According to documents obtained by The Daily Caller, Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr – the man responsible for bringing the infamous Trump/Russia dossier to the attention of the FBI – did not disclose to the federal government that his wife was a paid employee of Fusion GPS. While working for Fusion GPS, the company that employed British spy Christopher Steele to gallivant across Russia looking for mysterious sex tapes involving Donald Trump, Nellie Ohr was giving the company advice and counsel related to the dossier. All of this, of course, was being funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Under federal disclosure guidelines, Bruce Ohr was under strict obligation to make note of this obvious conflict of interest. To continue his work as associate deputy attorney general, he would have needed a conflict of interest waiver from his bosses at the DOJ. He did not obtain one. Nor did he recuse himself from the Trump/Russia investigation – far from it! Seeing as he was the one who alerted the FBI to the existence of the dossier and put them in touch with Steele, one could fairly surmise that he was RESPONSIBLE for the Trump/Russia investigation. At least, insofar as it’s a thing that continues to this day.
But he never said a word.
“The omission may explain why Ohr was demoted from his post as associate deputy attorney general after the relationship between Fusion GPS and his wife emerged and Fusion founder Glenn Simpson acknowledged meeting with Ohr,” the Daily Caller reports. “Willfully falsifying government ethics forms can carry a penalty of jail time, if convicted.”
So here we have one of the top guys at the Justice Department handing the FBI this super-secret dossier that outlines all of the terrible entanglements Trump has with Moscow, including compromising material and shady backroom financial deals. The FBI looks at it, gives it special attention because, after all, it’s Ohr giving it to them, not some idiot off the street, and things quickly spiral out of control. Long after they’ve begun spying on an American citizen in the form of one, Carter Page, the FBI learns about Ohr’s wife, they learn that Steele’s dossier was NOT corroborated by a Yahoo News article, and they perhaps realize that they have been chasing down a lead generated solely by Hillary Clinton’s money.
By then, of course, it’s way too late to just come out and admit: Oops, we were had. No, careers and reputations are on the line. There’s no going back. And hey, Trump is up there bashing our boys, we can’t have that! Let’s string this along for the next three years!
At this point, it’s pretty obvious that the dossier was a stupid Hillary Clinton campaign trick that got entirely out of hand. The question is: How much longer do we let this absolute farce go on?