Ohr to be questioned by Congressional committee today on his contacts with Steele and his dirty dossier

Washington Examiner:
Justice Department official Bruce Ohr will testify behind closed doors in the House on Tuesday, and give Republicans a chance to examine how President Barack Obama's administration ultimately decided to investigate President Trump's campaign.

Ohr, who at one point was the associate deputy attorney general in the Justice Department, has become the latest target of Republicans because of his connections to Christopher Steele. Republicans are convinced that Ohr was too close to Steele and used Steele's questionable analysis to launch an investigation into Trump.

Steele, a former British counterintelligence agent, was commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS to prepare the Trump-Russia dossier. Fusion GPS hired Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, to help with research into Trump.
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The Nunes memo alleged that the "clear evidence of Steele's bias was recorded by Ohr at the time and subsequently in official FBI files," but was never reflected in any of the applications to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The memo added that Ohr "later provided the FBI with all of his wife's opposition research."
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But throughout August, Ohr has been taking a public shellacking from Trump on Twitter, who called him a “creep,” accused him of making money from “peddling” the dossier, and questioned why he still works at the Justice Department.

“For him to be in the Justice Department, and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace,” Trump said about Ohr this month to reporters.

Ohr is also in jeopardy of losing his security clearance.

According to a GOP House Oversight Committee aide, Republicans are “increasingly focused” on Ohr’s role in getting the dossier to the FBI, and then how it was used from there.

“[They are] particularly curious about his contacts with [Steele],” the aide said ahead of Tuesday's meeting, noting that there were more than 60 contacts since January 2016, “and when those contacts with Steele occurred.”
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What also makes Ohr intriguing is the extent the mainstream media is trying to downplay his role in the use of the Steel dossier by those in the FBI and media who tried to use it as part of a coup attempt against Trump. 

I doubt that it was a coincidence that Ohr's wife was selected by Fusion GPS to work on the dossier with Steele.  I suspect she was chosen to be a conduit inside the DOJ to get these bogus charges into the hands of people there who were hostile to Trump. 

She and Bruce Ohr appear to have been used by Fusion to get the FBI and DOJ to stop the Trump campaign and when that failed to try to depose him.  I would be especially interested in their conversations with Glen Simpson who seemed to be directing the Gusion GPS anti-Trump efforts.

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