(FreedomJournal.org)- Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi re-appointed controversial disgraced Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell to the Intelligence Committee on Friday, even after being exposed as having a relationship with a Chinese spy.
Pelosi, no stranger to controversy herself, confirmed that she was keeping Swalwell on the House Intelligence Committee despite allegations that he was compromised during his relationship with Chinese spy Fang Fang.
She also reappointed Swalwell, a fellow California Democrat, to the House Homeland Security Committee even after Republicans raised concerns about it.
“The American people elected a Democratic House Majority that would be relentless in our work to promote their security – both by defending their economic security here at home and our national security abroad,” Pelosi said, without addressing the very real concerns people have about Swalwell.
“On the Intelligence Committee, these Members will be effective forces in keeping the American people safe, as we confront our nation’s adversaries, adapt to new threats and work with our allies,” she said, without a hint of irony.
But Swalwell’s past is sordid and controversial, bringing into question the idea that he will be an “effective force” in keeping Americans safe.
How can he keep Americans safe when a Chinese spy compromised him so easily once before?
If you missed the Fang Fang story, here’s what happened.
In December last year, the FBI briefed Speaker Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Rep. Eric Swalwell’s relationship with Fang Fang, a “bundler” for his campaign with whom he had an intimate relationship.
“A source on Capitol Hill confirmed to @FDRLST today that Rep. Eric Swalwell had a sexual relationship with communist Chinese spy Fang Fang. The FBI finally briefed congressional leaders today on the details of Fang Fang’s interactions with lawmakers on behalf of communist China,” Federalist co-founder Sean Davis revealed on December 18.
A source on Capitol Hill confirmed to @FDRLST today that Rep. Eric Swalwell had a sexual relationship with communist Chinese spy Fang Fang. The FBI finally briefed congressional leaders today on the details of Fang Fang’s interactions with lawmakers on behalf of communist China.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 18, 2020
The FBI gave a “defensive briefing” about Fang to Swalwell prior to her leaving the country in 2015, when he promptly cut off all ties to her.
But in the meantime, what could she have learned about this U.S. congressman, and could he be compromised?
Pelosi has no answers and nor does Swalwell’s office.