High ranking Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr was a key government contact for former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the “dirty dossier” on President Trump.
The dossier, which used unverified information on the president, was the primary document used to justify the FISA warrant allowing the FBI to spy on then-campaign official Carter Page.
New documents reveal Ohr was getting information from Steele after the former spy was fired by the FBI for providing information to the media.
Also, Ohr’s wife Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele to write the dossier with funds provided by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC.
PJ Media reports:
Hundreds of pages of previously undisclosed FBI emails and memos show that the Democrat opposition research firm Fusion GPS, through former British spy Christopher Steele, worked closely with the FBI, and DOJ official Bruce Ohr, to take down Donald Trump before, during, and after the 2016 presidential election.
And even after the FBI officially stopped using the “dirty dossier” author as a confidential source (because he leaked to the media), they turned to then-associate deputy attorney general Ohr as a back channel to Steele.
Ohr’s own notes, emails, and text messages show that he was in contact with Steele just before the FBI opened its Trump-Russia probe in the summer of 2016, and continued to engage with him as a “confidential human source” (CHS) in the probe well after Trump took office.
John Solomon from The Hill writes:
Ohr’s own notes, emails and text messages show he communicated extensively with Steele and with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Those documents have been turned over in recent weeks to investigative bodies in Congress and the DOJ, but not reviewed outside the investigative ranks until now.
They show Ohr had contact with Steele in the days just before the FBI opened its Trump-Russia probe in summer 2016, and then engaged Steele as a “confidential human source” assisting in that probe.
They also confirm that Ohr later became a critical conduit of continuing information from Steele after the FBI ended the Brit’s role as an informant.
Steele had verbally expressed an anti-Trump bias and his eagerness to find a way to get information to the FBI shows he was determined to get President Trump perhaps to impress his client Fusion GPS.
Bruce Ohr’s actions to assist Steele shows he shared the same anti-Trump agenda.