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Tags: Donald Trump | Russia Probe | ron johnson | dossier | christopher steele | fisa abuse | investigation

Ron Johnson: 'Need to Get to the Bottom' of Dossier, Leaks

(Fox News' "America's Newsroom")

By    |   Wednesday, 23 May 2018 03:37 PM

Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Wednesday explained the letter he sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the Russia investigation this week.

Johnson wrote Tuesday to Sessions, seeking interviews with the senior FBI and Justice Department officials at the center of the investigation into Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 election.

"I want to know who is part of the sensitive matters team," Johnson to Fox News' "America's Newsroom." 

He then pointed to the report compiled by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele.

"Why did CNN know about the Steele dossier, who leaked it?" former Director of National Intelligence "James Clapper, his involvement in setting up the meeting between [former FBI Director James] Comey and Trump to use it as a hook for the disclosure on CNN of the Steele dossier – so much smoke and suspicion. We need to get to the bottom of this. Congress is the last body getting the information that the American public needs to know."

He added special counsel Robert Mueller "keeps everything secret," and "it is congress that actually provides the oversight for the American people to find out what they have a right to know."

Johnson went on to praise the House of Representatives for passing his "Right to Try" bill that allows terminally ill patients to voluntarily take experimental drugs that have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration, describing it as "a big win for terminally ill patients and their families.

"It restored a little freedom and hope," he added. "It allows them to have access. They make the decision whether they want to take a drug that hasn't gone through all of FDA approval."

Johnson then said the drugs that would be available will have "gone through the safety approval process," and will be "shown to be effective."

"These patients have no other treatment options, don't qualify for a clinical trial," he added, saying the bill would not have passed the House without Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. "It restores hope. A big win for President Trump and Pence. The president and vice president were stalwart publicly and privately pushing this."

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Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., seeks interviews with the senior FBI and Justice Department officials at the center of the investigation into Donald Trump and Russia during the 2016 election.
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