Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to the Department of Justice Monday afternoon demanding communications between former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr and dossier author, former British spy, Christopher Steele.
In addition to asking for communications from Bruce Ohr, Grassley requested the DOJ arrange for the former Associate Deputy AG to be interviewed by Committee staff.
Grassley asked for the following communications:
The documents previously reviewed by the Committee raised a number of important
questions. One set of those questions concern the role played by Associate Deputy Attorney
General Bruce Ohr in communicating with dossier author Christopher Steele and continuing to
funnel information from Steele to the FBI after the FBI had terminated Steele as a source for his
failure to abide by FBI instructions to avoid contact with the press about his work.
please provide all records related to Mr. Ohr’s communications about these matters, including:
(1) emails from Mr. Ohr’s personal and work accounts, (2) phone logs, (3) handwritten notes,
and (4) text messages from personal and work accounts. Additionally, within one week after the
complete production of all relevant documents, please have your staff contact the Committee to
schedule Mr. Ohr for a transcribed interview with Committee staff.
Screenshot of Grassley’s letter:
Bruce Ohr was demoted in December of 2017 following an investigation into his suspicious contact with opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
Bruce Ohr’s wife was also involved in the Fusion GPS-dossier scandal.
Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, was hired by Fusion GPS for the purpose of digging up dirt on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Also, Nellie Ohr is listed as working for the CIA’s Open Source Works department in a 2010 DOJ report.
On Friday, Grassley sent a scathing letter to the Department of Justice demanding Rosenstein’s unredacted memo detailing Mueller’s scope and other pertinent classified documents.