Woody Johnson opts not to talk about Donald Trump

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Jets owner Woody Johnson spent several years as the U.S. ambassador to Great Britain, after being appointed to that post by Donald Trump. Johnson secured the appointment by being an unabashed supporter of the former president.

Meeting with reporters on Wednesday for the first time since exiting government service, Johnson was asked about Trump’s persistent claim that he actually won the election last November.

If we could stick to football questions that would be great,” Johnson told reporters, via DJ Bien-Aime II of the New York Daily News.

The press conference didn’t stick to football, however. Johnson was asked about the allegation that he made inappropriate comments during his time as an ambassador.

“All of those allegations were looked at by the highest levels of the State Department,” Johnson said. “The Office of Civil Rights conducted an extensive survey and all of the allegations and concluded that none of it was substantiated. None of it.”

The issue first came to light because of a 2020 report that recommended a more thorough review of the situation. It’s unclear whether that more thorough review ever occurred.

7 responses to “Woody Johnson opts not to talk about Donald Trump

  1. “All of those allegations were looked at by the highest levels of the State Department,” Johnson said. “The Office of Civil Rights conducted an extensive survey and all of the allegations and concluded that none of it was substantiated. None of it.”
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    So he doesn’t deny that he made inappropriate comments, he just says that it can’t be substantiated that he did. In other words, he’s saying “I did it, you just can’t prove that I did.

  2. Don’t run from it, Woody. You accepted the position. Stand by your record.

  3. It’s investigated and nothing came of it. But it’s never enough. Why? Because people love adversity,and can’t stand a story against someone they don’t like going nowhere. So put it up over and over again hoping for a different result,because innocent until proven guilty is boring. I’d like to see regular peoples reaction to being investigated and question over no crime over and over again while at work and trying to live their life.
    Maybe then finding nothing won’t be so boring!

  4. Well duh! When those being investigated are in charge of the investigation. Nothing to see here.

  5. waldoampere says:
    June 17, 2021 at 10:17 am

    As a Jets’ fan, I’m embarrassed by Woody Johnson.
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    I don’t think you have to be a Jets’ fan to be embarrassed by Woody. All that requires is some character and integrity.

  6. That’s OK, Woody. 75+ million voters did the talking for you, and sent you back to doing what you do best – printing money while overseeing the decay of a franchise

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