On top of her McCarthyite smear of Judge Kavanaugh, she’s closely tied to both Chinese and Russian operations in the United States.
To date, only one fairly obscure member of Congress has asked our intel people—in this case, the FBI–to look into the alarming case of a Chinese agent becoming her office manager and personal chauffeur. An excerpt from Rep. Jim Banks’ letter to FBI Director Wray:
It has recently come to light that U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the former chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, employed a staff member who was using his position to secretly report information to the Ministry of State Security in China. Given the type of information Senator Feinstein had access to and China’s position as a top foreign adversary of the United States, this revelation is alarming.
The Chinese agent is apparently working without annoyance in California. Feinstein is running for reelection. I wonder if he is planning to vote for her.
Banks asked for an investigation and a briefing. That was last month, and I haven’t seen anything since. Have you? Yet the “news” is chock-a-block with thousands of column inches on an unknown event alleged by an unknown woman who claims it happened when she and Judge Kavanaugh were in high school 35-40 years ago.
This is a good way to measure how little Chinese espionage matters to the nation’s law enforcers and opinion makers. Well, of course, and we all know why: nobody is accusing Trump of colluding with Beijing.
Funny world. So many things are backwards. We have apparently hard evidence of Chinese espionage in the office of the number one senator on the Senate Intelligence Committee—the FBI told her about it five years ago, and she did nothing (nor did the bureau)—but nobody seems concerned. Meanwhile, there is no evidence of any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, yet half the world constantly frets about “it.”
Feinstein is also part of the Russian story. After British former spy Christopher Steele was fired for his misleading “dossier” on Trump and the Russians, he continued work for Democrat-paid lobbyists to provide (dis)information to the bureau. One of his prime contacts was Daniel Jones, as Sean Davis reported:
New evidence suggests that a former top staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) may be directing the post-election efforts of Fusion GPS, a Democrat-linked political opposition research firm, to vindicate a series of memos alleging illegal collusion between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian officials.
Congressional documents and recently leaked texts between Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and a registered foreign agent for a Russian aluminum oligarch indicate that Daniel J. Jones is intimately involved with ongoing efforts to retroactively validate a series of salacious and unverified memos produced by Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence agent, and Fusion GPS.
So Feinstein employed a Chinese agent, who is apparently free and clear. And her former top staffer was—and perhaps still is—paying Fusion GPS to link with Steele to promulgate nonsense to the FBI. One begins to wonder some things:
1. Is she making money out of this? Sean Davis has written that Daniel Jones raised fifty million dollars for his Russian project, and the Chinese agent was being paid from Beijing. Did any of that money end up in Feinstein ventures, or in her husband’s activities in China?
2. Why, after learning that her staffer/chauffeur was an agent of an enemy regime, did she keep him on the payroll and within easy listening distance?
3. Why did she fail to inform colleagues and investigators of her close ties with Daniel Jones?
And finally, does anybody do any counterintelligence in this town? Or is that only when Republicans are involved?
Actually, there are Republicans, or at least one, Senator Richard Burr, who passionately pursued General Michael Flynn, who are inclined to join the lynch mob. Burr is blessedly retiring; let’s hope his replacement is better.