This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.
Last week, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe warned Congress that, among other extremely threatening behavior, Communist China is targeting our legislators for blackmail.
We have subsequently learned that a prominent Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, Eric Swalwell, would have been an excellent candidate for such Chinese extortion. After all, he had a relationship with a female Chinese spy and let her place an intern on his staff.
Speaker Pelosi gave Swalwell that plum committee assignment, which he used relentlessly to spread lies about Donald Trump having compromising ties to a foreign power – lies that ironically describe his own behavior, not the President’s.
It’s unclear when the Speaker was first informed about Swalwell’s misconduct. But now she professes full confidence in him and evidently will do nothing to correct the national security vulnerability he’s created.
That must not stand.
This is Frank Gaffney.