GOP Lawmakers: Bruce Ohr Testimony Conflicts With Lisa Page, Glenn Simpson Testimonies


Twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr arrives at Capitol Hill

Twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr arrived at Capitol Hill Tuesday morning for a closed-door grilling from House Oversight and House Judiciary members over his contacts with dossier author Christopher Steele.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told reporters there are discrepancies between Bruce Ohr’s testimony and the testimony given by former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and Fusion GPS’s Glenn Simpson.

GOP lawmakers said Tuesday afternoon that Bruce Ohr was being cooperative and answering questions at the closed-door deposition.

 

‘Ohr is not refusing to answer questions,’ Congressman Meadows said to reporters.

FOX News Catherine Herridge: Amid closed door interview w/DoJ official Bruce Ohr, GOP NC Rep Meadows says the FBI knew there were “credibility” issues surrounding the dossier before it was used to secure the first FISA warrant in late October 2016.

FOX News Catherine Herridge: GOP FL Rep Matt Gaetz at Bruce Ohr deposition. Gaetz says there are conflicts w/Ohr’s testimony alongside FBI lawyer Lisa Page & Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson about handling of evidence & timing. Gaetz wants the 3 to testify together to deconflict

FOX News Catherine Herridge: Reps Meadows, Gaetz & Issa say DoJ’s Bruce ohr is being cooperative answering questions at deposition. Meadows says Ohr’s memory was “imperfect” about key events, adding Ohr is not refusing to answer questions.


Text messages, emails and handwritten notes penned by twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr have trickled out to reporters over the last few 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.

The former Associate Deputy AG was also meeting with co-founder of Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson and was given a memory stick by Simpson. Investigators still haven’t revealed what was on the memory stick.

Glenn Simpson wasn’t Bruce Ohr’s only connection to Fusion GPS, his wife Nellie Ohr also worked for the oppo research firm.

Congressman Gaetz wants Ohr, Simpson and Lisa Page to all testify together to iron out any conflicts.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) said, “There’s also some ambiguity between Ohr and Lisa Page. We will have to go back to the loop to find out which one of them is able to change their story or face perjury.”

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