×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Russia | Trump Administration | ron johnson | trump | putin | private | conversations

Sen. Johnson: Decision to Conceal Details of Putin Meeting 'Up To' Trump

sen. ron johnson speaks at a hearing
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 13 January 2019 12:25 PM

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s reported subterfuge in concealing details of his private conversation with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, saying the decision is wholly “up to him.”

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Johnson noted the president “was burned by leaks in other areas.”

It's up to him in terms of who he wants to read into his conversations with world leaders,” Johnson said, adding: “In the end I'm going to judge this president based on his actions. We have increased sanctions” against Russia.

Johnson also said he’s got “serious questions” about corruption at the FBI, including by former acting director Andrew McCabe.

“That's some real corruption in the FBI,” he said of McCabe’s alleged lying to the FBI as uncovered by an Inspector Generals’s report. 

And Johnson also said he was wary of Trump declaring a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border.

“ I would hate to see it,” he said. “Using that act would be, in this instance, would be far larger act than has ever occurred in the past. I'd prefer not, primarily because if we do that, it's going to go to court and the wall won't get built. I want to see this wall get built.”

Related Stories:

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Politics
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's reported subterfuge in concealing details of his private conversation with Russia's Vladimir Putin, saying the decision is wholly "up to him."In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Johnson noted...
ron johnson, trump, putin, private, conversations
234
2019-25-13
Sunday, 13 January 2019 12:25 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
More Articles
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved