Fang Fang scandal – China could have THOUSANDS of ‘honey trap’ spies bedding Americans for secrets, ex-CIA officer warns
- 11 Dec 2020, 9:53
- Updated: 11 Dec 2020, 10:08
CHINA could have thousands of “honey trap” spies bedding Americans for secrets and feeding key info back to Beijing, an ex-CIA officer warned.
It comes as Democrat rep Eric Swalwell has continued to refuse to confirm or deny whether he had sex with Christine Fang, who was allegedly an agent for the Communist Party.
Daniel Hoffman, a retired CIA Senior Clandestine Services Officer, told Fox News it is likely there are more of these agents attempting to infiltrate the US.
And there could be hundreds – if not thousands – of these Chinese spies out there trying to get into the beds of and entrap top US officials.
The “honey trap” spies are known to have attended top universities and to speak perfect English.
It is believed they often use social media – such as LinkedIn and Facebook – to connect with their prey as they lure them in.
Hoffman said: “I can say with a high level of confidence that there are many more of these women out there. China’s MO is to flood the zone.”
Fang – known as Fang Fang – is believed to have been sent to gather information in the US by the the Ministry of State Security in China – and befriended Swalwell, 40.
Shortly after this and as federal agents were circling, she fled the US.
Swalwell, a married ex-presidential candidate, who sits on the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committee, claims his relationship with the alleged spy was leaked while he was involved in impeaching Donald Trump.
The president’s son Donald Trump Jr claims the Congressman had sex with the alleged spook and him a “threat to national security.”
Swalwell has once again refused to say whether he had sex with Fang despite reports that she lured other Americans politicians into her bedroom.
President-elect Joe Biden has so far remained silent on his Democrat colleague’s alleged actions.
Chinese operatives however are said to not just be looking for high profile politicians, but aides, staffers and interns could also be at risk.
The “honey trap” and other human intelligence methods are just one of the many weapons in Beijing’s extensive espionage arsenal.
Following the revelations about Fang, the FBI has heightened the importance of investigations into Chinese intelligence and influence operations.
She is alleged to have grown close to other Californian politicians and allegedly had sex with two mayors from the midwest.
In May 2019, the agency even created a unit dedicated to countering Beijing’s operations at state and local levels.
Christine Fang biography: 13 things about suspected Chinese spy who attended CSU East Bay
Fang Fang is a Chinese woman who spent years in the United States particularly in California. She is also known as Christine Fang.
A suspected Chinese intelligence operative, Fang connected with politicians across the U.S. specially in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2011 to 2015 and specifically targeted up-and-coming local politicians who had the potential to make it to the national level, according to an Axios report by Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian and Zach Dorfman of the Aspen Institute. Here are 13 more things about Fang according to the report:
- Her birthdate is still unknown although she was known to be either in her late 20s or in her early 30s when she left China and moved to the U.S. in 2011 to enroll as a student at California State University (CSU) East Bay in Hayward, California. She became the president of the university’s Chinese Student Association and the president of the campus chapter of Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA).
- She was working for Beijing, China and she acted at the direction of China’s main civilian spy agency called the Ministry of State Security (MSS), according to U.S. counterintelligence officials.
From Chris Farrell’s Op-Ed for The Daily Caller:
Democratic Congressional leaders are hoping that the alleged spy scandal swirling around California Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell will just go away. They have successfully convinced the mainstream media that there is no story. Swalwell himself was confident enough to emerge on Twitter to suggest that any Republican who questions the validity of the 2020 election is a “traitor.” That level of tone-deafness from Swalwell is stunning but hardly surprising, given his history.
Swalwell’s longstanding relationship with alleged communist Chinese spy Christine Fang – also known by the Bond-villianesque moniker Fang Fang – is a case study in foreign intelligence penetration. Swalwell met Fang while he was a city councilman in Dublin, California, in 2011. Fang helped him get reelected to Congress in 2014 and helped place an intern in his office.
The two remained close – just how close he says is “classified” – until 2015 when the FBI gave Rep. Swalwell a defensive briefing about Fang. This was especially important since Nancy Pelosi had by then picked Swalwell to be a member of the House Intelligence Committee. Fang soon vanished back to China, and Swalwell became a leading proponent of the debunked anti-Trump Russian collusion conspiracy theory.