Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) accused Secretary of State Antony Blinken of lying when he testified under oath to Congress in 2020 that he never emailed Hunter Biden.
Johnson’s remarks came after emails between Hunter and Blinken revealed that the two communicated in 2015 while Blinken worked for former President Barack Obama and Hunter was on the board of the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma.
“We know that he lied boldface to Congress about never emailing Hunter Biden,” Johnson said on Fox’s Sunday Morning Futures. “My guess is he told a bunch of other lies.”
Rep. Ron Johnson: Blinken Lied Under Oath About Hunter Biden Emails
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The emails from 2015 show that Hunter was trying to meet with Blinken, and Obama’s deputy secretary of state, to get the official’s “advice” on things.
The revelations caused Johnson to allege that Blinken could have broken the law while speaking to Congress during an interview in December 2020 when he was nominated to become President Joe Biden’s secretary of state.
“You cannot trust Joe Biden,” Johnson said. “You cannot trust Hunter Biden. You can’t trust the Biden family. You can’t trust so many of the people that they have surrounded themselves with.”
Johnson called on his colleagues to subpoena Blinken and his wife, Evan Ryan, to testify before Congress again and set the record straight.
“If he wants to proclaim his innocence, I doubt he’ll do that, but he must, and she must, preserve their records, their personal emails,” Johnson said. “When you get to the bottom of this, we need to show how corrupt these individuals are.”
In 2015, Blinken connected with Hunter from his private email account instead of an official State Department address.
Records indicate that Hunter emailed Blinken’s wife in 2012, asking her for Blinken’s private email. They made plans to get coffee together afterward.
The relationship between Blinken and Hunter recently went viral after the House Judiciary Committee revealed that former CIA acting director Michael Morell privately testified that Blinken “triggered” a letter from 51 former intelligence officials that sought to discredit the New York Post’s 2020 reporting regarding Hunter’s abandoned laptop.
Biden cited Blinken’s letter during the last two presidential debates against former President Donald Trump, falsely alleging that New York Post’s reporting about his son’s laptop resulted from a “Russian plant.”