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  • Sen. Ron Johnson: Trump leveraged tariffs 'brilliantly' in gaining border deal

    06/09/2019 9:37:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Sen. Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, said Sunday that President Trump negotiated “brilliantly” with Mexico by securing a border-security deal days after threatening to impose tariffs. “In general, Republicans understand tariffs are attacks on American consumers, and we don’t want to see them in place long term, not do I believe President Trump does, either,” Mr. Johnson told “Fox News Sunday.” “He’s using tariffs as leverage in trade negotiations, and I think he used them as leverage in this situation brilliantly, quite honestly.” Mr. Trump announced Friday he would suspend his threat of a tariff starting at 5 percent and rising...
  • Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson Lob a Bombshell over to William Barr

    04/26/2019 5:10:56 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Well, that’s kind of a big deal. – The fake news media and Teen Drama Queen James Comey will no doubt squeal that they shouldn’t use that bad word, “spying”, but Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson disagree. Grassley, who chairs the Senate Finance Committee and Johnson, Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, sent a joint letter over to Attorney General William Barr on Thursday in which they detail their concerns that the Obama-era Deep State Cabal within the DOJ and FBI continued to spy on the Trump operation after it had...
  • FBI spying on Trump campaign may have continued after election, two senators say

    04/26/2019 5:58:16 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2019 | Jeff Mordock
    Two Senate committee chairmen say text messages between anti-Trump FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page may be evidence the bureau spied on Trump campaign officials after the election. In a letter sent Thursday to Attorney General William P. Barr, Finance Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Homeland Security and Government Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, Wisconsin Republican, say they have uncovered texts that may point to spying on campaign staff during the transition. The letter highlights a series of texts between Mr. Strzok and his paramour, Ms. Page ahead of an upcoming FBI briefing with the Trump transition...
  • Top Republicans oppose emergency declaration as shutdown drags on

    01/13/2019 6:48:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Japan Today ^ | January 13, 2019 | Saul Loeb, Agence France-Presse
    Top Republican lawmakers on Sunday warned against Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to secure funds for a border wall, signaling doubts within the president's party as a government shutdown was set to enter a fourth workweek. Senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, told CNN that he would "hate" to see Trump invoke emergency powers for a wall. "If we do that, it's going to go to court and the wall won't get built," he said. And Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House Republican, told ABC, "We don't want it to come down to a national...
  • From Tea Party Insurgent to Last Man Standing: Ron Johnson in Wisconsin

    01/08/2019 11:44:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Januar 8, 2019 | Salena Zito
    There is an irony in the fact that Ron Johnson is the guy who will carry the mantle forward for the Republican Party in Wisconsin. Even he admits that. "I kind of sprang out of the tea party movement and was sort of a grassroots guy," says Sen. Johnson about his entry into politics a decade ago. "First public speech I'd ever given was in October 2009. And people came up to me afterwards and said, 'Hey, I liked your speech. Why don't you run for office?' My reply was always pretty consistent. I said, 'Because I'm not crazy.' Then,...
  • GOP senator demands records on FBI’s contact with DNC lawyer over Russian meddling

    10/12/2018 3:41:19 PM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/12/2018 | Catherine Herridge
    A top Republican senator is demanding documents regarding the FBI’s 2016 interactions with a lawyer working for the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign who provided information on Russian meddling. Fox News reported last week that Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann gave documents pertaining to the Russia probe to then-FBI general counsel James Baker, according to Baker’s own testimony. Perkins Coie is the same firm that, while working for the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign, hired opposition research firm Fusion GPS to dig into then-candidate Donald Trump’s background – resulting in the controversial anti-Trump ‘dossier.’ In a letter being sent...
  • Interesting and Frustrating: Senator Ron Johnson Questions FBI Director Christopher Wray

    10/11/2018 4:15:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 10, 2018 | sundance
    There was a Senate Homeland Security, Government Affairs Committee hearing today where one of the responding executive branch officials was FBI Director Wray.  Toward the end of the hearing, long after the rest of the members had left the hearing, Chairman Johnson took the opportunity to ask Director Wray some very specific and pointed questions about the current issues within the FBI as an institutional office.Few people remember, fewer even know, that was Ron Johnson’s committee effort that brought out the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages.  Lots of other committees began exploring DOJ and FBI misconduct, but it...
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tells [media]... Trump..."is becoming...like a Soviet-type of economy..."

    07/24/2018 12:15:01 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 86 replies
    Twitter ^ | 7/24/18 | Alex Bolton, "journalist" for The sHill
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) tells @burgessev and me outside GOP lunch that $12 billion in trade assistance to farmers from Trump administration "this is becoming more and more like a Soviet-type of economy here" with "commissars" sprinkling around benefits.
  • Trump signs 'Right to Try,' says it will save 'tremendous number of lives'....

    05/30/2018 10:50:23 AM PDT · by caww · 57 replies
    Fox news ^ | 3 hours ago | Brooke Singman
    President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that would allow those with potentially terminal diseases to try experimental treatments and bypass the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The so-called Right to Try Act of 2017, sponsored by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., unanimously passed the Senate last August, and cleared the House last week on a party-line vote of 250-169 -- in a win for both Johnson and the Trump administration. "Today I am proud to keep another promise to the American people as I sign the Right to Try legislation into law," Trump said Wednesday. "We're going to...
  • The “Sensitive Matter Team”

    05/22/2018 10:50:55 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    sharylattkisson.com ^ | 5/22/2018 | sharyl attkisson
    Newly-examined emails among high-ranking U.S. intel officials at the time—including then-Director James Comey and his chief of staff James Rybicki—reference a “sensitive matter team.” Based on the context of the emails, the “sensitive matter” appears to be the Trump-Russia narrative, and political opposition research funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The research— known as the “Steele dossier”— was peddled to the press and secretly used, in part, to justify controversial FBI wiretaps against at least one Trump associate. The emails were first obtained by the Justice Department Inspector General and recently turned over to the...
  • BREAKING: E-mails Show FBI Brass Discussed Dossier Briefing Details With CNN

    05/21/2018 8:49:01 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 55 replies
    Newly revealed e-mails show that former Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) deputy director Andrew McCabe was keenly aware of CNN’s internal understanding of a secret briefing about the infamous Steele dossier, days before CNN published any stories on the matter. The e-mails, which were obtained by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), also reveal that top officials used coded language to refer to the salacious and unverified allegations made by Steele. Former FBI director James Comey briefed then-President-Elect Donald Trump on January 6, 2017, on at least one unproven allegation contained in Steele’s dossier, which was jointly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign...
  • Reid Silent On Baffling Decision To Block Bipartisan IG-Empowering Bill

    03/18/2016 6:17:12 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 18, 2016 | Kathryn Watson
    Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid  refuses to say why for months he has blocked a bipartisan bill designed to ensure inspectors general access all of the official documents they need to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government. Three months ago, the Nevada senator blocked an attempt to pass Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley’s IG Empowerment Act with unanimous consent, which would make it crystal clear that the 1978 Inspector General Act gives presidentially appointed IGs authority to access all agency records for investigations and audits. Reid still refuses to change his position or explain his objections....
  • GOP senator: ‘Way too early’ to talk about Republican support for Trump in 2020

    04/19/2018 5:18:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    thehill ^ | 04/19/2018 | Mallory Shelbourne
    Republican Sen. Ron Johnson (Ohio) said Thursday that “it’s way too early” to discuss supporting President Trump in 2020. “Chris, you know it’s way too early to be talking about the 2020 - ” Johnson told CNN’s “New Day” when asked if he will support Trump in a 2020 re-election bid. “No, it isn’t not to say that you support the guy who’s president, who’s the head of your party,” CNN anchor Chris Cuomo pushed back. Johnson argued that 2020 could be a different landscape and pointed to the November’s upcoming midterm elections. “It could be a completely different world...
  • Senate Republicans call on Trump to re-engage on TPP

    02/21/2018 2:55:42 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/21/18 11:22 AM EST | Vicki Needham
    More than two dozen Senate Republicans are urging President Trump to re-engage in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The 25 GOP lawmakers sent a letter to Trump on Friday saying they support his recent comments that he may consider U.S. participation if the 11-nation Asia-Pacific pact is improved.
  • Strzok-Page Emails Reveal Disturbing Look at Early Mueller Investigation (Vanity)

    Yesterday, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a majority staff report titled “The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI’s Investigation Of It,” along with over 500 pages of text messages between agent Peter Strzok, formerly the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI's Counterintelligence Division, and FBI attorney Lisa Page. Many of the text messages have not been released previously. One aspect of the newly released texts that has not received any media attention is the overwhelming number of texts that deal with Page and Strzok's comments on and numerous contacts...
  • THE CLINTON EMAIL SCANDAL AND THE FBI’S INVESTIGATION OF IT An Interim Report

    02/07/2018 2:58:54 PM PST · by smileyface · 110 replies
    Executive Summary Given the recent interest in Congress’s and this Committee’s oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the FBI’s investigation of classified information on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, this interim majority staff report serves as an update on actions we have taken and what we have learned to date. As the Committee continues to investigate, Chairman Johnson has requested additional documents and materials from the Justice Department. The FBI is the nation’s premier law enforcement agency, and it is crucial that the public has full faith and confidence in its integrity and...
  • Chairman Johnson Releases Interim Report Including Strzok-Page FBI Text Messages

    02/07/2018 9:34:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a majority staff report Wednesday titled “The Clinton Email Scandal And The FBI’s Investigation Of It,” along with text messages between two agents that shed light on the investigation. The report details the congressional investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s involvement with their investigation of Secretary Clinton’s private server.The report outlines how information available to the committee at this time raises serious questions about how the FBI applied the rule...
  • New texts between FBI’s Strzok, Page show Obama wanted updates on Clinton investigation

    02/07/2018 7:48:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 02/07/2018 | By Jeff Mordock
    A new batch of text messages between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page revealed President Barack Obama wanted updates on the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, according a report released Wednesday. On Sept. 2, 2016 — just weeks away from election day — Ms. Page texted Mr. Strzok, her lover, about preparing a report for then-FBI Director James B. Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” That raises questions about Mr. Obama’s involvement in the Clinton investigation, the report said. The message were released in a report by Sen. Ron Johnson,...
  • FOX NEWS FIRST: New texts spark new questions about FBI, Clinton emails; Missing link found (trnc)

    02/07/2018 4:59:06 AM PST · by smileyface · 132 replies
    Fox News ^ | Feb 7 2018 | Bryan Robinson
    THE LEAD STORY - NEWLY UNCOVERED TEXTS RAISE NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT FBI, CLINTON INVESTIGATION: Thousands of newly uncovered text messages between two alleged anti-Trump FBI agents reviewed by Fox News raise new questions about political bias and conflicts of interest within the bureau and about the Hillary Clinton email investigation ... FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page have been under the microscope after it was revealed that the two former members of Robert Mueller's team exchanged a series of anti-Trump texts during the presidential campaign. The newly disclosed texts between Strzok and Page were exchanged on November 4, 2015,...
  • Ron Johnson wants communications from 16 new DOJ and FBI employees(Comeys too)

    02/01/2018 12:37:23 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 59 replies
    Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson has requested the Department of Justice turn over communications from 16 FBI and DOJ officials, including former Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sent Wednesday, the Wisconsin Republican requested “all documents and communications” — which includes emails, memos, notes, texts, iPhone instant messages, and voicemails — from 16 employees between January 1, 2015, to the present.