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DOJ To Release Bruce Ohr Documents ‘Imminently’
Daily Caller ^ | 8/2/2019 | chuck ross

Posted on 08/02/2019 1:52:13 PM PDT by bitt

The Justice Department will release FBI documents early next week that are related to Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official who met with dossier author Christopher Steele.

In a court filing submitted last Thursday, Justice Department lawyers said the agency will provide FBI notes of interviews conducted with Ohr to Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that sued for the records last year.

Justice Department lawyers said the agency had initially determined that the Ohr transcripts, known as 302s, should be withheld in full. But “after further review in conjunction with DOJ’s preparation of its motion for summary judgment, DOJ has decided to release the requested records in part to Plaintiff,” the lawyers said.

“DOJ will make this release to Plaintiff by August 5, 2019.”

It is not clear what documents will be released and which might be withheld. Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton announced Thursday night that the documents would be released “imminently.”

Judicial Watch sued on Sept. 10 for a dozen 302s the FBI compiled between Nov. 22, 2016, and May 15, 2017. FBI agents interviewed Ohr after meetings and conversations with Steele, a former British spy who investigated the Trump campaign on behalf of the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee. (RELATED: DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Acknowledged His Contacts With Christopher Steele Looked Suspicious)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 20161122; 20170515; 20190805; 302s; bruceohr; documents; ohr; spygate

1 posted on 08/02/2019 1:52:13 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 08/02/2019 1:52:28 PM PDT by bitt (US intel is there to protect the safety and security of Americans. It is not a political tool.)
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3 posted on 08/02/2019 1:59:12 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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Enough of this bogus nonsense. Just release every damn thing and let the truth speak for itself.

4 posted on 08/02/2019 1:59:46 PM PDT by Bullish (My tagline ran off with another man.)
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Free beer tomorrow

5 posted on 08/02/2019 2:03:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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That is all that matters now, it was a total farce, indict now, everything shy of that is pure hot air

6 posted on 08/02/2019 2:04:14 PM PDT by Trump.Deplorable
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7 posted on 08/02/2019 2:10:26 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (AOC: The brain of a tea bisquit)
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Good it’s Judicial Watch. Fitton will let the public see them unlike documents released to Congress.

8 posted on 08/02/2019 2:14:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Bullish

“Enough of this bogus nonsense. Just release every damn thing and let the truth speak for itself.”

Here’s the problem. Working in the classified world means that sometimes sensitive information can get included in a normal communications because all of the individuals on distribution are cleared to the same level. This shouldn’t happen, but it does happen. So, let’s say an undercover source is named and it’s mentioned he’s next to Mr. Big, whoever that is. That should be stamped Secret or Top Secret, but it didn’t get so stamped. Now, somebody sues for the records. Someone who is cleared to that level and will recognize the misclassification must read every line very carefully. There literally could be lives at stake.

Yes, us citizens are frustrated and really want a conclusion. But, as I said, a mistake could get somebody killed.

Examples of this are when Hillary Clinton mentioned the name of a CIA asset on the Iranian nuclear program in an email on her unsecured server. He was arrested, tried and executed. In another case, somebody asked Jimmy Carter at a White House dinner why he had done something. He casually said that, “Well, we know from Muhammar Kaddafi’s brother in law that so-and-so.” The brother in law was the most highly placed Israeli asset. He was arrested and tortured to death.

The classified world works hard not to screw things up. Now they are pulling double duty because they not only have to do their regular job, but also respond to court orders that are above and beyond their regular job. I have a relative who managed covert sources. She said, “You just have to prioritize. Stopping somebody from getting killed is the first objective. All else is secondary.” Like responding to a court order.

9 posted on 08/02/2019 2:16:49 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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Since when does "immediately" mean "sometime next week"?

Honest to God, I've never seen so much foot dragging, shilly-shallying and signifying as with the DOJ and its documents. It's long past time for President Trump to step in and read these bozos the riot act.

The President ordered the release of all documents months ago, and somehow the message hasn't gotten through.

10 posted on 08/02/2019 2:17:15 PM PDT by Governor Dinwiddie (In Italia i fascisti si dividono in due categorie : i fascisti e gli antifascisti. -- Ennio Flaiano)
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11 posted on 08/02/2019 2:27:44 PM PDT by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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Free beer tomorrow.

Oh yeah, we’ll get ‘em then.

How many times have we heard this?

Are we being played?

12 posted on 08/02/2019 2:36:07 PM PDT by Hennible Cobb (Don't wait for orders! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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And dont forget Susan Rice———she is the diect link to Obama’s part in this.


Obama’s CYA maneuver of January 3, 2017-——the signing of NSA Data-Sharing Order Section 2.3 by AG Lynch —— is the coupe d’etat to blow out The Deep State. Obama’s after-the-fact ex/order contains some unusual language particularly the convoluted language WRT “The Strategic Delay of Section 2.3 of Obama’s Executive Order 12333”:

NOTE WELL: Prior to the formal signing of Section 2.3, greater latitude ALREADY existed within the White House in regards to collection of information – especially in relation to the Trump Campaign. However, once signed, Section 2.3 granted broad latitude to inter-agency sharing of information.

But by the time Obama’s new executive order was signed on January 3, 2017, all that information was already in the possession of Obama White House.

Thus, Susan Rice’s January 20, 2017 email to herself takes on an even greater significance b/c no one was ever supposed to know about the REAL meaning of Obama’s retroactive CYA.....until Rice stupidly laid it all out in an official email.

When Susan Rice stupidly wrote a CYA memo to herself, she inadvertently confessed to a series of crimes that added the time line and inferences about what the outgoing Obama administration illegally concealed from incoming President Trump and his aides.CYA memos are rarely a good idea. Most often, they reveal things the author never intended——ala Susan Rice’s now-infamous email to herself.


WHY SUSAN RICE WROTE AN EMAIL TO HERSELF........the extraordinary email Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice wrote to herself at 12:15 on January 20, 2017........within minutes of President Trump’s inauguration must have been her last act, more or less, before she vacated the White House. So obviously the email was important to her. But why would it be important to send an email to herself (the only person copied was one of her aides)?

If you read the email, along with Senator Grassley’s letter to Rice, it is obvious that it is a CYA memo. But the question is, whose A is being C’d? Most attention, so far, has focused on the first two paragraphs of the email, which describe a meeting that occurred around two weeks earlier. The participants included
<><>Barack Obama,
<><>Joe Biden,
<><>James Comey,
<><> Sally Yates–who turns up like a bad penny whenever skulduggery is afoot–
<><>and Rice:

Rice made sure to underscore that Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities “by the book”. Rice writes Obama stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.

This is pure boilerplate.

It represents, obviously, the company line. But Rice did not write her email to cover Barack Obama’s rear end. If she or anyone else had wanted to document the claim that Obama said to proceed “by the book,” the appropriate course would have been an official memo that copied others who were present and would have gone into the file. (My guess is that such a memo was written, but we haven’t seen it.)

The important part of the email is not the paragraph that purports to exonerate Obama, but the paragraphs that follow: “From a national security perspective, however, President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”

The next paragraph of the email remains classified and has been redacted. The email concludes:
The President asked Comey to inform him if anything changes in the next few weeks that should affect how we share classified information with the incoming team. Comey said he would.

CONCLUSION Why did Susan Rice send herself an email purporting to document this part of the meeting? Because she was C’ing her own A. Rice was nervous about the fact that, at the president’s direction, she had failed to “share information fully as it relates to Russia” with President Trump’s incoming national security team.

Her actions violated longstanding American tradition. Outgoing administrations have always cooperated in the transition to a new administration, whether of the same or the opposing party, especially on matters relating to national security.
Susan Rice is far from the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was well aware that by concealing facts ostensibly relating to national security from her counterpart in the new administration–General Michael Flynn–she was, at a minimum, violating longstanding civic norms.

If she actually lied to Flynn, she could have been accused of much worse. So Rice wanted to be able to retrieve her email, if she found herself in a sticky situation, and tell the world that she hid relevant facts about Russia from the new administration on Barack Obama’s orders.

What were the secrets that Obama wanted to keep from the new administration? We can easily surmise that the fact that the Steele memo was paid for by the Democratic Party; that the FBI had to some degree collaborated with Steele; that the Clinton campaign had fed some of the fake news in the dossier to Steele; and that Comey’s FBI had used Steele’s fabrications as the basis for FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign were among the facts that Obama and his minions didn’t want Michael Flynn and Donald Trump to know. Susan Rice, we can infer, was told to keep these secrets, and if anyone ever asked why she had failed to disclose them to Michael Flynn and others on Trump’s team, or even lied to those people, she would have the defense that President Obama ordered her to do it.

There may be more to it than this. The redacted paragraph likely contains more information about what it was that Rice wasn’t supposed to tell the Trump team. One of these days, we will learn what was blacked out.
The fact that Michael Flynn was Susan Rice’s counterpart in the incoming administration may also be significant. We know that the FBI agents who interviewed General Flynn–even Peter Strzok!–reported that they didn’t think he had lied about anything.

And yet, Obama’s DOJ and Bob Mueller’s “investigation”–basically a continuation of Obama’s corrupt Department of Justice under another, less accountable name–persecuted Flynn to the point where he finally pled guilty to a single count of lying to the FBI in order, as he says, to end the madness and the financial drain.

Why were the Democrats so determined to discredit General Flynn? Perhaps because they wanted to pre-empt any outrage that may otherwise have followed on revelations that the Obama administration’s National Security Advisor hid important facts from her successor during the transition, and may have lied to him about those facts, in violation of all American tradition.

13 posted on 08/02/2019 4:13:32 PM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use. conclusive)
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The evidentiary paper trail for this atrocity is long......and its there.

<><>Was there a document raid at the offices of Perkins Coie? If not, why not?

<><> Where are the bank records showing DNC and HRC (and possibly BHO) payments to Fusion GPS?

<><> Where are the payroll records for Nellie Ohr from the Federal agencies) she worked for,

<><> where are Nellie's Ohr's payment records for her work at Fusion GPS?

14 posted on 08/02/2019 4:17:12 PM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use. conclusive)
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Lawyers do not believe in truth. Even the vaunted pundits like Andrew McCarthy are tainted by their training.

15 posted on 08/02/2019 4:58:12 PM PDT by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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JW just announced.... release is delayed. FBI needs more time.

16 posted on 08/02/2019 6:39:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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I’m still holding my breath....3,2,.....

17 posted on 08/02/2019 7:06:02 PM PDT by pacificus
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