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Sen. Dianne Feinstein says that allowing Americans to sue China over coronavirus a ‘huge mistake’

Sen. Dianne Feinstein says that allowing Americans to sue China over coronavirus a ‘huge mistake’

Feinstein notes that China is “respectable nation,” while NYC & SF consulates deemed hubs of spying & Chinese seed packs sent around U.S. in worrisome scam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4p4vBq5oKs

Allowing American citizens to sue China for damages caused by the Wuhan coronavirus would backfire and would be a ‘huge mistake,’ says California senior senator Dianne Feinstein.

Feinstein, whose remarks came during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, said, “We launch a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous. I think this is a huge mistake.”

“Where I live… we hold China as a potential trading partner,” she said earlier. “As a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time. And as a country growing into a respectable nation among other nations. And I deeply believe that. I’ve been to China a number of times. I’ve studied the issues.”

Feinstein claimed other countries, including China, may decide to use the new legal precedent against the U.S., setting off a chain reaction, resulting in global chaos.

She went on to explain that China was developing into a ‘respectable nation‘.

“We hold China as a potential trading partner, as a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time, and as a country growing into a respectable nation amongst other nations. I deeply believe that,” Feinstein said during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.

She said that stripping foreign sovereign immunity from China would be a “huge mistake” and claimed that allowing individuals to hold China accountable for the spread of the virus could allow other countries to do the same to the United States. Her firm defense of China comes after a new flood of reports showing human rights abuses perpetrated by the Chinese government. The Chinese Communist Party has organized the mass detention and forced sterilization of Uyghurs, a mostly Muslim ethnic minority, and drone footage showed blindfolded and shackled Uyghurs being forced onto trains.

It should be noted that Feinstein has some strong connections to China.

As detailed in an earlier Federalist exposé spurred by revelations that Feinstein had employed a staffer for nearly two decades who was spying for the Chinese government, arguably no politician in American history has maintained a deeper, more longstanding, and friendlier relationship at the highest levels of the CCP than Feinstein. This dates back to at least the normalization of U.S.-China relations in 1979, when shortly thereafter, as mayor of San Francisco, Feinstein established a “sister city” relationship with Shanghai and Mayor Jiang Zemin.

In the ensuing decades, Feinstein helped dramatically increase commercial ties with China, allowing her husband, investor Richard Blum, to substantially grow his China-related investment profits. In the 1980s, Feinstein and Zemin, the future CCP general secretary and president, worked together to establish corporate partnerships for the express purpose of investing in China.

Blum directed one such partnership, in which he maintained a relatively small financial interest. But while Blum’s investment may have been small, Chinese officials reportedly viewed the partnership most favorably.

In the 1990s as a U.S. senator, Feinstein advocated for increasing trade with China, while de-linking its most-favored-nation (MFN) trading status from concerns over rampant human rights violations, and making it permanent.

Surely, if China were as ‘respectable’ as Feinstein believes, then its San Francisco and New York City consulates would probably not be under scrutiny for being “hubs of spying”.

The Chinese Communist Party operates two major hotspots for espionage, their consulates in San Francisco and New York City.

“San Francisco is the real gem but the US won’t close it,” a former US intelligence official told Axios this week.

The likelihood of either of those two consulates being closed is less so than that of Houston, which the Trump administration appears to be making an example out of.

China has long been accused of using its embassy and consulates for questionable purposes, such as collecting information on Uighurs and Chinese dissident groups and exerting control over Chinese students.

Furthermore, its citizens wouldn’t be scamming ours via hacking and subversive use of websites like Amazon. There are disturbing reports of unsolicited seed packages being sent from China to homes across America, which has led agriculture departments in at least 31 states to issue warnings against planting them and that could be tied to a fake product review scam.

Officials in several states said there didn’t appear to be a clear pattern to the packages, which have been showing up at homes in the city, suburbs, and in rural areas. The number of packages being reported also varied. In Indiana, for instance, an official with the state attorney general’s office said it had received only a handful of reports, while in Ohio, officials have received roughly 150 calls about the packages over the past month.

“We have done some researching and it does appear that these seeds are tied with an online scam called ‘brushing’,” the Whitehouse Police Department in Ohio – one of the states where the packages reportedly have been sent – posted on Facebook. “A brushing scam is an exploit by a vendor used to bolster product ratings and increase visibility online by shipping an inexpensive product to an unwitting receiver and then submitting positive reviews on the receiver’s behalf under the guise of a verified owner.

Perhaps Feinstein should review the definition of the term, “respectable”?

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Comments

healthguyfsu | August 1, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Why won’t we close the SF consulate? I’d love to hear an explanation.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 1, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Why won’t they close the San Francisco Chinese Consulate?

    Because that’s where communist Chinese spy Dianne Feinstein picks up her communist Chinese paychecks. That’s why.

    Don’t worry Dianne Feinstein we the people are going to sue you and your family too!

    broomhandle in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 1, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    I think these places are allowed to stay open because it is a convenient way for us to observe their intelligence activity while they they think it’s a big secret. They could be fed disinformation as well.

    Milhouse in reply to healthguyfsu. | August 2, 2020 at 1:42 am

    Because we want to keep our consulates in China.

Feinstein says that as someone who, for 20 years, allegedly “unknowingly“ employed a Chinese spy as her driver. So her pronouncements on China and pretty much everything else are completely disqualified.

Does DiFi get extra time/consideration when traveling back to her constituents in Bejing?

JusticeDelivered | August 1, 2020 at 2:27 pm

“Feinstein notes that China is “respectable nation”

Sure, just as respectable as Feinstein, NOT.

It shouldn’t be allowed because it would damage the law. A nation can do what it wants but is risking sanctions or war, but not civil actions, unless some contract specifies a court for settling such disputes (say). Then it’s contract law.

Old info about Feinstein.
She conceal carried a police revolver while denying her constituents the same right. The press busted her for carrying and she said she’d stop carrying – then they busted her again. lol. I don’t blame her for wanting to carry after Dan White shot people.

I think Inspector Tochi of the SFPD fixed it for her – He was lead inspector on the Zodiac case and the model for Steve McQueen’s character in Bullitt. (Tochi used a shoulder holster which was in the last shot of the film.) And he may have been the model for Peter Faulk’s cop in a khaki trenchcoat?

    randian in reply to Tiki. | August 1, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    That isn’t quite true. California law and SF county policy (which DiFI unfortunately agrees with) are what prevent ordinary citizens from getting concealed carry permits. The connected in SF still get them though, as they do in NYC. NYC is even worse, because carry permits from outside NYC aren’t good in NYC per NY law, while a carry permit obtained anywhere in CA is still good in SF.

Feinstein has never been a friend of freedom. It’s best not to take her pronouncements seriously.

You don’t see Chinese officials selling access to their office to other nations. Only time will tell if their government becomes infested with self serving bureaucrats like Feinstein who hold no allegiance to their own country. The political class in DC has no self awareness.

    Milwaukee in reply to technerd. | August 2, 2020 at 1:36 am

    Central and South American cartels make our Mafioso look like Boy Scouts. The Chinese Triads make the cartels look like amateur hour. No, the CCP is not playing with players dipping their hand in the till.

    Milhouse in reply to technerd. | August 2, 2020 at 1:47 am

    You don’t see Chinese officials selling access to their office to other nations.

    You don’t see them, because those caught get a bullet in the back of the head. But if you have the slightest doubt that it happens there’s something wrong with you.

Lucifer Morningstar | August 1, 2020 at 2:48 pm

Wow, statements like hers in total support of China make me wonder what that Chinese spy on her staff was able to dig up on her as blackmail material. Must be good no matter how you look at it.

Remember, she, along with every other Democrat office public holder, took an oath to support “this Constitution” (meaning the written one). Do you think she, and they, meant it?

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

John Adams

Biden isn’t the only corrupt senile senior politician in the US. Not that long ago, calling someone a Manchurian candidate would get someone labeled a conspiracy theorist. Today we are talking about a Manchurian GOVERNMENT and the crime is now “wrong speak”! Is there any US politician who is NOT on the CCP payroll? Even Jim Jordan takes contributions from Google.

These chi-com dems sure are making life easier. All you have to do is get their opinion on any given issue, do the exact opposite and you can’t go wrong.

On this one I agree with Dianne 100%. Heck, since she’s a leftist, a U.S. Senator, and a tool of the Chinese Communist Party, I agree 110%. We should not allow citizens and government entities to sue the People’s Republic of China. Only governments should be allowed to sue governments.

However, the People’s Republic of China is a wholely owned subsidy of the Chinese Communist Party. Now those guys, and everything they own or control, they need to have the daylights sued out of them. They’re the owners.

When a U.S. Senator holds more loyalty to a foreign country than to the one she supposedly serves and represents, it’s time for her to go.

And to return the several terms’ worth of taxpayer-funded salary she collected while defrauding her constituents.

She doesn’t care, she knows nothing is going to happen to her and is untouchable. She won’t be voted out of office, she is too rich and powerful to ever be seriously investigated or prosecuted. She’s got enough money to hire the best lawyers money can buy and she would never see a day in court even if they found something to charge her with at this point.
She has been in the senate since 1993 and the way California’s elections are set up she would never have to beat a repub for the senate seat.She was just re-elected in 2018 and will be in office at least four more years.
The repubs haven’t had a senate seat in California since 1992.

Democrats protecting their money maker while accusing Trump of being in bed with them.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | August 1, 2020 at 8:00 pm

“We have done some researching and it does appear that these seeds are tied with an online scam called ‘brushing’,” the Whitehouse Police Department in Ohio – one of the states where the packages reportedly have been sent – posted on Facebook. “A brushing scam is an exploit by a vendor used to bolster product ratings and increase visibility online by shipping an inexpensive product to an unwitting receiver and then submitting positive reviews on the receiver’s behalf under the guise of a verified owner.

That sounds weird. I don’t know how a vendor can get access to an individual’s reviews on Amazon, “verified owner” or not. I don’t buy this.

Is this really supposed to be a major scam of some sort? I am more annoyed by junk mail that has my name and information splashed all over it so that I have to shred everything before I throw it out. The junk mailer should owe me the money for the time I have to spend getting rid of his junk with my name on it.

87 fucking years old. The greed and lust for power runs deep with this one.

Speaking of treasonous pieces of sh*t: THIS is the REAL reason LA Mayor Eric Garcetti dropped out of the presidential race:

Los Angeles City Councilman Charged In 34-Count Indictment In Wide-Ranging Political Corruption Probe:

“The indictment incorporates the allegations made in last month’s criminal complaint that charged Huizar, 51, of Boyle Heights, with one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. The indictment specifically alleges 402 overt acts that Huizar and his co-conspirators committed to further their criminal enterprise, including bribery, honest services fraud, and money laundering.”

https://breaking911.com/la-city-councilman-charged-in-34-count-indictment-in-wide-ranging-political-corruption-probe/

Surely, if China were as ‘respectable’ as Feinstein believes, then its San Francisco and New York City consulates would probably not be under scrutiny for being “hubs of spying”.

Oh, come on. What are consulates for, if not spying? Which foreign consulates here, or which of our consulates abroad, are not “hubs of spying”?

SeekingRationalThought | August 2, 2020 at 11:13 am

What hold does China have on Senator Dianne Feinstein? I’m sure that Adam Schiff will investigate.

“It should be noted that Feinstein has some strong connections to China.”

It should be noted that water is wet.

Because it would disrupt your cash flow? Please…

She knows it’s never smart to shit where you eat.

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