Top Republican Believes Swalwell Not The Only Lawmaker Compromised By Chinese Spies


Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, says it would not surprise him if there are more lawmakers in the Capitol beyond California congressman Eric Swalwell who were compromised by the Chinese.

Swalwell, a four-term Democrat who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, reportedly engaged in relations with a suspected Chinese spy, Axios reported last week, by the name Christine Fang, or “Fang Fang.” According to the story, Fang zeroed in on young rising lawmakers and politicians in the California Bay Area and had a sexual relationship with at least two Midwestern mayors.

Johnson, in an interview with the Washington Examiner, referenced information about Chinese espionage in the United States divulged by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

“Listen, when you listen to what John Ratcliffe was revealing, and when you listen to Director Wray, that they’re opening up a new investigation on China’s spying every 10 hours, you would think that other members of Congress could be a target,” he said. “I mean, let’s face it, this looks like a long-term grooming process of congressman Swalwell,” Johnson said. “It just didn’t just happen overnight. This was a long-term process identifying somebody.”

He added: “The Chinese are very long-term thinking, very strategic, very smart, and very effective … Who knows who else they kind of groomed for your ever-growing powerful positions? You see what they did with congressman Swalwell. I would be shocked if that’s the only case.”

Sen. Marco Rubio plans to hold a hearing next Congress on Fang if the GOP manages to hold the Senate majority after two Georgia runoffs in early January.

“There are legitimate questions,” Rubio told Fox News during an interview. “I’m not accusing anyone of anything,” he said. “But there are a lot of legitimate questions that I think are im… (Read more)

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