Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr, who was hired by Fusion GPS to investigate President Trump and his family during the 2016 election, regularly had breakfast with British spy Christopher Steele in Washington D.C.
The first meeting came at the height of the election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This revelation was found in a pile of DOJ documents obtained by Judicial Watch through a lawsuit. Here is the first exchange:
On Friday, July 29, 2016, Steele emails Bruce Ohr about a meeting that is to include Bruce’s wife Nellie Ohr, who then worked for Fusion GPS, at the Mayflower Hotel:
Steele: Dear Bruce,
Just to let you know I shall be in DC at short notice on business from this PM till Saturday eve, staying at the Mayflower Hotel. If you are in town it would be good to meet up, perhaps for breakfast tomorrow morn? Happy to see Nellie too if she’s up for it. Please let me know. Best, Chris
Ohr: Dear Chris –
Nice to hear from you! Nellie and I would be up for breakfast tomorrow and can come into town. What would be a good time for you? Bruce
Steele: Thanks Bruce.
On me at the Mayflower Hotel, Conn Ave NW at 0900 should work but I’ll confirm the time for definite this eve if I may. Looking forward to seeing you. Chris
Ohr: Sounds good, but we won’t let you pay for breakfast! I’ll wait for your confirmation on time. Bruce
Steele: Let’s do 0900 then. See you in the lobby. Chris
Ohr: Very good. See you at 900.
After breakfast, Steele followed up with Ohr and encouraged them to stay in touch with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS, in partnership with the Clinton campaign and the Obama DOJ, was behind the infamous and bogus Russian dossier published to take down President Trump. The dossier was also used as "evidence" in order to launch Robert Mueller's Special Counsel probe.
"Great to see you and Nellie this morning Bruce. Let’s keep in touch on the substantive issues/s. Glenn [Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson] is happy to speak to you on this if it would help. Best, Chris," Steele wrote on July 30, 2016.
Two months later and just before Election Day 2016, Steele had another breakfast meeting with Ohr. They continued to meet and correspond well after the 2016 election, which Trump won.
“These smoking gun documents show that Christopher Steele, a Hillary Clinton operative and anti-Trump foreign national, secretly worked hand-in-glove with the Justice Department on its illicit targeting of President Trump,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton released in a statement about the findings. “These documents leave no doubt that for more than a year after the FBI fired Christopher Steele for leaking, and for some 10 months after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, Bruce Ohr continued to act as a go-between for Steele with the FBI and Justice Department. The anti-Trump Russia investigation, now run by Robert Mueller, has been thoroughly compromised by this insider corruption.”
Ohr was demoted in 2017 for covering up his meetings and contacts with Steele.