The China spy balloon was seen crossing over the St Louis metro area on Friday evening and heading towards Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
The balloon was first seen earlier in the week over Montana moving east over America.
The Biden regime admitted they were aware of the spy balloon when it entered US airspace.
China lied about the balloon in a statement on Saturday saying the balloon was a ‘civilian meteorological’ vessel.
Chinese Communist Government Releases Statement: Claims Balloon Flying Over US was Entirely an Accident
On Friday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken canceled a scheduled trip to Beijing this weekend in response to China sending a large surveillance balloon over the Northwest United States this week.
According to the US official, Blinken and Joe Biden agreed it was best to cancel the trip for the time being.
Now Bloomberg is reporting the Biden regime knew about the balloon but kept it under wraps to salvage Tony Blinken’s trip to China.
Its journey across the ocean has gripped the world’s attention and forced the top US diplomat to cancel his trip to Beijing. Its fate, as it wafts 10 miles above ground, remains uncertain — as do the delicate relations between two superpowers grasping for ways to de-escalate tensions and get talks back on track.
This account of how a balloon burst diplomacy just as Secretary of State Antony Blinken was set to travel to China and meet with President Xi Jinping is based on conversations with several officials briefed on the matter who asked to stay anonymous to discuss intelligence matters.
As it turns out, US authorities were well aware of the unidentified object that had entered American airspace on Jan. 28, that had then left and re-entered over North Idaho on Tuesday. But with such a high-profile trip at stake, keeping it on the down-low was key.
By the time the thing became visible in Montana, President Joe Biden had already been briefed and the White House was scrambling to decide whether to blast it from the sky.