If Trump says it, you know Democrats are going to criticize it.
So, it was no surprise that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said goodbye to former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coates by attacking Trump’s new nomination for the role, Rep. John Ratcliffe.
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Sen. Feinstein is only trying to obstruct Trump from being able to move forward in this administration.
After Dan Coats resigned as DNI, Trump immediately nominated Ratcliffe.
While tearing apart his resume, Feinstein belittles Ratcliffe’s time as mayor and completely eliminated his stint as a U.S. Attorney, a position that is very relevant to this position.
She stated: “By law, this position requires ‘extensive national security expertise.’ Congressman Ratcliffe appears to lack the experience needed for the job.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, on John Ratcliffe’s nomination to DNI:
“By law, this position requires ‘extensive national security expertise.’ Congressman Ratcliffe appears to lack the experience needed for the job.” pic.twitter.com/527AbgfoVH
— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) July 30, 2019
While Feinstein sits on the House Intelligence Committee, we could easily question her ability to hold that position.
Something that has been kept rather quiet by the media is the fact Feinstein had a Chinese spy infiltrate her organization for two decades.
Feinstein was first elected to the Senate in 1992. In 2013, it was revealed that a man working on her staff since 1993 had been working as a spy for the Chinese government.
Additionally, there are some huge question marks regarding ethics. Feinstein is married to investment banker Richard Blum. It is well documented that Blum has made millions of dollars through financial interests in China.
Does anyone really believe that both a Chinese spy and lucrative income tied to the Chinese are a coincidence? This is a dangerous woman that is typical of the problems we have in D.C. and someone that is not to be trusted.
Point being, we can take her criticisms of Ratcliffe and file them appropriately because Feinstein is the LAST person that should ever be discussing intelligence or national security.