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Sen Feinstein Leaks Kavanaugh Accuser, Blames Media | Sep 20 2018

Dianne Feinstein: ‘Twas The Media That Outed Kavanaugh’s Accuser

|| HotAir

“Is that right? The way DiFi puts it here, you would think Christine Blasey Ford’s name appeared like a bolt from the blue in the pages of the Washington Post on Sunday afternoon. In reality, the press had spent the previous 72 hours murmuring about a mysterious letter in Feinstein’s possession that may or may not contain a serious allegation against Kavanaugh. No one would say what the letter alleged but the Intercept knew that Feinstein knew something about it. BuzzFeed also knew that Feinstein knew something. Under pressure, Feinstein herself announced that she had finally referred the matter to the FBI. After sitting on it for two months. Six days before the Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote.

All of which is a long way of asking: Who do you suppose it was that tipped the media to Ford’s accusations, putting them in a position to “out” her at the eleventh hour?

Democrats outed her. Maybe not Feinstein personally or someone acting at her behest, but someone in the Capitol high enough up the chain to have known Ford’s name. (Given that the Intercept and BuzzFeed are both online-only outlets, I’d guess the leaker trended younger.) And the very obvious reason they did so was because they were frustrated that Feinstein had held this weapon for two months and never used it, even during the closed session of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, leaving him on track to join the Court before the end of the month. A liberal, possibly on Feinstein’s own staff, shoved Ford into the spotlight for reasons of political expedience. Feinstein can babble all she likes about respecting the privacy of victims but them’s the facts.

Also, not to nitpick, but no one “outed” Ford. Unless I missed something, at no point did any media outlet reveal her identity against her wishes. She chose to speak on the record to WaPo over the weekend after Ronan Farrow and outlets like BuzzFeed came knocking, believing that someone *would* end up revealing her name against her wishes before long. But no one (I think) actually did so before the WaPo story came out. Whether Democrats might have been so frantic to stop Kavanaugh that they would have forced Ford’s name into print if she had declined to speak up this past weekend is a fascinating what-if. Probably they would have — which seems to have been Ford’s conclusion too. Again, so much for the privacy of victims.”

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Sen Dianne Feinstein had a Chinese Communist Spy on her Staff | Aug 02 2018

Feinstein had a Chinese spy connection she didn’t know about — her Chinese limo driver

|| SFGate

“A staffer in U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s San Francisco office was fired a few years back after being linked to Chinese spying in the Bay Area.

According to a Politico Magazine story on Silicon Valley espionage, the Feinstein staffer was suspected of providing political intelligence — but nothing classified — to his handlers, with one former intelligence official telling author Zach Dorfman that the suspected informant was “run” by officials based at the local Chinese Consulate.

A local source who knew about the incident confirmed to us that the FBI showed up at Feinstein’s office in Washington, D.C., about five years ago to alert the then-chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee that her driver was being investigated for possible Chinese spying.

Besides driving her around when she was in California, the staffer also served as gofer in her San Francisco office and as a liaison to the Asian American community, even attending Chinese Consulate functions for the senator.

According to our source, the intrigue started years earlier when the staffer took a trip to Asia to visit relatives and was befriended by someone who continued to stay in touch with him on subsequent visits.

That someone was connected with the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of State Security.

“He didn’t even know what was happening — that he was being recruited,” says our source. “He just thought it was some friend.”

The FBI apparently concluded the driver hadn’t revealed anything of substance.

“They interviewed him, and Dianne forced him to retire, and that was the end of it,” says our source.

“None of her staff ever knew what was going on,” the source added. “They just kept it quiet.”

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Question: Did Feinstein ‘collude’ with the Chinese Government or was she simply ‘asleep at the wheel?’

Either way, she needs to hang it up and retire. We can’t afford such incompetence from a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee employed a Chinese spy?

Kushner Family Conflict of Interest Luring Chinese Investors with Citizenship EB-5 Visas | May 07, 2017

Kushner family ‘hopes to lure wealthy Chinese investors to the US if they invest $500,000 in their development projects with the promise of American visas’

|| Daily Mail UK

The program allows foreign investors a path to citizenship in exchange for investments of at least $500,000 in U.S. development projects

“The Kushner family is reportedly hoping to lure wealthy Chinese investors to the United States with the promise of American visas if they invest $500,000 in their property develop projects.

Nicole Kushner Meyer, the sister to White House adviser Jared Kushner, spoke at an event on Saturday in Beijing where she was marketing a property owned by their family in New Jersey.

She made a pitch to attract $150million in financing for the housing development known as One Journal Square, a $976.4 million project that’s currently underway, to the more than 100 Chinese investors who attended the event at the Ritz-Carlton, CNN reported.

The money would be provided though EB-5, a government program that provides foreign investors a path to citizenship in exchange for investments of at least $500,000 in U.S. development projects, according to The New York Times.

The company has stated about 15 per cent of the nearly $1billion project will be funded through the EB-5 program.

The tagline on a brochure for the event on Saturday reads: ‘Invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States.’

The potential investors were advised to invest as soon as possible in case visa rules are changed under President Donald Trump’s administration.

‘Invest early, and you will invest under the old rules,’ one speaker said.

Trump has taken a strong anti-immigration stance and has promised to severely tighten the use of work visas. In addition, the EB-5 program has faced criticism by members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.

Some lawmakers claim the program sells citizenship to high-income foreigners. “

….Continue reading more @ Daily Mail UK

Dianne Feinstein Says She Has Not Seen Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion

|| Daily Caller

“A top Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she has yet to see evidence of collusion between Donald Trump advisers and the Russian government.

“Do you have evidence that there was in fact collusion between Trump associates and Russia during the campaign?” CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked California Sen. Dianne Feinstein during an interview on Wednesday.

“Not at this time,” she responded.

“Well, that’s a pretty precise answer,” Blitzer said.

On Tuesday, Feinstein and her committee colleagues were briefed at CIA headquarters about Russia’s meddling in the presidential campaign.

Earlier on Wednesday, Feinstein attended a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where FBI Director James Comey was pressed about the investigation. He provided few updates about the Trump-Russia probe.”

…Continue reading more @ Daily Caller