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Department of Justice official demoted for contacting Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele during the campaign

December 7, 2017

  Last weekend we learned that an aide to Robert Mueller, Peter Strzok, was removed from the investigation into Russian collusion because he was an anti-Trumper who could not possibly be neutral. The House Intelligence Committee had been seeking documents related to his removal but their efforts had been stonewalled by the special counsel. The House committee is now  preparing contempt of Congress charges now that they know the story. 

  Today we have learned, according to this story, that a top Department of Injustice official, Bruce Ohr, has been demoted because he had contact during the 2016 campaign with the foreign agent,  Christopher Steele, who was hired  by Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. Fusion GPS was hired by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign and eventually created the dossier which was used as justification to open up a special investigation. What a tangled web we weave…

  But apparently Mr. Ohr did not stop there because he also met with a founder of Fusion GPS. Here is more:

A senior Justice Department official was demoted this week amid an ongoing investigation into his contacts with the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier,” the department confirmed to Fox News.

Until Wednesday morning, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.”

Ohr will retain his OCDETF title but has been stripped of his higher post and ousted from his office on the fourth floor of “Main Justice.”

Fox News has learned that evidence collected by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., indicates that Ohr met during the 2016 campaign with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who authored the “dossier.” 

House investigators have determined that Ohr met shortly after the election with Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS – the opposition research firm that hired Steele to compile the dossier with funds supplied by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. By that point, according to published reports, the dossier had been in the hands of the FBI, which exists under the aegis of DOJ, for some five months, and the surveillance on Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump campaign, had started more than two months prior.

Here is what the Department of Injustice had to say about Mr. Ohr’s demotion:

“It is unusual for anyone to wear two hats as he has done recently. This person is going to go back to a single focus—director of our organized crime and drug enforcement unit. As you know, combating transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking is a top priority for the attorney general.”

  In other words this had nothing to do with any possible conflict of interest so move on, nothing to see here. We are beginning to see what the true intention of this investigation is and I believe there is more to come, these are just the first two dominoes to fall…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. Fergus permalink
    December 7, 2017 10:17 pm

    Why is he still a government employee?

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 7, 2017 10:45 pm

      A great question!

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      • December 7, 2017 10:49 pm

        “the odds for a fed to be fired in a given year are one-in-500, according to the Government Accountability Office.”

        Due to bureauracy and union rules it is next to impossible to fire federal workers.

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      • December 8, 2017 6:33 am

        They all just get reassigned until they retire with a nice pension, just like Lois Lerner.

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    • December 8, 2017 1:15 pm

      If all the ‘anti-Americans’ were sifted out of office, how many would remain?

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 9, 2017 6:27 am

        It would be a very quiet place…

        Liked by 1 person

    • December 9, 2017 10:33 am

      They may not get fired but at least assign them to Alaska….

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 9, 2017 7:56 pm

        That would be a good start!

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  2. December 7, 2017 10:56 pm

    The bigger question is who allowed him to contact Fusion? Since his boss is Rosenstein did he suggest/intimate/demure [lawyers never use direct language or give orders] Rosenstein needs to be questioned asap.

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    • December 8, 2017 6:33 am

      Yes, I agree. It is unlikely he was acting on his own.

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 8, 2017 7:56 am

        His boss at that time the talked to Fusion was Quess Who? That is right Sally Yates. So why is Rosenstein covering for Yates?

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      • December 9, 2017 6:28 am

        What a mess, it just keeps getting more and more tangled.

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  3. December 8, 2017 5:14 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 8, 2017 6:34 am

      Thank you.

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      • December 8, 2017 7:33 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. petermac3 permalink
    December 8, 2017 1:08 pm

    President Reagan proved anyone and everyone, including thousands who kept planes in the air, can all be fired at one time.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 8, 2017 1:14 pm

      There you go!

      Liked by 1 person

    • December 9, 2017 6:28 am

      He sure did! Nobody is irreplaceable.

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