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Feinstein Bill to Preserve NSA Phone Records Spying
« on: September 27, 2013, 02:13:19 am »
Feinstein Bill to Preserve NSA Phone Records Spying
26 September 2013
, by Chris Strohm (Bloomberg)
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2013-09-26/strange-bedfellows-may-mire-nsa-spy-limits-in-politics.html

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The Senate intelligence committee’s top Democrat and Republican are writing legislation that would leave U.S. spy programs intact, letting collection of bulk phone records on millions of Americans continue.

The bill would tweak the National Security Agency’s practices, codifying current requirements that analysts have a “reasonable, articulable suspicion” in order to search the phone records and barring surveillance of call content, Senator Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat and chairman of the intelligence panel, said during a hearing today in Washington.

The measure -- one of a flurry of legislation proposed recently by lawmakers to rein in the spy programs -- would require the NSA to publicly report statistics about its activities, as well as requiring the head of the NSA to be confirmed by the Senate, Feinstein said.

“It’s clear to me that the public has a misperception and that must be changed,” Feinstein said.

During the hearing, lawmakers were asked by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and NSA Director and Army General Keith Alexander not to damage the surveillance programs with overly-restrictive legislation, while they conceded that tweaks could be made.

Legislation is needed to address the “distrust” of the spy programs that Americans have developed since being exposed in June by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Feinstein said.

Other lawmakers on the panel have proposed legislation that would bar NSA from intercepting communications from citizens not suspected of wrongdoing.
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Re: Feinstein "Spy on thee, but not on me!"
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 10:52:12 pm »
If Spying on Senate is So Bad, Why is it OK For Them To Spy On Us?
by Ron Paul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItyFNuKLMtY#t=142

The reaction of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to last week's revelations that the CIA secretly searched Senate Intelligence Committee computers reveals much about what the elites in government think about the rest of us. "Spy on thee, but not on me!"

The hypocrisy of Sen. Feinstein is astounding. She is the biggest backer of the NSA spying on the rest of us, but when the tables are turned and her staff is the target she becomes irate. But there is more to it than that. There is an attitude in Washington that the laws Congress passes do not apply to Members. They can trample our civil liberties, they believe, but it should never affect their own freedom.


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Re: Feinstein Bill to Preserve NSA Phone Records Spying
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 04:09:59 pm »
SHOCK REPORT=> Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein Had Communist Chinese Spy in Inner Circle for Nearly 20 Years (How can she be so stupid? Fire her now.)

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/shock-report-democrat-sen-dianne-feinstein-had-communist-chinese-spy-in-inner-circle-for-nearly-20-years/



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Re: Feinstein Bill to Preserve NSA Phone Records Spying
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SHOCK REPORT=> Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein Had Communist Chinese Spy in Inner Circle for Nearly 20 Years (How can she be so stupid? Fire her now.)
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https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/shock-report-democrat-sen-dianne-feinstein-had-communist-chinese-spy-in-inner-circle-for-nearly-20-years/

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Re: Feinstein Bill to Preserve NSA Phone Records Spying
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2018, 05:10:10 pm »
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Re: Feinstein Bill to Preserve NSA Phone Records Spying
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 10:53:45 am »
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/08/01/details-chinese-spy-dianne-feinstein-san-francisco/
Details Surface About Chinese Spy Who Worked For Sen. Feinstein
August 1, 2018 at 6:51 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) ? New details emerged Wednesday about how a mole for the government of communist China managed to stay by Senator Dianne Feinstein?s side for nearly 20 years.

It happened five years ago, but additional information is just surfacing about how the Bay Area senator?s office was infiltrated by a Chinese spy.

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The Bay Area is a hotbed for Russian and Chinese espionage. Late last year, the feds shut down the Russian consulate in San Francisco.

You may remember the thick black smoke that billowing from building before Russian diplomats turned it over to authorities, presumably produced by burning documents.

Now, all eyes are on Chinese intelligence in the Bay Area after the website Politico reported last week that a staffer for Senator Feinstein turned out to be a Chinese spy who reported back to the government officials about local politics.

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle uncovered additional details in a column written by reporters Phil Matier and Andy Ross.

The column revealed that the Chinese spy was Feinstein?s driver who also served as a gofer in her Bay Area office and was a liaison to the Asian-American community.

He even attended Chinese consulate functions for the senator.

Feinstein ? who was Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee at the time ? was reportedly mortified when the FBI told her she?d be infiltrated.

Investigators reportedly concluded the driver hadn?t leaked anything of substance and Feinstein forced him to retire.

Former FBI agent and KPIX 5 security analyst Jeff Harp said he was not surprised.

?Think about Diane Feinstein and what she had access to,? said Harp. ?One, she had access to the Chinese community here in San Francisco; great amount of political influence. Two, correct me if I?m wrong, Dianne Feinstein still has very close ties to the intelligence committees there in Washington, D.C.?

Harp ran counter espionage for the FBI in the Bay Area. He said in addition to traditional political intel and diplomatic secrets, Bay Area spies are often focused on things like R&D, technology and trade secrets.

?They also have an interest in the economy here. How to get political influence here,? said Harp. ?What?s being developed in Silicon Valley that has dual-use technology. All of that is tied to the Bay Area.?
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Harp pointed out politicians with access to classified information are generally trained on what not to say and when not to say it. But he also noted when you have a driver behind the wheel day in and day out for 20 years, there are more opportunities to slip up.

Feinstein?s office would not comment on the story, saying they do not address personnel matters or investigations, but they added that none of their California offices staffers had ever had security clearance.

The FBI declined to comment on the story.

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related:

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/SF-Mayor-Raises-Chinese-Communist-Flag-Irking-Hong-Kong-Supporters-278084021.html
San Francisco Mayor Lee Raises Chinese Communist Flag, Irks Hong Kong Protest Supporters
Ed Lee says he's not sure why protesters in Hong Kong are agitated.
By Chris Roberts
Published at 5:10 PM PDT on Oct 3, 2014

Pro-Hong Kong demonstrators in San Francisco were incensed to learn of a man in a high place hoisting the flag of their opponents, the "autocratic" Peoples Republic of China: Mayor Ed Lee raised the red flag at City Hall on Thursday.

Lee, the first Chinese-American mayor of a major American city, was honoring China's National Day at a ceremony that featured Nansheng Yuan, China's consul general, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

On the same day, about 150 pro-Hong Kong demonstrators protested outside the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office in San Francisco, the newspaper reported, while tens of thousands, if not more, took to the streets in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong has close ties to San Francisco's Cantonese-speaking Chinese community, though in recent years the city has also become home to Mandarin speakers from the mainland.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Pak
Rose Lan Pak (Chinese: 白兰; pinyin: b?il?n; Jyutping: Baak6 Laan4)[1] was a political activist in San Francisco, California, noted for her advocacy for the Chinatown community and her influence on city politics
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Pak was born in Hunan, China, on November 27, 1947.[5] She received a Catholic education while growing up as a refugee in Macau and Hong Kong after her father, a businessman, had died in the Chinese Civil War.[3][6] When she was 17, she received a scholarship to attend the San Francisco College for Women
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In 2011, Pak was instrumental in obtaining consensus to nominate Edwin M. Lee as the first Asian American mayor of San Francisc
o.[7] Pak said, "This was finally our moment to make the first Chinese mayor of a major city."
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Political ties to the People's Republic of China

Pak was an overseas executive director of the China Overseas Exchange Association (COEA), an organization overseen by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office (OCAO) of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.[1] At various times she spoke out in favor of the Chinese government's views, e.g. in 2012 calling all "overseas Chinese" to "defend the homeland? in the conflict about the Diaoyu Islands, and in 2008 opposing a resolution of the SF Board of Supervisors that criticized China for the Tiananmen Square massacre and other repression measures, passed on occasion of the Beijing Summer Olympics torch relay reaching San Francisco.[1][18]

Pak was critical of the Falun Gong movement in San Francisco and in 2004 she banned the group from participating in the city's annual Chinese New Year's Parade.[2] The group and others, including San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly, subsequently alleged that Pak had connections to the Chinese Communist Party.[2] Pak consistently denied any ties with Beijing.[2]

In an August 2011 interview with the New Tang Dynasty Television and Epoch Times, former San Francisco Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin made similar allegations, claiming that Pak was "the real leader of San Francisco", and that she represented outside governmental interests that "include the People's Republic of China."[19][20]

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https://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2016/06/09/beijing-hidden-influence-san-francisco/
Beijing-by-the-Bay: China?s Hidden Influence in San Francisco
China
by Mark C. Eades  |  on June 9th, 2016


PRC State Council Overseas Chinese Affairs Office director Qiu Yuanping (left) meets China Overseas Exchange Association executive director Rose Pak in San Francisco, 2014

San Francisco political operator Rose Pak, just returned to the city from an extended stay in China, has frequently been accused of hidden ties to the Chinese government. These charges have stemmed from her refusal to allow Falun Gong practitioners to participate in the annual Chinese New Year parade she controls as ?de facto head? of the city?s Chinese Chamber of Commerce to allegations that she controls local elections on behalf of moneyed mainland Chinese interests.

?Shifting political winds? have long been observed in San Francisco, as Beijing has sought, bought, and gained influence in the city?s large and once staunchly pro-Taiwan Chinese American community. Beijing?s hand is suspected in the murder of pro-Taiwan Chinatown community leader Allen Leung in 2006. In such tales of political intrigue in Chinatown, Rose Pak?s name is never far away.


Beijing-by-the-Bay: China?s Hidden Influence in San Francisco

China
by Mark C. Eades  |  on June 9th, 2016  |  0 comments
China State Council Overseas Chinese Affairs Office director Qiu Yuanping meets China Overseas Exchange Association executive director Rose Pak in San Francisco, 2014 (U.S.-China Press)

PRC State Council Overseas Chinese Affairs Office director Qiu Yuanping (left) meets China Overseas Exchange Association executive director Rose Pak in San Francisco, 2014 (U.S.-China Press)

San Francisco political operator Rose Pak, just returned to the city from an extended stay in China, has frequently been accused of hidden ties to the Chinese government. These charges have stemmed from her refusal to allow Falun Gong practitioners to participate in the annual Chinese New Year parade she controls as ?de facto head? of the city?s Chinese Chamber of Commerce to allegations that she controls local elections on behalf of moneyed mainland Chinese interests.

?Shifting political winds? have long been observed in San Francisco, as Beijing has sought, bought, and gained influence in the city?s large and once staunchly pro-Taiwan Chinese American community. Beijing?s hand is suspected in the murder of pro-Taiwan Chinatown community leader Allen Leung in 2006. In such tales of political intrigue in Chinatown, Rose Pak?s name is never far away.
Rose Pak (Epoch Times).

Rose Pak (Epoch Times).

Pak has very specific and demonstrable ties to the Chinese government. Under her Chinese name, Bai Lan (白兰), Pak is an overseas executive director with the China Overseas Exchange Association (COEA), a foreign affairs organization under the direction of the Chinese government?s State Council Overseas Chinese Affairs Office (OCAO).

COEA?s leadership is composed entirely of Chinese Communist Party officials representing various foreign affairs and ?overseas propaganda? agencies of the Chinese government. These agencies, as Taiwan affairs analyst J. Michael Cole notes, are engaged in an increasingly aggressive propaganda campaign in the United States aimed at undermining U.S. support for a free and autonomous Taiwan.
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Pak?s attendance at the CPPCC National Committee assembly was prominently noted by the Beijing People?s Government Overseas Chinese Affairs Office; and by the Communist Party Central Committee?s United Front Work Department, which works closely with agencies such as OCAO, COEA, CCPPNR, and their associated overseas groups in asserting Beijing?s global influence.
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One might almost think that they regard San Francisco not as an American city, but as an overseas colony of the People?s Republic of China: A quaint little Beijing-by-the-Bay, with clean air, cable cars, and walk-away crab cocktails for the pleasure of corrupt Chinese Communist Party officials.

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She's dead ...
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2016/09/24/friends-family-state-local-politicians-attend-funeral-for-activist-rose-pak/
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) ? Hundreds of loved ones gathered in Chinatown Saturday to pay their last respects to longtime activist Rose Pak.

Politics was her sport, so it was fitting the event at Saint Mary?s Cathedral would be a gathering of local and state politicians ? including the current and three former San Francisco mayors.
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Even though Pak never held a single political office, she was arguably one of the most powerful people in town. She was able to get people in office and just as easily ? get them out of office.
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Pak?s final resting place is the Cypress Lawn Memorial park in Colma

http://www.chinatowncdc.org/39th-anniversary-gala
39th Anniversary Gala - A Tribute to Rose Pak

Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr., Senator Dianne Feinstein and Mayor Edwin M. Lee paid tribute to Rose Pak at our Anniversary Gala.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5