No conflicts of interest THERE or anything, right? Bruce was just Associate Deputy Director in the FBI, right?
Most everyone has heard about the infamous Dirty Dossier, right?
In 2016, the Dossier was the dirt Hillary’s team commissioned through a lawyer, and Fusion GPS, with some help from a British Spy and some Kremlin informants to hurt Trump.
Not sketchy at all, right?
That stack of disqualified information became THE foundation of the FISA warrants issued to allow the American Government to spy on Trump’s campaign team — and by extension — Trump himself. Warrants that were renewed FOUR times.
We knew the wife of the FBI’s Associate Deputy Director was involved with FISA.
We did NOT know she was busily digging up dirt on Trump’s kids.
The wife of a Justice Department official who worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign told Congress in 2018 that one of her tasks at the opposition research firm was to research President Donald Trump’s children, including their business activities and travel.
Nellie Ohr, a former contractor for Fusion GPS, also told lawmakers during an Oct. 19 deposition that she recalls that Christopher Steele gave her husband, Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, materials from the infamous anti-Trump dossier funded by Democrats.
Ohr said during the testimony that Steele, who like her was a contractor for Fusion GPS, hoped that her husband would pass the materials to the FBI.
“My understanding was that Chris Steele was hoping that Bruce could put in a word with the FBI to follow up in some way,” Ohr testified to members of the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees, according to transcripts confirmed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Her husband’s connection to the inner circle of FBI brass gave this disreputable Dossier access to the upper echelons of the FBI without getting trapped in the verification filters any other incoming information needs to get cleared through.
Steele, a former MI6 officer who operates out of London, also told Ohr that a lawyer for Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska was investigating Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort over a business deal gone south. Steele reportedly worked at one point for one of Deripaska’s companies. The link is ironic given that Deripaska is considered a close ally of Vladimir Putin’s.
Nellie Ohr testified that the materials that were handed over were from the dossier but that she did not learn the information was contained in the dossier until much later. She testified that she did not see the complete dossier until it was published by BuzzFeed on Jan. 10, 2017.
Oh, STEELE worked for Putin’s ally AND for Hillary’s project. Funny how those East-West connections keep falling into place with team Clinton right in the thick of it.
Color us skeptical about the ‘did not learn until later’ bit.
She was just a stooge, was she?
Ohr, a trained Russian linguist, also detailed some of the topics she worked on for Fusion GPS, which was hired by the law firm that represented the Clinton campaign and DNC to investigate Trump.
One area of focus was Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s two oldest children.
“But in terms of actually performing research, did you begin to break out President Trump’s family in terms of Melania Trump, all of his children? Were you doing independent research based off of each family member?” one lawmaker asked Ohr.
“I did some,” Ohr said. “As I recall, I did some research on all of them, but not into much depth.”
“How about Donald Trump Jr.? Did you do more in-depth research on Donald Trump Jr. than some of the others?” she was asked.
“I’m afraid it was relatively superficial. It was,” adding that, “I looked into some of his travels and you know not sure how much detail I remember, at this point.”
“I looked into some of her travels,” said Ohr.
The goal was “to see whether they were involved in dealings and transactions with people who had had suspicious pasts.”
Nellie Ohr also testified that she investigated any links between Russian oligarchs and the Trump real estate empire.
And we’re all supposed to believe it’s just coincidence that her HUSBAND had oversight of both the Hillary email investigation, KNEW that the information in the dossier was
biased utter crap, and was STILL involved in driving the investigation into Team Trump forward?
But we’re still not finished.
Ohr has been shooting holes in a lot of Democratic claims and assumptions about the alleged
‘Russian Collusion’ problem that has all but blotted out the sun during this Presidency.
Democrats on House Intelligence also claimed in a memo released last year that Ohr did not pass information he gleaned from Fusion GPS or Steele until after the election. But Ohr testified that he contacted top FBI officials almost immediately after his July 30, 2016 meeting with Steele.
Ohr met with then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and his general counsel, Lisa Page. Ohr said that he debriefed the pair on his meeting with Steele.
Ohr met with FBI and Justice Department officials the following month. Involved in one of those meetings was Peter Strzok, the FBI’s lead investigator on the Trump-Russia probe. Strzok was fired in August 2018 over anti-Trump text messages that he exchanged with Page during the same period that he was working on the investigation.
Ohr also met with Justice Department lawyers Andrew Weissmann and Zainab Ahmad, both of whom currently work on the special counsel’s team.
Ohr served as the FBI’s back channel to Steele even after the bureau severed ties with the former spy in early November 2016. The FBI ended its relationship with Steele because he had talked to the press about his investigation of Trump. After Trump’s election win, Strzok and other FBI officials asked Ohr to maintain contact with Steele and report back to investigators.
With coincidences like that floating around, maybe we should all be buying lottery tickets.
Or, we could just let Occam’s Razor apply.
With her husband in the hot seat for probable misuse of his political power, do you really think it will help their case to know they were targeting his children?
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