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Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:56 AM

Besieged on all sides, Ron Johnson says his probe 'would certainly' help Trump win reelection

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/13/dems-ron-johnson-probe-trump-win-reelection-394987

Sen. Ron Johnson this week said his probe of Obama-era intelligence agencies would help President Donald Trump win reelection, igniting fury from Democrats who say it was an explicit admission he’s using his committee to damage Joe Biden's candidacy for president.

"The more that we expose of the corruption of the transition process between Obama and Trump, the more we expose of the corruption within those agencies, I would think it would certainly help Donald Trump win reelection and certainly be pretty good, I would say, evidence about not voting for Vice President Biden," Johnson said in a little-noticed Tuesday interview with Minneapolis-based radio hosts Jon Justice and Drew Lee.

Democrats compared the remark to comments made in 2015 by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, who boasted that the Republican-led Benghazi investigation was successful because it had helped tank Hillary Clinton's poll numbers. Facing sharp criticism, McCarthy later walked back those comments.

Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, similarly said during another radio interview this week that the evidence his committee had uncovered was so "outrageous" that "it should completely disqualify Biden from president."

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This fucker needs some consequences

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Nevilledog Aug 14 OP
milestogo Aug 14 #1
Nevilledog Aug 14 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 14 #2
Nevilledog Aug 14 #4
Thekaspervote Aug 14 #5
dalton99a Aug 14 #6
Nevilledog Aug 14 #7
WePurrsevere Aug 14 #8

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:58 AM

1. He is so full of hate.

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Response to milestogo (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:00 AM

3. And stupidity. Can't forget the stupidity.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:00 AM

2. How did this idiot beat Russ Feingold?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:01 AM

4. With Russian help?

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:03 AM

5. I'm sure the info is outrageous...outrageously false

You protect a criminal at all costs but try to ruin a good honest man..you are as phony and criminal as the idiot you support

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Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:18 AM

6. How Sen. Ron Johnson's Investigation Became an Enabler of Russian Disinformation

https://www.justsecurity.org/71947/how-sen-ron-johnsons-investigation-became-an-enabler-of-russian-disinformation-part-i/

How Sen. Ron Johnson’s Investigation Became an Enabler of Russian Disinformation: Part I
by Ryan Goodman and Asha Rangappa
August 11, 2020

Senator Ron Johnson’s investigations involving Ukraine have become a conduit of Russian disinformation.

Earlier this month, Johnson defended himself on a local Wisconsin news station saying, “What have I published, what have I reported on, that is not true, that is any form of Russian disinformation? There has been nothing.” Similarly, in his 11-page letter, Johnson asserted, “It is neither me, Chairman Grassley, nor our committees that are being used to disseminate Russian disinformation.”

The senator surely knows better, and his 11-page defense of his actions reveals it. Published on Monday, Aug. 10, the letter itself contains apparent products of Russian disinformation. And while Johnson denies taking information directly from two specific Ukrainians linked to Russia and its disinformation efforts, he makes no mention of his staff taking information directly from one of those individuals’ principal collaborators, which reportedly occurred over the course of several months.

Fellow Republican Senators — including the previous and current Chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sens. Richard Burr and Marco Rubio — have warned Senators Johnson and Chuck Grassley that their Ukraine investigations could aid the Kremlin. Johnson and Grassley appear committed to going further down that path regardless, taking some of their Republican colleagues down with him.

We provide a roadmap for understanding this disinformation operation currently in progress, using U.S. elected officials as a vehicle.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 01:31 AM

7. Good article.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 06:52 AM

8. These lying GOP traitors just throw crap out there...

With zero proof to rile up the gullible and ignorant base. It's the SSDD that Trump and the 'Cons have been using for years now. It's so blatant and yet so many are still buying this bs game they play.

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