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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DOJ DISGRACE: DOJ Official Concealed FUSION GPS PAYMENTS from Department
Newly released documents show Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr failed to disclose payments made from shady opposition firm Fusion GPS to his wife; neglecting to obtain the necessary “waiver” that a member of his family was acting on behalf of the Democratic party in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
According to the Daily Caller, Ohr didn’t disclose his wife’s relationship with Fusion GPS -which was conducting research on behalf of the Democratic National Committee- to the Justice Department’s ethics panel; raising serious questions over his role behind the organization’s infamous ‘Trump Dossier.’
“The omission may explain why Ohr was demoted from his post as associate deputy attorney general after the relationship between Fusion GPS and his wife emerged and Fusion founder Glenn Simpson acknowledged meeting with Ohr. Willfully falsifying government ethics forms can carry a penalty of jail time, if convicted,” writes the Daily Caller.
Ohr’s omission comes as Congressional leaders struggle to determine the extent to which Fusion GPS, dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele, and senior Obama officials interacted in the weeks leading up to the 2016 race for the White House.
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FAMILY TIES: Fusion GPS Hired WIFE of DOJ Official to SNOOP on Trump
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.