Longtime Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) on Friday demanded that the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into allegations Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) may have been compromised by a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) spy.
“I respectfully request the House Committee on Ethics immediately open an investigation into the allegations recently made public by an article in Axios regarding the compromising of Representative Eric Swalwell, a member of Congress and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence,” Sensenbrenner wrote.
He was making reference to a report from Axios that said CCP spy Fang Fang, known as Christine Fang, got close to several politicians, including Swalwell.
Fang left the United States about five years ago, and, according to the report, was involved romantically with two mayors in Midwestern cities.
Swalwell has not issued a public comment on the matter. The Epoch Times has reached out to his office for comment.
His office previously pointed to a statement made by an unnamed official to the San Francisco Chronicle, who said, “Swalwell was completely cooperative and under no suspicion of wrongdoing…
It was a defensive briefing. Information was obtained where we do a duty to warn… that he may be targeted by a foreign government.”
But Sensenbrenner, a prominent GOP lawmaker who was involved in the impeachment inquiry into former President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s, said that an ethics probe is warranted.
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