Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was caught on camera refusing to answer questions about his past relationship with an alleged Chinese spy.
Axios reported that a Chinese national named Christine Fang or Fang Fang had ties to a number of political figures including the Democratic congressman — and had sexual interactions with at least two Midwestern mayors. Swalwell has dodged questions about his history with her.
Fox News’ Jake Gibson caught up with Swalwell outside his home Thursday and he ignored all questions, including one about Fang. This comes after his office declined to comment on the nature of their relationship beyond what they had told Axios and then ignored subsequent requests for information, as reported by Fox News.
According to the Axios report, Fang and Swalwell had been linked since his days as a Dublin City, Calif. councilmember, prior to his election to Congress in 2012. According to the report, she had helped fundraise for his 2014 campaign and placed at least one intern in his office.
Investigators reportedly gave Swalwell a defensive briefing in 2015, and he cut ties with Fang soon after.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) called for Swalwell to be “removed from Congress”, suggesting he is “a national security liability” following the allegations that he was involved with a suspected Chinese spy. “Did Nancy Pelosi know this had transpired when she put him on the committee?” he wondered, during an interview on Fox News, as previously reported by Swamp Drain. Video Below
Rep. Eric Swalwell refuses to answer questions:
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 17, 2020