Trump talks about Chicom spy working for Sen. Feinstein
President Trump ridiculed Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein Saturday night for allowing a Chinese spy on her staff, questioning why she is “leading the Russia investigation” into possible collusion with the Trump campaign.Feinstein is facing a radical leftist in her reelection bid in November. Whether the spy episode ill hurt her is an open question. If she were facing a more conservative opponent it probably would. Trump's point is that the Russians are not the only meddling foreigners.
“The leader of the Russia investigation, Dianne Feinstein, had a Chinese spy as her driver for 20 years,” Mr. Trump told a campaign audience in central Ohio. “And she’s leading the Russian ‘witch hunt.’ Isn’t that something? And then she says to me, ‘What did you know about this and that?’ Give me a break.”
News reports surfaced late this week that Chinese intelligence officials had once recruited a staffer in Ms. Feinstein’s San Francisco office to report back to them on local politics. She fired the staffer years ago.
Ms. Feinstein serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has been investigating allegations of Russian collusion with Trump aides in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Mr. Trump said the episode shows that Russia isn’t the only foreign power spying on the U.S.
“Not only China, it’s a lot of people,” he said. “And we’ve got to stop it. We’ve got to stop meddling, we’ve got to stop everybody from attacking us. But there are a lot. Russia’s there, China’s there. We’re doing well with North Korea, but they’re probably there [spying]. We’ve got to stop everybody. And I like Dianne Feinstein. But I don’t like the fact that she had a Chinese spy driving her, and she didn’t know it.”