An online spat with a newly elected GOP congresswoman left Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California with egg on his face just weeks after he was connected to an alleged tryst with a Chinese spy.
Swalwell, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee and on the Subcommittee on the CIA, was recently connected to a suspected Chinese operative named Christine Fang, or Fang Fang for short, Axios reported.
“A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios found in a yearlong investigation,” the outlet noted.
Axios further reported that Fang Fang attempted to gain access to rising Democratic political stars in the San Francisco Bay area. Swalwell was reported to be among them.
The suspected operative, a Chinese national