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Fusion, the ‘Collusion’ Puppeteer; Bruce Ohr’s 302s, just released to the pu
WSJ ^ | 8/15/2019 | Kimberley Strassel

Posted on 08/19/2019 4:39:32 PM PDT by bitt

The Justice Department is investigating how a former British intelligence agent, Christopher Steele, came to exert so much influence over the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s erroneous Trump-Russia collusion narrative. Let’s hope the department is also investigating an even more influential man who had even less business manipulating the government: Glenn Simpson, the head of opposition-research firm Fusion GPS.

That’s a pressing question in light of new documents from high-ranking Justice official Bruce Ohr, obtained recently by Judicial Watch. The papers include, among other things, a dozen official FBI interviews (known as 302s) of Mr. Ohr that date from just after the 2016 election through May 2017. The documents suggest Mr. Simpson was the real puppet master of the collusion drama.

Most of the FBI’s debriefs of Mr. Ohr center on information about or from Mr. Steele—itself a major breach of FBI protocol. The bureau fired Mr. Steele as a source in autumn 2016, when it became clear he was blabbing about the FBI investigation to the press. The FBI nonetheless continued to use Mr. Ohr as a back door to its discredited source. The 302s relate the numerous times and ways Mr. Steele contacted Mr. Ohr with information—although many of the details of the conversations remain redacted.

More eye-popping in the 302s is the ease with which Mr. Simpson landed meetings with powerful officials, for no apparent purpose other than to peddle unverified accusations against the Trump team. This isn’t a former intelligence officer or government official, or even someone with specialized knowledge of Russia. Mr. Simpson is a private citizen—and one who Mr. Ohr and the FBI knew was providing information to Hillary Clinton ’s team (as Mr. Ohr acknowledges in his initial 302). Yet when Mr. Simpson called, officials across Washington hopped to, swallowing the claims that ..

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 302s; bruceohr; chrissteele; deepstate; fbi; fusiongps; glennsimpson; kimberleystrassel; spygate
Fusion, the ‘Collusion’ Puppeteer

Bruce Ohr’s 302s, just released to the public, show Glenn Simpson pulling the strings.

1 posted on 08/19/2019 4:39:33 PM PDT by bitt
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2 posted on 08/19/2019 4:39:46 PM PDT by bitt (Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul - Douglas MacArthur)
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To: bitt

Inertia: It’s what’s for dinner.

3 posted on 08/19/2019 4:49:19 PM PDT by lee martell
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What are the Vegas odds on any of these people facing justice??

4 posted on 08/19/2019 5:02:02 PM PDT by escapefromboston (Free Assange)
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I have no doubt whatsoever that they will get what they are owed, down to the last drop.

5 posted on 08/19/2019 5:53:59 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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The WSJ knows full well that most of the dossier is from Glenn Simpson and Mary Jacoby, because they worked for the WSJ when they compiled those fictions and rumors about Trump years ago before Trump was a political candidate.

6 posted on 08/20/2019 6:50:26 AM PDT by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: Dogbert41

I want whatever you are smoking or drinking. I’m like so many others, frustrated and disillusioned by decades of rogue criminal behavior that has gone not just unpunished, but financially and politically rewarded.

7 posted on 08/20/2019 7:33:03 AM PDT by Professional
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