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Valley Congressman confident in Russia investigation

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While President Trump is having to navigate increasingly choppy foreign policy waters, the investigation into Russian hacking during the 2016 election continues to be a focal point.

21 News spoke with Ohio Representative Bill Johnson who said there is no evidence of illegal activity within the Trump campaign or the Trump administration. 

Johnson said the investigation with the special counsel also needs to look into who could be leaking sensitive information.

"We can't have a national security apparatus that has a conduit to the public media and releasing classified and sensitive information," said Congressman Johnson. "We can't have that if we are going to have a secure and safe nation." 

Johnson also said he is confident about the investigations being conducted in the House and the Senate.

"If there is wrongdoing, let's let the facts go where the facts go. There's no one in this country that is above the law," said Johnson.

In regards to how Johnson feels about his own security, the Congressman said he has never felt unsafe in his state of Ohio or Washington, D.C. until last Wednesday during the Alexandria, Virginia shooting that critically injured Lousiana Representative Steve Scalise. 

The shooting took place at the Eugene Simpson Park while Republican lawmakers were practicing for an upcoming charity baseball game.

Johnson had missed the shooting by just minutes after he left the field.

Click here to see our interview with Congressman Johnson on his thoughts of the incident targeting his party members.
 

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