Dianne Feinstein and Her Chinese Spy
For 20 years, the man who drove Dianne Feinstein around, acted as her Asian liasion, and stood in for the Senator at consulate events was a mole for the Chinese Government. A Chinese spy. When the FBI notified her five years ago, she fired him but told no one about the episode.
Sen Dianne Feinstein is a major figure in Senate Intel, Judiciary investigations into Russian meddling. Now, turns out her driver and assistant of 20 years (until around 2013) was a Chinese spy. https://t.co/iG8nTAnYrY
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 3, 2018
The report appeared in both Politico on July 27 and the San Francisco Chronicle on August 1. The man allegedly did not pass actual classified information on, which meant the FBI “couldn’t prosecute” him. He did pass “non-top-secret” information to the Chinese government.
“Think about Diane Feinstein and what she had access to,” security analyst and former FBI agent Jeff Harp told KPIX. “One, she had access to the Chinese community here in San Francisco; great amount of political influence. Two, correct me if I’m wrong, Dianne Feinstein still has very close ties to the intelligence committees there in Washington, D.C.
Other Feinstein staffers also had links to foreign intelligence. A former Feinstein staffer who worked on the Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee hired former British spy Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS after Donald Trump was elected president to “expose Russian interference.”
Is it too much to ask that any Congress person who hires a foreigner to actually check them out BEFORE they end up on staff? Feinstein was said to be “mortified” when the FBI told her. What measures did she take prior to hiring that Chinese spy?
No prosecution again- Imran Awan
It’s not surprising that Senator Feinstein had a spy on her staff. Take, for example, all the House Democrats who hired Imran Awan and his family as their IT persons. Amazingly, the DOJ agreed not to prosecute him in spite of the House findings that cybersecurity was breached. And Wasserman-Schultz refused to fire him until much later after the scandal broke. Awan was only charged with one count of bank fraud, according to the Daily Caller. No prosecution for the unauthorized access to Congressional servers and subsequent theft of that server for Imran. His relatives Abid and Jamal Awan and Hina Alvi, Natalia Sova, Rao Abbas, Hasseb Rana, and Muhammad Awan were also involved in the schemes and paid by House Democrats.
The Daily Caller stated:
“The first was the cybersecurity issues. In an April 2018 hearing spurred by the Awan case, Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko testified: “The bookend to the outside threat is the insider threat. Tremendous efforts are dedicated to protecting the House against these outside threats, however these efforts are undermined when these employees do not adhere to and thumb their nose at our information security policy, and that’s a risk in my opinion we cannot afford.”
The second was a suspected theft scheme. Wendy Anderson, a former chief of staff for Rep. Yvette Clarke, told House investigators she believed Abid was working with ex-Clarke aide Shelley Davis to steal equipment, and described coming in on a Saturday to find so many pieces of equipment, including iPods and Apple TVs, that it “looked like Christmas.”
In the hearing, Kiko described “egregious” behavior by Imran, saying the House “discovered evidence of procurement fraud and irregularities” on top of the “numerous violations of House security policies.”
“CAO’s Office of Acquisition Management detected and flagged unusual invoices originating from five shared employees who served more than 30 House offices,” Kiko said. “The invoices, as submitted, were structured in a way to avoid the House’s $500 equipment accountability threshold. Upon further investigation into the five shared employees’ activities, the House IG discovered evidence of procurement fraud and irregularities, numerous violations of House security policies, and violations of the Committee’s Shared Employee Manual, etc.”
Democrats seem to be in the business of stupidity in this day and age. It’s not Mayberry anymore.
Featured photo: screenshot of Sen. Dianne Feinstein from Face the Nation