Bruce Ohr Docs Show Christopher Steele “Very Concerned” About Comey’s Firing – “Afraid They Will be Exposed”
New handwritten Bruce Ohr notes obtained by FOX News’ Catherine Herridge show dossier author Christopher Steele “very concerned” about Comey’s firing– “afraid they will be exposed.”
Text messages, emails and handwritten notes penned by twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr have trickled out to reporters over the last couple weeks showing the very deep connection Ohr had with Christopher Steele.
Bruce Ohr was acting as a backchannel for Steele after the FBI terminated him in November of 2016 for breaking protocol by leaking to the media.
FOX News reported:
A collection of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s emails, texts and handwritten notes, reviewed by Fox News, reveals that he was deeply connected to the unverified Steele dossier as well as its author and, during the presidential election campaign, the alleged government surveillance abuses involving a Trump campaign official.
Ohr wrote that Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy who wrote the salacious dossier, was “very concerned (abt) about [former FBI Director James] Comey’s firing — afraid they will be exposed.”
The Ohr documents shed more light on Steele’s activities before the presidential election. While Steele shopped the dossier to multiple media outlets, he also appeared to ask Ohr for help with a Russian oligarch — Oleg Deripaska — after rumors the U.S. might impose sanctions.
Congressional sources told investigative reporter Sara Carter this week that there is evidence the FBI knew Steele was shopping stories to the media before he was terminated from his gig as a ‘confidential human source’ yet they still gathered intel from him–this is a HUGE problem for the FBI.
Sara Carter also exclusively obtained new Bruce Ohr text messages from a Congressional source showing dossier author Christopher Steele panicking two days before James Comey’s March 2017 testimony.
Christopher Steele sent Bruce Ohr a panicked text message two days before Comey testified in a March 20th 2017 Congressional hearing the FBI opened a CI investigation into Trump’s campaign. “Hoping that important firewalls will hold,” Steele said.
Glenn Simpson wasn’t Bruce Ohr’s only connection to Fusion GPS, his wife Nellie Ohr also worked for the oppo research firm.
One curious detail about Nellie Ohr is that she obtained an amateur radio license on May 23rd, 2016.
Was evading NSA surveillance the motivation behind her operating a ham radio?
Bruce Ohr will appear before the House Judiciary and House Oversight Committee on August 28th for a closed-door interview.