More information on Ohr

The HillHundreds of pages of previously unreported emails and memos provide the clearest evidence yet that a research firm, hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to find dirt on and defeat Donald Trump, worked early and often with the FBI, a Department of Justice (DOJ) official and the intelligence community during the 2016 presidential election and the early days of Trump's presidency.

But a close review of these new documents shows just how closely Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, who reported to Obama-era Deputy AG Sally Yates, maintained contact with Fusion — and, in particular, its primary source, former British spy Christopher Steele — before, during and after the election.

There's a lot of new information here. One thing that's notable is that Ohr and Steele seemed to share communications in which they were aware it was sketchy behavior for Ohr to continue receiving information from Steele after Steele was fired by the FBI. They also referred to an unknown source as someone they needed to protect and who did not want to have to go "home", which I guess he (or she?) might be if certain aspects of the investigation continued.

UPDATE: "Our guy" is likely Oleg Deripaska.

UPDATE: Sara Carter has more.

This entry was published Wed Aug 08 15:48:24 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-08-09 01:49:24.0. [Tweet]

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