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Swalwell: Leaks About Relationship With Alleged Chinese Spy ‘Retaliation’

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Swalwell: Leaks About Relationship With Alleged Chinese Spy ‘Retaliation’

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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) on Monday claimed that the leak of his relationship with an alleged Chinese spy was “retaliation.” Asked during an appearance on CNN about how much contact he had with Fang Fang, the purported spy, Swalwell said: “This is a 2015 meeting about a person that I had as a volunteer back in 2012 on the campaign. The FBI has said I did nothing wrong. Don’t take it from me. There was no wrongdoing. I’ve learned nothing new.” The FBI hasn’t shed light on the matter publicly. The bureau briefed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) about Swalwell late last year. Swalwell noted that House Democrat leaders, including Pelosi, have backed him on the matter and kept him on the House Intelligence Committee despite his contact with the alleged spy. “Republicans were briefed on this conduct, that this individual was trying to …

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