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Donald Trump Jr. took to Twitter to troll Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) over allegations he was romantically involved with a female Chinese spy.
“As the chamber of commerce would say, there are just some jobs that Americans won’t do,” the president’s son wrote on Twitter in a post accompanying a story from the Daily Mail.
As the chamber of commerce would say, there are just some jobs that Americans won’t do.
Donald Trump Jr. accuses senior Democrat Eric Swalwell of sleeping with Chinese spy | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/GhD9GJAd0O
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 9, 2020
Trump accused Swalwell of sleeping with a woman identified by U.S. intelligence officials as Fang Fang, or Christine Fang, following an Axios report Tuesday that she targeted several mostly Democratic lawmakers in California four about four years, until around 2015.
The report said that Fang was targeting young male politicians who appeared to be up-and-coming in the Bay Area, as well as others around the country. In addition, Fang “bundled donations for Eric Swalwell’s 2014 reelection campaign,” B. Allen-Ebrahimian, Axios’ China correspondent, noted on Twitter.
The suspected operative, a Chinese national named Christine Fang, enrolled as a student at Cal State East Bay in 2011.
Fang’s friends and acquaintances said she was in her late 20s or early 30s, though she looked younger and blended in well with the undergraduate population. pic.twitter.com/cDhp8s8CTa
— B. Allen-Ebrahimian (@BethanyAllenEbr) December 8, 2020
“The suspected operative, a Chinese national named Christine Fang, enrolled as a student at Cal State East Bay in 2011. Fang’s friends and acquaintances said she was in her late 20s or early 30s, though she looked younger and blended in well with the undergraduate population,” she continued in a separate tweet featuring a photo of a younger Swalwell with the suspected Chinese operative.
Axios also said that Fang helped to place at least one intern in Swalwell’s office while interacting with him “at multiple events over the course of several years.”
The outlet spent a year on its investigation.
Swalwell said U.S. investigators met with him regarding Fang and any details about the two of them in 2015. He said he cut off all ties to her after the defensive briefing.
The relationship, to any extent, was problematic because Swalwell is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which hears and reviews highly classified sensitive materials.
Calls rang out for him to resign following the blockbuster report.
Swalwell “is a total hypocrite and he should resign in disgrace,” former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell wrote online.
As for the California lawmaker, the Axios report does not mention that he had sexual relations with Fang. But it does say she had relations with a pair of unidentified Midwest mayors while she was being tracked by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement authorities.
“So Rep Swalwell who spent years saying I was an agent of Russia was literally sleeping with a Chinese spy at the time. You can’t make this stuff up. How can this compromised individual/moron continue to sit on an intelligence committee?” Trump Jr. wrote on Twitter following Axios’ report.
So Rep Swalwell who spent years saying I was an agent of Russia was literally sleeping with a Chinese spy at the time.
You can’t make this stuff up. How can this compromised individual/moron continue to sit on an intelligence committee? https://t.co/NkU6F5Ctre
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 8, 2020
Following the report, Swalwell — who has spent years falsely accusing President Donald Trump of colluding with Russia in 2016 — blamed his foibles on the commander-in-chief.
“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,” he said.
Asked about his relationship with Fang, however, he refused to discuss it, Politico reported.
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