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FBI dealing with alleged Feinstein spy spurs claims double standard with trump campaign

The FBI sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. said, On the left, that a member of its staff was under investigation for allegations that he investigated were providing intelligence to the Chinese government, but do not notify, then-candidate Donald Trump, right, members of his campaign.

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The revelations sen Dianne Feinstein, the Ex-drivers and helpers to feel was by the FBI, allegedly as a Chinese spy, boosted the claims of a double standard in terms of how the Bureau of the suspicion of the Russian coordination with the trump campaign treated.

The California Democrat, in a statement last week, said the FBI told her his concerns in relation to the employees in your office in San Francisco know, five years ago. Feinstein said she displaces the employee, “immediately.”

The re-issues under the President of Trump’s allies on the bureau’s approach in 2016 to suspicions in respect of his campaign helpers’ potential Russian relations. In one case, the FBI informed Feinstein, in the other, the office was to use an informant and surveillance ensures you get information on the Trump campaign.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., already who has a staunch Trump defender in the entire Federal probe values in the Russian interference and possible collusion with his campaign, complained that Feinstein and Trump were handled differently.

“The defensive briefing, like the one that Senator Feinstein, is a typical response to such situations,” Nunes said in a statement to Fox News. “The refusal of the Trump campaign is a defensive briefing, and instead of the opening of a vast counter-intelligence investigation of American citizens, is one of many alarming way that the intelligence for executives dramatically from the usual procedure in your trump campaign investigation.”

The FBI allegedly Feinstein, then-Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee informed about the spying allegations. The alleged spy was used as Feinstein driver in California, but also took on additional tasks in the office, such as working as a link to the countries of the Asian-American community in California.

The employee allegedly visited the Chinese Consulate events on behalf of the senator, and was allegedly recruited after he became friends with someone from China Ministry of state security.

“Five years ago, the FBI has shared with me, it had concerns that the company was seeking an administrative member of my California staff potentially, to provide the Chinese government’s information,” Feinstein said in a statement. “He was not a Snitch, or a spy, but someone who thought a foreign intelligence service, it could recruit.”

Feinstein said the FBI “reviewed the matter” and “shared his concerns”. The employee has been removed.

“He had never said access to classified information or confidential information or legal issues,” Feinstein. “The FBI informed me of any compromise of national security information.”

The Wall Street Journal editorial board wrote this week that the question of “what the FBI said to tell Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Trump.”

“The question, Mr. should Trump, is not said why the Bureau treated him as a potential President with the same usual courtesy,” the editorial. “The FBI claimed it had concerns from the spring of 2016, the low-level Trump’s campaign staff Carter Page and George Papadopoulos were in collusion with the Russians. But, instead of the trump campaign, the usual defensive briefing, the FBI launched an unprecedented counter-espionage investigations in a presidential campaign, running informants against him, and procurement monitoring.”

The FBI is not on declined to comment on why Trump was the same kind of briefing as Feinstein when the investigation began, and when the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act were guaranteed the opposite side.

But retired FBI special agent and a former national spokesman John Iannarelli, who worked at the FBI at the time of the investigation in the Feinstein staffer explained specifically for the case that the difference in the bureau procedures on the basis of the narrow scope of the case.

“The Feinstein investigation was very tight, in the sense of who her target was, considering that the Trump investigation seems to be much wider,” Ianarelli Fox News, listing page, Papadopoulos, the former trump campaign, said Chairman Paul Manafort, a former campaign staffer Rick Gates.

He also suggests that the FBI is familiar Feinstein with the information. “If you are conducting a public corruption investigation, if you are looking for someone who will work for the official but have nothing to show that the official is involved, you can said inform to prevent the officials that the investigation will not be damaged,” Iannarelli.

Over the weekend, Trump Feinstein blasted for a “Chinese spy” in your office for “20 years.”

“The leader of the Russia investigation, and Dianne Feinstein, had a Chinese spy, how to be your driver for 20 years,” Trump said during a rally in Ohio. “And leads them to the Russian witch hunt. This is not something? And then she says to me, ” What did you know about this and that?’ Give me a break.”

It is unclear what is meant by Trump, if with respect to Feinstein as “the leader” of the Russian probe, but the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Feinstein serves as a high-ranking member, is, by his own investigation into the Russian agreement.

The President also blasted Feinstein on Twitter last week, to ask whether the senator would “explore themselves.”

…Dianne is the person, the our Nation on “agreements” with Russia (by Dems). You are now going to examine yourself? https://t.co/OG6l04bBwg

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 4. August 2018

Feinstein fired back.

“The FBI told me 5 years ago it was fears that China tweeted seeking to recruit an administrative member of my Calif staff (despite no access to sensitive information),” Feinstein. “I took this seriously, learned the facts and made sure that the employee left my office, immediately.”

She added: “Compare that with your actions: the attack on the FBI and the refusal of the advice of your national security team. SAD! I appreciated then, and now the diligent work of our law enforcement and intelligence services and was in the best interest of the country. Give it a try!”

(2/2) Compare that to your actions: the attack on the FBI and the refusal of the advice of your national security team. SAD! I appreciated then, and now the diligent work of our law enforcement and intelligence services and was in the best interest of the country. Give it a try!

— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@Mustard, Einstein) 4. August 2018

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.

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