Nellie Ohr arrives on Capitol Hill
Nellie Ohr, wife of twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr was criminally referred to the Justice Department Wednesday by House Republicans after hundreds of new emails surfaced, contradicting her previous statements to Congress.
A series of “Hi Honey” emails from Nellie Ohr to her top DOJ husband Bruce Ohr surfaced and suggested Hillary-funded oppo research was being funneled into the DOJ during the 2016 election through a backchannel between the happily married Ohr couple.
Nellie Ohr previously told Congress that during the 2016 election, she worked for Fusion GPS to help them connect Trump and Manafort to Russian organized crime.
New Nellie Ohr emails discovered through a FOIA lawsuit show evidence to the contrary.
Via John Solomon of The Hill:
Now, 339 pages of emails from her private account to Department of Justice (DOJ) email accounts, have been released under a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch. And they are raising concerns among Republicans in Congress, who filed a criminal referral with the Justice Department on Wednesday night.
They clearly show that Ohr sent reams of open-source intelligence to her husband, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, and on some occasions to at least three DOJ prosecutors: Lisa Holtyn, Ivana Nizich and Joseph Wheatley.
The contents tracked corruption developments in Russia and Ukraine, including intelligence affecting Russian figures she told Congress she had tried to connect to Trump or Manafort.
“Hi Honey, if you ever get a moment you might find the penultimate article interesting — especially the summary in the final paragraph,” Nellie Ohr emailed her husband on July 6, 2016, in one typical communication. The article and paragraph she flagged suggested that Trump was a Putin stooge: “If Putin wanted to concoct the ideal candidate to service his purposes, his laboratory creation would look like Donald Trump.” Nellie Ohr bolded that key sentence for apparent emphasis.
Earlier Wednesday, Congressman Jim Jordan told Saagar Enjeti of The Hill that Rep. Mark Meadows was “working to finalize” a criminal referral of Nellie Ohr. “We’ll see if that happens.”
2/ @Jim_Jordan tells me today that based on this information he believes @MarkMeadows "is working to finalize" a criminal referral of Nellie Ohr. "We'll see if that happens." https://t.co/XRFfLX8AH1 pic.twitter.com/gDKCnh0bkw
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 1, 2019
According to award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon, a criminal referral was filed against Nellie Ohr Wednesday night — read John Solomon’s full report here.
Read Congressman Meadows’s criminal referral of Nellie Ohr here.
Breaking: Criminal referral filed against Nellie Ohr concerning congressional testimony after emails surface showing election-year contacts with DOJ https://t.co/dLGhKUU1X9
— John Solomon (@jsolomonReports) May 2, 2019
Tom Fitton celebrated another victory for the watchdog group, President Trump and the American people. Thank you, Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch!
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 2, 2019