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Republicans--Sen Ron Johnson, R, WI are still trying to frame Joe Biden with Ukraine

Johnson rode into the Senate with Tea Party and has done NOTHING constructive for the people!




Republicans are still trying to frame Joe Biden with Ukraine


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/08/06/republicans-are-still-trying-frame-joe-biden-with-ukraine/

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, on Thursday. (Toni Sandys/The Washington Post)


Opinion by Paul Waldman
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August 6, 2020 at 4:59 p.m. CDT

President Trump had a plan. He would squeeze the president of Ukraine, a U.S. ally in desperate need of our help, to assist Trump in his reelection campaign. “I would like you to do us a favor though,” he told the Ukrainian, doing his best impression of a mob boss forcing a local shop owner to pay protection.

According to the plan, Ukraine would announce a blockbuster investigation of Joe Biden. Whether there was any evidence of wrongdoing mattered as little as the substance of Hillary Clinton’s email management practices. The goal was to create media stories linking Biden with payoffs and shakedowns in a foreign land, so voters would come to believe the Democrat was as corrupt and untrustworthy as Trump himself.

The plan fell apart, withering in sunlight and leading to Trump’s impeachment. But now, Trump’s allies in Congress are trying to revive it.


At a time when the country is dealing with some pretty serious problems, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is relentlessly pursuing an investigation into … Hunter Biden and Burisma!

Johnson’s investigation is being propelled by a chain of information, if one can call it that, that begins with Russian-connected Ukrainians, runs through bonkers conspiracy theorist and presidential “lawyer” Rudy Giuliani, and is then delivered to Johnson. The obvious purpose is to make a case that when he was vice president and led an international effort to pressure Ukraine to confront its corruption problem, Joe Biden was actually trying to take the heat off the company that was paying his son.

If you thought this ridiculous allegation was comprehensively disproved during Trump’s impeachment, you’d be right. But Johnson is undeterred:


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One national security official told Politico that the Ukrainians feeding material to Giuliani and Johnson are so unreliable that it should be “out of the question to consider their information legitimate investigative material.” Additionally, the article reports, intelligence officials are so skeptical of his probe that “Johnson is considered ‘toxic’ by some members of the intelligence community.”

Even some Republicans such as Sen. Lindsey O. Graham have been skeptical of the information Johnson is getting from Ukraine; in February, Graham warned, “Russia is playing us all like a fiddle.”...
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Reply Republicans--Sen Ron Johnson, R, WI are still trying to frame Joe Biden with Ukraine (Original post)
riversedge Aug 8 OP
Hortensis Aug 8 #1
Demsrule86 Aug 8 #2
Poiuyt Aug 8 #8
Eliot Rosewater Aug 8 #3
Thekaspervote Aug 8 #4
Sneederbunk Aug 8 #5
soothsayer Aug 8 #6
Turbineguy Aug 8 #7
Poiuyt Aug 8 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 09:05 PM

1. Treason. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 09:06 PM

2. Old new and will backfire...next time Ron is up for re-election, we will toss him out.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 10:18 PM

8. He's already said he won't be running for reelection

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 09:07 PM

3. Prison

For this traitor working for Putin.

Horrible days ahead

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 09:27 PM

4. Hey little ronnie..your shit didn't stick the first time..it was all lies just like now!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 09:50 PM

5. Ron "I was in Moscow on the 4th of July" Johnson?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 10:05 PM

6. Won't stop drumpf from trotting it out. "Some people say he did very bad things."

But I’m thrilled it’s getting the light of day upon it!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 10:06 PM

7. Ron Johnson

is in violation of FARA. https://www.justice.gov/nsd-fara

Lucky for him, they're closed just now.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Aug 8, 2020, 10:20 PM

9. Johnson doesn't care that the allegations have been disproven

His goal is just to create questions among the unthinking

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