Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson is the Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security. Why isn’t he investigating the use of alleged federal agents from Homeland Security to terrorize Portland Oregon.
The House Intelligence Committee is launching an investigation into the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) response to protests in Portland and other cities across the United States.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the panel’s chairman, in a letter said he wanted information on DHS’s intelligence activities, including how it had monitored protesters, and its reported dissemination of intelligence reports on journalists and protesters, saying its actions had gone “well beyond the Department’s traditional missions.”
“Let me be clear: the reporting regarding the monitoring of peaceful protesters, creating and disseminating intelligence reports about journalists and protesters, and potential exploitation of electronic devices is deeply troubling,” Schiff wrote in the letter to acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and Office of Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) acting Undersecretary Horace Jen.
The panel is seeking to hear from at least nine DHS officials in the month of August, including former acting Under Secretary for I&A Brian Murphy. Politico reported that Murphy is behind changes to intelligence reports.
The chairman concluded his letter by noting that the panel will consider “all options necessary to obtain compliance—including compulsory process.”emphasis mine
Instead Senator Johnson is channeling his best Senator Joe McCarthy with his incessant Ukraine investigation. Ask him about his July 4th trip to Russian next time you bump into him…wait…sorry…please socially distance…and wear your mask!
P.S. keep in mind that the sycophants running Homeland Security aren’t even appointed and confirmed for their roles…something else the senator should be holding the president accountable for.