It’s remarkable how far these Republicans will go to defend Trump. Their desperation has turned them into conspiracy theory wing-nuts.
On Tuesday, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) said that Republicans have an informant who has told them that there is a “secret society” in the FBI and DOJ that is trying to take down Trump.
In an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, the Republican Senator claimed that there was “corruption at the highest levels of the FBI.”
“The secret society — we have an informant talking about a group holding secret meetings off-site,” Johnson said. “There’s so much smoke here, there’s so much suspicions.”
“Boy, stop there,” Baier responded. “A secret society? Secret meetings off-site of the Justice Department? And you have an informant saying that?”
“Yes,” said Johnson.
When asked to elaborate, Johnson said, “We have to dig into it. This is not a distraction. Again, this is bias, potentially corruption, at the highest levels of the FBI.”
Democrats and Liberals on social media quickly dismissed Johnson’s claims as ridiculous conspiracy theories. But Republicans say that this definitively proves that there is a bias against Trump at the highest levels of law enforcement.
And Johnson isn’t the only Republican peddling this nonsense. On Monday, Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) went on TV and claimed that FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page talked about the anti-Trump society in emails.
“We learned today about information that in the immediate aftermath of his election, there may have been a ‘secret society’ of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI … working against him,” Ratcliffe told Fox News. “I’m not saying that actually happened, but when folks speak in those terms, they need to come forward to explain the context.”