Sen. Johnson: Eric Swalwell & Hunter Biden Were 'Groomed' by Chinese Communist Party
Republican senator says China infiltrated US government and former VP Joe Biden's office
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has slammed Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, accusing the controversial Democrats of allowing themselves to be "groomed" by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
Johnson, who is the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, made the comments during a Wednesday interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
The senator warned that, given how China “groomed” Rep. Swalwell, it’s not “farfetched to think they were grooming Hunter Biden” and his connections to his father.
The Chinese "were investing in influence," Johnson told Hannity.
"And let’s face it, we see how long-term thinking, how strategic they are," he added.
"Look what they did with Congressman Swalwell."
"I mean, they groomed this guy," Sen. Johnson continued.
"They saw; 'here’s an up and comer, let’s fund his campaigns. Let’s see what we can do. Let’s see how far this guy can go'.
"And they get him placed in the Intelligence Committee in the House.
"And Nancy Pelosi knows about it.
"So, is it that farfetched to think they were grooming Hunter Biden as well and his connections to his father?”
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Fang targeted several aspiring politicians from 2011 to 2015, with a reported focus on Swalwell, a former Democratic presidential candidate.
Over the years, the CCP operative reportedly helped raise funding for Swalwell, who is, rather worryingly, a member of the House Intelligence Committee.
The Democrat rep has so far refused to say whether he had a sexual relationship with Fang, arguing that the information is "classified."
It also emerged that a separate Chinese Communist Party (CCP) employee made several large donations to Swalwell's congressional campaigns, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records have revealed.
Meanwhile, corruption allegations have been mounting against Hunter Biden over his shady business dealings in China and other foreign nations while his father was vice president.
In the latest of a long-line of bombshell reports to drop regarding the ex-VP's son, an email released by his business partner shows that Hunter sent a Chinese Communist Party-linked energy tycoon a request for $10 million to be wired "quickly" on behalf of the "entire Biden family."
The June 18, 2017 email was among the trove of bombshell documents released on Wednesday by former Biden family confidante-turned-whistleblower Tony Bobulinski.
Bobulinski was copied-in on the "Biden family" email, the New York Post reported.
Biden sent the email to introduce Ye Jianming to Bobulinski, the then-chairman of the Communist Party-linked CEFC China Energy.
Calls are now mounting for a special counsel to investigate the Bidens, most recently from Sen. Lindsey Graham and President Donald Trump.