Republicans insist on discovering the impact caused by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spy, Fang Fang, who was connected to Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and therefore demand that the FBI report on these links.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is leading the demands on the FBI, and although it informed McCarthy and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) exclusively and in confidence, he is pushing for Swalwell’s dismissal from the Intelligence Committee, according to the Washington Examiner of Dec. 22.
“I can’t tell you about what [was in the briefing], but I can tell you this. What I learned today, and anyone who was in that room with me would never allow Swalwell to be on the Intel Committee, or to continue to be on it,” McCarthy said.
It should be noted that the members of the House Intelligence Committee receive classified information on national security matters, so maximum discretion is required.
Despite McCarthy’s pressure to strip Swalwell of information privileges, the classification of data received from the FBI continues to cover him in office.
That is why McCarthy insists that at least all the members of the Intel Committee be informed, with the certainty that this way Swalwell will be expelled, for the good of national security.
Swalwell’s relations with Fang Fang lasted four years, between 2011 and 2015, and it is presumed that Swalwell is the victim of a type of blackmail by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), in the form of a ‘honey trap’, which uses romantic or sexual relations with the politicians that it makes into targets.
In 2016 and 2017, Swalwell accused the Trump campaign of collusion with Russia, despite having been himself in relations with a CCP spy.
Thus, McCarthy “thinks both Republicans and Democrats would agree that the information contained in the briefing would lead folks to conclude Swalwell should not be on the committee,” cited the Washington Examiner.
Rep. Jim Banks, (R-Ind.) incoming chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said, “This is a major political problem for House Democrats and Nancy Pelosi,,” adding that it won’t go away “until Eric Swalwell goes away,” according to The Hill.
“We’re going to continue to talk about this as long as he remains on the House Intelligence Committee, because Pelosi still needs to give real answers to some of the serious questions like when did she know about Swalwell’s relationship with a Chinese spy,” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La) told Congress.
Likewise, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also mentioned this case of espionage, in one of his tweets.
“Combined with Congressman Swalwell’s ties to a Chinese Communist spy and Hunter Biden’s money from China the Democrats seem to be working at being the pro-China part, ” said Gingrich.
Combined with Congressman Swalwell’s ties to a Chinese Communist spy and Hunter Biden’s money from China the Democrats seem to be working at being the pro-China party.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 23, 2020