According to a new report out by award-winning investigative journalist John Solomon, former top DOJ official, Bruce Ohr warned FBI and DOJ officials that Steele’s dossier was connected to Hillary Clinton and cautioned them it may be biased — weeks BEFORE they obtained a FISA warrant on Carter Page.
Bruce Ohr’s testimony to congressional investigators destroys Rep. Adam Schiff’s efforts to downplay Ohr’s role and interactions with Christopher Steele. Ohr’s testimony also pokes holes in Schiff’s claims that Bruce Ohr didn’t brief the FBI on his contacts with Steele and the dossier until AFTER the election and AFTER the initial FISA warrant was obtained on Carter Page.
The Democrats were desperate to counter Devin Nunes’ damning FISA memo that the House Intel Committee released last winter so the Dems and Schiff concocted a 10-page junk countermemo which was released in February of last year.
Leaker and liar Adam Schiff claimed the Majority (Nunes and Republicans on the House Intel Panel) misled the public on Bruce Ohr’s role.
On page 7 of Schiff’s junk memo, he lied about the timeline of Ohr’s contacts with FBI officials:
The Majority’s reference to Bruce Ohr is misleading. The Majority mischaracterizes Bruce Ohr’s role, overstates the significance of his interactions with Steele, and misleads about the timeframe of Ohr’s communication with the FBI. In late November 2016, Ohr informed the FBI of his prior professional relationship with Steele and information that Steele shared with him (including Steele’s concern about Trump being compromised by Russia). He also described his wife’s contract work with Fusion GPS, the firm that hired Steele separately. This occurred weeks after the election and more than a month after the Court approved the initial FISA application. The Majority describes Bruce Ohr as a senior DOJ official who “worked closely with the Deputy Attorney General, Yates and later Rosenstein,” in order to imply that Ohr was somehow involved in the FISA process, but there is no indication this is the case.
According to Ohr’s testimony, he briefed FBI and DOJ officials in July or August of 2016 and cautioned them about Steele’s connection to Hillary’s camp and warned them about political bias.
Trey Gowdy’s exchange with Bruce Ohr via Sara Carter:
“After the July 30thmeeting with Chris Steele, I wanted to provide the information he had given me to the FBI,” said Ohr. “I reached out for Andrew McCabe, at that time, Deputy Director of the FBI and somebody who had previously led the organized crime, Russian organized crime squad in NY and who I had worked with in the past, and asked if he could meet with me.”
Ohr went onto say, “I went to his office to provide the information, and Lisa Page was there. So, I provided the information to them. And some point after that, I think, I was given Peter Strzok, or somehow put in contact with Peter Strzok.”
Gowdy follows up with “when was that?”
“I don’t recall the exact date,” said Ohr. “I’m guessing it would’ve been August since I met with Chris Steele at the end of July, and I’m pretty sure I would have reached out to Andrew McCabe soon afterwards.”
Once again, Adam Schiff is caught in a lie trying to protect the corrupt DOJ/ FBI officials who abused the FISA system.
Then-House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes pointed out this very lie in a point by point refutation to Schiff’s junk memo last year — As usual, Nunes was telling the truth and Schiff was lying.