'Corrupt, Complicit, And Dishonest!': Ron Johnson Takes On Media Giants And FBI
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin gets a lot of bad coverage in the media for challenging their ethics but in recent months its been made painfully clear that the media played a key role in covering up the Hunter Biden laptop story. Johnson took on the media and the FBI during an interview with Fox News.
“As corrupt as the Biden family is, and we’ve known this literally for years, the news media has, Sen. Grassley and I have, but what may be even more troubling is the corruption within federal law enforcement and inside a corrupt, complicit and dishonest media,” Johnson told host Maria Bartiromo.
“If we had an unbiased, honest media, first of all, we wouldn’t have the corruption inside federal law enforcement because they’d be holding people accountable,” Johnson continued. “They would have been screaming about being fed false information as a result, resulting from the Russian collusion hoax. But they’re not honest. They’re complicit in all of this, and they’re covering up for the Democrats.”
The Washington Post and New York Times admitted the authenticity of a laptop owned by Hunter Biden when the outlets reported on a tax investigation into the son of President Joe Biden in March. A New York Post report on the laptop in October 2020 was censored by social media companies, while The Washington Post downplayed the story.
Johnson also blasted the FBI, saying something akin to the Church Committee, which investigated the conduct of the CIA and FBI in the 1970s after the resignation of President Richard Nixon, might be necessary to address what he called “corruption.”
“We need to uncover the corruption in federal law enforcement. They’ve been hiding this. They’ve been sitting on a mountain of evidence,” Johnson claimed. “You know, we have whistleblowers said once that laptop was made public, they had it back in December of 2019. But once it was made public, they were — internally said do not look at that Hunter Biden laptop.”
Whistleblowers claim the FBI has pulled agents from child sex abuse cases to pursue cases related to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Tony Bobulinski, a former business partner of Hunter Biden, claimed that former FBI agent Timothy Thibault hid incriminating evidence about Hunter Biden.
“We need to expose the corruption in federal law enforcement, but then also we need to expose the complicity and corruption of the media as well,” Johnson said.
Johnson recently accused the FBI of trying to set him up in a smear campaign. “The FBI set me up with a corrupt briefing and then leaked that to smear me,” Johnson said earlier this month during a debate against Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, after Barnes claimed federal agents met with the senator in 2020 to warn him that he might be the target of Russian disinformation campaign leading up the presidential election.