Nellie Ohr Admits She Wanted Trump to Lose the 2016 Presidential Election, “I Favored Hillary Clinton”
Nellie Ohr (center) arrives on Capitol Hill
Rep. Doug Collins released transcript of Nellie Ohr’s October testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Nellie Ohr, Fusion GPS contractor and wife of twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr, told members of Congress that she “favored” Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
Nellie Ohr admitted to lawmakers that she would have been “less comfortable” doing oppo research that would have harmed Hillary Clinton.
“I would probably have been less comfortable doing opposition research that would have gone against Hillary Clinton,” Nellie Ohr said.
“And why is that?” a congressional aide asked Nellie Ohr.
“Because I favored Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate,” said Nellie Ohr.
Nellie Ohr worked for oppo research firm Fusion GPS and funneled information to her husband Bruce Ohr, a high-ranking DOJ official, so he could pass it on to the FBI.
Bruce Ohr worked as a backchannel between the oppo researchers, dossier author Christopher Steele and the FBI.
The FBI terminated Christopher Steele as a ‘confidential human source’ on November 1st, 2016 for communicating with media contacts which is a violation of policy for informants.
Bruce Ohr continued to funnel info from Christopher Steele to the FBI after the former British spy was fired by the bureau.
Bruce Ohr previously testified that in 2016, his wife, Nellie Ohr provided him with another dossier on a memory stick which he gave to the FBI.
Nellie Ohr refused to answer many questions by lawmakers by invoking marital privilege — although she admitted she did a lot of research on Carter Page, she claimed that she didn’t think any of her ‘work’ ended up in the fake Russia dossier.
“I did not recognize my research, that is, the way that I, you know, the things that I found and the way that I expressed them. So I did not — I came to the conclusion after reading this, that it was a totally independent research endeavor,” Nellie said, confirming it was “another source of information” found in the dossier.
Interesting nugget in the just-released transcript of Nellie Ohr's testimony before House Judiciary. In a tense exchange with Ohr, Rep. Jim Jordan suggests that Fusion GPS may have orchestrated smear campaigns against not just members of Congress, but their staff as well. pic.twitter.com/2vPxF8GRGN
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 28, 2019