A former judge and top Republican congressman says former FBI Director James Comey, Bruce Ohr, and other high-ranking officials at the Justice Department and FBI should be held in contempt of court for misrepresenting the facts to obtain a surveillance warrant against President Donald Trump’s former official.
During an interview on Friday with the Daily Caller, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said those involved in elevating the phony dossier to get a warrant to spy on Trump before and after the 2016 presidential election deserve to be charged for committing crimes.
“I think it’s important to know who the FISA judge was, and why with all the info he’s had for some time, he has not put anyone in jail for committing fraud on his court,” Gohmert said.
“You shouldn’t be able to get quotes from Bruce Ohr or [former FBI Director Jim] Comey or [deputy director Andrew] McCabe because they ought to be sitting in jail for committing fraud upon the court,” he added.
Gohmert was referring to the FISA abuse memo released Friday that details how top officials in former President Barack Obama’s DOJ and FBI abused their power to use the discredited dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele for Fusion GPS to obtain a warrant under a FISA application to spy on Trump’s campaign.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid Fusion GPS nearly $10 million to fund the dossier.
Americans also learned that Bruce Ohr, a former deputy associate attorney general who was demoted for failing to disclose he met with Fusion GPS before and after the 2016 election, didn’t reveal his wife, Nellie Ohr, previously did work for Fusion GPS.
The memo stated, “Ohr’s wife was employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump. Ohr later provided the FBI with all of his wife’s opposition research, paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign via Fusion GPS. The Ohrs’ relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS was inexplicably concealed from the” FISC when the dossier was used to obtain a surveillance warrant.
Gohmert said the actions of the judge who approved the warrant should be examined, adding that top officials at the DOJ and FBI should be charged criminally.
“The judge has to have known for months now that he or she had a fraud committed against them and he or she has done nothing. Any judge worth any salt would have called them in for hearings, and he can even order anyone who committed fraud upon the court to go to jail. This judge is either worthless or is in cahoots with those who manipulated it,” Gohmert said.
Gohmert said Ohr and Comey should be investigated for using the Clinton-funded dossier to obtain a warrant under shady and misleading pretenses, which in turn triggered the Russia investigation.
Many would agree with Gohmert that people should go to jail for this corruption.
Source: Daily Caller