After it was revealed that Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) a longtime member the Senate Intelligence Committee, had an alleged Chinese spy as a chauffeur, President Donald J Trump tweeted asking the senior senator if she was going to now investigate herself.
“Dianne is the person leading our Nation on ‘Collusion’ with Russia (only done by Dems). Will she now investigate herself?” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“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,” Politico reported on July 27.
In response to Trump’s tweet, Sen. Feinstein stated that the FBI had told her five years ago that China was seeking to recruit a member of her staff and she made sure the employee left her office immediately.
“The FBI told me 5 years ago it had concerns that China was seeking to recruit an administrative member of my Calif staff (despite no access to sensitive information). I took those concerns seriously, learned the facts and made sure the employee left my office immediately,” Sen. Feinstein wrote on Twitter.
Trump, who has been accused of colluding with Russia, has repeatedly asked on Twitter why he wasn’t warned by either the FBI or Justice Department that they were investigating former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort.
"As only one of two people left who could become President, why wouldn't the FBI or Department of 'Justice' have told me that they were secretly investigating Paul Manafort (on charges that were 10 years old and had been previously dropped) during my campaign? Should have told me!” Trump wrote in a June tweet.
In August, Trump again questioned why the government didn’t tell him that Paul Manafort, who had worked for other prominent political leaders, was under investigation:
"Paul Manafort worked for Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other highly prominent and respected political leaders. He worked for me for a very short time. Why didn’t government tell me that he was under investigation. (sic) These old charges have nothing to do with Collusion — a Hoax!"
Sen. Feinstein has served on the Senate Intelligence Committee for 17 years, dating back to 2001. While Feinstein was serving as Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, she was employing an alleged Chinese spy. Feinstein, however, has asserted that this alleged spy had “no access to sensitive information.”