Dianne Feinstein Was Warned About Chinese Bribes and Infiltration in 1990s — When She Hired Her Chinese Driver Spy
Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein
New details were released this week on how California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein had a Communist Chinese spy by her side for nearly 20 years.
The San Francisco Chronicle claims none of her staff ever knew what was going on and just kept the story quiet.
Feinstein reportedly ‘found out’ that her staffer was a Chinese spy in 2013–while she was the Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
That’s right–the CHAIRMAN of the Senate Intel Committee had a Chinese spy working for her for 20 years and she supposedly didn’t know.
Another strange coincidence? Feinstein’s 3rd husband whom she married in 1980, Richard Blum is DEEPLY and PERSONALLY connected to China as a prominent investor.
Feinstein traveled to China several times with her husband and even bragged to an LA Times reporter about being the first foreigner to visit mass murderer, Mao Tse-tung’s old residence where he died.
Since 1995, Feinstein has made three visits to confer with senior government officials in Beijing. 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.
On their trip to China in January of last year, Blum accompanied Feinstein to dinner with Jiang in the exclusive leaders’ enclave, Zhongnanhai.
“We had dinner in Zhongnanhai in Mao Tse-tung’s old residence in the room where he died. We were told that we were the first foreigners to see his bedroom and the swimming pool. It was a very historic moment to see some of these things,” Feinstein told a Times reporter later.
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 husbands 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.
More from the LA Times previous report:
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.
In 1992, 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.
Feinstein also claimed she was warned by the FBI 5 years ago it had concerns that China was seeking to recruit an administrative member of her California staff.
(1/2) The FBI told me 5 years ago it had concerns that China was seeking to recruit an administrative member of my Calif staff (despite no access to sensitive information). I took those concerns seriously, learned the facts and made sure the employee left my office immediately. pic.twitter.com/qpVyPanpJk
— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) August 4, 2018
Richard Blum’s investments in China ballooned after his wife Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat, was elected to the Senate in 1992.
Feinstein hired a Chinese spy in 1993 only to see her husband’s businesses flourish.
Experts on China know everything is personal there–it’s all about contacts and personal relationships.
It leaves very little doubt Dianne Feinstein accidentally hired a Chinese spy as one of her staffers then quietly retired him after
others she found out.
Dianne Feinstein and others on the corrupt Senate Intel Panel who knew about this spy should be prosecuted.