Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing on Documents Tying Bruce Ohr to Fusion GPS

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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a hearing was ordered to be held in federal court Wednesday, August 21, 2019, in a case regarding records about top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr’s involvement in the Trump dossier authored by Christopher Steele (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00490)).

This is in regards to a December 7, 2018, FOIA request seeking:

  • All records of contact or communication, including but not limited to emails, text messages, and instant chats between Bruce Ohr and any of the following individuals/entities: former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele; owner of Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson; and any other employees or representatives of Fusion GPS.
  • All travel requests, authorizations and expense reports for Bruce Ohr.
  • All calendar entries for Bruce Ohr.

The hearing is before U.S. District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden: 

Date:               Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Time:               10:00 a.m. ET

Location:        Courtroom 2

                                    U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

                                    333 Constitution Ave NW

                                    Washington, DC 20001

Through this investigation, Judicial Watch has uncovered that Ohr was corruptly used by the FBI as a conduit for the Clinton-funded dossier by the Clinton-DNC spy ring at Fusion GPS. His wife Nellie, who was employed by Fusion GPS, passed dossier information to the FBI through him and later deleted emails received from him.

In April 2019, Judicial Watch uncovered documents showing that Bruce Ohr knew he had “possible ethics concerns,” in his January 2018 preparation to testify to the Senate and House intelligence committees.  He emailed his attorney and forwarded that information to his wife.

Bruce Ohr testified to Congress that he received Clinton-dossier information from his wife Nellie, who provided him with a memory stick that he then circulated to the FBI.

In May 2019, Judicial Watch uncovered that Nellie Ohr told Bruce that she deleted emails received from his DOJ account.

In June 2019, Judicial Watch uncovered that Bruce Ohr received a total of $42,520 in performance bonuses during the Trump/Russia investigation. Ohr’s bonus nearly doubled from $14,520 (received in November 2015) to $28,000 in November 2016.

On August 9, 2019 Judicial Watch obtained Bruce Ohr’s 302s showing that he was one of the main conduits used by Fusion GPS to spread the false information they created to smear President Trump.

On August 14, 2019, Judicial Watch uncovered even more evidence that Nellie Ohr sent Clinton-funded dossier materials to the DOJ through her husband Bruce.

 

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