December 15, 2020

Democrat Congressman had Close Relationship with Alleged Chinese Spy

  • The Hill

By: Amy Jo Underwood

In Brief:

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), a leader in the Russian collusion conspiracy and failed Presidential candidate was discovered to have had a years long close personal relationship with an alleged Chinese spy. Mainstream media has not covered the story, despite the ramifications should Swalwell be discovered to have been connected to Chinese intelligence operations. 

The Background:

According to Newsweek, and leaks from Axios, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was likely a target of an organized effort by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)  to infiltrate U.S. policy makers. Swalwell had a years long close friendship with Christine Fang, an alleged Chinese communist spy. Fang reportedly was one of the many spies sent to the U.S. as college students and used to climb political ranks and gain sympathy for the Chinese Communist Party agenda.  Swalwell has gained a reputation for his part in the Russian collusion conspiracy theory, his anti-Trump stance, and his sympathies to the CCP agenda. 

According to Axios, Christine Fang was “one of many” Chinese nationals placed in California to gain access to political power and sway the sympathies of policymakers. Fang was connected to Swalwell from the time he was a city councilman until he was in higher office, and helped raise funds for his campaigns. 

Swalwell has a track record of pushing an extreme agenda, including flippantly suggesting the use of US nuclear power on citizens if they refused to give up their firearms. His agenda has consistently been in step with that of the CCP, and he is one of many Bay Area politicians to push for a stronger relationship with China. 

Notable Quotes:

“...Fang and Swalwell had been linked since his days as a Dublin City, Calif. councilmember, prior to his election to Congress in 2012. According to the report, she had helped fundraise for his 2014 campaign and placed at least one intern in his office.” - Fox

“U.S. counterintelligence officials said they believe Fang acted at the direction of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), the country’s main civilian spy agency. 
…The fact that she was traveling around the country getting close to U.S. politicians ‘was a big red flag,’  said one of the officials. ‘She was on a mission.’”- Axios


Amy Jo Underwood writes from Alabama

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