The Chinese honeypot spy story isn’t looking good for Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA) or his political party. This situation is so much worse than we all though at first, that Big Tech had to jump in and alter Eric Swalwell’s biography to try to protect him from the scandal. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has shifted from projection to deflection to try to take off some of the heat. Meanwhile, Republicans continue to call for Swalwell to be kicked off the House Intelligence Committee.
If you’ve somehow missed this story earlier, here’s a brief recap.
A Communist Chinese spy named Fang Fang—
What? Why is everyone laughing?
Anyway, a Communist Chinese spy named Fang Fang ingratiated herself with Eric Swalwell back in 2010, when he was on the city council in Dublin, California. She helped him get elected to Congress in 2012 and raised millions of dollars for his reelection in 2014. That’s illegal, by the way. Foreign nationals aren’t allowed to raise money for candidates in American elections. Fang Fang was working for China’s Ministry of State Security (and Sexual Blackmail) the whole time.
And of course, Fang Fang was sleeping with Eric Swalwell the whole time, even as he was on the House Homeland Security Committee and the Space, Science and Technology Committee from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, the FBI caught Fang Fang on a surveillance video in Ohio, where she was having sex with the town’s mayor in a car. The Democrat mayor hilariously told the FBI he was helping Fang Fang with her English, before they showed him the video.
Fang Fang was tipped off that the FBI was onto her, so she fled back to China in late 2015. Swalwell says he broke off the relationship with Fang Fang after the FBI warned him about her. But Swalwell refuses to say whether he had a sexual relationship with Fang Fang, claiming it’s classified.
The media has taken a strange angle with this story, claiming that it’s not really a big deal since Eric Swalwell wasn’t married at the time when Fang Fang was stuck to him like glue. Swalwell got married to his current wife in 2016, after Fang Fang fled the country, so it’s not like he was a blackmail target, right?
Something about this story was not adding up, because British newspapers had published a photo of Eric Swalwell and Fang Fang… and Eric Swalwell’s two little boys. If she fled in 2015 and Swalwell got married in 2016… how is there a photograph of Fang Fang and Eric Swalwell holding his kids?
Remember: The media “Narrative” is that this isn’t a big deal because Swalwell wasn’t married, right? But it turns out that Eric Swalwell’s kids are from his first marriage. The marriage that ended after Swalwell fell into bed with an obvious Chinese honeypot spy. That marriage ended in 2011 but has somehow been mostly scrubbed from Swalwell’s online bios.
So, now Swalwell looks even more compromised and scummier than he did before. Fang Fang was a serious part of his life. If you track down that photo of her with Swalwell and the kids, you can see that this was not just a casual friendship. She had Swalwell so wrapped around her little finger that he trusted her around his kids – even as she was doing the backseat boogie with mayors of Midwestern towns.
Meanwhile, The Federalist earns a gold star sticker this week for daring to ask Nancy Pelosi the most hilarious question we’ve heard about this story so far:
How many other Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have had sex with hostile foreign spies?
Pelosi sputtered and deflected by claiming that this is all a distraction from House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. How so, Nancy? Is McCarthy distracting you from that coronavirus relief package that you haven’t worked on for eight months now? Pelosi claims that the real scandal is that McCarthy “has QAnon over there in his party.”
The bottom line is that Pelosi and Intel Chairman and impeachment kook Adam Schiff both knew that Eric Swalwell had been compromised by the Chinese Ministry of State Security. They put him on the Intelligence Committee anyway, and they didn’t tell Republicans that Swalwell had carried on a close relationship with a foreign Chinese sex spy for close to five years. Republicans need to keep the heat on Swalwell until he’s booted out of Congress. The man has no business representing Americans or sitting on the Intel Committee.