2+ Wks Later, NY Times Still Not Reporting on Swalwell Spy Saga

December 28, 2020

Nearly three weeks after the scandal came to light, the New York Times has refused to report on ties between failed presidential nominee candidate Rep. Eric Swalwell and suspected Chinese Communist regime spy Christine Fang.

On December 8, Axios reported that Swalwell had been one of several American politicians to whom Fang developed extensive ties as part of a spying operation in the U.S. between 2011 and 2015. She was even a campaign bundler for Swalwell and placed at least one intern in his congressional offices. The FBI was reportedly so concerned about Fang — who had engaged in romantic relationships with at least two midwestern mayors — that they briefed Swalwell about her in 2015.

Swalwell, who sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has refused to answer questions about their relationship and whether it was romantic. Instead, he has attempted to blame the scandal on retaliation for criticizing the Trump administration.

The New York Times, a leftist propaganda outlet that would be all over this story if a Republican Congressman were as deeply involved as Swalwell, has not once reported on the issue.

On Fox News Channel’s Ingraham Angle on December 8, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asked, “Did Nancy Pelosi know this had transpired when she put him on the committee? We have our Sen., Dianne Feinstein, for two decades, the personal assistant, that hear all the private phone calls in the car and others, a Chinese spy. Why did the Democrats pull out of the bipartisan China task force I had set up? Why have they denied certain bills that would hold China accountable, that have passed the Senate, not come to the floor? Why do they focus on Silicon Valley members of Congress? Why is he still on the intel Committee? Why is he still a member of Congress? Did Adam Schiff know, as chairman of that committee, that he had this problem?”

The New York Times apparently isn’t interested in raising those questions.