GOP Senator: I Have No Idea What I Was Talking About When I Said ‘Secret Societies’

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is walking back comments he made on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Tuesday in which he said that a whistleblower told Congress about secret meetings between FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials who allegedly gathered in order to discuss ways to undermine Donald Trump following the 2016 election. Johnson went into full Illuminati-mode, circulating the conspiracy theory in order to help his president who is plagued with scandals.

Johnson made the bizarre claim based on a text exchange between two FBI agents, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, that are accused of anti-Trump bias, but then, the Wisconsin Republican did an about face in regards to his claim. But, of course, this was after he created a firestorm of attention over the ‘secret societies’ allegation.

The Daily Beast reports:

On Wednesday, however, Johnson claimed he did not know “what they meant” in the exchange, and his committee—the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs—will now focus on “the Clinton email scandal.” Johnson’s original comments were made Tuesday evening on Fox News’ Special Report and said he had an informant confirming “a group holding secret meetings off-site” and that it showed “potentially corruption at the highest levels of the FBI.”

CNN correspondent Manu Raju tweeted, “Ron Johnson tells us his “secret society” comments were based on an informant and the words used in a Strzok-Page text exchange. He acknowledges not knowing what they meant – and says the focus now on his committee is the Clinton email scandal.”

So, Johnson has no idea what he’s talking about and just helped to undermine the FBI by circulating a conspiracy theory, then pivoting to Hillary Clinton’s emails while his president is buried up to his eyeballs in scandals. Sounds legit!


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