Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell is back in the news today, thanks to his alleged targeting for political access by a Chinese spy several years ago.

So, just how compromised was Swalwell? That’s not exactly clear:

    • Fang took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, according to a Bay Area political operative and a current U.S. intelligence official. Swalwell’s office was directly aware of these activities on its behalf, the political operative said. That same political operative, who witnessed Fang fundraising on Swalwell’s behalf, found no evidence of illegal contributions.
    • Federal Election Commission records don’t indicate Fang herself made donations, which are prohibited from foreign nationals.
    • Fang helped place at least one intern in Swalwell’s office, according to those same two people, and interacted with Swalwell at multiple events over the course of several years.

A statement from Swalwell’s office provided to Axios said: “Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person — whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six years — to the FBI. To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story.”

What we do know, however, is that if the ChiComs wanted to gain access to our federal government through a clueless congressman, it’s only natural that they’d set their sights on Eric Swalwell.

Stephen L. Miller, aka Twitchy staple @redsteeze, explains:


It’s funny because it’s true.

Swalwell just screams “Pick me! Pick me!”

But, as Miller also notes, it may have been Swalwell who got the last laugh, even if he was too dumb to realize it:


Joke’s on you, ChiComs!


Choose more wisely next time.