Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell suggested this week that his escalating scandal surrounding a potential Chinese spy was intentionally leaked by the White House as political retribution.
“Axios reported Monday that the woman, known as both Fang Fang and Christine Fang, cultivated relationships with Swalwell and several other prominent California Democrats. She reportedly helped place an intern in his office and served as a donation bundler for his 2014 reelection campaign,” writes The Hill.
Swalwell suggests White House leaked Chinese spy story in retaliation for criticism https://t.co/2x3m99A4aC pic.twitter.com/f0bKMOzvzM
— The Hill (@thehill) December 10, 2020
“I’ve been a critic of the president. I’ve spoken out against him. I was on both committees that worked to impeach him,” Swalwell told Politico. “The timing feels like that should be looked at.”
“What it appears though that this person — as the story reports — was unsuccessful in whatever they were trying to do,” he added. “But if intelligence officials are trying to weaponize someone’s cooperation, they are essentially seeking to do what this person was not able to do, which is to try and discredit someone.”
Read the full report here.
DEVELOPING: Dem Rep. Eric Swalwell Caught Up in Suspected China Spy Plot
Sean Hannity weighed-in Wednesday night on an explosive report linking Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell to a Chinese spy; saying Democrats are refusing to hold him responsible.
“An explosive report is revealing Rep. Swalwell’s ties to a Chinese Spy… She reportedly helped place at least one intern in his office,” said Hannity.
“The Congressman’s office declined to comment. Democrats refuse to hold Swalwell accountable for blatant lies even after he spread the Russia hoax for years,” he added.
Watch Hannity’s comments above.
NO BIG DEAL? Pelosi Says She Has No ‘Concerns’ Over Swalwell’s Chinese Spy Scheme
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissed recent allegations regarding Rep. Eric Swalwell and a potential Chinese spy; telling reporters she “doesn’t have any concerns” over a possible national security breach.
“I don’t have any concern about Mr. Swalwell,” Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly news conference.
“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.”
Pelosi has 'no concerns' over Swalwell's involvement with Christine Fang https://t.co/TzDaLT8FC7 pic.twitter.com/dVqqt8B6lK
— New York Post (@nypost) December 10, 2020
Speaker Pelosi says that @GOPLeader is focusing on Eric Swalwell/Chinese spy scandal "to deflect attention from the fact that he has QAnon in his delegation over there." pic.twitter.com/0sZcgSzDTu
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 10, 2020
Watch Pelosi’s comments above.