SARA CARTER: GOP Lawmakers Demand Declassification of Bruce Ohr FBI Interviews
Former Deputy Associate Attorney General Bruce Ohr
Lawmakers are demanding the declassification of the FBI’s 302 notes on 12 interviews they conducted with twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr between December 2016 – May 2017.
The FBI interviews will shed light on Bruce Ohr’s relationship with Fusion GPS, the oppo research firm his wife, Nellie Ohr worked for.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley is especially frustrated with the DOJ’s stonewalling as he has been seeking documents on Bruce Ohr for several months.
Sara Carter reported:
The lawmakers say Ohr’s close relationship with former British spy and dossier author, Christopher Steele is deeply troubling. Also concerning to lawmakers is the fact that even after Steele was terminated by the FBI (he worked as a source until he was fired for “unauthorized disclosure to the media of his relationship with the FBI”), Ohr continued to supply documents from the ex-spy to the bureau.
Lawmakers tell SaraACarter.com that the interview documents (known as 302s) should be declassified because they believe it will reveal the extent of Ohr’s involvement with Fusion GPS, his relationship with Steele and Fusion GPS owner Glenn Simpson, and his communications with FBI officials investigating Trump’s campaign.
“Ohr was one of the top officials at DOJ and they told the court they had terminated Steele, but Ohr was continuing to meet with Steele despite his termination and then (he was) feeding the information to the FBI,” said Nunes on Thursday. “It is completely appropriate for Grassley to ask for these documents to be declassified.”
Bruce Ohr funneled information from Steele and Fusion GPS directly to the FBI even after Steele was fired, according to Nunes’ FISA memo which was declassified in February.
According to the FISA memo, Bruce Ohr told the FBI during his interviews that Steele “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.”
Bruce Ohr’s tight relationship with the FBI was confirmed by Peter Strzok in his Congressional testimony a couple weeks ago. Peter Strzok admitted Bruce Ohr gave the FBI extensive material related to Hillary’s phony dossier.
In May, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to the Department of Justice 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 sent another letter to DAG Rod Rosenstein in July formally requesting the declassification of the FD-302 interview summaries in which Bruce Ohr relayed his contacts with Christopher Steele, and requested that they produce the declassified versions directly to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“There is no continuing justification for the FBI to keep the documents secret,” Grassley said in his letter.
Sean Hannity warned Thursday evening something big is coming out that will blow the Russia hoax out of the water.