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Demoted DOJ Official’s Wife Worked at Fusion GPS

Demoted DOJ Official’s Wife Worked at Fusion GPS

We do not know yet what she did at the firm.

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Last week, I blogged how the DOJ demoted Bruce G. Ohr during an investigation into his contacts at Fusion GPS, the firm that produced the infamous on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The story has become more mysterious as Fox News revealed that Ohr’s wife worked at the firm during the election.

From Fox News:

Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.

Fusion GPS has attracted scrutiny because Republican lawmakers have spent the better part of this year investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page.

Fox News found out this about Mrs. Ohr:

A review of open source materials shows Mrs. Ohr was described as a Russia expert at the Wilson Center, a Washington think tank, when she worked there, briefly, a decade ago. The Center’s website said her project focused on the experiences of Russian farmers during Stalin’s collectivization program and following the invasion of Russia by Nazi forces in 1941. She has also reviewed a number of books about twentieth century Russia, including Reconstructing the State: Personal Networks and Elite Identity in Soviet Russia (2000), by Gerald Easter, a political scientist at Boston College, and Bertrand M. Patenaude’s The Big Show in Bololand: The American Relief Expedition to Soviet Russia in the Famine of 1921 (2002).

HPSCI Chairman David Nunes told Fox that the committee “is looking into all facets of the connections between the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS, including Mr. Ohr.

The DOJ stripped Ohr of his title as associate deputy attorney general. He kept his title of director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF). He will also vacate his office on the fourth floor of “Main Justice,” which was located four offices down from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Those within the DOJ told the network that is was “unusual” for him to have “two hats” at the department, but he never told anyone about his connections to the men in charge at Fusion GPS. He met with with Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy who wrote the dossier, during the campaign. He also met with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson after the election:

According to congressional sources, Simpson and Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was in the process of selecting his Cabinet, and discussed over coffee the anti-Trump dossier, the Russia investigation, and what Simpson considered the distressing development of Trump’s victory.

How exactly Simpson and Ohr came to know each other is still being investigated but initial evidence collected by the House intelligence committee suggests that the two were placed in touch by Steele, a former FBI informant whose contacts with Ohr are said by senior DOJ officials to date back to 2006.

These findings “expanded the reach of the dossier’s creators from the FBI into the top echelons of the Justice Department.” The first investigation found that Steele “might have played the central role in putting Simpson together with the associate deputy attorney general.” The development with Mrs. Ohr may refute that finding.

Former FBI Director James Comey told a House panel in March that the dossier was filled with “salacious and unverified” allegations against Trump and those who worked with him.

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I wish I could say I was surprised

regulus arcturus | December 11, 2017 at 8:14 pm

It sure looks like Fusion GPS was an arm of both the Hitlary campaign and DOJ/FBI.

Time for a full inquiry.

If it looks like a duck and waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it’s (you guessed it) a DUCK!

Awesome research, Mary. You’re on a roll lately!

“We do not know yet what she did at the firm.”

Sure we do. She wrote fiction.

The fix is in.

Swamp Sessions: resign.

Btw, the ONLY reason for the current crop of democrat/liberal ‘firings’ is to try and get the public to believe there is parity between sexually deviate democrat creeps and President Trump – and pressure Trump to either resign, or be impeached by the corrupt hysterics of a democrat House.

    The problem is there are not enough proper Conservative Senators in place to allow Sessions to be replaced!

    Bet your bottom dollar McCain won’t vote for ANYONE Trump nominates and there are too many RINO’s only to happy to vote with their brother Democrats.

    Thats why Moores election is so god damn important!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to TheFineReport.com. | December 12, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    Agreed!

So when does Ashton Kutcher jump out and tell us we’ve been, ‘punked’? This is just a parody now.

I’d say the DOJ have all their Ohr’ s in the hot water

wow. Who knew we had become such a banana republic? Are any of these crooks going to be held accountable?

It took the brain-trusts in DC how long to uncover this criminal conspiracy?

    CaliforniaJimbo in reply to Neo. | December 12, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Actually the question is why are we finding out now about it? I suspect that this is part of something much larger. All of those sealed indictments may have something to do with all of this. Maybe just maybe Mr sessions has been doing his job behind the scenes.
    Get the popcorn because the snow is about to begin.

      I’m wondering if we’re not seeing two separate investigations:

      1) The political hit job by the Hillary supporters in the impeachment force.

      2) The Inspector General, who has been gathering emails, instant messages, and records about the investigators.

      At this point, Group #1 has been hopelessly compromised, mostly by their own efforts, while Group #2 is hard at work.

      This is going to be a mess.

i read elsewhere, maybe AoSHQ?, that she had helped author a series of articles/ reports on Russia.

Just a coincidence, but McCabe cancels Tuesday appearance.

Theone take away from this mess is that IF hillary had won the election we would not know any of this! If Trump never does one more good deed for our nation this may well be his most important!

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to inspectorudy. | December 12, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    But if Hillary had stole the election as was the original plan, then there would be thousands and thousands more Seth Riches…….

It appears that she also worked for the CIA. Hmmmm.

Subotai Bahadur | December 12, 2017 at 2:07 am

This is not surprising. To be honest, it is not beyond rational conception that the entire DOJ, with the possible exception of Sessions, has been and still is, on the payroll of the DNC along with Fusion GPS and not inconceivably the GOPe. The reason I grant the possibility of an exception for Sessions is that he has taken hibernation and sloth to new levels.

The question it raises is if it is possible to restore a semblance of the rule of law and a constitutional republic. And how and if such restoration restoration can be done non-exothermically.

Just a inconvenient cowinkydink or Not.

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