Does the senator do her own tweeting, or a staff member? Pretty good riposte. From the Wall Street Journal "Best of the Web" yesterday.
Is this more than a story about Trump trolling?
Much of the press corps hasn’t shown much interest in the story of an alleged communist spy who worked on the staff of a U.S. senator. But now that it’s a story about a liberal lawmaker in a Twitter battle with President Trump, media curiosity seems to be on the rise. It should be.
“Trump mocks Senator Feinstein following reports an alleged Chinese spy worked for her,” says a USA Today headline. The paper reports:
President Donald Trump took aim at the investigation into Russian election meddling Saturday evening at an Ohio rally then seemed to compare the two-year probe to a report about an alleged Chinese spy that worked for Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
According to CNN Mr. Trump said, “I like Dianne Feinstein I have to tell you, but I don’t like the fact that she had a Chinese spy driving her and she didn’t know it.” The network notes that “Feinstein hit back at Trump, responding to a Twitter post of his earlier on Saturday that asked whether she would investigate herself.”
In two tweets, Sen. Feinstein gave her side of the story and showed she is ready to mix it up online in Trumpian fashion:
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...
Compare that to your actions: attacking the FBI and refusing the advice of your national security team. SAD! I appreciated then and now the diligent work of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies and acted in the best interests of the country. Give it a try!