Ron Johnson: Selective Leaks to 18 Different Media Outlets Ramped Up Russian Collusion Hoax
TAPPER: "What does that mean — obviously there’s questions about FBI behavior, Peter struck was fired, Lisa Page resigned. James Comey is no longer on the scene. What are you alleging by the Obama Administration? I have yet to see any facts at all supporting this grand conspiracy that the Trump Administration is pushing?"
JOHNSON: "Jake, it’s because a lot of members of the media have not been asking the questions or looking. Let’s face it, there were selective leaks that ramped up this entire Russian collusion hoax, and it was a hoax. Who’s the recipients of the leaks? 18 different outlets."
TAPPER: "I don’t know what you mean by a hoax."
JOHNSON: "I would like to see members of the press looking into the leagues and how this story got spun up as a result of the special council to put this country through three years of a mini constitutional crisis. That’s what I would like to see."
TAPPER: "Senator, it’s not a hoax that the Russians attempted to interfere in the 2016 election. You know that."
JOHNSON: "They put Russian information into the Steele dossier."