Ladies and gentlemen, I am shocked right now…….
It is not this specific report by itself thats has me concerned.
It is the corroberation of this report with others both by Director of Intelligence Ratcliffe, as well as a video which recently surfaced of a Chinese professor alleging that China had moles in U.S. offices.
Now this is just my own speculation, but could Christine Fang be one of the actors or central actors that the video was alleging to be heavily influencing U.S. politics?
Here is what we could dig up:
The Daily Wire reported on the story:
A suspected Chinese spy operating in the Bay Area during the Obama administration reportedly got so close to Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) that the FBI had to intervene and provide him with a defensive briefing.
The alleged spy, Chinese national Christine Fang, “targeted up-and-coming local politicians in the Bay Area and across the country who had the potential to make it big on the national stage” through “campaign fundraising, extensive networking, personal charisma, and romantic or sexual relationships,” Axios reported. “Even though U.S. officials do not believe Fang received or passed on classified information, the case ‘was a big deal, because there were some really, really sensitive people that were caught up’ in the intelligence network, a current senior U.S. intelligence official said.”
The report said that the type of information that officials believe that Fang was collecting, while not necessarily classified, constituted valuable political intelligence that foreign intelligence agencies seek on U.S. officials.
Business Insider also reported:
Two of the candidates Fang reportedly fundraised for — Rep. Eric Swalwell and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard — both ran for president in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Axios said.
According to Axios, Swalwell has not been accused of wrongdoing, and said he cut ties with Fang as soon as he learned about her alleged connections to China. Gabbard told Axios via a spokesperson that she has "no recollection of ever meeting or talking with" Fang.
According to Axios, Fang abruptly left the US in mid-2015 amid an FBI investigation into her activities, and has not returned to the US since. The Justice Department has not filed any charges against her.
Fang's story shows China's strategy of targeting up-and-coming politicians to influence them years down the line, when they gain more prominence.