Tag: Ron Johnson

  • Ron Johnson: Why Were U.S. Citizens Allegedly Turned Away In Kabul?

    Ron Johnson: Why Were U.S. Citizens Allegedly Turned Away In Kabul?

    Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken demanding answers on why a U.S. military official allegedly stopped Americans and Afghan allies from evacuating Afghanistan at the Kabul airport. Johnson said he has heard reports indicating “a group of over 400 individuals including U.S. citizens were turned away from the airport” by “the commander of the 82nd Airborne Brigade … who told them to get back on their buses and turn around because ‘the rescue was over.’”

  • New Video Shows Capitol Police Letting Jan. 6 Rioters Inside — And Ron Johnson Demands Answers

    New Video Shows Capitol Police Letting Jan. 6 Rioters Inside — And Ron Johnson Demands Answers

    In a letter to Acting Chief of U.S. Capitol Police Yogananda Pittman, Johnson explained that his team’s review of the video footage from the Capitol riot raised some questions about how law enforcement chose to handle the situation.

  • Johnson Set-Up A Case Study In How Agencies Use Corrupt Reporters

    Johnson Set-Up A Case Study In How Agencies Use Corrupt Reporters

    The Washington Post gave its readers a clear-eyed view this weekend of how American intel agencies work with sympathetic reporters to smear and discredit political opponents, ignoring a specific explanation from one of the article’s targets of how reporters were being used, and leading to embarrassing corrections in multiple articles (as well as in The New York Times and at NBC News). The story targeted Rudy Giuliani and Wisconsin’s Sen. Ron Johnson, excitedly reporting that they were the targets of Russian disinformation campaigns and had been warned of this by the FBI. Sound familiar? Unsurprisingly, there were a number of problems.