WASHINGTON, DC – Over the last few days, a scandal has broken out with Democratic California Representative Eric Swalwell over his relationship with an alleged Chinese spy. Now, Republican leaders have attended an FBI briefing regarding the incident and are claiming that Swalwell should not have been allowed to be or remain on the House Intelligence Committee.
— Nikki😷 (@nikki_miumiu) December 19, 2020
Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, also from California, made the bold statement after attending the FBI briefing. He said:
“I’ve been asking for this briefing since the story broke publicly. I was not briefed. That’s when I first learned about it. I had two different FBI briefings scheduled that were canceled on the day.
“And now it came on Friday, and we were briefed together, Speaker Pelosi and myself for more than an hour. I can’t tell you about what’s in it, but I can tell you this. What I learned today and anyone who was in the room with me would never allow Swalwell to be on the Intel Committee or to continue to be on it.
“I don’t know if the briefing for leaders, if they had the same information they have today, but if that was the case, he should not be serving.”
I had a briefing from the FBI today to learn more about Eric Swalwell’s ties to a reported-spy from China, and one thing is now crystal clear:
Swalwell should no longer be on the Intel Committee.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) December 18, 2020
The relationship between Swalwell and the alleged Chinese spy, Christine Fang, has been brought into question after it came to light that she might be a foreign agent, tasked with getting close to politicians in power. While there is no indication, at least publicly, that Swalwell passed confidential intelligence on to her, Republican leaders like McCarthy are throwing a flag. He said:
“I can’t talk about what’s in it [FBI briefing], but let’s talk about what’s publicly out there right now. It wasn’t that this spy known as a spy got to know him as a congressman but got to know him as a city councilman. It’s told in the press that they, he, she helped raise money.
“They called her a bundler in the press, got her into — got him into Congress. And within his second term, he got probably one of the most powerful committees. That is one of the most difficult committees to sit on that it’s not selected by your peers.
“It’s selected by one person; the leader of the Democratic Party and the leader of the Republican selects the Republicans. I take this quite serious where you interview.
“This is also the same man when you asked him a part of this committee, the questions that he raised, what he said about Russia and others, many of the questions that he raised and posed to people are made accusations about people is actually what happened to him if you read the press.”
Sure! If you were smart at all, you wouldn’t be focusing on Russia at all because you slept with a Chinese spy named Fang Fang. You kept your GOP colleagues in the dark about it. So stop worrying about Russia pic.twitter.com/gaKexeR26A
— Doc Sol L (@szlava97) December 19, 2020
What McCarthy is referring to are the repeated attacks by Swalwell and other Democratic leaders who directly accused President Donald Trump of being a foreign agent for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Swalwell directly accused the President and members of his family with working with Russia to the detriment of the United States.
Swalwell’s office released a statement on the allegations that he was worked by Fang. The statement said:
“Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person — whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six years — to the FBI. To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story.”
Eric Swalwell, Christina Fang, Whitmer using Santa to poison minds of children https://t.co/KLjGmkIDp5
— 🇺🇸🇮🇪TrumpWon BidenCheated🇮🇪🇺🇸 (@TruthWNeverDie) December 19, 2020
Claims that Swalwell was the start of the investigation into Fang and her being a spy is being disputed by McCarthy, who noted:
“It was the FBI that went to him [Swalwell] in the press, not him going to them. And this individual that they talk about, Christine Fang, she wasn’t in the press saying the only person in America that she was getting — making relationships with, getting to know.
“So, pretty — I would assume it would be pretty serious if the FBI came to you that they knew this person was a spy for another country. And then take from a moment, what are the actions that he takes just in this last month? You talk about John Ratcliffe, the Director of Intel when he said that China is our greatest threat.
“Swalwell didn’t say he was correct. Swalwell actually challenged him and said China is not. Now he’s a part of the Intel Committee. So, he reads the reports that I read all the time as the Gang of Eight. Anyone who reads those reports would never make that accusation and would never say that. They would agree with John Ratcliffe, and they would take actions to protect America.”
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Ted Cruz: I’ve said ‘screw the Chinese communists’. ‘Little did I know how closely Swalwell was listening.’Ted Cruz: I’ve said ‘screw the Chinese communists’. ‘Little did I know how closely Swalwell was listening.’
December 11, 2020
TEXAS — We at Law Enforcement Today recently reported on the unveiled controversy revolving around Rep. Eric Swalwell was reportedly involved with a suspected Chinese spy some years back.
While the controversy surrounding that matter is a story all on it’s own (more on that below), Sen. Ted Cruz seemingly couldn’t help himself from making a bit of a pun regarding the debacle.
And by pun, Sen. Cruz decided to speculate on the nature of the Communist Chinese spy and Swalwell’s intermingling:
“More than once, I’ve said “screw the Chinese communists.” Little did I know how closely Swalwell was listening.”
More than once, I’ve said “screw the Chinese communists.”
Little did I know how closely Swalwell was listening.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 10, 2020
Now, in the interest of reporting verifiable facts, it is unclear whether Swalwell was involved romantically with the alleged espionage operative known as Christine Fang.
But, what can be said is that Swalwell’s own camp admitted that he and Fang knew each other since around 2012 — before he ever held public office. Fang even helped raise funds for Swalwell’s 2014 reelection efforts.
And Fang even had helped place one intern into Swalwell’s office and mingled with the Representative up until around 2015.
Plus, pictures of Fang show that she wasn’t exactly unattractive by conventional standards — in fact, most would likely agree that she’d rather easy on the eyes.
And Swalwell didn’t get married to his current wife until 2016, after the FBI informed him of their concerns over Fang.
From there, one would have to speculate on what an attractive young woman — with an alleged agenda for the CCP to gather intel — and a young man might do when harboring said entanglements.
But with Cruz’s joking speculation came some criticism, which is not all that surprising.
One commenter responded to Cruz’s post, writing:
“You sound more and more like Trump every day. To think I used to be so naive as to believe you were one of the classier ones. You were right when you said he was evil, and now you’re acting just like him, maybe even worse.”
Jokes aside, Swalwell managed to be entangled with Fang before he got into office, let her raise funds for him in 2014 and took in a staffer she suggested – all before he got married in 2016. I'm pretty dang sure he was tapping it as well, let's be adults and cognizant here.
— Greg Hoyt (@GregHoytLET) December 12, 2020
To which a particular writer from LET responded with:
“Jokes aside, Swalwell managed to be entangled with Fang before he got into office, let her raise funds for him in 2014 and took in a staffer she suggested — all before he got married in 2016. I’m pretty dang sure he was tapping it as well, let’s be adults and cognizant here.”
As for Swalwell, he recently hinted at The White House possibly airing out his proverbial dirty laundry from years back.
The reason being is that he noted he’s been a vocal critic of President Trump when responding to the criticism over the essentially hushed debacle:
“I’ve been a critic of the president. I’ve spoken out against him. I was on both committees that worked to impeach him. The timing feels like that should be looked at.”
But the timeline is a little skewed, as Swalwell has been critical of Trump far before the failed impeachment. In fact, he even appeared on MSNBC nearly two years ago accusing of President Trump’s son meeting with a “Russian spy”.
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) January 9, 2019
One cannot but help notice the irony in those accusation, as Swalwell knew at the time of that interview that he’d courted in some fashion or another a literal Chinese spy for years.
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