When the news first broke that an alleged Russian spy worked for the National Rifle Association, it was shared by nearly every mainstream media outlet. So, you would expect the same thing to happen when it is discovered a Democrat Senator employed a Chinese spy for more than 20 years? Right?
The Daily Caller recently reported that a former, longtime staffer of California Senator Dianne Feinstein was relaying information to Chinese intelligence services.
According to the report, the staffer was an Office Director (formerly believed to just be a driver) and worked for 20 years in Feinstein’s San Francisco office. He also served as a staff liaison to the Asian-American community, the Daily Caller reports.
From the report:
All the details of a former, longtime Sen. Dianne Feinstein staffer who’s accused of relaying information to Chinese intelligence services while working for the California Democrat point to Russell Lowe, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has determined.
The alleged spy attended a number of “Chinese consulate functions for the senator” before he was fired from Feinstein’s office nearly five years ago, per the Daily Caller.
Lowe also worked alongside other top politicians:
Lowe joined then-San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and other California politicians at a farewell reception hosted by the Chinese consul in March 2013.
Lowe and six other attendees “awarded proclamations in recognition of Consul General Gao’s contributions to the friendly cooperation between China and Bay area cities,” according to the consulate’s event recap.
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Lowe now works with the Education for Social Justice Foundation, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that says it’s focused on “educating the public on the Japanese military’s ‘comfort women’ system, which forced over 200,000 girls and women from at least 13 Asian countries into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army before and during WWII.”
While Feinstein’s office failed to respond to certain questions from the Daily Caller, they provided a statement saying the FBI cautioned them on the alleged spy. The office also denied that he was indeed a spy.
“Five years ago the FBI informed me it had concerns that an administrative member of my California staff was potentially being sought out by the Chinese government to provide information. He was not a mole or a spy, but someone who a foreign intelligence service thought it could recruit,” Feinstein said in the statement, the Daily Caller reports.
“The FBI reviewed the matter, shared its concerns with me and the employee immediately left my office. He never had access to classified or sensitive information or legislative matters. The FBI never informed me of any compromise of national security information.”
As Politico Magazine reported on July 27, spying from Russians and Chinese intelligence services is even common on the West Coast.
“Foreign spies have been showing up uninvited to San Francisco and Silicon Valley for a very long time,” the Politico report said. “According to former U.S. intelligence officials, that’s true today more than ever.”
And, “In fact, they warn—especially because of increasing Russian and Chinese aggressiveness, and the local concentration of world-leading science and technology firms—there’s a full-on epidemic of espionage on the West Coast right now. And even more worrisome, many of its targets are unprepared to deal with the growing threat.”
China, in particular, served their interests by conducting political espionage within Feinstein’s office, Politico reported:
China, for example, is certainly out to steal U.S. technology secrets, noted former intelligence officials, but it also is heavily invested in traditional political intelligence gathering, influence and perception-management operations in California. Former intelligence officials told me that Chinese intelligence once recruited a staff member at a California office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the source reported back to China about local politics. At the Aspen Security Forum last week, FBI director Chris Wray acknowledged the threat Chinese spying in particular poses, saying, “China from a counterintelligence perspective represents the broadest, most pervasive, most threatening challenge we face as a country.”
President Trump responded to the news over social media, tweeting: “Dianne is the person leading our Nation on ‘Collusion’ with Russia (only done by Dems). Will she now investigate herself?”
…Dianne is the person leading our Nation on “Collusion” with Russia (only done by Dems). Will she now investigate herself? https://t.co/OG6l04bBwg
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018
Some other people on Twitter expressed outrage over learning about the incident:
FEINSTEIN WAS HEAD OF SENATE INTELLIGENCE AND DID NOT KNOW HER CHINESE DRIVER WAS A SPY FOR 20 YEARS? WHAT STATE SECRETS WERE STOLEN? WHY NO SPECIAL PROSECUTOR? https://t.co/m9KQb9g6G6
— Michael Savage (@ASavageNation) August 7, 2018
Finally Mueller has found evidence of a foreign spy. Oh wait…
That’s was Diane Feinstein‘s Chinese driver.
— Lori Hendry (@Lrihendry) August 7, 2018
It looks like this guy was Feinstein’s aide, not her chauffeur. Meaning she consulted with a spy from Red China on policy. Looks like collusion, walks like collusion, quacks like collusion. Or is it Alzheimer’s? pic.twitter.com/n5eugTLNMW
— Otto Matsch (@MatschOtto) August 7, 2018
There was a ten min unproductive meeting at Trump tower set up by Fusion GPS. Contrast that with 20 year infiltration by the Chinese into Feinstein’s office.
— NYCMAGA ❌ (@NYCMAGA) August 7, 2018
they wont worry about Feinstein they are to busy trying to bring down trump !😡
— #walkaway (@veterans2020) August 7, 2018