Donald Trump hit CNN back over a report alleging that Congressman Matt Gaetz asked to meet with the former president as he is currently delving into allegations of sexual misconduct.
CNN anonymously quoted “two people familiar with the matter” in its report, saying, “Gaetz tried to plan a visit to Trump after it was first announced that he was being investigated.”
Trump fired back, calling CNN “false news” while claiming the report was “false”.
“Fake News CNN, which relied on all anonymous sources which meant they probably made the whole thing up, wrote a very dishonest story claiming that Congressman Matt Gaetz requested a meeting with me in Mar-a- Lago in Palm Beach, Florida asked denied, “he said in a statement.
“That is completely wrong.”
INBOX: Trump posts a statement on Gaetz and recent CNN history: pic.twitter.com/mKr7GK9y9d
– Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) April 13, 2021
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Trump advises CNN to check into Swalwell instead of Gaetz
The former president further suggested that CNN should consider covering the Eric Swalwell scandal involving his reported association with a Chinese spy.
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A bombshell Axios report in December showed that a woman named Christine Fang (aka Fang Fang) “participated in fundraisers for Rep. Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign” and with the congressman “at several events throughout the year.” has been interacting for several years. “
Fang allegedly served as a Chinese intelligence officer at the Chinese Ministry of State Security.
Tucker Carlson says that “US intelligence officials believe” that an alleged Chinese spy “had a sexual relationship with” Democratic MP Eric Swalwell (CA) and that Swalwell’s office was unable to comment because they said information was “classified” could become. pic.twitter.com/biV78uVZHB
– Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 9, 2020
“Why isn’t CNN investigating and writing about lightweight Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell, who had a hot and physical relationship with Chinese spy Fang-Fang but is somehow on the once-respected House Intelligence Committee,” Trump wondered.
Not only was he never asked to resign by his Democratic counterparts, but Swalwell was actually promoted to House Impeachment Manager during the Senate trial against Trump.
According to Axios, Swalwell was informed of the catch by federal investigators in 2015 and was not accused of any wrongdoing.
Former President Donald Trump says CNN made up another story for him and that Eric Swalwell remains on the House Intel Committee after dating the Chinese spy. pic.twitter.com/cAmxS7Sv91
– Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 13, 2021
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Trump is set on fire
Trump couldn’t resist stabbing Swalwell by quoting his “record 0% poll” when he was eliminated from the presidential race in 2020.
“[Swalwell] has been compromised and poses a national security threat to the United States, ”added Trump. “He should be removed from the committee immediately!”
BREAKING: The House Ethics Committee is launching an investigation into Eric Swalwell and Ilhan Omar.
Just kidding, just kidding!
The only purpose of the house ethics committee is to target Matt Gaetz.
– Breanna Morello @ (@breannamorello) April 9, 2021
Gaetz also denied having requested a meeting with Trump.
Calling the CNN report “a total lie”, he added, “No such meeting has been denied or sought.”
Swalwell filed a lawsuit against Trump in March for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 Capitol uprising.