Friday, October 30, 2020

NY Times reports Ron Johnson as key Trump power-abusing ally

A long and worrisome report in The New York Times - 

The Day After Election Day

- says Ron Johnson has repeatedly tried to push the FBI into political service on Trump's behalf, including getting dirt on the Bidens before the election

The F.B.I. has been under siege since this past summer, according to a senior official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “The White House is using friendly members of Congress to try to get at certain information under the guise of quote-unquote, oversight, but really to get politically helpful information before the election,” the official said. “They want some sort of confirmation that we’ve opened an investigation,” for example, into Hunter Biden, “which, again, the F.B.I. doesn’t confirm or deny whether it’s opened investigations.”

This official said that Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee, “sends letters constantly now, berating, asking for the sun, moon, stars, the entire Russia investigation, and then either going on the morning talk shows or calling the attorney general whenever he doesn’t get precisely what he wants.” The urgency, two F.B.I. officials said, ratcheted up after Mr. Trump was told three weeks ago that he wouldn’t get the “deliverables” he wanted before the election of incriminating evidence about those who investigated and prosecuted his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Not a surprise to us here in Wisconsin

Ron Johnson, serving Trump, intensifies the corruption of a Senate Committee


- as I'd noted six weeks ago - 

With GOP Majority Leader McConnell's blessing, Wisconsin's leading taxpayer-paid wastrel has ginned up the dirtiest of last-ditch distractions to save Trump's death-infested and dying presidency.

The Wisconsin Senator who voted against the issuance of all witness subpoenas during Trump's impeachment 'trial' and for the acquittal of a dangerously incompetent incumbent President has just engineered as chair of the Homeland Security Committee within weeks of the 2020 election the subpoena of dozens of Obama administration officials to aid Trump's re-election and further enable Trump's above-the-law-below-the-belt behaviors.

- but the country and political reporters should enter it in Johnson's permanent record, since he's no longer committed to keeping an-oft reported 2016 pledge to call it quits after the end of his second term in 2022.

And as I noted in June:

Trump operates above the law. Ron Johnson helped with that.

As Trump continues to throw the country into repeated and dangerous, pre-election constitutional crises, it's worth revisiting Ron Johnson's blanket blasé excuse-making that kept Trump from being removed after his impeachment. 
Johnson: Finding That Trump Broke Law Not Relevant In Impeachment Trial 


Current and former Trump administration officials are worried about what might happen on Nov. 4.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Post-election, Our Dumb Senator might want to reassess whether he could win reelection in 2020. Depending on how much the Dems wallop Trump here in Wisconsin.