SARA CARTER: House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte Preparing to Depose Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr and Glenn Simpson
Screen image: Top DOJ official Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr
House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is preparing to depose twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, according to investigative reporter Sara Carter.
The House Judiciary Committee is also planning to depose the former General Counsel for the FBI [and Comey confidant] James Baker, says Sara Carter.
Lawmakers are also planning on questioning other FBI officials such as Trump-hating lawyer Sally Moyer.
All interviews will be in closed-door settings.
Via Sara Carter:
Several congressional sources told SaraACarter.com that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is preparing to depose Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr and Glenn Simpson, the founder of the embattled research firm Fusion GPS. The judiciary committee is also planning to depose the former General Counsel for the FBI Jim Baker, who was demoted from his position for allegedly leaking sensitive information to the media. Lawmakers also plan to question Sally Moyer, Jonathan Moffa, and George Toscas. All these interviews will be conducted behind closed doors, the congressional officials noted.
Jordan, who has been at the forefront of the congressional investigations, said the interviews are an essential step in understanding the role of the Justice Department in the FBI’s handling of the case against members of the Trump campaign. The interviews will also shed light on Ohr’s seemingly close relationship with Steele, who was hired by Fusion GPS to compile the unverified dossier on Trump in 2016. Steele was dismissed from his role as an informant for the FBI in November 2016 for violating his agreement to not share information with the media.
“The latest emails between Ohr, Steele, and Simpson have a few key takeaways: First, how friendly they all are, including Ohr’s wife, who was working for Simpson,” said Jordan, who added that based on the emails, Skype calls and texts the threesome was in communication dozens of times. “I think he’s a key guy that we just have to depose for questioning.”
On Friday evening, Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) announced Bruce Ohr will appear before Congress later in August.
“He owes the American public the full truth,” Meadows said.
Top DOJ official Bruce Ohr was acting as a backchannel after the FBI ‘terminated’ Christopher Steele in November of 2016. The FBI was being funneled intel from Steele through Bruce Ohr.
Emails, text messages and handwritten notes penned by Bruce Ohr were released last week showing the top DOJ official had extensive contact with dossier author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson.
The emails also show Christopher Steele lobbied on behalf of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska to help with his US visa rehabilitation, according to messages obtained by Byron York of the Washington Examiner.
According to emails obtained by investigative reporter, John Solomon, Bruce Ohr, who worked directly under Rod Rosenstein, was discussing getting Christopher Steele back into the FBI in the summer of 2017–after he was deemed “not suitable” and ‘terminated’ for leaking to the media in November of 2016.
It gets worse…
Beginning in July of 2017, Christopher Steele was sending urgent text messages to Bruce Ohr desperate to assist Robert Mueller in the Russia witch hunt.
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?