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Johnson Open Letter to Recap Scope, Goals of Investigation
ronjohnson.senate.gov ^ | 8/11/2020 | Sen. Ron Johnson

Posted on 08/12/2020 8:02:45 PM PDT by bitt

On June 4, 2020, the Senate committee I chair granted me the authority to issue subpoenas for records and testimony to certain agencies and individuals relating to the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane investigation, the “unmasking” of U.S. persons affiliated with the Trump campaign, and allegations of the political corruption of US agencies. Two months later, after patiently trying to work with these agencies and individuals on a voluntary basis, I have decided to begin issuing subpoenas primarily because of my strong belief that transparency in government is essential and that the American people have waited too long for the truth. Also, because Democrats have initiated a coordinated disinformation campaign and effort to personally attack Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and me for the purpose of marginalizing the findings of our investigations, I think it is important for me to lay out the history, purpose and goals of our ongoing oversight.

A Senate resolution tasks my committee with investigating, among other issues, “the possible existence of … corruption or unethical practices … [and] conflicts of interest[.]” Our current investigations fall well within this authority and have focused on two primary areas: first, allegations of conflicts of interest within the Obama administration related to Ukraine policy and, second, allegations of corruption within the Obama administration affecting the 2016 election, the transition between administrations, and Obama administration holdovers’ sabotage of the Trump administration.

My committee began investigating corruption in the Obama administration in March 2015 when it was revealed that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was violating State Department policy, and possibly section 793(f) of the criminal code, by her extensive use of a private e-mail server for official and classified government business. We quickly uncovered information about how Secretary Clinton’s private e-mail server was stored. Based on documents from the company hired to manage her server, we discovered that the method for storing and maintaining the server raised numerous concerns regarding security and preservation of records.

Our investigation also uncovered and made public the extensive editing of then-FBI Director James Comey’s July 5, 2016, statement that exonerated Secretary Clinton. We found that edits to Comey’s statement downplayed the seriousness of her actions in several ways. They replaced “gross negligence” with “extremely careless.” They weakened a conclusion that it was “reasonably likely” that foreign adversaries gained access to Secretary Clinton’s private e-mail account by saying instead that it was “possible.” And they removed a reference to the fact that she engaged in “an email exchange with the President [Obama] while Secretary Clinton was on the territory of such an adversary.” It is important to note the FBI officials who were involved in the editing process: Andrew McCabe, James Baker, Bill Priestap, Peter Strzok and Jonathan Moffa. This was the same cast of characters that soon after initiated the investigation targeting candidate Donald Trump and his campaign.

Soon after the election, President-elect Trump made it clear that he had no intention of pursuing further investigation of Clinton. Since my committee had already issued an interim report on the Clinton email scandal, and she had been held politically accountable by losing the election, I felt there was no longer any need for our investigation to continue. Other than documents we released for transparency and the interim report, we never held a hearing or publicly interviewed witnesses. As far as I was concerned, the case was closed. Little did I know that others were only beginning their investigations and sabotage.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: hrc; obama; senjohnson
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1 posted on 08/12/2020 8:02:45 PM PDT by bitt
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; azishot; AZ .44 MAG; Baynative; ..

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2 posted on 08/12/2020 8:02:59 PM PDT by bitt (Our rights don’t end where your feelings begin.)
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To: bitt

Johnson only lately seemed to become woke.

His compatriots still seem to be deeply affected by TDS.


3 posted on 08/12/2020 8:04:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bitt

It doesn’t matter. If he’s a Senator, he’s a lying piece of slime, axiomatically.


4 posted on 08/12/2020 8:21:03 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: bitt

Romney is the obstacle. In blocking Johnson with his vote, he simultaneously attempts to protect himself (he thinks) from further discovery that includes his son, Kerry’s son along with Hunter Biden. All of whom feed at the Burisma Trough.

Sadly, Mitch could replace Romney on this committee.......the fact that this is not happening is the greater, sadder tale of the Uniparty Corruption that we face.


5 posted on 08/12/2020 8:24:51 PM PDT by Be Careful
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To: bitt

The Senate hearings and whatnot are for public education. Behind the scenes, the investigations are winding up, indicments are next up. Senate workings really have nothing to do with the actual legal prosecutions which have been underway since Oct. 2017. But the public needs to know, so on with the show. The sides are making themselves clear vermin and non-vermin.


6 posted on 08/12/2020 8:26:53 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: little jeremiah
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Johnson defended the State Dept crowd that tried to take out Trump.

They’re running out the Clock on Trump’s Presidency, but can’t admit to it.



7 posted on 08/12/2020 8:32:18 PM PDT by AnthonySoprano
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To: grey_whiskers


They would’ve acted long ago, if they had any interest.

This is all for show. Run out the Clock.


8 posted on 08/12/2020 8:34:07 PM PDT by AnthonySoprano
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To: grey_whiskers
I guess then, we should all just destroy the Republic.

It has only produced the most prosperous, free, and powerful nation which has ever existed on earth.

Therefore, woe is us. Destroy everything!

Johnson is at least doing some fighting.

9 posted on 08/12/2020 8:35:23 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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Ping ping


10 posted on 08/12/2020 8:38:51 PM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrap Party is the enemy of freedom.They use all the seductions and deceits of the Bolshevics)
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To: AnthonySoprano

1. Politico, as a source, is a pile of feces. You seem to luv it.

2. Johnson is somewhere between vermin/non-vermin.

3. Senate hearings are really a non-issue since actual fed prosecutors have been busy busy busy for a long time.

4. Senate hearings are only useful as far as any info that is not still being used for grand juries, that can thus be made public so the general population can see some of the crimes.

5. Thus, your point, if there is one, is murky. And probably boring as well.


11 posted on 08/12/2020 9:15:59 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: AnthonySoprano

So you think there have not actually been federal prosecutors investigating these and other related crimes since Durham got appointed in October 2017 and since then many others have been added?

You think that’s nothing?

Or that they should have wound up this gigantic operation ina few months?


12 posted on 08/12/2020 9:17:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: Bob Ireland

What’s amazing is how many people don’t seem to know how anything actually works.


13 posted on 08/12/2020 9:18:25 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: All


See Fraud Huber

See Apologizing IG Horowitz

Trust Sessions

Rosenstein is a white hat.

I’ve heard it all. They are only chasing low level peeps to maintain the swamp. The decision makers must be protected, thus the power remains in the swamp. They won’t hesitate to protect a Hillary or a Lynch or a Cheryl Mills of the future.


14 posted on 08/12/2020 9:26:25 PM PDT by AnthonySoprano
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To: Be Careful
The U.S. Senate in two short paragraphs:


15 posted on 08/13/2020 2:56:45 AM PDT by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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To: ptsal; Be Careful

Thanks to Be Careful for those original words in Post #5.


16 posted on 08/13/2020 2:59:47 AM PDT by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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To: AnthonySoprano

Rosenstein is a white hat.


In actuality Rosenstein was Weissmann’s rubber stamp. The sunshine pumpers could not have been more wrong on him.

Democrats were running the “Trump” DOJ for 2 years while Sleepy was recused and Rotten Rod was rubber stamping their agenda. Maybe they still are. Who knows.


17 posted on 08/13/2020 6:34:30 AM PDT by lodi90
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