Ron Johnson Pleads For Help As Left Tries To Destroy Him
Democrats are growing desperate, and that desperation can be dangerous—politically speaking. I imagine there will be more personal attacks, accusations, and smear campaigns in the upcoming midterms than in previous years. Sen Ron Johnson said that Democrats are gunning for his seat because he stood against the liberal narrative.
Now he leans on supports and asks for their help staying in office because he says the left is 'out to destroy' him.
Johnson told FNC's "Sunday Morning Futures" with Maria Bartiromo that the FBI, New York Times, and Washington Post are "complicit" in covering up not only Hunter Biden's overseas business in Ukraine, Russia, and China, but also the direct connection this has to President Biden.
"Why else did he cancel the Nord Stream 2 sanctions? Why did he cancel the China Initiative, which was a Department of Justice initiative to try and investigate and uncover Chinese theft of intellectual property? What is going on here?" he speculated. "I don't know all the details, but you know who does, Maria? Chinese intelligence, Russian intelligence, probably Iranian and North Korean intelligence. And here's the really sad part. I believe our FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies know as well. They're just not going to tell us or you, the American public."
He also said it was ironic considering how much time was spent discussing President Trump's connections to Russia: "If Trump had any ties with Russia, that that would undermine the Trump presidency and allow for blackmail. And here you have a treasure trove of evidence that Joe Biden actually is compromised."
"He actually has this vast web of connections in China, in Kazakstan, in Russia, in Ukraine. And yet the media just turns a blind eye toward it. This is corruption at the highest level," Johnson said, calling out the swamp of Washington.
Johnson later added, "obviously, the entire FBI investigation into Donald Trump's collusion with Russia, which was a complete hoax, was completely corrupt. And, for example, I think you mentioned earlier that we were first offered that the Hunter Biden laptop by Mr. Mac Isaac."
"But, again," he continued, "we have to do our due diligence. We didn't know, was this stolen property? So we did what any responsible member of Congress would do. We went to the FBI to report it to find out what they knew."
Johnson explained that Democrats and the mainstream media are out to get him for speaking the truth, "they're trying to destroy me. They have been trying to destroy me now for two years. They lied about that both Chuck Grassley and I. Democrat -- Democrats in Congress created a false intelligence product accusing Chuck Grassley and I of soliciting and disseminating Russian disinformation, leaked that through the media."
SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WI): I don't know what the Justice Department's going to do. I do know I don't trust the Justice Department. And I think, really, what The New York Times and The Washington Post's articles proved is how complicit they have been and continue to be in the cover-up.
And, quite honestly, they're not impartial. They're advocates for the Democrat Party of the radical left. The Washington Post learned a lot of lessons from their coverage of Nixon. When you get caught in a cover-up -- and that's what's happened. The media is being caught in a cover-up. They're being caught with their lies.
What you do -- and this is an intelligence community technique -- is, you engage in what they call a limited hangout, or, in Nixon's case, a modified limited hangout. You let out just enough information, just enough truth to try and get you by the moment.
We can't allow our intelligence agencies, Department of Justice, the FBI or the media to get away with this. This is serious business. This is unbelievable corruption at the highest levels of government and within our media. We are all being snookered by them. This has been a -- from my standpoint, a massive diversionary operation to try and take the American public's attention away from their wrongdoing, their lies, their cover-ups.
BARTIROMO: So, before we start going further into the media, I want you to tell us what you have documented in terms of the money that the Biden family has taken in.
Peter Schweizer has been on this program and has reported that the Biden family has taken in at least $31 million from China, Chinese officials tied to the Chinese Communist Party. That certainly raises a red flag in terms of the decisions he's got to make on behalf of the United States as commander in chief. What have you been able to document?
JOHNSON: Well, our report was based off almost exclusively on U.S. government documents and interviews with U.S. citizens.
And, of course, it was all lied about, falsely accused of disseminating Russian disinformation. It wasn't. We had Treasury documents that showed a very troubling number of wire transfers that just detailed out a vast web of foreign financial entanglements.
Specifically, we were able to document probably about $13 million of flows between Russia, between Burisma, between members of the Communist Party regime in China. But that was all ignored by the press. They looked at our report in September 2020 and just shrugged, said, oh, no evidence of criminal activity here, no evidence that Joe Biden's implicated in all of this. They covered it up and, as a result, they got Joe Biden elected.
Now they continue to cover up for him. But, no, this is troubling. No we have actual bank records that verify what we reported back in September 2020 is true. The laptop is obviously a treasure trove of additional corroborating evidence as well.
And, unfortunately, our intelligence agencies, I think our FBI had been sitting out of this information. And, unfortunately, they were complicit as well in the cover-up.
BARTIROMO: So, let me just -- we also had e-mails, by the way, from the laptop way before the election in 2020. We showed the e-mail of the -- quote, unquote -- "big guy."
Let's take a look at that e-mail, because this is an e-mail where they are talking about dividing up who owns what in this Chinese company that they were doing a deal with. And the e-mail is very clear, saying 10 percent is going to be held by H for the big guy.
And, as you can see, it goes through all of the divisions in terms of who gets what. Your thoughts on this e-mail from one of Hunter's partners, James Gilliar, to discuss who gets what to Tony Bobulinski, another partner of Hunter Biden.
JOHNSON: Well, again, just to prove the complicity of the media, The Washington Post says there's no evidence that Joe Biden's implicated in this. That's some pretty strong evidence.
That's a contemporaneous e-mail that's been verified that big guy was Joe Biden. There's plenty of evidence that Joe Biden met, because there are photographs of him meeting with Hunter Biden's business partners. He repeatedly lied to the American public that he said he never, ever discussed Hunter Biden's overseas business deals with Hunter. Well, no, he just had -- he was just photographed with his business partners.
So, if he's lying, boldfaced lying, that, again, is pretty good evidence that something is amiss here. You don't -- If you have nothing to hide, if there's no wrongdoing, you're honest. And he has not been honest. So there's plenty of evidence.
BARTIROMO: We're back with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson. And, Senator, I have got your letter dated August 10, 2020, in front of me. And on it, you write that the Senate committee that you chaired granted you the authority to issue subpoenas for records and testimony to certain agencies and individuals relating to the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane investigation, the unmasking of U.S. persons affiliated with the Trump campaign and the allegations of the potential corruption of U.S. agencies.
Tell me about the corruption at U.S. agencies that you see and whether or not the FBI stopped you from doing this investigation of Hunter Biden.
JOHNSON: Well, first of all, we actually had to issue a subpoena to the FBI to deliver documents, which they never delivered.
They slow-walked that until the end of the Trump administration. And we never got the truth. But we did uncover, for example, in the redacted footnotes of Michael Horowitz's FISA report that the FBI knew as early as October 2016, and certainly by January 2017, that the Steele dossier contained Russian disinformation.
And yet they allowed the Mueller investigation to proceed. And as late as, I think, it was March of 2018 the FBI briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee and said that the Steele dossier still had integrity.
So, I mean, there are so many examples. Obviously, the entire FBI investigation into Donald Trump's collusion with Russia, which was a complete hoax, was completely corrupt. And, for example, I think you mentioned earlier that we were first offered that the Hunter Biden laptop by Mr. Mac Isaac.
But, again, we have to do our due diligence. We didn't know, was this stolen property? So we did what any responsible member of Congress would do. We went to the FBI to report it to find out what they knew.
They wouldn't tell us anything.
What they should have done is, they should have told us, yes, Senator, we have that laptop, or at least a copy of it, in our possession. We don't have any reason to think it's not authentic.
At a minimum, when the 51 corrupt former intelligence officials came out with no evidence and said that the laptop was Russian disinformation, or had every sign of it to basically cover up for Joe Biden, the FBI should have come forward and said, no, we have no reason to suspect this is Russian disinformation.
They didn't. They covered up for Joe Biden... so that they have proven that these federal agencies are in the tank for the Democrats.
They helped certainly undermine the Trump administration for the entire four years. This is serious business. This is the -- this is the biggest -- this is the most corruption I have ever seen in the United States federal government.
BARTIROMO: That's absolutely extraordinary.
And we have a list of Hunter Biden, some of his business deals, where we have Hunter Biden's alleged business deals here. All of this information was known by the FBI as there was an impeachment trial to try to impeach President Trump.
All the while, the FBI knew of the laptop, knew that Hunter a received $3.5 million wire transfer from the former mayor of Moscow's wife, knew about the $83,000 a month he was getting from Ukraine, know about the stakes in Chinese companies, knew about the $5 million from Chinese oil company CEFC, all the while as an impeachment trial went on over President Trump and a phone call that he had with the then-Ukrainian president.
Is that right?
JOHNSON: We have to believe that the FBI looked at that laptop. I don't know exactly what they knew.
But here's what we know. We know that Hunter Biden's business partner, who was also on the board of Burisma, is now a convicted felon. We know that he -- Devon Archer met with Joe Biden two months after the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine, five days before Joe Biden made a trip to Ukraine, was named the point person for the Obama administration.
A day after that, Devon Archer is named to the board of Burisma, that corrupt oil and gas company. A few weeks later, Hunter Biden is named to the board. They collected about $4 million from Burisma. So it's just the timeline. What happened in just a month shows corruption. It's sleazy.
Again, I don't know what's legal, what's illegal, but, at a minimum, it is incredibly sleazy. And I think you have to assume, as Tony Bobulinski told us, that Joe Biden as president is compromised.
Why else did he cancel the Nord Stream -- Nord Stream 2 sanctions? Why did he cancel the China Initiative, which was a Department of Justice initiative to try and investigate and uncover Chinese theft of intellectual property? What is going on here? I don't know all the details, but you know who does, Maria? Chinese intelligence, Russian intelligence, probably Iranian, North Korean intelligence.
And here's the really sad part. I believe our FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies know as well. They're just not going to tell us or you, the American public.
BARTIROMO: Wow. And you are an elected official, and you cannot get this information. That was my next question. Do you believe that the calls, the decisions that President Biden has made as a result of what we're seeing take place on the world stage, Russia invading Ukraine, China trying to overtake the United States as the number one superpower, are Joe Biden's decisions compromised because of all of the money he's taken in?
The China Initiative, I remember a string of indictments under the Trump administration that clearly identified people who were surveilling, who were spying on Americans and sending information, intellectual property data back to the Chinese government. Is that not happening anymore? I don't understand.
Why cancel the China Initiative? Why won't the DOJ now investigate intellectual property theft any longer?
JOHNSON: Well, you have to be suspicious of that.
And, remember, what was all underpinning the whole Russian collusion, the Trump hoax, was, the media was so concerned that, if Trump had any ties with Russia, that that would undermine the Trump presidency and allow for blackmail.
And here you have a treasure trove of evidence that Joe Biden actually is compromised. He actually has all these -- this vast web of connections in China, in Kazakstan, in Russia, in Ukraine. And yet the media just turns a blind eye toward it. This is corruption at the highest level.
BARTIROMO: And, of course, we played the sound bite of the 2020 debate, where Chris Wallace interrupted President Trump when Trump was trying to explain that $3.5 million check from the former mayor of Moscow's wife and all the money Biden has received.
And Chris Wallace turns around and says, Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump, stop. We have got to get to more important matters.
You also saw the sound bite of John Harwood over at CNN saying, this has nothing to do with Joe Biden.
How does it have nothing to do with Joe Biden when it's his name and title that they're playing on, that they're peddling out there to get money and meetings?
JOHNSON: Well, of course, it has everything to do with Joe Biden.
But, again, what this proves is how complicit the media is in this. We don't have an impartial mainstream media anymore. They are advocates for the Democratic Party.
And now, Maria, quite honestly, they're coming after me. They're trying to destroy me. They have been trying to destroy me now for two years. They lied about that both Chuck Grassley and I. Democrat -- Democrats in Congress created a false intelligence product accusing Chuck Grassley and I of soliciting and disseminating Russian disinformation, leaked that through the media.
And, of course, the media dutifully complied in smeared us. And now, as I'm trying to run for reelection here, they're trying to do the exact same thing.
So, if -- I hate to do this, Maria, but I am being attacked. I'm being -- the media is trying to take me out. I need -- I need resources.
My Web site is RonJohnsonforSenate.com. If you want us to get to the bottom of this, I will become chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. I need your help to get reelected, so we can expose the truth, because the media will not do it.