As questions swirl around the revelation that US Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), had a years-long, ongoing relationship with a woman who turned out to be a spy for the Communist Chinese, Democrat Party leadership in the House refuse to remove him from the House Intelligence Committee.
Christine Fang, a Chinese national who has now been identified as a clandestine agent for the Communist Chinese, arrived in the United States as a “student.” She quickly cultivated “targets” or “marks” in government to include Swalwell.
Fang established “close ties” to Swalwell beginning in 2014.
Fang operated in Swalwell’s campaign circles as a fundraiser and campaign finance facilitator during his 2014 congressional campaign. She even succeeded in placing an operative intern in Swalwell’s congressional office.
It has been suggested by many – including those close to the Swalwell camp, that he and Fang had a sexual relationship, a common tactic used by female Chinese espionage operative to syphon information out of “marks” during pillow talk.
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In fact, the FBI became so concerned about Swalwell’s relationship with Fang that they provided the Congressman a “defensive briefing” to warn him of exactly who he was engaged.
The matter is so explosive and wide-ranging that US Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), filed a complaint with the House Ethics Committee, urging the committee to “immediately open an investigation” into the allegations that Swalwell had been compromised by Fang.
But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is defending Swalwell – a fellow San Franciscan, and is actively refusing to remove him from the House Intelligence Committee.
“In terms of Mr. Swalwell — in the spring of 2015, the leadership of the House and the [Intelligence] Committee were informed that overtures from a Chinese person were being made to members of Congress,” Pelosi said. “When that was made known to the members of Congress, it was over.”
In addition to Pelosi refusing to safeguard the House Intelligence Committee from a probable secure breach in Swalwell, she said has no intention of asking for background checks on Swalwell’s interns.
Swalwell’s affair with Fang commenced in 2012 when Fang arrived. Congressional members were not briefed about Fang for 3 years.