Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., on Sunday blasted the media for its coverage of a report on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings while serving on the board of Ukraine company Burisma — saying the “troubling” findings were “basically dismissed.”
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Johnson said the findings were alarming.
“The press has basically just dismissed it saying ‘oh, there's nothing new here, nothing illegal,’” Johnson said.
“First of all it's not my job in Congress to prove illegality or to prosecute. We're here to expose information that should be incredibly troubling to the American public and yet, the press just kind of shrugs and moves on.”
Johnson also charged that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden lied about never talking to his son about his business dealings.
“Joe Biden is lying to the American public,” Johnson charged. “When he said in 2019 that he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings, that was a lie.”
“I never believed the vice president never talked to his son Hunter,” Johnson added. “He's still lying to the American public and the mainstream media has to ask far tougher questions.”
Johnson also lamented that FBI Christopher Wray is “sitting on” documents that agents should release.
“His job should be to restore the credibility and integrity of the FBI and the only way to do that is through exposure,” he said of Wray.
“But the only point I have to make when we finally do get these classified sections unredacted, when they become declassified, if you look at what information you have and you have to ask yourself a question. What national security interest was at stake here? Why was this ever redacted? The answer is almost always because it embarrassed the agency or it embarrassed the powerful person.
“That is not the reason to classify information. It's surely not the reason to keep the truth from the American public,” he declared.
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