Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) reportedly had a Chinese spy infiltrate her office for some 20 years.
According to reports from Politico and The San Francisco Chronicle, the mole from the communist government served as Feinstein’s driver, an office gofer, a liaison to the Asian-American community, and even attended Chinese consulate functions on behalf of the senator.
Feinstein allegedly had no idea that the man was spy for some two decades, and only found out via the FBI five years ago. She was apparently “mortified” by the shocking news and reportedly forced the spy into resignation, but neglected to tell her staff of the revelation.
Jeff Harp, a former FBI agent and security analyst for KPIX 5, noted Feinstein’s close ties to the intelligence community and said he was unsurprised by the infiltration. “Think about Diane Feinstein and what she had access to,” Harp said. “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.”
“They also have an interest in the economy here. How to get political influence here,” added Harp. “What’s being developed in Silicon Valley that has dual-use technology. All of that is tied to the Bay Area.”