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Sun Nov 17, 2019, 06:57 PM

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: Whistleblower 'Weakened' U.S.-Ukraine Relationship

Source: huff post





Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Sunday accused the whistleblower who filed a complaint regarding President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine of weakening the United States’ relationship with the Eastern European country.

The whistleblower, reportedly a CIA analyst formerly detailed to the White House, has alleged that Trump used military aid as leverage in his efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. His complaint is the subject of the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry into the president.























11/17/2019 10:47 am ET Updated 4 hours ago
The whistleblower “exposed things that didn’t need to be exposed,” he said.



Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Sunday accused the whistleblower who filed a complaint regarding President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine of weakening the United States’ relationship with the Eastern European country.

The whistleblower, reportedly a CIA analyst formerly detailed to the White House, has alleged that Trump used military aid as leverage in his efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. His complaint is the subject of the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry into the president.








But Johnson, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, blamed the whistleblower ― not Trump and his alleged pressure campaign ― for any strain on U.S.-Ukraine relations during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“One thing that I want to point out is the damage that’s being done to our country through this entire impeachment process,” Johnson said.....................................

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/republican-ron-johnson-whistleblower-us-ukraine_n_5dd15b80e4b029474818f42a



Sun spots Ron Johnson rode into the Senate on a HUGE pot of Tea Party MONEY!








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Reply GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: Whistleblower 'Weakened' U.S.-Ukraine Relationship (Original post)
riversedge Nov 17 OP
riversedge Nov 17 #1
paleotn Nov 17 #8
Roy Rolling Nov 17 #15
usaf-vet Nov 17 #12
MBS Nov 17 #2
bluestarone Nov 17 #3
MBS Nov 17 #5
yaesu Nov 17 #4
cp Nov 17 #6
paleotn Nov 17 #7
cstanleytech Nov 17 #9
dragonlady Nov 17 #10
chowder66 Nov 17 #11
MustLoveBeagles Nov 17 #13
MartyTheGreek Nov 17 #14
cstanleytech Nov 18 #17
truthisfreedom Nov 17 #16
crickets Nov 18 #21
DallasNE Nov 18 #18
Thekaspervote Nov 18 #19
bucolic_frolic Nov 18 #20

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:00 PM

1. Chuck Todd got on him also..........

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:33 PM

8. That one was so screwed up...

even Chuck Todd couldn't just roll with it.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:02 PM

15. Was thinking the same

He was too much of a lunatic for Chuck Todd, and he relies on lunatics to keep some of his sponsors.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:57 PM

12. Ron Johnson or RoJo as he is called by WI voters who know him.

RoJo you keep hanging onto the starboard side of the "Trumptanic" as it slowly slips below the waves taking you and all the other GOP cultist with it.

His demise, your demise, and the GOP party's demise is coming soon.

As a WI constituant of yours let me say we have known since day one that you weren't the sharpest pencil in the box. You continue to reinforce that belief with each passing day. And apparently you are willing to go down with the ship. Good move for those who want to see you gone as well as 45.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:09 PM

2. This whole crowd is beyond belief

But Johnson is one of the very worst of the lot.
I was flabbergasted that he won re-election in 2016, even given the fact that Wisconsin had still not recovered from its period of political darkness/confusion at that point.

The state and the country have to put up with this dodo until 2022. Ugh.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:10 PM

3. You know what? It seems like ALL the RETHUGS

Lost their fucking minds at the same time!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:13 PM

5. isn't it amazing?

Three or four years of this so far, and I still can't get over their spinelessness and wholesale embrace of treasonous and fascist agendas.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:11 PM

4. No, dumbass fascist pig, you're dictator weakened relations with Ukraine. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:25 PM

6. Hey, RoJo, what WERE you doing in Moscow July 4, 2018?

An interested constituent.

(Have never heard back from him, on anything.)
Useless git.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:32 PM

7. So he's saying....

violating federal law, bribery and extortion improves US Ukrainian relations? Now, how the hell does that work?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:34 PM

9. No, if anything trying to blackmail them to gather dirt on Biden is what might have weakened it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:37 PM

10. Can't wait to vote against him in 2022

He was especially embarrassing today.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 07:38 PM

11. They really need to bring that tv series Braindead back. So much material here. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:56 PM

13. Pathetic

Dude's spinning like a top.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 09:56 PM

14. BS Trump weakened US and World Relationships With this Illegal Act...

...at a time when our ally was and still is in a shooting war. The military aid was held up to create a false narrative to hurt the US president's political opponent before a reelection campaign of his own. The military aid had no strings or riders attached, and was to be provided as approved and not conditional upon the receiving country to do anything outside the agreement.

In the process, Trump strengthened our enemy and hurt our ally and dishonored the words and previous agreement. This harm to our Country creates future doubt from our allies and other nations in need for security dealings with the United States. They may fear that to deal with the U.S. in the future for security or arms, the receiving country may have to conduct a secret deal and fabricate stories against political opponents or for other political illegal acts. Hence, we have lost trust in our allies! That trust has to be rebuilt, but Trump has got to go first!

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Response to MartyTheGreek (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 12:21 AM

17. Exactly and Republican lies and spin such as from Johnson or from Fox News cannot

change that fact.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 10:05 PM

16. When he says "weakened" he means we lost leverage

Because 45 got outed before Ukraine announced the bogus Biden investigation.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #16)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 11:41 AM

21. +1

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 01:13 AM

18. Joseph McCarthy Was From Wisconsin Like Ron Johnson

And he sounds like him too.

Interesting that he thinks it could have been handled behind the scenes too be cause that is exactly what Trump was doing using Rudy. The PM should be happy this monkey was taken off of his back. He just needs to be careful for the next 15 months. Lord knows what Johnson means by that as the whistleblower did handle it behind the scenes and the IG took it to the House as require by the Whistleblower law.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 02:20 AM

19. Weakened as in it wasn't quite what Putin wanted and I'll be financially punished??!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Nov 18, 2019, 07:00 AM

20. Senator Ron Johnson has this ALL FOULED UP

It's not the whistleblower's fault, and it's not the impeachment process that is the source of the problem. It's the President's crimes in office. THAT's what undermined our relationship with our Ukraine ally.

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