Johnson says GOP are blocking Comey-Brennan subpoenas, then takes it back

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Senator Ron Johnson revealed that Republicans on his committee are blocking subpoenas for Comey and Brennan because they are afraid of the optics.

Politico quoted Johnson. “We had a number of my committee members that were highly concerned about how this looks politically,” the Wisconsin GOP senator told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, who pressed Johnson to identify Republicans standing in the way of a wave of high-profile subpoenas.

Johnson emphasized that he needs the unanimous support of his committee’s eight Republicans to advance any subpoenas — one defection would likely result in a 7-7 deadlock with the committee’s six Democrats. “If I lose one, I lose the vote,” Johnson said.

Johnson wouldn’t give names but look who is on the committee: Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, Rick Scott, James Lankford, Michael Enzi, Paul Ryan, and Josh Hawley. Does anyone think Mitt Romney would allow it? Others on that committee are also question marks. We have a very liberal Senate, and that includes Republicans.

According to Politico reporter Kyle Cheney, Johnson’s committee now says no one is blocking any subpoenas for Comey/Brennan, rather there’s just a desire to exhaust all options to get them to testify voluntarily.

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt responded to Kyle Cheney and blasted Ron Johnson. He called his efforts a “transparent effort to blame his colleagues.” Maybe, but can anyone see Mitt Romney allowing a subpoena, anyone?

“I’ve asked my booking producer to invite Ron Johnson to come back tomorrow as this was not a “misunderstanding” but a transparent effort to blame his colleagues. It would be a service to them to explain to the audience what the real story is..” Hewitt said in a tweet.

If Johnson was telling the truth and backed down, he should save himself and now come out and name names or a name of those who might be blocking subpoenas.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. The RINO power structure in the senate is blocking subpoenas, and has been for 4 years.

    This is the 2nd time Johnson has backed down. Graham of course did so numerous times.

    There are no options other than subpoenas, the committee has been stonewalled for over 2 years.

    Hewitt is not credible, he has no interest in justice, he is protecting his precious RINOs. Hewitt smeared Trump constantly int he 2016 campaign, the only reason he is doing it less now is that he lost so many listeners.

    It is so obvious. The “leaders” of the party do not want to hear about the other party attempting a coup. That’s because the RINOs supported the coup, and had a role in it. There are no examples before of a party fighing investigations of crimes against its own president, to the contrary. a party always overdoes the investigations of wrongdoing against its own president. This proves complicity.

  2. As people have called it, the Senate is a “club” and club members don’t implicate their fellows. All roads will eventually lead to Ukraine, whether it’s the State Department or the likes of McCain and Graham. Both were instrumental in support a coup with a real-life neo-Nazi party. All were involved, most notably Nuland from State. Johnson believes the public will be satisfied with “documents”, that very very few will ever bother to read. Senate hearings, on the other hand, are more likely to be covered by media, including local. I’ve heard it said Graham has held Two hearings, Not so. It’s been three. The two televised were nothing less than an exoneration, by the Chairman himself. The One and Only person of substance was Bruce Ohr and That was behind closed doors. THE MOST important witness NO ONE got to hear from. Oh, the games people play now.

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