Democrat Congressman Involved in Chinese Spy Intrigue Should Be Removed From Intelligence Committee

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As I reported yesterday, a young Democrat Congressman placed on the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee by Speaker Nancy Pelosi without any relevant experience has been implicated in a Chinese intelligence operation dating back to 2015. Representative Eric Swalwell was reportedly targeted, courted, and his office infiltrated by a communist Chinese spy active in Democrat fundraising and other political activities.

Swalwell has not denied the accusations but instead deflected by insinuating that President Trump was somehow involved in his situation, since Swalwell has been a zealous critic of the President.

In a Fox News interview, former Congressman Jason Chaffetz who served as the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations said, “I think the lack of denial speaks volumes. Try to deflect and say it’s Donald Trump’s fault is classic Swalwell but nobody’s buying it.”

Axios was apparently working on this well-vetted story since 2019. The fact that Swalwell has not denied the spy issue and has been kept on the Intelligence Committee by Nancy Pelosi for years after having been potentially compromised by Chinese intelligence is raising alarms in the intelligence community.

Due to this concern, Chaffetz is calling for Nancy Pelosi to remove Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee. And he makes a convincing case.

While it was reported that no classified intelligence was exchanged between Swalwell and Fang Fang, (AKA Christine Fang), the attractive, 20-something Chinese intelligence operative working with Swalwell and other Democrats, political intelligence is not only about classified matters. It is more about personal, private, social, and official issues.

This political intelligence is used to target and cultivate other sources and build a network to provide pieces of the intelligence puzzle. And Swalwell is already knee-deep in this intrigue as Fang even placed an intern in his congressional office. As a member of the House Select Intelligence Committee, he more than anyone should have been aware of the Chinese intelligence threat.

Speaking of Pelosi, Chaffetz said, “She and she alone is the person that appoints people to that select committee. Why did they have to have him in that committee when they know that he has potentially been compromised?”

And why have a potentially compromised Congressman on the Intelligence Committee who has zero relevant military or intelligence background?

Former federal prosecutor Brett Tolman noted in another Fox interview that Swalwell was an ideal target. He said, “If I’m a Chinese leader and I want information from the United States, I’m going to target Eric Swalwell,” said Tolman.

“He’s just the kind of target that is going to have the audacity to believe that he is above all of the other rules. He can point fingers at other people while at the same time, he’s posing as a national security threat.”

There is ample national security justification to remove Representative Eric Swalwell from the House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee. Nancy Pelosi should do her job to protect America and kick him off the committee now.


Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Sandy
10 months ago

Eric swewell should be removed from his committee s immediately.

jdavid
jdavid
10 months ago

Eric and Nancy should both be tried for Treason, and if convicted, face a firing squad. I’m sure you could find a wealth of volunteers for that duty.

Daisy
Daisy
10 months ago
Reply to  jdavid

Adam Schiff should be booted too. As head of the Intelligence Committee you know he knew all about Swalwell’s “dealings” with the Chinese spy. I am sure the FBI informed the Intelligence Committee of the situation. He should have been removed from the committee immediately. He does not belong in Congress because he is compromised.

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
10 months ago

He needs to be removed from the United States! He is a big boy now and has to shoulder his own mistakes and stop blaming every body else for it. Maybe sex had a lot to do with it unless money came to him by the train load. Kick him out of congress.

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago

Money and sex one of them gets them every time.

Sue McNulla
Sue McNulla
10 months ago

Can this country do anything correct for the people that pay your salary! So sick if your dishonesty! Pelosi you are a criminal.

BillA
10 months ago
Reply to  Sue McNulla

Calling Pelosi a criminal is probably the best compliment the scumbag ever got!

BillA
10 months ago

Swalwell is a low lowlife womanizer, he doesn’t belong in a position of any sort of power! Scumbag is an excellent description of the man!

vinnie
vinnie
10 months ago

Intelligence and Swallwell shouldn’t appear in the same sentence since one has no bearing or resemblance to the other

Gregg
Gregg
10 months ago

He was receiving money from China for him and the Demoncrats. Hang him

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago

They baited the trap with eye candy and he fell right into it. Chinese smart, Americans dumb. That is the Democrat ones are.

Floyd Hardee
10 months ago

Where is the cuffs?

Tom Kessel
Tom Kessel
10 months ago

Have that puppy fixed.

Jake
Jake
10 months ago

Remove Swalwall from the House Intelligence Committee. He has been compromised by China. Can’t Pelosi see that he has been compromised? In addition, as with all democrats, Swalwall is great with projection: accusing others what he is guilty of doing.

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