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Democrat challenges GOP over Comey firing: “This is a serious moment in American history”

After news broke Tuesday night that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) exchanged messages with two separate House Republicans about the shocking development.

Swalwell, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, gave the Republicans a similar pitch to the one he’s been giving House Republicans for months: We need your votes to set up a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate Trump’s ties to Russia.

Swalwell, 36, has made his name on the Hill as one of the leading congressional Democrats pushing for a more aggressive investigation of Trump and Russia. In December 2016, he and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) introduced a bill to set up a 12-person commission for the investigation, and he’s been one of House Democrats’ most prominent voices on television criticizing congressional Republicans for not moving faster.

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Rep. Swalwell: Comey firing amid Russia probe ‘disturbing for our democracy’

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his concerns about the Trump administration’s firing of FBI James Comey and its potential consequences for the investigations into possible connections between the Trump campaign and the Russian efforts to influence the U.S. election.

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Rep. Swalwell: Easy to see evidence of collusion

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. discusses the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn regarding his paid speech in Russia. 

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The Rise & Future of Eric Swalwell

From unknown congressional newbie four years ago, to power player on the House Intel Cmmte, Eric Swalwell has become a man to watch. In an interview with This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil, Swalwell acknowledges that the investigation into Russia & the Trump Administration has shot up his name ID & opened doors to a possible run for higher office, including the Senate if Dianne Feinstein decides not to run for re-election. He says Trump is behaving as he were guilty, says the investigation could take years and compares it to 9/11 and the JFK assassination.

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Swalwell: Don’t let Russia benefit from meddling in our election

Russia attacked our democracy, and now we must make sure it’s not rewarded for having done so.

Our intelligence community concluded months ago that Russia interfered with our free and fair elections last year, and did so to benefit Donald Trump’s campaign. Now the FBI is conducting criminal and counterintelligence investigations into whether the extensive personal, political and financial ties between Russia and the Trump campaign team converged with this attack.

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Rep Swalwell: Fmr Trump advisor Page's Russia ties worth scrutiny

Congressman Eric Swalwell, member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about revelations that Donald Trump campaign advisor Carter Page was the target of a FISA warrant.

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Swalwell Leading Effort to Retain Transit Security Funding Program

Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) Monday led 84 other House Members in a bipartisan call for strong funding of safety and security in America’s mass transit systems.

The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) could suffer deep cuts under President Trump’s initial budget blueprint.

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Swalwell dares Trump: Declassify the surveillance documents

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A Democrat on the House panel investigating Donald Trump’s ties to Russia is issuing an ultimatum: If the president is going to accuse members of the Obama administration of breaking the law, he should prove it.

“If the president wants to say that Susan Rice committed a crime, he has the power to declassify. No one else does,” Rep. Eric Swalwell of California said Wednesday. “So, he could actually show us where the crime was. I don't expect he will, because I think this is just more obstructionism.”

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CTA Honors Reps. McMorris Rodgers, DelBene, Swalwell & Hurd As Digital Patriots

Recognizes Congress members who advance the cause of innovation through technology

A who’s who of the technology industry gathered for the Consumer Technology Association’s annual Digital Patriots Dinner in a stunning setting at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington last night.

The event, which donates all proceeds to the CTA Foundation to advance the use of technology for senior citizens and the physically disabled, honored four members of Congress “who champion innovation to drive economic growth and better our world,” in the words of CTA president/CEO Gary Shapiro.

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Dem lawmaker Swalwell makes his name in Russia probe

From freshman backbencher to a driving force in the Russia–Trump investigation, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) has come a long way in four years.

Since entering Congress in 2013, the fresh-faced 36-year-old has been chosen to steer the party’s millennial outreach campaign, and he earned a seat at the leadership table this year as co-chairman of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.  

But it’s Swalwell’s role as a junior member of the House Intelligence Committee that’s getting the most attention.

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