A second House Republican will back a bill that calls for an independent commission to probe the Russian government's interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with Donald Trump's campaign, the measure's chief sponsor says.
Rep. Eric Swalwell of California tells U.S. News his Republican counterpart, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, is signing on to Democratic legislation that would create a 12-member bipartisan commission to examine Russia's attempts to undermine the U.S. electoral process, similar to the panel established following the Sept. 11 terror attacks.Read more
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.Read more
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. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif. discusses the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn regarding his paid speech in Russia.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more