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Sen. Johnson: Important to Keep Russia Probe Investigation Going

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Sen. Ron Johnson (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Friday, 05 June 2020 02:53 PM

The United States is admired for its peaceful transitions from one presidential administration to another, and that didn't happen in 2016 and 2017, so it's vital to keep the investigation going into how the probe into President Donald Trump and Russia began, Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday. 

"We saw a real crush in that process and it began before the election when you had the DNC (Democratic National Committee) and the Hillary Clinton campaign pay for foreign fabricated opposition research," the Wisconsin Republican said on Fox News' "America's Newsroom."  "That dossier was then used to start investigations and corruptly apply for a FISA application against Carter Page."

In addition, between defense debriefings "used for investigative purposes" and unmasking the identities of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, "we have to let the American people know what happened, so it never happens again," said Johnson, who heads the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

He also responded to complaints from Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., the ranking Democrat on his committee, who claimed that the authorization of 36 subpoenas in the probe without first seeking that the potential witnesses comply, gave the appearance of a "fishing expedition," and questioned the move's election-year timing. 

"We've been investigating back to March 2015 to the Clinton email scandal and it just continued all the way through quite honestly to today, where we still don't have all the answers," said Johnson. "The reason we are doing this now is (we are) finally getting the information...this is important information and I don't know what Democrats are afraid to find out."

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It's vital to keep the investigation going into how the probe into President Donald Trump and Russia began, Sen. Ron Johnson said Friday. 
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