Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes says “pee tape truther” Rep. Eric Swalwell demonstrated hypocrisy in accusing President Donald Trump of cavorting with Russian prostitutes while the Democratic California congressman was involved with a suspected Chinese spy.
Nunes was referring to Swalwell’s longstanding defense of the largely discredited Steele dossier to undermine Trump — as well as Swalwell’s relationship with Christine Fang, a suspected Chinese spy known for using sexual wiles to extract information from U.S. politicians.
“Swalwell … ran around, let’s not forget, for four years accusing everyone of being Russian agents, let’s not forget, he was what I call a pee tape truther,” Nunes told Fox Business Network’s “The Evening Edit.”
“He was promoting the dossier — the Steele dossier — that involved supposedly Donald Trump and prostitutes and all this stuff while the whole time he knew that he had some of his own issues. I think we have a situation of the pot calling the kettle black.”
“So look, I think everybody needs to know what did he know, when did he know it? What has been done since?” Nunes asked. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson: ‘Eric Swalwell … Used His Office To Promote Beijing’s Talking Points’ While Sitting On The House Intelligence Committee)
U.S. intelligence officials say that Fang, an alleged Chinese spy, infiltrated the offices of multiple politicians in the San Francisco area — including Swalwell, Axios reported Monday night. Swalwell has refused to discuss whether his relationship with Fang was purely professional or not.
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 said Wednesday, “They are not going to silence me,” and suggested he did nothing wrong while he was involved with Fang.
When asked if Nunes was “going to push for a probe” of Swalwell and whether he thinks the congressman should “step down” from his membership on the House Intelligence Committee, Nunes, the ranking member of that body, said, “At this point, this is not a decision that I get to make.”
Nunes noted that he believed Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has already said that Swalwell “should actually resign from Congress.” (RELATED: Report: Professor Claims That China Has Long Had ‘Old Friends Who Are The Top Of America’s Core Inner Circle’)
McCarthy has called Swalwell a “national security liability” and demanded his removal from the committee.
“Look, [Swalwell] has time here to come out to tell us what he said. Then we’ll see: is he going to get reappointed to the House Intelligence Committee next year? If that happens that will be something that comes into my jurisdiction and we’ll seriously have concerns about it.”