The co-founder of the shady opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted to Congressional investigators that his organization hired the wife of a top DOJ official to help investigate President Trump; raising new questions over how the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ was compiled and who financed the phony report.
According to recently obtained court documents, Glenn Simpson told federal authorities that his firm held high-level meetings with Bruce Ohr –who was recently demoted from the Department of Justice for failing to disclose his meetings with Fusion GPS- and hired his wife, Nellie Ohr, to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year.
“Fusion GPS has attracted scrutiny because Republican lawmakers have spent the better part of this year investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page,” reports Fox News.
On Tuesday, senior Trump attorney Jay Sekulow called for a second special counsel to investigate possible conflicts of interest surrounding Ohr and other Department of Justice officials.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was “aware” of Sekulow’s request, adding that he will pursue the “appropriate course of action.”
“I’ve put a senior attorney, with the resources he may need, to review cases in our office and make a recommendation to me … if things aren’t being pursued that need to be pursued, if cases may need more resources to complete in a proper manner, and to recommend to me if the standards for a special counsel are met,” said Sessions.
COLLUSION: Mueller Hires ANOTHER Democrat for Trump-Russia Witch Hunt
The special counsel in charge of the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory witch-hunt has hired yet another democratic donor to spearhead the investigation; raising the number to eight individuals who had previously given money to prominent liberals like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
According to Reuters, New York defense attorney Greg Andres has joined Mueller’s task force charged with probing the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russian government officials.
Federal Election Commission filings show that Andres gave nearly $4000 to the democratic party, including $2700 to help NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign in 2017.
The Daily Caller also reports that Andres’ wife, Ronnie Abrams, is a federal judge appointed by none-other-than former President Barack Obama back in 2011.
Robert Mueller has come under fire for hiring left-leaning, democratic donors to help run his investigation of the Trump administration. The President and other GOP lawmakers are calling on Mueller to step down from the probe over these conflicts of interest, as well as his close relationship with former FBI director James Comey.
“I can say that the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters, some of them worked for Hillary Clinton,” The President said during an interview in late June. “I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous if you want to know the truth.”
h/t Daily Caller
HANNITY: Russia-Trump Witch Hunt is a 'House of Cards'
Speaking on ‘Hannity’ Thursday night, Sean called-out the blaring examples of anti-Trump political bias at the Department of Justice; saying the entire Russia-Trump collusion witch-hunt is a “house of cards” that’s beginning to crash down.
“It gets deeper and deeper every day. We start with breaking news, another blaring example of political bias at your Department of Justice,” said Hannity. “This whole thing is a house of cards, it’s beginning to crash down. I promise you there’s a lot more information that has still not come out as of yet.”
“You’ve got everybody in the liberal, mainstream, destroy-Trump media trying to make this all about non-existent Trump-Russia collusion; it’s been a year and no evidence,” he added.” They’ve all been missing the point; deliberately misleading and lying to you the American people.”
“They’re lazy and they’re overpaid. It’s pathetic. The big story in all of this is the growing possibility that the FBI used the Clinton bought and paid for Russian dossier to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on American citizens that were connected to candidate and then President Trump,” said Sean.
“That would be weaponizing the very powerful tools and using them against an opposition party in an election year,” he added.