The Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr used his position to funnel information produced by his wife on the now debunked dossier to target President Donald Trump and his campaign, according to more than 330 pages of documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
Ohr was demoted from his position as U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General in December 2017, after Justice Department officials discovered his wife’s role with the embattled research firm Fusion GPS. The firm was hired by Trump’s political opposition: the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The research hired Ohr’s wife to investigate any links between Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia. Moreover, former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, who founded Fusion GPS, hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele to compile the now infamous unverified dossier.
Clinton campaign operative Nellie Ohr may as well as have had a desk at the Justice Department, Tom Fitton
Justice Department Attorney General William Barr appointed Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham to investigate the FBI’s handling of its investigation into Trump and Russia. Over the past few years, more than a dozen senior FBI officials have either been fired, demoted or forced to retire after documents exposed bias, leaking and other malfeasance during the Russia probe.
“These documents show a crazed DOJ-FBI effort to use the Clinton spy ring at Fusion GPS, namely Nellie Ohr, to smear President Trump – even before he was sworn in as president,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Clinton campaign operative Nellie Ohr may as well as have had a desk at the Justice Department.”
In one email exchange between Steele and Ohr on July, 30, 2016, Steele asks if Ohr wants to speak to Simpson on ‘substantive issues/s.’
“Great to see you and Nellie this morning Bruce. Let’s keep in touch on substantive issues/s. Glenn is happy to speak to you on this if it would help,” writes Steele, who had visited with Ohr and State Department officials on a trip to the United States.
According to other documents, the information Nellie Ohr delivered to her husband in “included anti-Trump dossier materials, including a spreadsheet that tries to link President Trump to dozens of Russians.”
Nellie Ohr Targeted Trump and Manafort
This list of individuals allegedly “linked to Trump” include: a Russian involved in a “gangland killing;” an Uzbek mafia don; a former KGB officer suspected in the murder of Paul Tatum; a Russian who reportedly “buys up banks and pumps them dry”; a Russian money launderer for Sergei Magnitsky; a Turk accused of shipping oil for ISIS; a couple who lent their name to the Trump Institute, promoting its “get-rich-quick schemes”; a man who poured him a drink; and others.
Yellow Rain Dossier
Once the Russian’s got wind that Fusion GPS was digging into Trump’s ties with Russia, the Kremlin used it to create chaos in the United States. It was a relationship of convenience for both the Democratic opposition and the Kremlin
A slew of text messages between Bruce Ohr and his wife on Jan. 25, 2017, just after the debunked dossier is made public by BuzzFeed, reveal the nickname for the dossier given by Nellie Ohr: Yellow Rain dossier and Yellow Showers dossier.
The dossier contained salacious and unverified information about Trump. Suggesting he hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed in a Russian hotel room that was once used by former President Obama and his wife. Steele admitted to a British Court last year that the information was never verified and that he didn’t actually believe it was true.
“The dossier is nothing more than Russian and anti-Trump disinformation,” said a former senior U.S. intelligence official, who worked as a Russia analyst. “Once the Russian’s got wind that Fusion GPS was digging into Trump’s ties with Russia, the Kremlin used it to create chaos in the United States. It was a relationship of convenience for both the Democratic opposition and the Kremlin.”
Judicial Watch notes that “the same set of forwarded texts, Nellie speculates that Department K of the Russian intelligence service FSB “would be a pretty good candidate for listening in on Hillary.”