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The Chinese Communist Party has worked to infiltrate every level of U.S. government for decades, and they’re not alone. Dirt on Congressmen and Senators has been the top goal of many foreign entities. Unlike domestic corporations and special interest groups, these foreign powers have to jump through too many hoops to simply buy politicians.
It’s easier for them to just infiltrate and compromise them.
A report from The Daily Mail says British Intelligence is warning Congress about a surge in threats from the CCP. They went so far as to single out Congressman Eric Swalwell who is a notoriously easy target for the CCP. According to the article:
- A British parliamentary researcher with links to MPs with classified information was arrested for ‘spying for China’
- Congress has been infiltrated by Chinese spies attempting to get access to classified information in recent years
- Rep. Eric Swalwell had ties to a suspected Chinese spy Fang Fang and Senator Diane Feinstein employed a spy as her driver in California for 20 years
Rep. Mike Gallagher, who chairs the House Select Committee on the Communist Party, told DailyMail.com that educating members of Congress about the threat of infiltration is critical – especially in light of the recent UK incident.
‘One thing we’re trying to do here on the Select Committee is to educate people -members and staff- about the nature of not only traditional CCP espionage but United Front work,’ he said.
‘I think United Front work is a poorly understood phenomenon. I don’t think your average member understands what it is. The more we can educate members about this phenomenon, the better they can defend themselves.’
The United Front is the political strategy utilized by the CCP to advance China’s influence and power globally through a variety of methods, including by deploying spies to try to change policies of foreign nations to be more pro-China or gain sensitive information.
Congress has be infiltrated by Chinese spies attempting to get access to classified information in recent years.
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell’s ties to a suspected Chinese spy Christine Fang, known as ‘Fang Fang,’ sparked an Ethics Committee investigation into his conduct.
The committee ended up not taking any disciplinary action against Swalwell, but issued a letter warning lawmakers about the threat of foreign infiltration.
‘Members should be conscious of the possibility that foreign governments may attempt to secure improper influence through gifts and other interactions,’ the letter stated.
It’s bad enough that the UniParty Swamp works to keep America down as low as possible. If more of them are compromised by the CCP or other foreign entities, our nation may not be able to survive into the next decade.