Obama DOJ Official Had Repeated Contact With Author of Russian Dossier


A Department of Justice official, Bruce Ohr, serving as the deputy attorney general at the time of the 2016 campaign, was in contact with the author of the Russian dossier, Christopher Steele.

“Unbeknownst to investigators until recently, Ohr knew Steele and had repeated contacts with Steele when Steele was working on the dossier,” wrote Byron York for The Washington Examiner. “Ohr also met after the election with Glenn Simpson, head of Fusion GPS, the opposition research company that was paid by the Clinton campaign to compile the dossier.”

Fox News’s James Rosen and Jake Gibson broke the news Thursday that Ohr was demoted amid an ongoing investigation into his contacts with Fusion GPS.

Ohr held two positions until Wednesday: associate deputy attorney general, with an office just doors away from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF).

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