Exclusive Analysis: Eric Swalwell & the Chinese Spy (Sekulow Recap)


Jay Sekulow

December 15, 2020

3 min read

National Security



Congressman Eric Swalwell’s repeated interactions with a Chinese Communist spy have been revealed.

On today’s Sekulow, we discussed Congressman Eric Swalwell’s scandal involving a Chinese Communist spy. How much of a national security risk is Congressman Swalwell?

Congressman Eric Swalwell was one of the lead protagonists of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, which of course resulted in an acquittal. Now Swalwell himself is caught up in a scandal involving an apparent Chinese agent. That agent not only has ties to the Chinese Communist Party, she actually works for the Chinese Communist Party in their intelligence department.

Congressman Swalwell was nasty during the whole impeachment process. He was one of the most obnoxious people during that process. He was very difficult on a whole host of issues, not the least of which was impeachment.

This is what Congressman Swalwell accused the President’s son of:

Stated plainly, the President’s son met with a Russian spy. We now have the best evidence of that. In our minority report the Democrats put out, that Miss Vesylnetskya was going all over the world. Now we know that she was working at the behest of the Russian government. The President’s son, Nicole, met with a Russian spy.

The "Nicole" mentioned there was Nicole Wallace, who was interviewing Congressman Swalwell on MSNBC. There he accused Donald Trump, Jr. of meeting with a Russian spy. This is a pot-calling-the-kettle-black moment, as Congressman Swalwell did not meet with a Chinese agent just once. He had a direct connection with this Chinese Communist spy. She was a fundraiser for him. She supposedly was a college student but was a fundraising bundler for his campaigns.

I asked ACLJ Director of Government Affairs Thann Bennett to give his take on this. Here’s what Thann said:

The hypocrisy knows no bounds here. You talked about this known Chinese agent now, fundraising for Congressman Eric Swalwell. Also it looks like she placed an intern inside his office. Just to tell you how sweeping this has been, when they had to step in and do a defensive briefing to Congressman Swalwell, he says that Chairman Schiff and Speaker Pelosi knew about it at that time. Maybe he’s not removed from the House at that point, but at that point, that is when Congressman Eric Swalwell should have been removed from the House Intelligence Committee. What did Democrat leadership do? They left him on that committee and left him with access to sensitive intelligence, sensitive information, and left him there throughout the entire impeachment proceeding when the accusations that he leveled were exactly what he was found to be doing.

What I want to know is what did Speaker Pelosi know and when did she know it? We are going to get to the bottom of this. At the ACLJ, we don’t just talk about these issues, we do something about them. We will be filing a whole host of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

The full broadcast is complete with much more discussion and analysis of the scandal involving Congressman Swalwell and a Chinese Communist spy. ACLJ Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy Ric Grenell also joined us to talk about this as well.

Watch the full broadcast below.