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GOP Senator Who Peddled FBI ‘Secret Society’ Conspiracy Theory To Public Admits It’s Likely A Joke

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GOP Senator Who Peddled FBI ‘Secret Society’ Conspiracy Theory To Public Admits It’s Likely A Joke




GOP Sen. Ron Johnson admitted to CNN and ABC News on Thursday that “it’s a real possibility” the single text from an FBI employee mentioning a “secret society” that sparked a right-wing conspiracy theory was written in jest.

In an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Johnson claimed that he had been in contact with a whistleblower with knowledge of “off-site” meetings between FBI and Justice Department officials that proved the existence of a “secret society” who gather to discuss undermining President Trump and reflected “corruption, more than bias.”



He acknowledged on Wednesday, that he did not know what had been said in the alleged meetings.

The Wisconsin Republican further backed away from his “secret society” conspiracy today by admitting the text messages sent exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, were likely a joke.

The entirety of the message in question, sent by Page, states: “Are you going to give out your calendars? Seems kind of depressing. Maybe it should just be the first meeting of the secret society.”




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