Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is an American politician that was recently called into question for his past relationship with an alleged Chinese spy. Investigative journalists from Axios recently published a damning report about the Chinese Spy that Swalwell had previously dated and the information surrounding her 4 year escapade through California’s Bay Area.
Swalwell has been serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 15th congressional district since 2013.
If you’ve been reading the New York Times or watching CNN, there’s a good chance that you’ve haven’t heard of Eric Swalwell. This has been a common trend recently, not much different than the story of Tara Reade, Hunter Biden, Andrew Cuomo and many more important stories that are just being ignored.
The new information published about Eric Swalwell’s previous Chinese girlfriend has gone mostly untouched by left-leaning mainstream news since it came out about a week ago. It comes at a time when the United States is facing massive hacks from foreign entities.
Joe Concha had a lot to say about it in his Opinion piece on The Hill.
So who is Christina Fang (“Fang Fang”)…?
Christina Fang is a Chinese woman, whom also goes by “Fang Fang”.
Christina Fang entered the US as a college student in 2011 and immediately began getting close to a number of politicians, including two Midwestern mayors she allegedly slept with. She met Swalwell when he was a city councilman in California and went on to help him raise funds for his 2014 campaign. After the FBI informed him in 2015 of the security threat that she posed, Swalwell cut all ties with her. She left the country shortly after that in 2015.
Swalwell has not been accused of any wrongdoing.
So is Fang Fang a spy?
One thing is for certain – she get’s around United States politics quickly and seems to have access to abnormally high sums of money considering she’s a student.
“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.”Axios – Suspected Chinese spy targeted California politicians
To complicate things further, considering her high involvement in US Politics, she disappeared in quiet fashion after Eric Swalwell cut ties with her and she left the United States. Is it common for Chinese foreign students to arrive, allegedly sleep with numerous politicians and then disappear afterwards? No, certainly not.
But let’s not forget, these are the same “officials” that claimed that “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history” just before their own systems suffered a major hack. The messages being sent from these “officials” are seemingly intentionally confusing.
Swalwell’s Response To The Matter
Swalwell has responded to the public’s inquiries recently. Nanci Pelosi, whom put Swalwell in his intelligence position after he was possibly compromised by the Chinese Spy, has mostly brushed it off.
After this journalists published their findings, Swalwell himself demanded that authorities investigate the journalists.
“I hope it is investigated into who leaked this information.” … “And if this is a country where people who criticize the president are going to have law enforcement information weaponized against them, that’s not a country that any of us want to live in.”Eric Swalwell – CNN Article
He’s obviously using the common tactic of jumping on the Trump hate bandwagon. It’s a very easy card to play right now – simply divert attention back to Trump. And Swalwell’s comment is far too late – law enforcement is already weaponizing information for political purposes.
In 2015, the FBI had notified Swalwell of the potential risk involved with him dating a Chinese woman in her position. Afterwards, confusingly Nancy Pelosi decided to put Swalwell on the House Intelligence Committee, which oversees the CIA and therefore has access to the highest level of sensitive information.
Seth Meyers had Eric Swalwell on his late night show about a year ago, in which the two made jokes and subverted attention to another entertaining scandal called “Fart Gate“, which involved a video where Swalwell supposedly farted on camera while claiming that Trump had cheated the election. Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert are both known for their leaning left humor. Many people believe that these comedians have intentionally used “Fart Gate” to draw positive attention to Eric Swalwell and deal punches to President Donald Trump at the same time.
The Spy Who Shagged Me
On a lighter note, this meme started circulating on Twitter. It’s a knock-off from the Austin Powers movie from 1999:
And just a final note: Another great Opinion Piece by The Hill – Eric Swalwell and the spy: A lesson in how China is undermining us