Report: Suspected Chinese Spy Had Close Relationship With Eric Swalwell


So the guy who CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the media loved throughout the Russia probe because he claimed that Trump was an agent of the Kremlin is the one that was likely compromised by foreigners.

Axios reports that the suspected Chinese foreign agent, Christine Fang, "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" as part of a years-long operation run by China's main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015.

Feng's closest relationship was with California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell. They report on her relationship with Swalwell:

“Fang took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, according to a Bay Area political operative and a current U.S. intelligence official. Swalwell’s office was directly aware of these activities on its behalf, the political operative said. That same political operative, who witnessed Fang fundraising on Swalwell's behalf, found no evidence of illegal contributions...
Fang helped place at least one intern in Swalwell's office, according to those same two people, and interacted with Swalwell at multiple events over the course of several years...
Fang "was a bundler" for Swalwell and other candidates, according to a Bay Area political operative with direct knowledge of her efforts. A current U.S. intelligence official confirmed her activity for Swalwell; a local elected official also said she brought in donors for other candidates. Bundlers persuade others to write checks for campaigns; they can bring in substantial sums of money as well as deepen the campaign’s engagement with target communities, making bundlers a valuable and thus potentially influential ally to a candidate...
Fang facilitated the potential assignment of interns into Swalwell’s offices, the political operative said. In at least one case, an intern recommended by Fang was placed into Swalwell’s D.C. office, this person said. A current U.S. intelligence official confirmed the intern placement.

Their relationship was so close that federal investigators stepped in to warn Swalwell about their concerns — "giving him what is known as a defensive briefing."

Tucker Carlson pointed out last night:

“At every turn, Swalwell has remained a reliable source of Chinese government propaganda. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, he's styled himself as an expert at spotting foreign interference in our government. You may remember he spent years accusingPresident Trump of working for a hostile power. The irony is overwhelming.
It's always those who have the most to hide who attack other people for the very things they've done...”

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