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  • What Was Bruce Ohr Doing?

    08/16/2018 7:21:40 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 43 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/16/2018 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department have continued to insist they did nothing wrong in their Trump-Russia investigation. This week should finally bring an end to that claim, given the clear evidence of malfeasance via the use of Bruce Ohr. Mr. Ohr was until last year associate deputy attorney general. He began feeding information to the FBI from dossier author Christopher Steele in late 2016—after the FBI had terminated Mr. Steele as a confidential informant for violating the bureau’s rules. He also collected dirt from Glenn Simpson, cofounder of Fusion GPS, the opposition-research firm that worked for Hillary...
  • Bruce Ohr Texts, Emails Reveal Steele’s Deep Ties to Obama DOJ, FBI

    08/16/2018 5:57:12 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 55 replies
    https/saracarter.com ^ | 8/16/18 | Sara Carter
    A trove of emails and handwritten notes from Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr exposes the continuous contact and communication between the DOJ attorney and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, according to notes and documents obtained by SaraACarter.com. The emails and notes were written between 2016 and 2017. SNIP... In June 2017, Steele tells Ohr, “We are frustrated with how long this reengagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. Anything you can do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated. There are some new, perishable, operational opportunities which we do not want to miss out on.” In October...
  • Just How Reliable Was Christopher Steele?

    08/16/2018 9:17:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/16/2018 | Mark Wauck
    The famous "dossier" on Donald Trump – supposedly compiled by British ex-MI6 spook Christopher Steele, acting as a contractor for Glenn Simpson and Fusion GPS, themselves contractors for the Hillary Clinton campaign – "salacious and unverified" though it might have been, was "crucial" to the FBI's efforts to obtain the original FISA on Carter Page as well as the three renewals of that FISA.  That the "dossier" was "salacious and unverified" we have on the authority of disgraced former FBI director James Comey, and that it was "crucial" to the Carter Page FISA is attested by the equally disgraced former deputy...
  • Donald Trump: ‘All Credibility Is Gone’ in Russia Investigation

    08/15/2018 12:34:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2018 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump questioned the validity of the ongoing Russia investigation on Wednesday after some of the agents who began the process were fired. “The Rigged Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on as the ‘originators and founders’ of this scam continue to be fired and demoted for their corrupt and illegal activity,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “All credibility is gone from this terrible Hoax, and much more will be lost as it proceeds.” Trump cited former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker, who said that the firing of agent Peter Strzok was a “step in the right direction.” “The action...
  • New Texts Reveal Steele Anxious Over Comey Testimony, Hopes “Firewalls Will Hold”

    In March, 2017, two days before former FBI Director James Comey testified to lawmakers that the bureau had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Trump’s campaign, former British spy Christopher Steele sent an urgent message to Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified. The text message from Steele, who compiled the infamous unverified dossier on Trump, was sent on March 18, 2017, to Ohr and obtained by SaraACarter.com from a government source, familiar with the ongoing investigation.
  • House GOP prepares to grill DOJ official linked to Steele dossier

    08/14/2018 5:44:54 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/14/18 | Olivia Beavers
    House Republicans are gearing up for a closed-door interview with Department of Justice (DOJ) official Bruce Ohr, which is slated to take place later this month. Ohr, who served as the department’s associate deputy attorney general and now currently works in the criminal division, is the latest target among House conservatives who claim there is ample evidence of bias against President Trump in the DOJ and FBI during the 2016 election. The DOJ and the committee reached an agreement for Ohr to appear before the committee on Aug. 28, DOJ spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores confirmed. This means Ohr will not...
  • Lindsay Graham: ‘These Investigations Against Trump Were Corrupt to the Core’

    08/12/2018 2:37:08 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 77 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12 Aug 2018 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which has turned into special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, was “corrupt at the core.” MACCALLUM: I want to ask you before I let you go a non-foreign policy question with regards to Bruce Ohr, who is a Department of Justice official Who worked under Sally Yates and just a few offices down from the head of the Justice Department. He’s becoming a much more central figure in what looks to be the initiation of this Russia...
  • Exposed: the Deep State's Authorship and Publication of the Dossier

    08/12/2018 3:55:03 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 57 replies
    America Thinker ^ | August 12, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    The Internet is full of information, some of it not well researched or considered, but every now and then a star appears on the horizon. To my mind the new star is Yaacov Apelbaum, who, using his considerable technical skills, has produced a masterpiece of well-documented analysis underscoring the nonsensical and partisan nature of the Mueller operation. He compares this effort by the anti-Trumpers to the plot line of the Dreyfus affair, where falsified evidence and suppressed evidence led to Captain Alfred Dreyfus’s conviction for treason.
  • OUTED: FBI Made At Least 11 Payments To Christopher Steele

    08/11/2018 10:28:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 102 replies
    Diamond and Silk ^ | August 9, 2018 | Nick Arama -
    FBI had actually paid Christopher Steele, the man who put together the infamous unverified dossier targeting President Donald Trump during the campaign, in 11 separate cash payments in 2016. This was despite being admonished in February 2016 and despite the fact that he was being paid with money from the Democrats that went through the law firm Perkins Coie to Fusion GPS to Steele for opposition research to gather against Trump... FBI was using taxpayer dollars to pay for opposition research and unverified smears on Trump. In the words of FBI official Peter Strzok, sounds like an “insurance policy.” ......
  • The handwritten notes exposing what Fusion GPS told DOJ about Trump

    08/09/2018 4:45:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | John Solomon
    A memory stick quietly exchanged in a coffee shop. An admission of a “Hail Mary” leak. An unmistakable effort to push the Russia investigation closer to Donald Trump’s inner circle with uncorroborated tales. Those are just some of the highlights from the day that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson — paid by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to find dirt on her GOP rival — met secretly with a top Justice Department official, right after Trump won the 2016 election. And all of it was captured in the official’s handwritten notes — a contemporaneous record that intelligence professionals tell me exposes the...
  • DOJ official Bruce Ohr communicated with Trump dossier author Steele after FBI cut ties: report

    08/09/2018 11:22:13 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 Aug 2018 | Brooke Singman
    Long after the FBI cut ties with former British spy and Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr continued to maintain extensive contact with him, according to newly reported emails. The emails, first reported by The Hill, reveal Steele even continued to send information to Ohr after the election. The FBI “suspended and then terminated” Steele as a source in early November 2016 for what the bureau defined as “the most serious of violations” – an “unauthorized disclosure to the media of his relationship with the FBI,” according to a House Republican memo earlier this year....
  • Rudy Giuliani: Robert Mueller is Now Implicated in Collusion and Soft Coup Attempt…

    08/08/2018 10:54:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 89 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 8/8/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Interesting. As previously said: the biggest takeaway from the documents today, showing the 2017 communication between Christopher Steele and Bruce Ohr, is the fact that Steele viewed Robert Mueller as part of the soft coup team. In this interview Rudy Giuliani goes further than ever before in calling out the nature of the DOJ/FBI investigation; and specifically outlining the Robert Mueller team as part of the larger conspiracy group to take-down President Donald Trump. According to Giuliani this information/evidence will surface over the next year to year-and-a-half, and will lead to a fundamental change in the institutions of the Department...
  • Opinion: Top DOJ official discussed getting Steele back into FBI, Mueller probe (fall of 2017)

    08/08/2018 8:54:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Solomon
    Months after being dismissed from the FBI's Russia probe for misconduct, British intelligence operative Christopher Steele discussed being reinstated with a senior official working for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, so Steele could assist special counsel Robert Mueller. "Whenever convenient, I would like a chat, there's a lot going on and we are frustrated with how long this re-engagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking," Steele texted Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr on Aug. 6, 2017. "Anything you could do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated." "Chris, good to hear from you," Ohr texted back as...
  • BOOM! GIULIANI: “This Case Isn’t Going to Fizzle, It’s Going to BLOW UP ON THEM!...

    08/08/2018 8:45:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/8/2018 | Jim Hoft
    Former New York City Mayor and Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday night to discuss the endless Mueller witch hunt. Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity President Trump will not sit with Mueller in a perjury trap. He then directed his comments to Robert Mueller: “Stop the nonsense! You are trying to trap him because you don’t have a case!” Rudy Giuliani: The real story here is not that this case is going to fizzle. It’s going to BLOW UP on them! The real question is what we talked about before. There’s a lot more to what they...
  • Suspicions Confirmed: Congress Gets Bruce Ohr Documents Showing “Back Door” Communication Network…

    08/07/2018 10:34:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 8/7/2018 | SUNDANCE
    According to Chuck Ross reporting: “Congress recently got a trove of Bruce Ohr emails which include exchanges with Chris Steele and others. Source says emails show that Ohr is more significant player in dossier component of FBI/DOJ investigation than originally thought.” Additionally, John Soloman has an article at The Hill detailing some of the released communication – SEE HERE. Solomon is also saying he will post the leaked documents shortly.
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Records Show Dossier Author Deemed ‘Not Suitable For Use’ as Source, Show ..

    08/06/2018 8:26:07 PM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 8/3/2018 | ADMIN
    Documents Reveal Steele Was Admonished in February, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today the FBI turned over 70 pages of heavily redacted records about Christopher Steele, the former British spy, hired with Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funds, who authored the infamous Dossier targeting President Trump during last year’s presidential campaign. The documents show that Steele was cut off as a “Confidential Human Source” (CHS) after he disclosed his relationship with the FBI to a third party. The documents show at least 11 FBI payments to Steele in 2016 and document that he was admonished for unknown...
  • House Republicans Zeroing In On Dossier, Linked DOJ Official

    08/07/2018 4:04:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Sara Carter ^ | 8/7/18 | Sara A. Carter
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) said that twice-demoted DOJ official, Bruce Ohr, will become “more and more important” in their investigation into the possible FBI/DOJ mishandling of the Trump-Russia probe.On Tuesday, Nunes told Fox News host, Sean Hannity, “Bruce Ohr is going to become more and more important.”(video at link)When asked by Hannity to explain Ohr’s FBI interview reports, Nunes said, “So the FBI interviewed Bruce Ohr at least a dozen times and put together reports. So once they fired (dossier author Christopher) Steele, which at that point they should’ve not been meeting with him anymore, but what...
  • Judge Demands Intelligence Agencies Stop Stonewalling In BuzzFeed Case

    08/07/2018 5:38:37 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/6/2018 | Juliana Knot
    On Friday District Judge Amit P. Mehta upheld BuzzFeed’s motion to compel the U.S. government to answer questions about the infamous Christopher Steele dossier. BuzzFeed published the dossier in January 2017. At the time, it reportedly proved collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and contained allegations about a “pee-pee tape.” The dossier’s allegations were unverified and relied on political opposition research. Aleksej Gubarev sued the Internet news outlet for defamation because the dossier included a paragraph that falsely said his company Webzilla was plotting to breach the Democratic Party’s cybersecurity. BuzzFeed is claiming “fair report privilege,” which grants protection...
  • 4 Things We Learned From The FBI’s Mostly Redacted Christopher Steele Documents

    08/06/2018 11:32:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/05/2018 | Margot Cleveland
    In a Friday afternoon news dump, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released 71 pages of documents related to the agency’s use of Christopher Steele as a confidential human source (CHS). Judicial Watch fought for more than a year to force the government to comply with its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents related to the work the former British spy—and author of the salacious and unverified Steele dossier—did for the FBI since January 1, 2016.It is unlikely that Friday’s release will end the matter, however, given the FBI’s greedy use of FOIA exemptions left nearly all the...
  • FBI finally releases internal records on Christopher Steele and we STILL don’t know anything

    08/04/2018 10:18:21 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/4/18 | USA Features
    Garbage In Garbage Out: For nearly two years Americans have been waiting — patiently at first, and then impatiently — to learn exactly how and why the FBI contracted with a former British spy the bureau used as an asset to undermine GOP presidential contender Donald Trump’s campaign through the production of a “dossier” containing salacious allegations and alleging “collusion” with the Russian government. We’ve been waiting to learn how the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee became involved with the FBI in financing Steele and the production of his dossier through an opposition research firm (Fusion GPS)...