DOJ Documents Show Bruce Ohr Was Given a $28,000 Bonus During Russiagate Investigation – Plus a Raise AFTER His Demotion
Judicial Watch strikes again!
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch obtained DOJ documents showing former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr received a larger bonus during the Russiagate investigation than he did the previous year — and even got a raise after he was demoted.
The DOJ documents reveal Bruce Ohr received a $28,000 bonus in November of 2016, shortly after the first FISA warrant was granted on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page — this was at the height of Russiagate.
Was Bruce Ohr rewarded for his role in Russiagate?
Mr. Ohr then received a $2,600 pay increase after he was demoted and reassigned from his position!
Via Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch today released documents from the U.S. Department of Justice in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showing the removal of Bruce Ohr from the position of Associate Attorney General in 2017; his transfer from Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force to International Affairs in 2018; and that Ohr received a total of $42,520 in performance bonuses during the Trump/Russia investigation. Ohr’s bonus nearly doubled from $14,520 (received in November 2015) to $28,000 in November 2016.
The released documents were Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) and Request for Personnel Action (SF-52) forms that were FOIA requested by Judicial Watch in January 2018.
The documents show that on November 13, 2016, Ohr was given a performance award of $28,000. This was during the time of his deep involvement in the highly controversial Justice Department surveillance of the Trump presidential campaign. The bonus was nearly double the $14,250 performance award he was given on November 29, 2015.
Bruce Ohr was married to Nellie Ohr of Fusion GPS and was removed because of his conflict of interest and role as conduit for Fusion GPS material. The documents show that Ohr was removed from his position as Associate Deputy Attorney General on December 6, 2017. On January 7, 2018, Ohr was reassigned from his position of director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) and shifted to Counselor for International Affairs in the Department of Justice Criminal Division. Ohr received a $2,600 pay increase.
Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr, who was contracted by oppo research firm Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump, worked together to promote the phony, Hillary-funded dossier during the 2016 election.
Bruce Ohr acted as a backchannel for dossier author Christopher Steele after the FBI terminated their relationship with Steele in November of 2016 as a CHS [Confidential Human Source].
Nellie Ohr, wife of twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr was criminally referred to the Justice Department last month 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.
“These documents will raise questions as to whether the conflicted Bruce Ohr, who the FBI used to launder information from Christopher Steele was rewarded for his role in the illicit targeting of President Trump,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) June 7, 2019
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