Sen. Ron Johnson: Trump’s Attempt To Extort Ukraine Should Have Been Taken Care Of “Behind The Scenes”

“It’s going to be very difficult for future presidents to have a very candid conversation with a world leader because now we’ve set the precedent of leaking transcripts,” he said. “The weakening of executive privilege is not good. And by the way, these individuals that leaked this.

“If their interest was a stronger relationship with Ukraine, they did not accomplish this. Having this all come out into public has weakened that relationship and exposed things that didn’t need to be exposed.

“This would have been far better off if we would have just taken care of this behind the scenes. We have two branches of government. Most people, most people, want to support Ukraine that are trying to convince President Trump.” – Sen. Ron Johnson, on Meet The Press.