Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) had some hard words for FBI Director Christopher Wray during an interview on Friday.
Originally published at WND News Service. Used with permission.
Johnson spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity after a hearing featuring Wray, who asked how deep the corruption goes at the FBI.
The senator began by pointing out that under Wray’s watch, beginning in 2017, the FBI told the Senate intelligence committee in March 2018 the Steele dossier “had integrity even though they knew it was tainted with Russian disinformation.”
“Under his watch, the FBI obtained Hunter Biden’s laptop in December 2019 and did nothing with it. Under his watch, according to whistleblowers, they developed a scheme in August of 2020 to downplay the derogatory information to deep-six the investigation,” Johnson continued.
“Under his watch in that same month, they provided an unsolicited briefing to Senator Grassley and myself,” he continued. “It was a nothing briefing. I knew it was a setup and it was a setup because nine months later, they leaked at the Washington Post to smear me and therefore interfered in the 2022 Wisconsin U.S. Senate election.
Johnson said the FBI also interfered in the 2020 and the 21016 elections.
“His primary job is as the new director was to clean up and restore integrity and credibility of the FBI. He has failed miserably,” the Wisconsin senator said.
“I don’t believe a word he says, and that’s unfortunate.”
On Wednesday, the new majority House Republicans made it clear that one of their priorities will be to investigate “the Biden family” and the focus will not be Hunter Biden.
“This is an investigation of Joe Biden, the president of the United States,” said Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who is in line to become chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
It’s a probe, the lawmaker continued, about why President Biden “lied to the American people about his knowledge and participation in his family’s international business schemes.”
“National security interests require the committee conduct investigation and we will pursue all avenues – avenues that have long been ignored,” he said.
Committee Republicans say they have evidence of federal crimes committed by the Biden family that include “conspiracy or defrauding the united states, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, violations of the Trafficking Victims Protections Act, tax evasion, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
“What we found are business plans aimed at targets around the world based on influence peddling, including with people closely tied to foreign governments like China and Russia,” Comer said. “We also found plans based in the United States where the Biden family swindled investors of hundreds of thousands of dollars — all with Joe Biden’s participation or knowledge.”
Comer said that in the 118th Congress, “this committee will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners and whether he is a president who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars and influence.”