Democrats are terrified of Bruce Ohr. Not only did his testimony completely destroy the democrat timeline claim, there are rumors that he might be close to turning state’s evidence against the FBI and Department of Justice’s actions, which appear to be criminal in nature.
In testimony, Justice Department official Ohr explained his meetings with FBI officials regarding the dossier created by former British agent Christopher Steele, at the instigation of the DNC and Hillary Clinton. Steele has explained that the intent of the document was to contest the election if Donald Trump won.
These democrats argued that Ohr did not meet with the FBI about the dossier until after the 2016 election (sometime in November), and therefore had no chance to tell the FBI his wife worked for the company that hired Steele at the behest of the democrat party, or that Steele had told him that the dossier was highly biased.
“[Republicans] mischaracterize[s] Bruce Ohr’s role, overstates the significance of his interactions with Steele, and misleads about the timeframe of Ohr’s communication with the FBI,” the Schiff memo reads.
However, that claim by democrats was an out and out fabrication.
Ohr told lawmakers on Aug. 28, 2018, that he briefed top FBI officials Andrew McCabe and Lisa Page in early August 2016. This was just days after he met with Steele.
Ohr testified he told McCabe and Page (who was involved with Peter Strzok at the time and complicit in texting him repeatedly about their anti-Trump hate) about his interactions with Steele, who was working at the time for Fusion GPS, which is Democrat-funded ‘opposition research firm.’
The FBI relied heavily on Steele’s unverified dossier to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, but failed to explain that it was biased.
“In a memo dated Feb. 2, 2018, House Intelligence Republicans, led by then-Chairman Devin Nunes, asserted the FBI filed to disclose in their FISA applications Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS.
“They also noted in the so-called Nunes memo that the FISA applications do not reveal Steele’s anti-Trump bias. Ohr claimed Steele told him during a meeting Sept. 23, 2016, he was “desperate” that Trump not win election.”
However, Ohr testified he had shared details of his contacts with Steele with the FBI before the election.
“In addition to the meeting in early August 2016, Ohr met in late September 2016 or early the next month with Page, FBI counterintelligence deputy chief Peter Strzok, and Justice Department officials Bruce Swartz, Zainab Ahmad and Andrew Weissmann. Ahmad and Weissmann are currently working on the special counsel’s investigation.”
“The FBI obtained its first FISA against Page on Oct. 21, 2016, weeks after that meeting.”
However, Schiff and democrats claimed only in “late November 2016” Ohr informed the FBI of “his prior professional relationship with Steele and information that Steele shared with him.”
“This occurred weeks after the election and more than a month after the Court approved the initial FISA application,” reads the memo, which included the emphasis on “after.”
“The Majority’s reference to Bruce Ohr is misleading,” Democrats asserted. However, that’s not true. The democrat claims are misleading and wrong, if Ohr is telling the truth. Apparently, he has written evidence to the timeline.
“The mobilization of law enforcement and intelligence assets by the Obama administration in 2016 to spy on the presidential campaign of rival party candidate Donald Trump is the biggest political scandal in our history.
“The Mueller probe of Trump is a cover-up, as are leaks to friendly media by anonymous former officials. Yet, the pieces are falling into place to burn through the dust clouds and see the underlying crimes.”
John Solomon has reported, “the most damning evidence to date that FBI and DOJ officials may have misled federal judges in October 2016 in their zeal to obtain the warrant targeting Trump adviser Carter Page just weeks before Election Day.”
Misleading a federal judge is a HUGE crime.
Ohr’s testimony shows that officials who submitted the FISA applications knowingly lied on them.
“Ohr’s briefings, in July and August 2016, included the deputy director of the FBI, a top lawyer for then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a Justice official who later would become the top deputy to special counsel Robert Mueller.
“At the time, Ohr was the associate attorney general. Yet his warnings about political bias were pointedly omitted weeks later from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant that the FBI obtained from a federal court, granting it permission to spy on whether the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia to hijack the 2016 presidential election.”
It looks like Bruce Ohr wants to prevent him and his wife from going to federal prison.
“Rod Rosenstein, who signed off on one of the FISA applications, is getting out of the DOJ as soon as William Barr is confirmed.”