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Political Coverup: The Swalwell Investigation’s Disconcerting Outcome

Political Coverup:  The Swalwell Investigation’s Disconcerting Outcome

In a seemingly anticlimactic turn of events, the House Ethics Committee has wrapped up its two-year investigation into Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, leaving many questioning the motives behind the probe.

The investigation focused on Swalwell’s interactions with Ms. Christine Fang, who was suspected of being a Chinese spy and had allegedly targeted multiple Bay Area Democrats, including Swalwell himself. It was reported that Fang had worked to establish close ties with Swalwell’s office, even assisting in placing an intern there, and that he and Fang were having an affair, before the FBI alerted him to her behavior in 2015. Immediately after learning of her suspected affiliation, Swalwell severed all contact with Fang.

Despite the committee’s acknowledgment of the allegations and its scrutiny of potential House Rules violations, the investigation concluded without further action. Such a decision raises profound concerns, particularly when one considers the gravity of the situation.

Imagine, if you will, the fate that would befall any government employee with a security clearance who became the target of a foreign spy—or any foreign national, for that matter.

In that less privileged world, that employee’s security clearances would swiftly be revoked, their employment terminated, and an arduous and extensive investigation would ensue. Alas, it seems that we are reluctant to hold our elected officials to a higher standard. Let us contemplate the perils that this leniency entails.

Given Swalwell’s involvement in sensitive Congressional committees, one cannot help but envision the extensive and stimulating conversations he would have engaged in with Fang. Naturally, the FBI found no tangible evidence, for Swalwell would certainly never admit to discussing classified information. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if Fang herself guided him on how to respond to the FBI’s inquiries.

This implies that Swalwell is now susceptible to blackmail by the Chinese. The Ethics Committee’s proclamation of “no further action” becomes a lamentable farce, highlighting the inadequacy of their response.

I shall make no pretense of concealing my lack of admiration for Swalwell. His intelligence, in my estimation, falls far below the average mark. Moreover, his extreme partisanship renders him a bigot, and his ego dwarfs that of U2’s Bono.

However, let us be clear: this entire investigation has been a charade. Speaker McCarthy made the prudent decision to keep Swalwell off the Intelligence Committee, where any compromise on his part could inflict severe damage upon America. Swalwell has unequivocally demonstrated his foolishness and gullibility.

Swalwell can never be trusted again.

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  1. frank stetson

    Oh no, Daniel’s come out of the closet and has a hard-on for Eric, the California wonder……

    Hey, on the merits of the case, booger off, he’s not guilty as determined by your side. You LOSE, suck it up buttercup.

    On his being stupid. Well, I looked, you may be right. We went to the same University, then he got a JD at an unknown affiliate, I got my MBA somewhere else too. But can not find any academic achievements, awards, etc. and UofM is one of those: you get out of it what you put in and it sure ain’t no ivy league.

    Early on he chose a life of service to our nation, starting in good ole College Park, a place I have difficulty remembering due to binges of many varieties in my youth. But he began public service in College Park, during college, and I admire his dedication.

    I learned of him as the impeachments started had high hopes for surfer-boy turned pol. Alas, he chose the role of Pitbull, a role that only can get you so far, especially reaching across the aisle. You can be tough, but fair, like Pelosi and McConnell, but Pitbull like Swalwell and Warren can only go so far. I would gather that’s part of what has Daniel’s dander up.

    But on this one, you lose, he is exonerated as Larry would love to say, if it was his side. Not to worry, Daniel, he’s never going national, be lucky to grab the Senate seat, IMO, but time will tell.

    • Oldclimber

      Its interesting that here we have the same FBI that crawled up Trump’s and Trump’s allies asses, playing a drawn out version of tip-toe through the tulips with Swalwell. Yeah, it just looks bad in high profile, something of way higher “coincidence” than the previously mentioned. Keep playing to the idiots who still give Demorats the benefit of the doubt, on doubt, on doubt, or even documented malfeasance. Too bad.

      • frank stetson

        Oldclimber, witht the same result of exonerated for the targets of the investigation.

        However, in the Trump case, 34 indictments, of which 26 were Russian nationals and companies. They will no longer despoil our shores.

        The Trump crime spree included, according to WIKI:

        “Martina Butini, who had claimed to be a Russian gun activist, was investigated by the Special Counsel investigators and then prosecuted by the National Security Law Unit. She was imprisoned for conspiracy to act as an unregistered foreign agent after entering a guilty plea.[170][171]
        Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, pled guilty to making hush payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in violation of campaign finance laws, and was convicted for several unrelated counts of bank and tax fraud.[172][173]
        Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who had been appointed as National Security Advisor by the incoming Trump administration, was dismissed from his position and later pled guilty to making false statements to FBI investigators about his conversations with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition.[174][175]
        Rick Gates, former Trump Deputy Campaign Chairman, was indicted along with Paul Manafort in October 2017 on charges related to their consultation work with pro-Russian political figures in Ukraine. The charges were dropped after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States for making false statements in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.[176]
        Konstantin Kilimnik, Manafort’s business partner in Ukraine, was indicted for witness tampering at the behest of Manafort;[177] Kilimnik is suspected of working for Russian intelligence.[178]
        Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman was found guilty on eight felony counts of tax evasion and bank fraud,[179] pursuant to his earlier lobbying activities for the Party of Regions of former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich.[180][181] He later pled guilty to conspiracy to defraud and obstruction of justice;[182][183] in total, he was sentenced to over seven years in jail[184] in February 2018.
        George Papadopoulos, Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, was convicted for making false statements to the FBI.[185]
        Roger Stone, a longtime Trump advisor who had met with a Russian person offering to sell derogatory financial information about Hillary Clinton,[186] was indicted on seven charges of lying to Congress and witness tampering. He pled not guilty.[187] The jury subsequently found him guilty on all seven counts.[188]
        Alex van der Zwaan, a Dutch lawyer with the global law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, he pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to investigators while answering questions about Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections.[189]

        Most were pardoned or whatever by Trump. That’s a huge difference coming and going.

  2. frank stetson

    Is this article sarcasm or Freudian? I took a look at it in the sarcasm mirror, figuratively

    Daniel says: “Imagine, if you will, the fate that would befall any government employee with a security clearance who became the target of a foreign spy—or any foreign national, for that matter.” Sort like kicking off an investigation of a 2016 campaign after you find hundreds of meetings with Russians, some of the campaigners being vetted security-clearance types, and some of Russians are known spies?

    One might conclude: “Despite the committee’s acknowledgment of the allegations and its scrutiny of potential House Rules violations, the investigation concluded without further action. Such a decision raises profound concerns, particularly when one considers the gravity of the situation.”

    “In that less privileged world, that employee’s security clearances would swiftly be revoked, their employment terminated, and an arduous and extensive investigation would ensue. Alas, it seems that we are reluctant to hold our elected officials to a higher standard. Let us contemplate the perils that this leniency entails.” Or you lie to steal the election and then make them your National Security Team while you invite your Communist Party Member FIL to the oval to look at your top-secret papers strewn across the desk. It’s not your fault though, you have Melanoma. Any convictions, you then pardon because you believe in the Rule of King.

    “Naturally, the FBI found no tangible evidence, for Swalwell (or fill in the blank with 1 from a 100 Team Trump choices from the 2016 campaign) would certainly never admit to discussing classified information.”

    “This implies that Swalwell (again, hundreds from Team Trump 2016 campaign) is (are) now susceptible to blackmail by the Chinese (Russians). The Ethics Committee’s (Mueller, Bar, Durham, Republican House Team Weaponization) proclamation of “no further action” becomes a lamentable farce, highlighting the inadequacy of their response.”

    TOTAL EXONERATION: suck on it sweetheart.

    Suddenly in his last few paragraphs, the author gets personal, and the writing style seems to shift. Fifty cent words still, but they don’t quite fit, seems like abnormal usage. Could it be the bunched-panties effect of stress and emotion, or could it be —– that we are no longer in the machine?

    No picture, no bio, and suddenly appears after Joe prints his AI-generated clip……writing stories like cars coming off the assembly line.

    Don’t know. Just saying.

    • Joe Gilbertson

      Definitely the booze talking… most of this is made up

      • Frank stetson

        Joe,
        Prove it. You can’t. You won’t.

        I can prove every statement

        You can disprove none. All you do is blow your Trumpet.

        CANCELLED.

  3. Mike f

    Daniel, I will not try to hide my lack of admiration for you, your intelligence falls far below the average mark and the fact that old joe has you writing so much for the windbag post speaks volumes. However, despite my low expectations regarding any of your tomes, you (and McCarthy and the rest of his minions) totally missed the mark here. For starters, this was years ago. Secondly, as soon as he was informed of her connections he dropped her like a hot potato. The entire investigation was ridiculous, there were never any allegations of classified information being shared. McCarthy just continues to play to his base with the committee removal. Trump passed classified information to the Russians and nobody seems to care, Swalwell has a relationship with someone who works for the Chinese government, is informed about it, immediately stops this contact, and the right has a fit. Complete hypocrisy…

    • frank stetson

      Mike — I think you might stick to the issues; Daniel has not attacked you, you should do the same. Feel free to disagree with the guy, but come on —- below average intelligence? He writes better than either you or I. Give it a break; I enjoy reading your comments, but keep the ad hominins to yourself, until these folks push you and then feel free to return volley, and then some. DO is not in that group as of yet.

      • Mike f

        Frank-I was just repeating the ridiculous statement the dumpster wrote at the beginning of his commentary about Eric-which, in typical Republican fashion, when they say something derogatory about someone else, they are really pointing the finger back to themselves. So no, I have no regrets about my statement and will continue..

        • Frank stetson

          Sorry Mike, no quotes, no sarcasm alert. I was scanning anyway until Daniel lashed out proving are you always hurt the one you love. Got admit, Eric was cute, you know Daniel must think so.

          +1 on the Gilbert retort.

          PONED – twice in one thread, go4it. Good job.

    • Joe Gilbertson

      So you are actually saying that even though Swalwell was screwing a spy, there were “no allegations of classified information being shared”? Do you ever read your own writing?

  4. Joe

    Swallwell is a fkg traitor,sleeping with a spy,and u know he has a big mouth,and can’t shut up. Who knows what this emibcile told his honey pot? We know one thing, he shouldn’t have a top security clearance, because he is a dangerous,incompetent.person that shouldn’t be trusted with one,when he doesn’t know freind from foe.

    • Mike f

      Joe-it sounds to me like you are accurately describing trump-was that your intention?

      • Joe Gilbertson

        Aren’t you clever today! Good boy.

  5. Robin w Boyd

    Just how many Democrats have been targeted by Communist Chinese? Swalwell isn’t the only one to have been infiltrated by China. All who have been infiltrated by any foreign agency need to be removed from government office due to the risk of still being compromised.

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