WH press secretary decided to do reporters’ job for them
The media failed to ask White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany a single question about California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who is currently ensnared in a developing scandal regarding his relationship with a Chinese spy named Christine Fang.
“Through campaign fundraising, extensive networking, personal charisma, and romantic or sexual relationships with at least two Midwestern mayors, Fang was able to gain proximity to political power, according to current and former U.S. intelligence officials and one former elected official,” Axios reported.
The suspected operative, a Chinese national named Christine Fang, enrolled as a student at Cal State East Bay in 2011.
Fang’s friends and acquaintances said she was in her late 20s or early 30s, though she looked younger and blended in well with the undergraduate population. pic.twitter.com/cDhp8s8CTa
— B. Allen-Ebrahimian (@BethanyAllenEbr) December 8, 2020
Despite these epic revelations, not a single question was asked during Tuesday’s press briefing.
But McEnany decided to do the media’s job for them.
McEnany pointed out, “in the last 24, 48 hours, there have been quite a few stories that have not gotten a ton of coverage in the mainstream media.
“As former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said, bias is often found in stories the press does not cover.”
She brought all of the receipts.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) December 15, 2020
“And last week, we found out that Democrat Congressman Eric Swalwell was infiltrated by an alleged Chinese spy,” she continued.
“But after entangling with this spy for years, Swalwell hypocritically went on to be one of the lead instigators of the Russia collusion hoax and the impeachment sham,” McEnany said.
“Swalwell wrote this on his congressional webpage: ‘President Trump and his team are directly and indirectly tied to Russia.’ That was not true. He then said in September of 2020, ‘The president has a compromised relationship with Russia.’ Untrue.”
“April of 2019, he said, ‘President Trump certainly acts on Russia’s behalf and acts like Russia’s leader.’ Not true.
“January 2019, Eric Swalwell said, ‘It’s pretty clear President Donald Trump is an agent of Russia.’ Not true.”
“And Swalwell shamelessly claimed Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner had an eagerness and a willingness to work with the Russians during the 2016 election,” she continued.
“Again, it was false. In 2019, he falsely claimed this yet again when inquired about collusion by a reporter.
“And these baseless attacks were false yet covered breathlessly by the media.”
“There was no coverage, however, of Swalwell being the one implicated with not Russia, but China.
“In fact, the New York Times website, as of this morning, had not one result for Eric Swalwell’s ties to Chinese spies,” McEnany added.
“Not one result. And when the Swalwell story broke, guess how many minutes of coverage it got on ABC, NBC, MSNBC, and CBS? Zero.
“CNN devoted three minutes and 16 seconds to it. However, it was covered on Fox.”
McEnany outlined the difference in media coverage involving Hunter Biden’s various overseas entanglements before and after the election.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s son, Don Jr., demanded Swalwell’s removal during a fiery statement on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show on Tuesday night.
This issue “is truly a national security threat,” Trump Jr. noted.
“This man sits on the House Intelligence Committee,” he added.
“We also shouldn’t be surprised that someone, who basically may have soiled himself on national TV, also allowed his agency and his group to be infiltrated by a Chinese spy.”