For most of last week, Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wisc), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security
committee, was mocked for talking to the press about a “secret society” at the FBI. The media, Democrats, and some NeverTrumpers on the Right accused the senator of pushing conspiracy theories based on what they called a “joke” contained in a text between two Bureau lovebirds, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the day after Donald Trump won the presidency. Even though Johnson also said his committee has an informant who verified off-site meetings of FBI officials taking place in late 2016 and early 2017, the media’s portrayal of the senator as a tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracist took off nonetheless.
Well, Johnson might get the last laugh: He is now widening the search of communications from top FBI officials, including former director James Comey, as well as demanding emails sent between President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton