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  • DOJ official Bruce Ohr meets with Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors

    06/30/2020 11:01:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Justice Department official Bruce Ohr is on Capitol Hill Tuesday, answering questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors, Fox News has learned. The former associate deputy attorney general is one of dozens of individuals the committee subpoenaed earlier this month as part of their investigation of the Russia probe and the FBI's abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in obtaining a warrant to conduct surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Ohr, who did not answer questions about his meeting while he was on his way to the committee, was a key contact inside the...
  • FBI's Man in Europe Undercut Ohr's Claim of Limited Russiagate Role

    05/12/2020 8:47:42 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    realclearinvestigations ^ | May 12, 2020 | Eric Felten
    An FBI agent's newly released testimony undercuts top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's denial of a conflict of interest between his Trump-Russia efforts and his wife’s work for Fusion GPS, producer of the discredited Steele dossier. The agent, Michael Gaeta, told congressional probers that Ohr had pressed him to make sure the FBI was “doing something” with the dossier. According to Gaeta, Ohr pushed Steele's collection of memos alleging nefarious ties between the Trump campaign and Russia in part because Ohr’s wife Nellie worked for the same company that had hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele. Gaeta's testimony was released last...
  • IG Report Bombshell: Did The FBI And DOJ Ask Putin’s Buddy To Help Get Trump?

    01/13/2020 8:09:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 13, 2020 | Margaret Cleveland
    DOJ official Bruce Ohr called a meeting of several federal agencies to discuss ‘working with’ a Russian oligarch because of his belief, premised on the unverified Steele dossier, that Trump was corrupt. A previously unnoticed passage in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on federal surveillance abuse suggests Bruce Ohr and his compatriots were willing to bargain with a Russian oligarch to take down Donald Trump.Two-hundred-plus pages into the IG report, while discussing former Associate Deputy Attorney General Ohr’s continued contacts with Crossfire Hurricane dossier author Christopher Steele, Horowitz revealed a significant detail that to date has been overlooked: “On December...
  • 'Duty as a citizen': Bruce Ohr concealed efforts to spread Steele dossier

    01/06/2020 7:38:32 AM PST · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/5/2020 | Rowan Scarborough
    Bruce Ohr, the highest-ranking Obama Justice Department official to involve himself in distributing the anti-Trump dossier, carried out his freelancing through numerous meetings, phone calls and emails as a link between the FBI and Hillary Clinton forces. He told a colleague that the Russia election scandal reached the top — Donald Trump. It was his “duty as a citizen” to spread the unverified allegations around town, he said. During all of Mr. Ohr’s maneuverings, from the summer of 2016 to Mr. Trump’s election to the fall of 2017, he hid the operation from his bosses. When Mr. Ohr’s name surfaced...
  • Inspector General Report Shows Special Counsel Replicated FBI Abuses

    01/06/2020 7:30:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 6, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    The report established that the special counselÂ’s office was complicit in the FISA abuse, the probe was a witch hunt, and its report was a cover-up for systematic government malfeasance. Shortly after the release of the special counsel report last year, I posited that Robert MuellerÂ’s failure to investigate whether Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election by feeding dossier author Christopher Steele disinformation established that Mueller was either incompetent or a political hack. Now, with the release of the inspector generalÂ’s report on FISA abuse, we know the answer: He was both.The IGÂ’s report on the U.S. Department of...
  • British Ex-Spy Christopher Steele Shared More Anti-Trump Fake Conspiracy Theories With the FBI

    12/26/2019 12:17:39 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | dec 26,2019 | MICHAEL VAN DER GALIEN
    British ex-spy Christopher Steele shared more fake conspiracy theories with the FBI than just his infamous Steele dossier (with the pee story in it). At least three Steele assertions went to the Crossfire Hurricane team. Every single one of them was untrue. Steele provided the FBI with the name of a Russian intelligence officer who was supposedly Carter Page's handler. If true, this would -- of course -- lend credence to another claim Steele made about bribes in return for relief from U.S. sanctions for Russia. However, the FBI admitted to Horowitz that "Steele's allegations about the Russian national were...
  • DOJ Official Bruce Ohr is Not Fired, and That’s Okay – For Now….

    12/12/2019 3:00:20 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 20 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 12/12/19 | sundance
    There are several dozen critical issues that stem from revelations about the DOJ and FBI conduct in/around the Carter Page FISA application (2017) and Steele Dossier writ large; but DOJ official Bruce Ohr still being employed isn’t one of them, and here’s why. (further down) -- Bruce Ohr wasn’t the only non FBI person back-channeling information from corrupt source Christopher Steele into the FBI and Mueller team in 2017. SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner was doing exactly the same thing. Senator Warner was having secret contacts, “would rather not have a paper trail”, with Steele through liaison Adam Waldman, and then...
  • DOJ IG Report Slams Bruce Ohr’s Failure To Report Repeated Interactions With Steele

    12/09/2019 8:34:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12 09 2019 | Tristan Justice
    The long-anticipated report from Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released Monday criticized department attorney Bruce Ohr at length for failing to report repeated contacts with former British spy Christopher Steele. Steele, the author of the debunked Steele dossier that was used to justify a federal investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign, met with Ohr 12 times after Steele was terminated as a confidential human source by the bureau. As the report notes, Ohr failed to report the repeated interactions with Steele to his DOJ supervisors, depriving the department of the opportunity to request that Ohr halt communication with...
  • Media Hypes Fusion GPS Founders as Victims

    11/29/2019 8:53:11 AM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 29, 2019 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It’s a little like the proverbial child killing its parents and throwing itself on the mercy of the court because he's now an orphan, but, with the wheels of Barr-Durham-Horowitz justice inexorably turning on them, there are Fusion GPS founders, Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, on a media book tour claiming they are the victims of right-wing vengeance for their role in orchestrating a criminal fraud upon the FISA court and a coup against a sitting president of the United States. Holy Michael Avenatti!
  • Obama engaged Ukraine to give the Russian collusion narrative an early boost (and 2016 Hillary)

    10/05/2019 2:54:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 04/25/19 07 | JOHN SOLOMON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    As Donald Trump began his meteoric rise to the presidency, the Obama White House summoned Ukrainian authorities to Washington to coordinate ongoing anti-corruption efforts inside Russia’s most critical neighbor. The January 2016 gathering, confirmed by multiple participants and contemporaneous memos, brought some of Ukraine’s top corruption prosecutors and investigators face to face with members of former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), FBI, State Department and Department of Justice (DOJ). The agenda suggested the purpose was training and coordination. But Ukrainian participants said it didn’t take long — during the meetings and afterward — to realize the Americans’ objectives included...
  • JW Files New Ethics Complaint Against Ilhan Omar [Weekly Update]

    09/20/2019 4:00:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 20, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues for Key SpyGate Document Judicial Watch Sues Over the International Conspiracy Against Trump Judicial Watch Demands Expanded Ethics Investigation of Rep. Ilhan Omar Why Was Nellie Ohr Deleting Emails From Her Husband? Judicial Watch Sues for Documentss on FBI/CIA Informant in Trump Organization Judicial Watch Court Victory against California Effort to Target Trump Judicial Watch Sues for Key SpyGate Document Our powerful and secretive spy agencies were unleashed, and the Justice Department and the FBI is making it difficult for us and even Congress to get to the bottom of it. We sued for one key...
  • Federal Judge Orders FBI To Search For Steele Documents

    08/23/2019 1:42:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 23, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for Steele Documents We Expose Senator Whitehouse’s Unauthorized Practice of Law When Officers of the Law Abdicate Their Duty to Protect Federal Judge Orders FBI to Search for Steele Documents We are grateful for judges unafraid to tell the Deep State and its powerful agencies to reveal their secrets, especially when bureaucrats are digging in their heels. In the latest example, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Cooper ordered the FBI to conduct a search within 60 days for records of communications with former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele post-dating Steele’s service...
  • Fusion, the ‘Collusion’ Puppeteer; Bruce Ohr’s 302s, just released to the pu

    08/19/2019 4:39:32 PM PDT · by bitt · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/15/2019 | Kimberley Strassel
    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...
  • New Ohr Docs Document Anti-Trump Coup [Weekly Update]

    08/16/2019 3:08:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 16, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Investigating Epstein Death Documents Detail Effort to Smear Trump with “Dossier” through Bruce Ohr Nellie Ohr Provided Russian Information to DOJ Top Official Lisa Holtyn Court Orders Obstructionist Maryland to Turn Over Voter List Data Judicial Watch Sues California over Its Gender Quota for Corporate Boards Judicial Watch Investigating Epstein Death We have repeatedly challenged the Department of Justice and the FBI over their fraudulent handling of “investigations” into Hillary Clinton’s illegal activities when she was secretary of state. Now the very same Justice Department is sitting on another scandal in its role as manager of federal...
  • New evidence shows why Steele, the Ohrs and TSA workers never should have become DOJ sources

    08/15/2019 4:29:04 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/15/19 | John Solomon
    New evidence shows why Steele, the Ohrs and TSA workers never should have become DOJ sources One of the inevitable outcomes of the Russia case will be that the Department of Justice (DOJ) almost certainly will need internal reforms. The first reform is the most obvious, given the unraveling of the Russia collusion narrative: a new set of rules governing when the FBI can investigate or spy on a First Amendment-protected political campaign during an election. The FBI never should have been allowed to sustain a counterintelligence investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign based on hearsay from Australian diplomat Alexander Downer,...
  • Judicial Watch Releases Russia-related Emails from Nellie Ohr to Top Official

    08/15/2019 11:31:34 AM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 15, 2019
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 72 pages of documents from the U.S. Department of Justice containing Russia-related emails sent from Nellie Ohr to high-ranking DOJ official Lisa Holtyn at the time Ohr worked with anti-Trump dossier firm Fusion GPS. Holtyn at the time was a top aide to former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr.
  • Judicial Watch: Trove Of Docs Exposes How Senior DOJ, FBI And Private Contractors Targeted Trump

    08/14/2019 10:10:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 8/14/2019 | Sara A. Carter
    Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr used his position to funnel information produced by his wife on the now debunked dossier to target President Donald Trump and his campaign, according to more than 330 pages of documents obtained by Judicial Watch. Ohr was demoted from his position as U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General in December 2017, after Justice Department officials discovered his wife’s role with the embattled research firm Fusion GPS. The firm was hired by Trump’s political opposition: the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The research hired Ohr’s wife to investigate any links between Trump’s 2016...
  • Judicial Watch Finds Documents Showing Fusion GPS Working Directly With Obama's DOJ to Frame Trump

    08/14/2019 11:53:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2019 | Katie Pavlich
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch has uncovered and released hundreds of documents showing the Obama Justice Department working directly with Fusion GPS, a research firm hired by the Clinton campaign, to frame President Trump. The documents show Fusion GPS' Nellie Ohr, who was specifically hired in 2016 to dig up dirt on Trump and his children Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric, working directly with U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr on a spread sheet linking President Trump to a number of Russian operatives. Nellie and Bruce are married and while Bruce was demoted, he's still working at the Department of Justice in...
  • Judicial Watch: New Docs Show Nellie Ohr Sent Anti-Trump Russia Dossier Materials through Husband

    08/14/2019 10:50:45 AM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 14, 2019
    (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released 330 pages of Justice Department documents showing Bruce Ohr, who was demoted from his position as U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General in December 2017, discussing information obtained through his wife Nellie Ohr. This information included anti-Trump dossier materials, including a spreadsheet that tries to link President Trump to dozens of Russians.
  • Bruce Ohr Warned FBI Leadership That Steele Was Biased Against Trump And Dossier Funded by DNC

    08/13/2019 8:41:59 AM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    saraacarter.com ^ | 8/13/2019 | Greg jarrett
    Newly obtained documents confirm that James Comey’s FBI was running a secret and corrupt counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016 and repeatedly deceiving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) thereafter in order to wiretap a Trump campaign associate. The disclosure was the result of a federal lawsuit and a year of litigation. Despite efforts by FBI Director Christopher Wray to obstruct, a federal court issued an order that forced the FBI and Department of Justice to produce the records known as “302 reports.” They are a summary of interviews FBI agents conducted with Bruce Ohr,...