China targeted Rep. Eric Swalwell for an operation, but unlike the Republicans, he cooperated in the investigation and put America first.
As early as 2014, a Chinese spy named Fang Fang or Christine Fang targeted up-and-coming California politicians like Rep. Eric Swalwell in an operation.
The difference between Swalwell and Trump’s compromised Republican Party was what the Democrat did after being told about the spy.
Axios reported: “Amid a mounting counterintelligence investigation, federal investigators were so alarmed by Fang’s behavior and activities that they brought their concerns to Swalwell’s attention around 2015 – and gave him a so-called defensive briefing. According to a recent US intelligence official, Swalwell immediately cut ties with Fang and was not accused of any wrongdoing. “
The office of Rep. Swalwell said in a statement:
A statement from Swalwell’s office: “Rep. Swalwell long ago provided the FBI with information about this person, whom he met over 8 years ago and who he has not seen in nearly 6 years, he is not going to be classified participate in your story. “
– B. Allen-Ebrahimian (@BethanyAllenEbr) December 8, 2020
Trump and his henchmen are trying to make something of this story, but they are highlighting the difference between one political party trying to protect America (Democrats) while the other has been compromised by hostile foreign powers and attacking anyone who tries to defending the nation or indicating that they are sleeping with the enemy (republicans),
Rep. Swalwell has done exactly what any American is supposed to do when attacked by a hostile foreign power. He cut the connection with the spy and informed the FBI.
Swalwell made no attempt to fire the FBI director or attack the investigators. He was the anti-Trump GOP.
Foreign threats are always directed against those in power. The difference between Swalwell and Trump is that Eric Swalwell has shown that he is a patriot, not a selfish traitor.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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