President Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to slam DOJ official Bruce Ohr, while also taking another shot at Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions “Justice” Department? A total joke!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018
“Bruce Ohr is at the center of FALSE ALLEGATIONS which led to a multi-million dollar investigation into what apparently didn’t happen.” Darrell Issa, House Oversight. We can take out the word “apparently.” @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018
Ohr - formerly number three at the Department of Justice - was demoted last year after it was discovered his wife, Nellie Ohr, worked at Fusion GPS and was hired to go after Trump when he was a presidential candidate. Further, Ohr worked directly with British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the salacious dossier on Trump. He is still employed at DOJ and has a security clearance. It is under review for revocation.
Further, Fox News reported last week Ohr was concerned the firing of FBI Director James Comey would expose an ongoing scheme between Ohr, Fusion GPS and Steele.
A collection of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's emails, texts and handwritten notes, reviewed by Fox News, reveals that he was deeply connected to the unverified Steele dossier as well as its author and, during the presidential election campaign, the alleged government surveillance abuses involving a Trump campaign official.
The dossier, which was used by federal officials to justify the surveillance of a top Trump aide, Carter Page, was created by Fusion GPS and paid for by Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Ohr wrote that Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy who wrote the salacious dossier, was "very concerned (abt) about [former FBI Director James] Comey's firing -- afraid they will be exposed."
The Ohr documents shed more light on Steele's activities before the presidential election. While Steele shopped the dossier to multiple media outlets, he also appeared to ask Ohr for help with a Russian oligarch -- Oleg Deripaska -- after rumors the U.S. might impose sanctions.