As president Trump is targeted in an unending investigation for allegedly “colluding with Russia” to steal the 2016 election – an obviously fake charge ginned up only after he won – one of the most influential Democrats in the last three decades had a communist Chinese government spy as her top aide for 20 years.
Even worse, this was known 5 years ago when the aide was fired or resigned (no report on how his employment ended), but nothing was said, i.e., there was and is a cover-up since it involved a Democrat.
Just imagine if Trump or George W. Bush had had such an aide. There would be media armageddon. But we can rest assured that this story will disappear quickly since the Democrat is the beloved and very liberal and powerful US senator Dianne Feinstein of California.
It shouldn’t disappear. Feinstein was once the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and has had access to reams of classified material over many years since she entered the US Senate in 1993. Otherwise why would she be targeted by China in a 20-year campaign?
It gets worse. The agent’s name was Russell Lowe and he was listed on Feinstein’s payroll as an “office director”. This is a much more important job than the original report that said that Lowe was just her “driver” and a ‘gofer’.
Get this… Lowe is still in San Francisco working with something called the Education for Social Justice Foundation, a nonprofit.
The Senate should investigate Lowe and Feinstein too. KPIX 5 CBS in San Francisco reports:
New details emerged Wednesday about how a mole for the government of communist China managed to stay by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s side for nearly 20 years.
It happened five years ago, but additional information is just surfacing about how the Bay Area senator’s office was infiltrated by a Chinese spy.
The Bay Area is a hotbed for Russian and Chinese espionage. Late last year, the feds shut down the Russian consulate in San Francisco
… Now, all eyes are on Chinese intelligence in the Bay Area after the website Politico reported last week that a staffer for Senator Feinstein turned out to be a Chinese spy who reported back to (Chinese) government officials about local (US) politics.
The column revealed that the Chinese spy was Feinstein’s driver who also served as a gofer in her Bay Area office and was a liaison to the Asian-American community.
He even attended Chinese consulate functions for the senator.
Feinstein — who was Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee at the time — was reportedly mortified when the FBI told her she’d be infiltrated.
Investigators reportedly concluded the driver hadn’t leaked anything of substance and Feinstein forced him to retire.
OK, so there you go… “investigators” concluded that the Lowe “hadn’t leaked anything of substance”.
Who says? There is absolutely no way to know this. This is a total cover-up by the Deep State and its media friends in favor of a Democrat. KPIX also reported:
(Agent) Harp ran counter espionage for the FBI in the Bay Area. He said in addition to traditional political intel and diplomatic secrets, Bay Area spies are often focused on things like R&D, technology and trade secrets.
“They also have an interest in the economy here. How to get political influence here,” said Harp. “What’s being developed in Silicon Valley that has dual-use technology. All of that is tied to the Bay Area.”
Oh, gee. Do you think? Meanwhile The Gateway Pundit, a conservative website that is looking into this travesty, reported about the details which involve financial cronyism since Feinstein’s husband is a businessman with extensive investments in China:
Feinstein traveled to China several times with her husband … Since 1995, Feinstein has made three visits to confer with senior government officials in Beijing. (Her husband businessman Richard) Blum has accompanied her each time at his own expense and has attended many of her meetings with President Jiang Zemin and other top Chinese leaders–an unusual degree of access for a private businessman.
… The Chinese spy mysteriously appeared on the scene in 1993 just ONE YEAR after Feinstein was elected to the Senate in 1992. Coincidence? We think not.
Feinstein’s husband’s investments in China have dogged the Senator for decades.
In fact, federal investigators detected that the Chinese government was trying to win favors with Feinstein–the FBI warned Dianne Feinstein in the mid-90’s that China was trying to improperly influence her through illegal campaign contributions, reported the LA Times.
Shocking but expected. Democrats have a longstanding habit of using their political positions to better themselves financially, often by dealing with nations that are hostile to America. Who could forget the scandal about Chinese government money making its way into the re-election campaign of Bill Clinton in 1996. In that case some people went to jail and others fled the country but the bigger implications of the case were never discussed in the American media. The LA Times reported:
On Capitol Hill, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has emerged as one of the staunchest proponents of closer U.S. relations with China, fighting for permanent most-favored-nation trading status for Beijing.
At the same time, far from the spotlight, Feinstein’s husband, Richard C. Blum, has expanded his private business interests in China–to the point that his firm is now a prominent investor inside the communist nation.
For years, Feinstein and Blum have insisted that they maintained a solid “firewall” between her role as an influential foreign policy player and his career as a private investor overseas.
But such closely coinciding interests are highly unusual for major figures in public life in Washington. And now, as controversy heats up over improper foreign influence in the U.S. political process, the effectiveness of the firewall between those interests could be called into question.
On Thursday, after he was interviewed by The Times about his China business, Blum announced that he will donate future profits from his personal investments there to his nonprofit foundation to help Tibetan refugees. “This should remove any perception that I, in any way, shape or form benefit from or influence my wife’s position on China as a U.S. senator,” Blum said.
Oh, sure. This Tibetan refugee deal is the flimsiest diversion imaginable and the media will swallow it whole and move on as they focus obsessively on president Trump and Russia. China will wink and continue to coddle Blum. The Gateway Pundit reports:
In (1993), when Feinstein entered the Senate, Blum’s interests in China amounted to one project worth less than $500,000, according to her financial disclosure reports. But since then, his financial activities in the country have increased.
In the last year, a Blum investment firm paid $23 million for a stake in a Chinese government-owned steel enterprise and acquired sizable interests in the leading producers of soybean milk and candy in China. Blum’s firm, Newbridge Capital Ltd., received an important boost from a $10-million investment by the International Finance Corp., an arm of the World Bank. Experts said that IFC backing typically confers legitimacy and can help attract other investors.
This is a blatant case of national security negligence. We need to know the truth about what Feinstein really knew, and her real interaction with Lowe. Her husband needs to be called before Congress too. This whole affair stinks in every way, shape and form. Here’s more from The Gateway Pundit:
Richard Blum’s biggest investment which was an estimated $300-million stake in Northwest Airlines would profit from China’s emergence as an economic power, reported the LA Times in a 1997 article. Blum made MILLIONS off his Chinese interests after Feinstein was elected to the Senate:
Blum’s biggest investment, an estimated $300-million stake in Northwest Airlines, is poised to gain from China’s emergence as an economic power. Northwest operates the only nonstop service from the United States to any city in China. Blum earned in excess of $1 million from his Northwest holdings in 1995, according to Feinstein’s financial report.
The potential for conflict between Feinstein’s and Blum’s parallel China interests increased after Feinstein was elected to the Senate in 1992 and Blum formed Newbridge in 1994 with more than $100 million provided by various investors who had to put up a minimum of $1 million to participate.
“Here’s a more recent connection between Sen Feinstein and #China the press has ignored. ZTE, the heavily sanctioned Chinese telecom company that paid a $1bn fine to the US, hired its first in-house lobbyist in ’11 — none other than a former Feinstein aide,” noted Benjamin Weingarten, a contributor for The Federalist.