When newly elected California representative Eric Swalwell arrived in Washington, DC, in January 2013, he brought three things with him: a reputation as someone to watch, having bumped off ossified 20-term Democrat incumbent Pete Stark in the primary; a crap ton of ambition; and a Chinese spy he was banging.
According to media reports, the spy, Fang “Christine” Fang, latched onto Swalwell around 2011 when he was a new city councilor for Dublin, California. She became a bundler for his campaign in addition to other services performed. Swalwell let her place at least one intern in his congressional office; as a freshman, he was slotted onto the Science, Space, and Technology subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee where Democrat Bennie Thompson was ranking member at the time.
In 2014, Swalwell was reelected. Now part of the new anti-American majority in the House, he moved over to serve under the sociopathic buddy of sexual predator and major Democrat donor Ed Buck, Adam Schiff. Schiff put him in charge of the oversight committee for the CIA.
Sometime in 2015, Christine Fang decamped for China. Swalwell claims the FBI gave him a protective briefing on their suspicions that she was a Chinese agent and that he either cut ties with her or he continued to help the FBI in its inquiries. Swalwell seems a little confused. Strangely, both his father and brother continued to “friend” Fang on Facebook. Now, Facebook is blocked by the Chinese government. You can access it by breaking the law and using ways to circumvent the blockage…or, if you are a Chinese spook, you will get professional assistance in being visible on Facebook. Why would the father and brother be Facebook friends with the woman their brother/son was humping? Your guess is as good as mine, but any series of guesses has to include the high probability that Swalwell remained in contact with her via their Facebook accounts.
Current and former American officials described the intelligence breach as one of the worst in decades. It set off a scramble in Washington’s intelligence and law enforcement agencies to contain the fallout, but investigators were bitterly divided over the cause. Some were convinced that a mole within the C.I.A. had betrayed the United States. Others believed that the Chinese had hacked the covert system the C.I.A. used to communicate with its foreign sources. Years later, that debate remains unresolved.
But there was no disagreement about the damage. From the final weeks of 2010 through the end of 2012, according to former American officials, the Chinese killed at least a dozen of the C.I.A.’s sources. According to three of the officials, one was shot in front of his colleagues in the courtyard of a government building — a message to others who might have been working for the C.I.A.
This is the issue.
Did the FBI brief Adam Schiff on the high probability that Eric Swalwell was deeply compromised? Did Adam Schiff pass along the warning to ranking member Devin Nunes? Did Adam Schiff warn the committee about the possible problem? The answers to the latter two seem to be no. I can’t imagine a situation in which an FBI briefing to a single Republican would have remained secret for five years had Schiff kept Swalwell in charge of CIA oversight.
The Federalist tried to pin Schiff down and got nowhere.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff did not respond to The Federalist’s questions about Intelligence Committee member and California Rep. Eric Swalwell’s position on the committee in light of recent news revealing Swalwell’s connections with a suspected Chinese spy.
When asked whether Swalwell’s position on the House Intelligence Committee would be tainted or compromised by his relationship with Christine Fang, a suspected spy for communist China, Swalwell’s office did not reply as of press time. According to a new report by Axios, Fang leveraged her position and connections in California’s Bay Area for years to gather intelligence on Democrat politicians and government officials.
Schiff’s office also did not respond when asked if he previously knew about Swalwell’s involvement with Fang or if he was briefed about Swalwell’s relationship with Fang.
What is looking more and more likely at this point is, assuming that Swalwell is telling the truth about the FBI briefing, is that Schiff was also briefed and made the decision not to inform his colleagues or House leadership that Swalwell was deeply compromised. He elected to leave Swalwell in a position where he would be privy to the progress of the FBI’s damage control operation in China.
The other alternative, which is just as likely, is that the same FBI counterintelligence operation that let allowed this woman to boink basically any available Democrat politician never picked up on the fact that she was a Chinese agent at all, and Swalwell is just lying.