Guest Post by: John Velisek USN (Ret.)
for the Common Constitutionalist
The latest emails and memos uncovered shows clearly that Fusion GPS, hired by Hillary Clinton and the DNC in an attempt to destroy the Trump candidacy, was assisted by the FBI, the DOJ and other intelligence agencies of the Obama administration.
Some of the notes are from Associate Deputy District Attorney Bruce Ohr, whose contact was Deputy AG Sally Yates.
Bruce Ohr was demoted four times since the investigation began, at least twice for failing to disclose his involvement with figures associated with the unverified dossier from Fusion GPS. Sally Yates was fired for insubordination and refusing to implement a legal order from the President. Both are members of the Deep State resistance doing everything they can to usurp the power of President Trump.
One of those who was hidden by the Media and the agencies of our government was Bruce Ohr. Seldom has his name and that of his wife, Nellie, been mentioned in the investigation of Russian collusion, but the Ohrs have been working on bringing President Trump and his administration down rather than working for the country.
Bruce Ohr had extensive communication with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS while his wife was hired as a Russian expert to do everything she could to find Russian contacts to speak against this administration.
It was Bruce Ohr who had critical contact with Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS to continue to collect information for the sole purpose of working towards the impeachment of President Trump. None of this information that Ohr collected has been verified or even has a passing relationship with the truth.
It was Ohr’s own notes and texts that showed he continued to have extensive informational meetings with Steele and Simpson even after Steele was terminated and even after the FBI ended the alliance it had formed with Steele. The FBI even went so far as to instruct Christopher Steele that he could no longer “operate to obtain any intelligence whatsoever on behalf of the FBI.”
The FBI terminated Steele on Nov. 1, 2016. Yet Steele texted Ohr on January 31, 2017 asking if he could continue to help feed information to the FBI. Steele asked if Ohr was still OK, and if he was able to help locally along with your Bureau colleagues. Ohr, texted back “I’m still here and able to help,” knowing that the FBI had terminated Steele.
It needs to be asked who the colleagues that Ohr worked with to funnel misinformation to the intelligence agencies and media. The FBI has finally admitted that they continued to receive information from Steele, and interviewed Ohr six times in 2016 and 2017 to get information from him on what Steele was saying.
Bruce Ohr followed up on an invitation from Christopher Steele to meet with Glenn Simpson, a meeting that took place on August 22, 2016. They discussed numerous “possible intermediaries” between the Trump campaign and Russia, none of which have been corroborated.
The FBI, knowing that the information in the so-called “Steele dossier” was unverified and uncorroborated, used it anyway on October 2016 to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page, a name mentioned to Ohr by Steele for no other reason that he was ”tied” to a Russian.
The warrant was renewed three times with no further corroboration. Also in October 2016, Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS requested that Steele talk to David Corn of Mother Jones to see what they could collaborate on. Jones, an ardent progressive socialist and Never Trumper knew that Steele was still an FBI source.
Ohr also met on November 21, 2016, with Peter Strozk and Lisa Page. Ohr’s notes from this meeting also indicated that the FBI officials, who may have been Strozk and an unidentified FBI agent, gave Ohr permission to “Go back to Chris” after the FBI had dismissed him almost three weeks earlier.
Not disclosed was the reason why Ohr, who was a DOJ official, was talking to Simpson or Steele and why protocol for the FBI to maintain integrity in the investigation was lost. Also not answered is why Ohr, who was not part of this investigation, was allowed to engage Steele as a confidential source.
Questions also abound about Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie. Nellie Ohr was hired and worked with Fusion GPS to assist “in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump.” It was disclosed that Nellie Ohr is a Russian scholar and speaks fluent Russian and an avowed communist. Nellie Ohr also has CIA affiliation back to 2004. Nellie Ohr, working for Fusion GPS, was hidden and kept secret for a year until the memos were discovered, and was not disclosed on Bruce Ohr’s financial disclosure forms.
Yesterday, Ohr testified to lawmakers on the House Oversight and Judiciary committee about his relationship with former British spy Christopher Steele and his ties to the anti-Trump dossier.
They asked a lot of questions and received few answers. Fox News reported that, “While lawmakers told reporters that Ohr was being cooperative, Rep. Darrel Issa, R-Calif., said that Ohr “has a poor memory.”