U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement regarding the administration's decision to bring federal charges against a researcher at the University of Kansas who hid the fact he was working full time for a Chinese university while also working on U.S. government-funded research.  

"China’s largest export is espionage. The Chinese Communist Party’s university-to-Beijing pipeline is a serious national security problem. This is a no brainer: you can’t work for the Chinese government and our government at the same time. The Justice Department is right to go after this double-dipping."