Saturday, January 16, 2021

From China, With Love: Starring Congressman Eric Swalwell; Should Be Kicked Off Intel Committee and Stripped of Security Clearance

From China, With Love: Starring Congressman Eric Swalwell:
“Did a communist spy know the congressman [Eric Swalwell] was about to assume oversight of the CIA?”
Wall Street Journal columnist James Freeman was speaking of the ongoing espionage saga of Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who had a complicated and as yet not fully told relationship with a woman alleged by U.S. law enforcement to have been a spy for the Chinese government.
After receiving a warning about the concern by the FBI, Swalwell says he swiftly broke off . . . whatever . . . his involvement was with the woman.
House Intelligence Committee
Freeman notes that shortly thereafter, in January 2015, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appointed him to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This raises all sorts of obvious security and conflict-of-interest concerns, as well as a question about whether Democrats in House leadership knew about Swalwell’s background when they proposed him for the committee. --->READ MORE HERE
Eric Swalwell should be kicked off intel committee and stripped of security clearance, experts say::
Eric Swalwell's relationship with Fang Fang, a suspected Chinese spy, should have seen him stripped of his security clearance and kicked off the House Intel Committee, according to military and intelligence experts.
"These are types of relationships that if I, a military member, had would be fired or possibly prosecuted. Reporting it to authorities would just mean the end of my career," retired Navy Brig. Gen. Rob Spalding, who previously served as a defense attache to China and member of President Trump's National Security Council, told the Washington Examiner. "If you’re gonna sit on the intel committee and you have these kinds of relationships, you should be off these committees. This is just common practice. You know what the Chinese do? You won’t even be part of the government if you have these relationships."
Scrutiny over Swalwell's position on the House Intel Committee and as lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency has thus far come only from congressional Republicans demanding his removal. Last month, 17 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding Swalwell be stripped of his committee assignment. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has repeatedly called Swalwell's continued presence on the committee a national security risk.
GOP senators like Rand Paul of Kentucky have called for his resignation from Congress altogether.
“He was the most over-the-top critic of President Trump on Russia collusion, and it turns out, he’s sleeping with a Chinese spy,” Paul said in December. “I mean, my goodness. The hypocrisy. It’s appalling, and he really should be red-faced and ashamed of himself and really, probably ought to just resign from Congress." --->READ MORE HERE
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