Remember when that Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferer Eric Swalwell, the Democrat Congressman from California, got caught sleeping with a Chinese spy while he was on the top-secret Intelligence Committee? Whatever happened to that story? Since getting caught sleeping with a Chinese spy is about one of the most blatantly obvious ways for a normal American to lose their job and security clearances, and possibly go to jail, Swalwell must have been kicked off the Intel Committee by now, right? Let’s check in and see how ol’ Eric is doing these days!
The Democrat Party manages to field a lot of incredibly dumb mediocrities for the US Congress somehow. I like to give out a trophy every so often for the Dumbest Member of Congress to some of these people, even though they don’t return my calls when I offer to mail the trophy to them. Past winners include:
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), for worrying that Guam would tip over if we stationed too many US Marines there;
Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), for asking Amy Coney Barrett if she’s a predator who extracts sexual favors from the hired help;
And Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ), for comparing himself to “Spartacus” for releasing public records that were not classified on the Senate floor and pretending that he was blowing the whistle by releasing “classified” information that everyone knew about Brett Kavanaugh.
But it takes a special level of idiocy to fall into bed with a foreign honeypot spy, which is literally one of the oldest tricks in the espionage book. I’m pretty sure every member of the House Intelligence Committee is warned about this trick during the first hour of the first day of their orientation on the committee.
It’s such a well-known trick that the honeypot was pretty much the plot of all five seasons of the Cold War TV spy drama, “The Americans.” The warning to House Intel members probably goes something like this:
“If a person of the opposite sex from a hostile foreign nation who is waaaay out of your league suddenly starts showing an inexplicable sexual attraction for you, call the FBI immediately because THAT’S A SPY!”
Eric Swalwell must have been picking his nose or sniffing an Elmer’s glue bottle during that lesson. Because the Communist Chinese government made a run at him with an obvious Chinese honeypot spy – and Swalwell totally fell into bed with her. For several years! It’s a pretty safe bet that the dimwitted Eric Swalwell destroyed his first marriage because he was so smitten by a Chinese spy named Fang Fang.
Fang Fang! This woman was such an obvious Chinese spy that it sounds like she used her nickname from Junior Spy School for her new identity in America. But apparently, it was her real name. Not that Swalwell suspected anything, or ever lifted a finger for several years as he was sharing a bed with an obvious Communist Chinese spy while he was on important House committees dealing with serious, classified information that China wanted to get its hands on.
She was so embedded with Eric Swalwell that his dad and his brother were still communicating with her on Facebook until last year – which was four years after she fled the country before the FBI was going to lock her up for espionage. She must have made quite an impression during Thanksgiving at the Swalwell hacienda.
Not to mention the fact that she placed an intern – another obvious Chinese spy – on the staff in Swalwell’s congressional office and helped raise money for his reelection campaigns. But that’s all water under the bridge.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy finally got a briefing from the FBI on just what exactly happened during the years-long relationship between Fang Fang and this year’s recipient of the Dumbest Member of Congress trophy. After McCarthy got done throwing up (did the FBI have photos?), he immediately filed a resolution to remove Swalwell from the House Intelligence Community.
McCarthy has thankfully not explained what he saw in the files, but it was bad enough to know that Swalwell is hopelessly compromised and a danger to American national security. Democrats immediately tabled the measure, meaning they won’t take it up again before the 2022 midterm elections (or after that, if they retain the House majority). I suppose there’s a lesson in that for Republicans. Democrats will no longer lift a finger to protect America if it requires throwing one of their own members under the bus. Party before country.