Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Tuesday how Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell could have promoted Chinese “talking points” and be in a “relationship” with an alleged Chinese spy while sitting on the House Intelligence Committee.
“As of tonight, with all this information public, Eric Swalwell, who has used his office to promote Beijing’s talking points almost word for word … who admits to a close personal relationship with an actual Chinese spy, who helped him get elected to Congress … that man continues to serve on the House Intelligence Committee, where he has unrestricted access to classified information,” Carlson noted on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“How is this happening?” he asked. (RELATED: Report: Professor Claims That China Has Long Had ‘Old Friends Who Are The Top Of America’s Core Inner Circle’)
U.S. intelligence officials say that Christine Fang, an alleged Chinese spy, infiltrated the offices of multiple politicians in the San Francisco area — including Swalwell, Axios reported Monday night. Swalwell is refusing to discuss the extent of his relationship with Fang.
Carlson noted that Swalwell was one of the Democrats in Congress who consistently claimed that President Donald Trump was an agent of Russia “The irony is overwhelming. It’s always those who have the most to hide who attack other people for the very things they’ve done — always. Even at the time he was saying it, it was obvious to us that something was very wrong with Eric Swalwell.”
Carlson noted that when questioning former FBI Director James Comey about the wiles of foreign spies, Swalwell inquired whether “they use sex, a honey trap, if you will, to set up a compromise. Spoken like a man who knows that subject quite well.”
The Fox News host noted that when Swalwell’s Russia collusion theory dried up, he “turned his energies to his first love, which is defending the government of China from all criticism,” which Carson said included branding people who identified the coronavirus as a Chinese virus as being racist and xenophobic.
“Take those words and type them into Google and you will find analogs almost precisely to the word in Chinese state media. That’s what he was repeating.”
Carlson also said that in 2013 Swalwell also embraced views and policies consistent with those of China when it came to Trump’s stance on North Korea and his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.
“In 2013, for example, he demanded that we, quote, ‘engage China and Russia to keep Iran nuclear free.’ Do you notice a pattern here? Of course you do,” said Carlson. (RELATED: China Targeting Biden Associates With ‘Malign’ Influence Campaign, Counterintelligence Official Says)
Fang reportedly also compromised two Midwest mayors during her time in the U.S., including having a sexual encounter with an Ohio mayor in the backseat of a car.
Swalwell is focusing on his congressional legacy. “I’ve been a critic of the president. I’ve spoken out against him. I was on both committees that worked to impeach him,” he told Politico Tuesday when asked about his relationship with Fang.
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Thursday that the Chinese government actively attempts to attract allies in Congress as part of a “massive” campaign to gain influence over the United States.