A group of House Republicans called on FBI Director Christopher Wray to hold a briefing on the results of the investigation into Swalwell’s relationship with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spy Fang Fang and the extent to which the CCP operative has reached out to members of Congress.
Through an official letter sent on Feb. 24, 14 House Republicans, including Rep. Dan Bishop of North Carolina and Homeland Security Committee ranking member John Katko from New York, said that since this is a matter of national security, Wray should submit a report detailing the results of the investigation.
“As our nation faces a growing security threat from the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) attempts to infiltrate and undermine the United States Government, we write to request a full briefing regarding counterintelligence threats to Members of Congress, including information related to Rep. Eric Swalwell’s ties to a suspected Chinese intelligence operative,” the letter reads.
The lawmakers highlighted Swalwell’s sensitive position on committees such as the House Homeland Security Committee, where lawmakers have access to classified information, which would be very dangerous in the wrong hands.
“This includes information classified as Top Secret, which by its very nature ‘could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security’ if subject to unauthorized disclosure,” the letter continues.
Since the extensive relationship between Swalwell and spy Fang Fang, also known as Christine Fang, was discovered, concerns about CCP infiltration of the government have been growing.
An investigation revealed that the CCP Ministry of State Security spy, flaunted her appeal and infiltrated several Democratic campaigns in California.
As reported on Dec. 8 by Axios, she had at least two mayors and one of the youngest members of the House, Eric Swalwell, as romantic targets before disappearing from the country after the FBI investigation.
Among her activities Fang raised funds for Swalwell’s re-election and accompanied him to various events, as well as placing an insider in his office.
She also participated in fundraising for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii).
Fang’s activities ran from 2011 until 2015, when she was discovered by the FBI while surveilling another suspect, the Daily Mail reported.
In late December, Fox News reporter Maria Bartiromo said she saw images of the spy with Swalwell, along with the Chinese spy who stole information from Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) for more than 20 years.
The letter sent by the Republican representatives to the FBI stresses the seriousness of the matter and proposes, “That the House Committee on Homeland Security receive a classified briefing detailing Rep. Swalwell’s relationship with Fang and any potential exposure of classified information.”