READ: Judicial Watch Releases Email Exchange Between State Department Official and Bruce Ohr Targeting Trump Weeks AFTER 2016 Election
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on Wednesday released 4 pages of documents from the DOJ showing former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr and State Department official Kathleen Kavalec targeting Donald Trump with Steele dossier material AFTER Trump already won the 2016 election.
“I really hope we can get something going here,” Ohr replied to Kavalec shortly after Election Day, referring to a garbage Mother Jones article (dossier echo chamber) that accused Trump of taking campaign donations from a Russian oil magnate.
Judicial Watch obtained the documents through its August 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Justice Department after it failed to respond to a May 29, 2018, FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-01854)).
Via Judicial Watch:
In a November 21, 2016, email exchange Kavalec thanks Bruce Ohr for “coming by” to discuss the work of the OCDETF (Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force). Kavalec provides Ohr with links to Mother Jones and Open Secrets articles that suggest a Russian oil magnate gave money to Trump’s campaign. Ohr responds, “I really hope we can get something going here.… We will take another look at this.”
Kavalec then replies to Ohr, saying that she had just reviewed the notes from her October 2016 meeting with Steele stating, “I see Chris [Steele] said [Simon] Kukes has [sic] some connection to Serge Millian.” Millian is a Russian businessman who was an alleged source for the anti-Trump dossier. He developed a relationship with Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos in 2016.
Kavalec recently came to national attention when her notes from her October 11, 2016, meeting with Dossier author Steele were revealed. In her notes, Kavalec said Steele told her of “a technical/human operation run out of Moscow targeting the election.” In Kavalec’s notes, she disputes some of the details asserted by Steele—indicating these were both researched, and disproven. Kavalec reported her findings directly to the FBI.
“These documents are a shocking example of the Deep State plotting against President Trump – just weeks after he was elected,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “There’s now no doubt that Bruce Ohr and the Obama State Department were working the Clinton gang to target President Trump.”
BIG Docs Find by @JudicialWatch Exposes Ohr-Obama Deep State Collusion Targeting @RealDonaldTrump: “I really hope we can get something going here.… We will take another look at this.” We already exposed Ohr-Steele collusion (vid). https://t.co/hLMQ614UuL pic.twitter.com/kXqk8iLfhs
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) May 16, 2019
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