Rep. Jim Banks wants Biden to release report on Rep. Eric Swalwell's relationship with Chinese spy

 February 1, 2023

A GOP insider is dropping the hammer on President Biden over a relationship between a Democrat Representative and a Chinese spy that potentially reveals corruption.

"Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), an influential House conservative who recently chaired the Republican Study Committee (RSC) and is currently the presumptive favorite for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat, is pressing Democrat President Joe Biden to publicly release a classified report that details the nature of the relationship between Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Chinese spy Fang Fang," reported Breitbart.

Banks wrote to Biden:

At a recent press conference, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre took issue with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to prevent Rep. Eric Swalwell from sitting on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Ms. Jean Pierre stated that Rep. Swalwell, along with Reps. Ilhan Omar and Adam Schiff, 'bring a lot to the table when it comes to foreign policy and national security.' She continued: 'It should be independent. And again, those congressional members bring a lot of expertise to that committee, and I’ll leave it there.'

"Banks asked the president to declassify and publicly release the report, as Biden has the power to do as sitting President of the United States, and then if it shows the relationship between Swalwell and Fang Fang was innocuous he would support Swalwell’s reinstatement to the Intelligence Committee. He wrote that many other House Republicans would support the same," reported Breitbart.

"The White House possesses a classified report that includes publicly unavailable details about Rep. Swalwell’s relationship with Fang Fang," Banks wrote. "If the White House’s position is correct and Rep. Swalwell’s past association with a Chinese spy does not preclude him from serving on the House Intelligence Committee, then the White House should immediately declassify its report on Rep. Swalwell. If the report proves that, as the White House is suggesting, Rep. Swalwell’s relations with Fang Fang were innocuous and do not threaten our national security, then many House Republicans, including me, would support allowing Rep. Swalwell to serve on the House Intelligence Committee."

"Banks is running for the U.S. Senate seat that Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) is leaving open in 2024 as Braun pursues a gubernatorial bid," reported Breitbart. "On Tuesday, former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels—an establishment Republican that people like Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) were pushing to pursue a bid against Banks for the seat—announced he is not in fact running for the seat. That clears the way for Banks."

Source: Breitbart