Pelosi Put Swalwell on Subcommittee Overseeing CIA After Being Compromised by Chinese Spy


OPINION – The heat is rising in the case of Chinese espionage intrigue surrounding Democrat Representative Eric Swalwell who was compromised by Chinese intelligence between 2013 and 2015. Swalwell’s stonewalling and deflection, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s arrogant, curt dismissal of the issue can no longer be accepted.

As I’ve written here, the FBI reportedly gave Swalwell a counterintelligence defensive briefing ‘sometime around 2015’ to warn him of the threat from his associate and young Chinese spy, Fang Fang, AKA Christine Fang, AKA ‘Bang Bang’ for her tactic of having sex with her targets.

Fang had been fundraising for Swalwell in 2014, and their relationship was so close she even placed an ‘intern’ in his office. Swalwell reportedly ended all contact with Fang after the FBI intervention, and she suddenly fled the country and returned to China shortly thereafter.

But then, as I have also noted, Speaker Nancy Pelosi inexplicably selected the inexperienced 34-year-old Swalwell to be on the House Intelligence Committee, and now we learn, to also be the senior Democrat on the Subcommittee overseeing the CIA.

Yesterday, as I reported, 17 House Republicans wrote a letter to Pelosi demanding she remove Swalwell from the Committee because he posed an ‘unacceptable national security risk.’

Now, new insights based on Swalwell’s recent comments to CNN are making things even more serious as they seem to show that the FBI reached out to Swalwell about Fang’s links to Chinese intelligence sometime in 2014, “just over six years ago,” not when it gave him the defensive briefing “around 2015.’.

This makes his selection by Pelosi on Jan. 14, 2015, to the House Permanent Committee on Intelligence (HPCI), even more bizarre and concerning. This is especially true considering that the young politico had zero relevant military or intelligence experience or expertise.

As the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) noted, all that Pelosi could say at the time was the plain vanilla statement that: “Congressman Swalwell’s determined leadership and energetic, fresh perspective will help our country meet the national security and intelligence challenges of the 21st century.”

Meanwhile, the local media back in San Francisco, such as the San Francisco Chronicle were gushing that the young, inexperienced congressman was “named to a plum position on the House Select Committee on Intelligence.”

But, as the WSJ explained, he didn’t just receive a seat on the committee, he was selected to be the senior Democrat on the Committee’s Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The press release from Swalwell’s office pointed out that: “This newly established subcommittee is responsible for the oversight, policy, activities, and budget of the CIA.”

To be clear, Pelosi put a young, inexperienced Congressman, recently compromised by Chinese intelligence, on the subcommittee overseeing all aspects of the nation’s premier clandestine foreign intelligence service – the CIA.

An undeserved position he then regularly used as a platform to make bogus intelligence-related accusations against President Trump. Why did Pelosi do this?

And did Chinese intelligence specifically target Swalwell because they knew he was going to be selected by Pelosi for this sensitive and valuable position or did Pelosi recklessly appoint him after learning that he had been compromised by Chinese intelligence?

In either case, they both egregiously kept this vital information from many other members of the committee. It is time both answer some serious questions.

To paraphrase Ricky Ricardo in the 1950s TV show ‘I Love Lucy’ – ‘Nancy, you have a lot of ‘splaining to do!’


Paul Crespo

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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Steve Barrette
29 days ago

That’s lil commie pelosi

Ernie
Ernie
29 days ago

Sounds like they should check out Pelosi something sticks and it’s not just Swalwell it sounds worse

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
29 days ago

Why don’t she just envite the Chines to come over here and put them on the CIA payrole and oversight committee at least they are smarter then hes is LOL

Wyatt
29 days ago

I think she’s already done that . I read someplace where China has purchased 130,000 acres of land in Texas near one of our military bases . How could this be allowed to happen ? Seems no one in congressional leadership cares . All they seem to care about is the witch hunt against Trump so they can preserve the cesspool some people call the Swamp . It is a cesspool though , just look at the Turds they have floating around , Pelosi and that idiot Adam Schitt err, I mean Schiff .

Floyd Hardee
28 days ago
Reply to  Wyatt

They are all on the Chinese pay roll.

Art
Art
29 days ago

Probably put him there to receive compensation from CCP.

Omega 2
29 days ago

KNOWING THAT SWALLWELL was cavorting with this CHINESE SPY FOR ” SEX FAVORS ” PIGLOSI IGNORED this when putting SWALLWELL ON THIS COMMITTEE! THUS CAUSING SECRETS TO SNEAK OUT TO THE CHINESE ” MAGNET ” FROM SWALLWELL UNKNOWINGLY while playing PATTY FINGERS with here! PIGLOSI NEEDS REMOVED FOR THIS BREACH OF SECURITY!

Sandy
28 days ago

It obvious that Pelosi does not care about our country and it’s safety. She is not an idiot and doesn’t care that Swalwell was so involved with China and still put him on such a important committee that could be compromised. They should both be replaced.

Rick
Rick
26 days ago
Reply to  Sandy

NOT just Replaced but Hanged !

Charles T
28 days ago

Speaker Pelosi has destroyed her name and position through her hatred for President Trump. She, like many others in our congress, is not a very smart person she is a typical politician good at talking but saying nothing coherent and short on brains. Maybe before we vote people into office we should demand to see credentials, achievements and education documents something like a “job interview”?

Sandy
27 days ago

pelosi is so corrupt She puts Swalwell on committees that can monitor any investigation on his China connections. Democrats just think voters will stand still for this outrage.

Tim Kuehl
Tim Kuehl
26 days ago

I heard an interesting call on talk radio the other day. The caller speculated that with the Democrats going so far the the left and their majority slipping to single digits, all it would take is 3 or 4 Democrat Congressmen who don’t go along with the Democrat Party rushing to communism, to switch parties so Republicans would take control. Pelosi would be out and Kevin McCarthy would be in. Those of you who are represented by Democrats, write to your Congressman.

Anna
Anna
25 days ago

This woman is so evil, hell is to good place for her. Monster.


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