GOP Lawmaker Asks FBI: Did Chinese Spy Staffed By Feinstein Compromise Classified Intel?

Rep. Jim Banks: “While we know that the FBI approached Senator Feinstein five years ago to inform her of this threat, right now there are more questions than answers regarding this case. The American people have a right to know whether classified American intelligence has been compromised.”

Why was it kept quiet for so long?

 

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Washington Examiner:

A Republican lawmaker sent a letter Tuesday to FBI Director Chris Wray pressing for answers on whether national security was jeopardized by a staff member at a state office for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who was found to have been a Chinese spy.

“While we know that the FBI approached Senator Feinstein five years ago to inform her of this threat, right now there are more questions than answers regarding this case,” Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., wrote to Wray. “The American people have a right to know whether classified American intelligence has been compromised.”

Banks requested Wray provide him with the name of the staffer hired, the length of time the staffer was under surveillance, what type of information the Chinese Ministry of State Security received, and whether other former Feinstein employees were also under surveillance.

Recent reporting has said Chinese intelligence officials recruited a staff member at Feinstein’s San Francisco office to provide them with details on local politics. Feinstein said she was notified five years ago about the FBI’s concerns and subsequently removed the staffer.

“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,” Feinstein said in a statement earlier this month. “He was not a mole or a spy, but someone who a foreign intelligence service thought it could recruit.” More

A Democratic Senator who has access to some of the most sensitive information in the United States but has a foreign spy as an employee for 20 years.

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