A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national
politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios reported after a yearlong investigation.
One of the primary targets of the Chinese intelligence operation was the despicable Democrat Representative Eric Swalwell (CA-15) a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and one of the most outspoken proponents of the now debunked Trump – Russia hoax.
Accused Chinese Communist spy Fang Fang, a k a Christine Fang, entered the US through California as a college student in 2011 — and, reported Axios, spent the next four years wooing everyone from local politicos to Swalwell a key Democrat member of the House Intelligence Committee said current and former US intelligence officials.
According to the New York Post, Fang allegedly worked for China’s ultra-secret Ministry of State Security spy agency, Fang “likely didn’t get her hands on any classified US material” the Post story claimed, but she may have helped place “unwitting subagents” in local and congressional offices, US officials said.
Fang helped place at least one intern in Swalwell’s office, according to two sources.
She also raised funds for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign and interacted with the congressman at a number of events over several years, the Axios article said.
She appeared in photos over multiple years with a host of California Democratic politicians, including Reps. Khanna, Swalwell, Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and then-Rep. Mike Honda (CA-17). She was also known to have engaged in sexual liaisons with several Democrat politicians, and may have done so with Rep. Swalwell, given that he has refused to comment on the claims citing specious national security considerations.
Ms. Fang came on the feds’ radar during their surveillance of another suspected Chinese spy working as a diplomat at the San Francisco consulate, a US counter-intelligence officer told Axios.
Fang was meeting with the accused spy a lot — prompting the feds to begin looking into why she “was traveling around the country” getting close to pols herself, a US intelligence official said.
US federal authorities started briefing local and national politicians about the potential dangers of associating with her, a source told the site. White House and congressional members also were alerted.
Fang apparently got wind that the feds were onto her and, in a blunder that played out in the case of the Awan brothers and other alleged spies associated with Democrats, slipped through the FBI’s hands and fled the country in 2015, presumably headed back to China.
The revelation that a Democrat member of the House Intelligence Committee Eric Swalwell was compromised by a Chinese Communist spy is just the latest example of Democrats on the HPSCI opening the Nation’s secrets to foreign communists.
California Democrats have a long history of collaboration with communists: Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein had a communist spy as her driver and staff member for some 20 years, California Democrat Rep. Ron Dellums gave classified material to the Communist rulers of Grenada, Dellums’ then-staff person, now Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) was the conduit, and now Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell has allowed himself to be compromised by a Communist Chinese Mata Hari.
It has long been known that Democrats cannot be trusted with matters of national security, so what’s the bottom line?
Our bottom line is Rep. Eric Swalwell should immediately resign or be removed from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and Congress. Call the toll-free Capitol Switchboard (1-866-220-0044), tell Speaker Nancy Pelosi Swalwell should be kicked off the Intelligence Committee and out of Congress ASAP.
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