The anti-Trump DOJ official with multiple connections to the debunked ‘Trump Dossier’ arrived at the US Capitol Tuesday morning to face a “closed door grilling” from Congressional Republicans over his ties to a former British spy.
Bruce Ohr will speak with GOP leaders behind closed doors over his connection to ‘Trump Dossier’ author Christopher Steele and his wife’s ties with shady opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
“Republicans are to allege that Ohr played a key role in selling the dossier, commissioned by Fusion GPS and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee. They are likely to ask why Ohr broke with protocol and kept up communication with its author, Steele, long after the FBI fired him as a source in late 2016 due to his contacts with the media,” writes Fox News.
“We are frustrated with how long this reengagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking,” Steele wrote to Ohr. “Anything you could do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated.”
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SESSIONS UNDER FIRE: Trump SLAMS the AG Over Bruce Ohr, 'Dirty Dossier'
President Trump slammed Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week; unloading on his senior aide over Bruce Ohr’s continued employment at the Department of Justice after recent revelations surrounding his relationship with the ‘Dirty Dossier.’
The President called-out Sessions Monday morning in a scathing post on social media, asking “Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions ‘Justice’ Department? A total joke!”
Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions “Justice” Department? A total joke!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018
The President has routinely criticized Sessions over a host of issues; including his refusal to shut down the Mueller probe and his decision to recuse himself from all matters pertaining to the Trump campaign.
STEELE NERVES: Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele TERRIFIED Over Comey Firing, Feared ‘EXPOSURE’
A treasure trove of recently released communications between the DOJ’s Bruce Ohr and former British spy Christopher Steele reveal both men were ‘highly concerned’ over James Comey’s firing; admitting they feared ‘exposure’ following his removal.
According to Fox News, a series of emails, texts, and handwritten notes show both men were deeply disturbed by Comey’s termination, with Ohr saying that Steele “was very concerned (abt) about [former FBI Director James] Comey’s firing — afraid they will be exposed.”
“The Ohr documents shed more light on Steele’s activities before the presidential election. While Steele shopped the dossier to multiple media outlets, he also appeared to ask Ohr for help with a Russian oligarch — Oleg Deripaska — after rumors the U.S. might impose sanctions,” writes Fox News.
“Very concerned about Comey’s firing, afraid they will be exposed,” said Bruce Ohr. DOJ’s Emails & Notes show Bruce Ohr’s connection to (phony & discredited) Trump Dossier. A creep thinking he would get caught in a dishonest act. Rigged Witch Hunt!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2018
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