The story surrounding the infamous Trump dossier gets better and better—and weirder and weirder. Fox News is reporting that Bruce Ohr’s wife worked for Fusion GPS. That’s right—the very Ohr who is a senior Justice Department official and was demoted last week. The demotion occurred because Ohr did not make public his meetings with the players in the Trump dossier.
Ohr had secret meetings with ex-British spy Christopher Steele and with Fusion founder Glenn Simpson, but didn’t disclose those to anyone, despite his job position stating that he should have. Amazingly, Ohr’s ties were even closer to Fusion GPS.
Why? Because his wife worked for Fusion, the firm responsible for creating the document. His wife didn’t just work for them any old time—incredibly, she actually worked for Fusion DURING the 2016 election. New evidence is revealed daily, and it is mind boggling to say the least.
The House, which is conducting its own investigation into the dossier, confirmed the wife’s connect through work done on their House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). The committee verified that Nellie H. Ohr indeed worked for Fusion but it is unclear what her duties were or whether she had a hand in the dossier business. HPSCI has reviewed her published works online and guess what? She has written extensively on Russia!
My grandma always said, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” I think dear old Granny was right! HPSCI also confirmed that Fusion GPS did pay Mrs. Ohr during the summer and fall of 2016 for services rendered, whatever those might be.
It is now well known that Fusion GPS was funded by the DNC and Clinton campaign to create the dossier dirt on Trump, and that this very document was touted as the Justice Department’s and FBI’s rationale for obtaining the FISA warrant to do surveillance last year on Carter Page, a Trump campaign adviser.
Devin Nunes (R-California) chairs the House Intelligence Committee and says they are now looking into all connections that the DOJ had with Fusion, and the Ohrs are now front and center. Nunes has subpoenaed both the FBI and DOJ multiple times regarding events surrounding the dossier. He’s fuming mad and has even threatened to hold both Rod Rosentsetin and new FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.
Clearly, the two agencies have been stonewalling for a while now. They’ve neglected to turn over documents or provide witnesses because they say Republicans are clearly just doing this for political reasons. There’s a LOT more here than just political stuff–that is for sure.
Fox News began poking around Bruce Ohr’s involvement last week, around December 6. Ohr served double duty as the director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and as associate deputy attorney general. Put it this way—he was chummy with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Ohr’s colleagues say it is very unusual that one person would hold the two positions as Ohr did.
DOJ demoted Ohr, who no longer holds the deputy AG spot, but the department still has offered no public explanation of the events surrounding Ohr. What is going on over there?
Interestingly, James Comey called the dossier “salacious and unverified”. Of course it is, because Hillary had a hand in it. She would do anything to fulfill her thirst for unbridled ambition. The FBI got its hands on the dossier in July 2016, right before Trump accepted the Republican nomination. Nice timing!
Comey is talking out of both sides of his mouth, because even though he referred to the document as unverified, the FBI nevertheless began its collusion investigation of the Russian government and Trump campaign that same month!
The FBI was already tainted by Comey’s shenanigans. When Ohr’s secret meetings were discovered, the DOJ was now also implicated. Geez, who else is involved?
We now know that Brit spy and longtime FBI informant Christopher Steele has known Ohr for a decade. We’ve also connected Steele with Fusion GPS founder Simpson. Knowing that Mrs. Ohr received a paycheck from Simpson now completes the triangle.
What do we now know about Mrs. Ohr? She is an expert on Russia and worked at the Wilson Center, a Washington D.C. think tank, also about a decade ago. Public material says that she worked on a project about “experiences of Russian farmers during Stalin’s collectivization program and following the invasion of Russia by Nazi forces in 1941.” Mrs. Ohr also did book reviews of topics on twentieth century Russia. Interestingly one of them was about how personal networks are established among the Russian elite. Oh really?
The DOJ is still not commenting on all of this. Neither are the ranking Democrats on the intelligence committee. Gee, I wonder why?