For years, American elites and bureaucrats have strategically skirted accountability and dodged tough questions, but not even a Democrat-controlled Congress has been able to stop Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., from exposing the corruption plaguing U.S. institutions.
Johnson first joined Congress in 2011, but it’s in recent years that he’s become one of the few Republicans willing to take on the tyrannical Covid regime, Big Tech censorship, lack of vetting for Afghanistan refugees, Spygate, and the FBI’s laundry list of malfeasance.
His zeal for calling out corruption is not lost on Democrats and the corporate media. That’s why they’ve worked overtime to smear Johnson ahead of his re-election race against radical Democrat challenger Mandela Barnes in November. Politico claims Johnson is “in a bind.” The Guardian questions whether he is “on the chopping block.” Vanity Fair says the Republican’s “Road To Reelection Is Getting Bumpy.”
But for Johnson, his effort to keep the regime’s duplicity at the forefront of Americans’ minds is just the first step on the long road to true accountability and action that voters are demanding when Republicans win back some congressional power.
Big Tech Collusion
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted last week on an episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” that his company was pressured in October of 2020 by the FBI to throttle so-called Russian disinformation — i.e. the explosive Hunter Biden laptop story, which wasn’t disinformation. Facebook complied with these requests for information suppression by “reducing [the New York Post’s story] distribution on our platform.”
In a letter written with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Johnson demanded that both Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray provide the documents and communications that corroborate Zuckerberg’s claims.
“The FBI’s consistent efforts to falsely paint information relating to Biden family misconduct as Russian disinformation continues to draw serious concerns, and those concerns are magnified by the FBI’s consistent failure to answer congressional inquiries,” the Republican duo noted.
Johnson and Grassley also petitioned Zuckerberg for more information about the Department of Justice and FBI’s pressure campaign ahead of the 2020 election.
“The American people deserve to know whether the FBI used Facebook as part of their alleged plan to discredit information about Hunter Biden,” the senators wrote. “If so, Congress and the American people require clarity with respect to the extent the FBI communicated with Facebook during the 2020 election about Hunter Biden-related information.”
Since Johnson knows the FBI and DOJ are intentionally difficult when it comes to answering requests for more information, he opened the door for whistleblowers within those agencies to come to him with their worries about corruption.
As a result, multiple government employees with concerns about the DOJ and FBI’s conduct shared that their agencies were being unfairly weaponized for partisan reasons. Several whistleblowers also shared their strongly evidenced allegations that the FBI “intentionally undermined efforts to investigate Hunter Biden.”
That news, Johnson pointed out — compounded with Garland, Wray, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, and DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s attempts to “intentionally discredit” Johnson and Grassley’s investigations into Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business dealings — does not bode well for either agency’s credibility.
Hunter’s Foreign Entanglements
Speaking of Hunter, it was Johnson and Grassley who, despite smears from the corrupt corporate media and a lack of transparency from the DOJ, led the investigation into the president’s son’s financial entanglements with foreign enemies.
Even after an “unnecessary briefing” from the FBI and a subsequent partisan leak that framed Johnson and Grassley as pursuing “Russian disinformation,” the pair continued releasing key receipts and reports showing just how deep the Biden family’s profiteering with overseas oligarchs, including those linked to the Chinese Communist Party and the wife of the Moscow mayor, truly goes.
Even when Garland feigned ignorance about whether the DOJ used “extraordinary surveillance tools” on one of Hunter’s former Chinese business partners Chi-Ping “Patrick” Ho, who was convicted in December 2018 for international bribery and money laundering, Johnson didn’t stop asking questions.
He also demanded the White House answer why President Joe Biden shared official business with Hunter via non-government email during the Obama administration, something the same FBI and DOJ that raided Trump’s home over “classified documents” seem to have no interest in exploring.
When violent abortion activists took responsibility for the firebombing and vandalism of several pro-life organizations shortly after the Dobbs v. Jackson leak in May, Johnson demanded to know why federal law enforcement and the DOJ hadn’t stepped in.
“There are currently mobs outside of the residences of the Supreme Court Justices appointed by Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump … and, once again, DOJ, FBI, and DHS have yet to condemn these activities,” Johnson wrote in a scathing letter. “I want to reemphasize that your silence on this abhorrent attack against a pro-life organization is deafening and your continued silence could be construed as a tacit endorsement.”
Last but not least, Johnson’s attempts to hold the corrupt deep state accountable largely started with his relentless evisceration of the Russia-collusion hoax and Trump’s Ukraine phone call.
Once again, Johnson was one of the only congressional Republicans who rejected claims that Trump was colluding with Russians to steal the 2016 election. He spent years investigating and documenting the deliberate failures by the FBI and political motivations that fueled Democrats’ two impeachment attempts. He also spent years blasting deceitful intelligence officials for stonewalling Congress on Spygate oversight.
“Had the public known what the FBI knew at that time, it’s hard to imagine public support for continuing the investigation, much less the appointment of a special counsel four months later,” Johnson said.
He was right, which is why the FBI and DOJ allies in the Democrat Party and the corporate media are gunning for Johnson’s Senate seat. If Johnson isn’t using his congressional authority to ask the hard questions and shake down corrupt bureaucrats, who will?