It is being reported that both Nancy Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein coordinated with each other and other Democrat leaders to protect Rep. Eric Swalwell from a FBI probe.
Jerry Dunleavy, author of Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden’s Fiasco, and former Justice reporter at the Washington Examiner, revealed a disturbing new “scoop” about the FBI’s alleged investigation into House Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and his purported ties to a Chinese intelligence-connected woman known as “Fang Fang.”
The report raises the alarming possibility that the Justice department politicized yet another investigation into an elected Democratic official.
“Scoop: Some new details below on the Chinese spying sagas related to Eric Swalwell and Dianne Feinstein — and on the FBI’s handling of the allegations,” Dunleavy wrote in a lengthy thread. “The revelations raise serious concerns about how the FBI top brass may have politicized these two investigations by limiting the ability of FBI agents to fully investigate CCP espionage targeting two high-profile Democrats.”
“Background: Both Christine Fang aka Fang Fang (of the Swalwell saga) and Russell Lowe (of the Feinstein saga) were believed to be co-optees of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) — the CCP’s intelligence & secret police agency response for foreign intelligence & counterintelligence operations worldwide,” he noted.
“Fang & Lowe were specifically interacting with & speaking to the MSS 12th Bureau (a CCP spy bureau with a heavy emphasis on foreign influence operations & political influence),” he continued. “Fang was a Chinese national who targeted a variety of U.S. politicians and who was personally close to Swalwell, and Lowe was an ethnic Chinese U.S. citizen and a key staffer for Feinstein in her Senate office in California and was a representative for Feinstein with the large Asian-American community in the state. They both also had contact with Chinese intelligence officers at China’s consulate in San Francisco, and Fang & Lowe knew each other and were pictured together at China-related events.”
“In both instances, FBI investigations were essentially ended when FBI leadership decided to provide defensive briefings to Swalwell & Feinstein (citing their key roles on House Intel & Senate Intel respectively) rather than allowing the investigations into the Chinese spy efforts to continue,” he alleged, based on an FBI-connected source.
“New Details on Swalwell & Fang Fang: Axios did a very good story on this in 2020, but much of the following is new,” he said. “One thing that was actually not in the Axios story but which my source has confirmed — the FBI firmly believed based on the evidence they collected on Fang that there had been a sexual relationship between Swalwell & Fang.”
“According to the former FBI official from the counterintelligence world, the FBI had FISA surveillance up & running on Fang (who was targeting numerous politicians in California & elsewhere, including Swalwell), according to the source, and so many of her actions & communications were being intercepted & monitored,” he went on. “The FISA related to suspicions that Fang was an agent of a foreign power (China). The FBI did not believe Fang was a Chinese intelligence officer herself, but rather a willing tool of Chinese intel services.”
“Fang was on the radar of the CIA and the NSA, as well as the bureau,” he added. “The FBI believed MSS also knew members of Fang’s family.”
“The FBI further opened a parallel public corruption case directly related to all of this and made Swalwell a subject of the case, according to the source, including looking into the possibilities of illegal foreign donations from the Chinese government, possible quid pro quo, and possible bribery,” he said.
“Fang was involved in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, and FBI agents believed that Fang facilitated a small ($100 or $200 range) illegal foreign donation to Swalwell, according to the source. The congressman’s D.C. office also provided an internship for Fang’s family friend, per the source, with the FBI believing the internship was provided as a favor to Fang,” he continued.
“Swalwell was soon named to the House Intelligence Committee by Nancy Pelosi, and this prompted the FBI’s top leadership to decide to provide Swalwell with a defensive briefing in 2015, which effectively shut down the dual investigations by the bureau,” he added. “According to the source, there was heated disagreement about this briefing decision from the FBI agents involved, many of whom had wanted to keep investigating.”
“Fang quickly left the United States when word got back to her on what was happening,” he noted. “The Justice Department never publicly charged Fang with anything.”
Dunleavy then pivoted to note that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had her own suspect connections with Chinese assets. Feinstein, 90, will be retiring from office and won’t be seeking re-election.
“New Details on Feinstein & Russell Lowe: Politico & other outlets wrote about Lowe starting in 2018, but again much of the following info is new. The Feinstein staffer was being looked at by the FBI for numerous years (since at least 2008), per the source, with a case opened against Lowe by the bureau because he met with a Chinese intelligence officer in San Francisco,” he said.
“Lowe was believed to have discussed a number of topics with Chinese intel officers while working as a Feinstein staffer, per the source, including Feinstein’s views, U.S. politics, international politics, U.S.-China relations, political views, and China-related controversies such as currency manipulation,” he continued.
“The FBI investigation into Lowe moved slowly for a few years,” he added. “That FBI investigation was eventually moved from being a counterintelligence case to counterespionage case, the source said, and the FBI was legitimately concerned by what Lowe was up to.”
“According to the source, the bureau worked on obtaining a FISA against Lowe — the FBI drafted the FISA targeting Lowe and the bureau was dealing with the DOJ National Security Division’s Office of Intelligence on finalizing the surveillance warrant, but the FISA never got submitted to the FISA Court, and the FBI pulled the FISA at the last minute in a very unusual move,” he added.
“There was initial approval to search Lowe’s home, the source said, but that was called off when then-FBI deputy director Sean Joyce instead decided to give Feinstein a defensive briefing in the latter half of 2013,” he continued. “The FBI agents working the case were pissed that they weren’t allowed to conduct the covert search against Lowe.”
“FBI agents were instructed to simply interview Lowe and then close the case, per the source. The reasons for closing the case were not well documented in the FBI’s case file for this Feinstein staffer, and what was briefed to Feinstein by the FBI was not documented in the file either,” he went on. “Lowe left Feinstein’s office after she received her defensive briefing.”
“The FBI believed Lowe knew he had been meeting with Chinese intelligence officers, the source said, and that there was a tacit understanding between Lowe & the Chinese,” he said. “The FBI thought Lowe was being run by China and the FBI further thought the Chinese also believed China was running him.”
Then Dunleavy provided his analysis of the reporting.
“Final Thoughts: The former FBI official from the counterintelligence world said the FBI’s ways of handling the Chinese spy sagas related to Eric Swalwell and Dianne Feinstein are glaring examples of politicization within the bureau, and show the FBI’s shortcomings & struggles in dealing with Chinese intelligence operations in the United States — especially those targeting U.S. politicians, and especially when the FBI’s 7th Floor inserted itself to shut these two investigations down via defensive briefings,” he said.
“The former FBI official also pointed to the double standard in how FBI defensive briefings were used in high-profile cases involving political figures — a defensive briefing given to then-candidate Trump in 2016 was actually a pretextual briefing which the FBI exploited to advance its Crossfire Hurricane investigation into the Trump campaign, whereas defensive briefings given to Swalwell & Feinstein effectively ended the FBI’s investigations into Christine Fang and Russell Lowe,” he concluded.
The Justice Department is running rampant with politicized investigations under the Biden administration. Joe Biden’s probable re-election opponent Donald Trump is the focus of multiple targeted investigations, including a criminal probe led by a partisan district attorney named Alvin Bragg, a probe on his 2020 election contest, and one stemming from the Capitol riots.
Meanwhile, the Justice department is seeking a “sweetheart” plea deal for the president’s son Hunter Biden amid allegations of stonewalling investigators seeking bribery ring evidence on Joe Biden.
The FBI infamous raided former President Donald Trump over his classified documents, but treated former Vice President Joe Biden with kid gloves for a more serious classified documents scandal. There is even emerging evidence that Hunter Biden investigators wanted to raid Joe Biden for bribery ring evidence, but it was blocked by Democrat-linked attorney Lesley Wolf.
It all adds up to worse than a “two-tier” justice system. America now under the Democratic Party has a “no justice” system.