CNN’s Jim Sciutto issued an extensive fact-check on Thursday, debunking claims Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) made to the Senate on Tuesday regarding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.
Scuitto first played a clip showing Johnson reading a report by J Michael Waller, which blames the insurrection on “agent provocateurs” and people who “obviously didn’t fit in” with the “jovial” Donald Trump supporters.
“I think these are the people that probably planned this,” Johnson also said.
Sciutto told his viewers that Johnson’s claims included three lies. He first went after Johnson’s claim that only a few rioters spoiled an “otherwise jovial event,” explaining that federal prosecutors have charged more than 255 people with crimes during the attack.
Sciutto noted that the crimes included, “threatening to harm lawmakers,