You can’t make this up…
the day before today, we stated on a frequent effort by China to inflitrate individuals on the exact of the usa’s core internal circle of vigor and affect.” Most specially that Christine Fang, also referred to as Fang Fang, became able to benefit access to politicians via campaign fundraising, extensive networking and romantic or sexual relationships, in keeping with Axios. She grew to become above all shut with Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell, the record referred to.
The extensively researched record, published with the aid of very left-leaning new media outlet Axios, found that a suspected chinese language secret agent developed shut relationships with U.S. politicians as a method to profit access to and influence U.S. political circles.
TL;DR on the Swalwell debacle (by means of @BryanDeanWright):
The Swalwell Scandal isn’t a few one-off dalliance w/ a chinese spy. It’s that:
1) he (a married man with children) and the woman dated,
2) she bundled political cash for him,
three) she seeded workforce into Capitol Hill, &
four) he serves on the Intel Committee.
Oh, and 5) Pelosi knew concerning the complete damn component.
but, Swalwell, who became one of the vital outspoken lawmakers who pushed the Russia collusion narrative given that Trump took office,as Fox information reports, is now claiming that the president become in the back of Axios’ explosive reporting all over an interview with Politico.
“I’ve been a critic of the president. I’ve spoken out against him. i was on each committees that worked to impeach him. The timing feels like that should still be looked at,” Swalwell observed on Tuesday.
Swalwell revealed that Axios first approached him about his ties to Fang in July 2019, which changed into also when he ended his short-lived presidential crusade. but the Democratic lawmaker appeared to suggest that intelligence officials worried in Axios’ reporting were making an attempt to “weaponize” his cooperation with authorities.
“What it looks notwithstanding that this person — as the story studies — turned into unsuccessful in whatever thing they had been making an attempt to do. however if intelligence officers are trying to weaponize somebody’s cooperation, they are basically in search of to do what this person changed into now not able to do, which is to are attempting and discredit somebody,” Swalwell instructed Politico.
according to Politico, Swalwell “refused to talk about his relationship with Fang” after Axios mentioned that she had sexual family members with at the least two different politicians.
He did, although, categorical self belief that he will maintain his seat on the house Intelligence Commitee.
“because the story referenced, this goes back to the beginning of the last decade, and it’s whatever thing that congressional management knew about it,” Swalwell instructed Politico.
The utter desperation of Swalwell’s attempt to distract from this debacle, by way of claiming that President Trump turned into someway in the back of the Axios file, is mind-numbing to all however the most cognitively dissonant Trump-hating liberal.