for working for the CCP? $15,000 a month for three months. For $45,000 they sold out their country to the CCP propagandists.
Nor was his time as a CCP lobbyist the end of Daly’s career. Again according to The National Pulse:
after his Ogilvy tenure, he went back to the federal government as a political appointee of former President Barack Obama to serve as Director of Public Affairs for the Department of Energy and Spokesperson for Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
So, he went back and forth between leftist politicians and the CCP. What other leftist bureaucrats are doing the same?