Kellyanne Conway had one secret meeting that had all hell breaking loose

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Kellyanne Conway is one of Donald Trump’s closest advisors.

But now she is in some hot water.

And Kellyanne Conway had one secret meeting that had all hell breaking loose.

Kellyanne Conway secretly lobbies Congress on behalf of TikTok

TikTok isn’t some innocent video-sharing app where Americans watch cute videos of people dancing.

Critics contend it’s a Communist Chinese spy app that transmits Americans’ personal data to the Chinese government.

TikTok is owned by ByteDance which is based in Communist China.

Any company based in China is an extension of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). 

The House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed a bill on a 50-0 vote to force ByteDance to sell TikTok if it wants to operate the app in the United States.

But ahead of a floor vote in the House of Representatives, former Trump White House advisor Kellyanne Conway is being paid to lobby Republicans against a TikTok ban.

“Kellyanne Conway, the former senior Trump aide, is being paid by the conservative Club for Growth to advocate for TikTok in Congress and has had at least 10 meetings with lawmakers in recent months about the app, according to three people familiar with the meetings,” POLITICO reports.

Conway defends lobbying against ban of Communist Chinese spy app 

In a statement to POLITICO, Conway claimed “alienating 170 million monthly U.S. users,” was “draconian” and “ill-advised.” 

Conway claimed there were other ways to confront Communist China.

“If you want to hold China accountable, why are you starting with TikTok, and not the origins of the COVID crisis, the fentanyl crisis, the persecution of Uyghurs, and the vulnerability of Taiwan,” Conway added.

“Why would the GOP wish to be seen as the party of ‘bans’ when Biden is the one banning things: gas stoves, fossil fuels, menthol cigarettes, and vapes?” Conway continued.

One of the people familiar with the matter said Conway has shared with lawmakers the results of polls she conducted for Club for Growth that showed almost half of independent voters would be less likely to vote for a candidate who bans the app, while a plurality of Republican users, 40 percent, said the same.

Billionaire Jeff Yass makes his influence felt 

Billionaire GOP donor Jeff Yass owns a 15 percent stake in ByteDane.

He’s also a megadonor to Republican candidates and groups like the Club for Growth.

Conservatives worry Yass’ financial influence is leading Conway and the Club for Growth to advocate for a policy position that actively harms the United States.

ByteDance would stand to make potentially up to one hundred billion dollars on a sale of TikTok.

Critics argued the fact that the company is passing on that financial windfall shows their real interest in using the app to collect personal information on behalf of the Communist Chinese.

TikTok was able to whip up an astroturf campaign of users pressuring Congress by pushing content out to them that the U.S. government wanted to ban their favorite app.

The deluge of phone calls to Congress only served to prove the point that TikTok was dangerous because Communist China could manipulate the app’s algorithm to push fake news such as the next version of the Russia collusion hoax to 170 million Americans in the hopes of meddling in the election outcome.

Or the app could bombard Americans with propaganda and psyops should the United States ever go to war with Communist China which could sap the will to fight or deceive Americans about what’s really happening on the battlefield.

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