Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-IDIOT) might not be much of a politician, but the hapless dude has brass ones, “that I can tell you,” as Donald might say. Tuesday night, Fox News host Tucker Carlson went after those brass ones, shredding Swalwell in a blistering beatdown.
Our story begins on Monday night, with an explosive report by Carlson on Chinese influence at the top of the U.S. government, which included video of a Chinese economist saying China “has people at the top of America’s core inner circle of power and influence,” as reported by RedState’s Bonchie, who later reported on an exclusive from Axios, who identified one of those “people at the top” as none other than Eric Swalwell. Oops, Swally.
It gets worse as suggested by Bonchie’s headline: Explosive Report Reveals Chinese Spy Bundled Donations for Russia Truther Rep. Eric Swalwell
As reported by Axios, the Chinese spy, Fang Fang or Christine Fang, who abruptly left the U.S. in 2015, took part in fundraising activities for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, helped place at least one intern in Swalwell’s office, and interacted with him at multiple events over the course of several years.
Axios also reported that Fang engaged in sexual or romantic relationships with at least two mayors in the Midwest, and had at least two other sexual interactions with two other “elected officials.” Axios was unable to identify or speak to those officials.
Swalwell’s office declined to comment on whether Swally was involved in any of the “sexual interactions,” saying all information about his relationship with Fang was “classified.”
Then our plot thickens.
Swally being Swally, as reported by RedState’s Jeff Charles, he denied the accusations. And guess who he
lied his ass off about blamed for “planting” the story?
All together, now! Donald Trump. Swalwell told Politico:
“I’ve been a critic of the president. I’ve spoken out against him. I was on both committees that worked to impeach him. The timing feels like that should be looked at.
“What it appears though that this person — as the story reports — was unsuccessful in whatever they were trying to do.
“But if intelligence officials are trying to weaponize someone’s cooperation, they are essentially seeking to do what this person was not able to do, which is to try and discredit someone.”
Says the clown who worked himself even sillier than he already was, trying to discredit Trump for four years — smugly and incessantly so. Again, brass ones, America.
Enter, stage right, Tucker Carlson. “It’s always those who have the most to hide who attack other people for the very things they’ve done,” Carlson said, in reference to Swalwell.
Tucker Carlson rips into @RepSwalwell for accusing President Trump of being an agent of Russia after having had a relationship with a Chinese spy:
“It’s always those who have the most to hide who attack other people for the very things they’ve done.” pic.twitter.com/IT0P3whTFH
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) December 9, 2020
In an accompanying op-ed for Fox News, Carlson asked, “Why is Eric Swalwell still on the House Intel Committee after Chinese spy revelations?” Outstanding question.
“A Chinese intelligence agent called Fang Fang — or, as she renamed herself when she came to this country, Christine Fang — became a force within the California Democratic Party.
“Along the way, she began a relationship with Eric Swalwell, now a member of the House Intelligence Committee and privy to this country’s most closely held secrets.
“Fang’s relationship with Swalwell began in 2012. […] U.S. intelligence officials believe that Fang had a sexual relationship with Eric Swalwell.
“When “Tucker Carlson Tonight” asked Swalwell’s office about that Tuesday, his staff replied by saying they couldn’t comment because such information might be “classified.” They did not elaborate or explain what they meant by that.”
“Swalwell claims he hasn’t talked to her in years, Carlson wrote. “We do know that in Eric Swalwell, the Chinese government picked a promising vehicle. He is one of the most high-profile members of Congress and ran for president last year.”
At every turn, Swalwell has remained a reliable source of Chinese government propaganda, said Carlson, “As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, he’s styled himself as an expert at spotting foreign interference in our government. You may remember he spent years accusing President Trump of working for a hostile power. The irony is overwhelming,” he noted, and boy, is it:
“It’s always those who have the most to hide who attack other people for the very things they’ve done. Two years ago, we asked Swalwell to come on this show and reveal the evidence he claimed to have collected on Russian collusion. Swalwell came, because he couldn’t turn down a TV opportunity. He made loud noises and he left. He had no evidence, but he didn’t stop making allegations.”
When the Russia hoax subsided, Carlson said, “Swalwell turned his energies to his first love, defending the government of China from all criticism.
“In March, Swalwell told the rest of us that we are racist if we describe where the coronavirus came from originally.
“In 2017, Swalwell expressed outrage that the Trump administration was taking too tough a position with China’s ally, North Korea. Instead, Swalwell demanded, Trump must ‘[t]alk to experts, allies & China.’”
“Do you notice a pattern here?”, he asked. Of course you do, and here’s the amazing thing:”
“At this very moment, Eric Swalwell — who has used his office to promote Beijing’s talking points almost word-for-word; a man who admits to a close personal relationship with an actual Chinese spy who helped him get elected to Congress, raised money for him and put an intern (probably another spy) in his office — continues to serve on the House Intelligence Committee, where he has unrestricted access to classified information.”
“How does that happen?” Tucker asked. Excellent question. How does that happen?