An Axios report indicates a woman suspected of being a Chinese spy targeted several local and national politicians in California, including former Democrat presidential candidate and current House Rep. Eric Swalwell.
The bombshell report indicates Fang Fang, or Christine Fang, served as a Chinese Intelligence operative with China’s Ministry of State Security.
Fang reportedly used campaign fundraising, networking, her charm, as well as romantic and sexual relationships to get close with politicians between 2011 and 2015.
She “targeted up-and-coming local politicians in the Bay Area and across the country who had the potential to make it big on the national stage,” the report reads.
Axios alleges that Fang engaged in “romantic or sexual relationships with at least two Midwestern mayors” and, as a result, “was able to gain proximity to political power.”
Exclusive: A suspected Chinese intelligence operative bundled donations for Eric Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign.
The operation targeted politicians in California & across the country.
— B. Allen-Ebrahimian (@BethanyAllenEbr) December 8, 2020
A political operative and a current U.S. intelligence official advised Axios that Fang “took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign” and that the Democrat Rep. “was directly aware of these activities on its behalf.”
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They do not allege any of the fundraising was illegal, but they do indicate the alleged Chinese spy was able to place an intern with Swalwell’s office and that she interacted with the Congressman “at multiple events over the course of several years.”
Eric Swalwell Won’t Comment on Alleged Relationship With Chinese Spy
In a statement to Axios, Swalwell’s office asserted that his knowledge of Fang was fleeting and he could not comment due to national security concerns.
“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,” they responded to the yearlong investigation.
“To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story.”
But the Axios report indicates it was the FBI who had to interject in the Swalwell-Fang connection because they were “so alarmed.”
Shown here: Eric Swalwell posing for a picture with his Chinese communist spy girlfriend. He needs to step down from House Intel until we find out what kind of blackmail material the Chinese communists have on him. pic.twitter.com/DQY5JLk91P
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) December 8, 2020
“Federal investigators became so alarmed by Fang’s behavior and activities that around 2015 they alerted Swalwell to their concerns — giving him what is known as a defensive briefing,” the report indicates.
They note that Swalwell “immediately cut off all ties to Fang” and that “he has not been accused of any wrongdoing.”
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) December 8, 2020
Does He Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt?
If Swalwell insists that his relationship with a Chinese spy was brief and inconsequential, who are we to argue? But we find it highly unlikely the Democrat lawmaker would be quite so forgiving had a Republican or President Trump been involved with a spy.
After all, it was this same man who claimed the President was guilty until proven innocent of allegations mounted during impeachment.
Swalwell chose not to participate in this Axios story. President Trump late last year, refused to send documents and witnesses to mount a defense against the House Democrat impeachment circus.
“We can only conclude that you’re guilty,” the California lawmaker stated at the time.
“In America, innocent men do not hide and conceal evidence,” Swalwell added. “They are forthcoming and they want to cooperate and the president is acting like a very guilty person right now.”
Sounds like Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell has decided to come out against the 5th Amendment.
Not to mention the whole idea someone is innocent until proven guilty… pic.twitter.com/Hh2OnX3JOH
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) December 17, 2019
Huh. Drawing conclusions based on Swalwell’s thought process would cause him quite a bit of trouble, to say the least.
Swalwell was also one of the biggest congressional promotors of the Russia hoax. In a January 2019 interview on MSNBC, the Democrat asserted President Trump was a Russian agent.
“He’s working on behalf of the Russians, yes,” he falsely claimed.
Former Acting Director of United States National Intelligence Richard Grenell called out Swalwell on the news of his entanglement with a Chinese spy, saying the Democrat “is a total hypocrite and should resign in disgrace.”
Others noted that, as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, Swalwell would have been prone to blackmail had he been one of the officials involved in an actual physical relationship with Fang.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) needs to be immediately removed from the House Intelligence Committee https://t.co/EiFnisU6Hp
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 8, 2020
Fang, the Chinese spy who got close to a former presidential candidate in Eric Swalwell, left the United States “unexpectedly in mid-2015 amid the investigation,” according to Axios.
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