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Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson says informant claims FBI has 'secret society' working against Trump

He says an informant told him of a secret society
Posted: 10:20 AM, Jan 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-24 17:05:57Z

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson says an informant has told him there is a "secret society" within the FBI working against President Trump.

Speaking on Fox News Tuesday night with anchor Bret Baier, Johnson said the informant has told him and other members of Congress that a "secret society" within the FBI was set up shortly after the 2016 election to fight against the president and his administration.

"The secret society -- we have an informant that's talking about a group that were holding secret meetings off-site," Johnson told Baier. "There's so much smoke here, there's so much suspicions."

Here's more of the exchange with Baier, which you can watch starting at 4:30 in the video below:

BAIER: "Let's stop there. A secret society - secret meetings off-site at the Justice Department?"

JOHNSON: "Correct."

BAIER: "And you have an informant saying that?"


BAIER: "Is there anything more about that?"

JOHNSON: "No, we have to dig into it."

Johnson's remarks are being dismissed by Democrats as a conspiracy theory. Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for Barack Obama, compared Johnson to controversial talk show host Alex Jones: