WASHINGTON: July congressional hearings reveal that DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s team conducted a two-day interview in London with British ex-spy Christopher Steele. Thus beginning to unpeel the onion on DOJ abuse of powers. Steele is the author of the unsubstantiated and salacious dossier attacking President Trump, creating the Russia Hoax.
The truth is coming home to roost.
The facts emerging are that Steele’s anti-Trump bias was well known at or about the November 2016 presidential election. Despite the many red flags, the DOJ, including operative Bruce Ohr’s bias, the initial FISA applications did rely on the dossier. A dossier that holds no truth.
“The criminal farce of the Mueller-Weissmann dossier is being exposed as an extension of the Russia hoax. Mueller is the fragile front man manipulated by a cabal of Trump-hating coup plotters. The focus can now shift to U.S. Attorney John Durham and Inspector General Michael Horowitz. And also to the criminal behavior that created the campaign to destroy Donald Trump by the Obama White House.” – CommDigiNews
Attorney General William Barr and the spokesman for John Durham both said that the focus of their investigation would be on “unauthorized surveillance” and “political surveillance”. The Durham investigation will inevitably focus on John Brennan, James Clapper, and James Comey. The implications of what comes out will be earthshaking.
Before the FBI applied for its first FISA warrant, bureau officials were battling with a senior Justice Department official who had “continued concerns” about the “possible bias” of a source pivotal to the application. (FBI clashed with DOJ over potential ‘bias’ of source for surveillance warrant: McCabe-Page texts) Nonetheless, Jim Comey signed off on the FISA warrant applications to surveil the Trump campaign.
This despite “an individual with links to the dossier” that was desperate that Donald Trump lose the eleciton. Once Trump won, Steele, Strozk, Comey, and Ohr were all “passionate” about him not ascending to the presidency.
Furthermore, those renewals were the basis to spy on American’s Carter Page, General Michael Flynn, Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, Eric and Donald Trump Jr., even President Donald J. Trump.
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Just insert ‘Christopher Steele’ in those redacted boxes. Steele who was desperate that Donald Trump not be sworn in as President. Steele, whose apparent bias, along with that of Peter Strozk, Lisa Page, Jim Comey, John Brennan, Andrew McCabe, and Andrew Weissman, continued to investigate the President-elect and after Trump’s inauguration to create and use the discredited Russian Dossier to obtain Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant application renewals.
Nevertheless, the DOJ lead by Jim Comey, did use the dossier in order to obtain multiple Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court warrant application renewals.
The partially redacted documents, first obtained by Judicial Watch, also reveal that DOJ’s Bruce Ohr maintained contact with Steele for at least six months after Steele was fired by the FBI for unauthorized media contacts in November 2016. That Ohr continued to use an unreliable source is against all protocols. Ohr should have known Steele’s anti-Trump bias before the 2016 election and before accepting his research.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday evening. “I know personally there’s a lot more out there.”
Newly released FBI documents are “devastating” for those who initiated the Trump-Russia investigation in 2016, claiming an “information laundering operation” is being uncovered, according to Fox News Dan Bongino. (FBI kept using Steele dossier for FISA applications despite documenting ex-spy’s bias, documents show)
“There was an effort to target the Trump team with information that was factually inaccurate, that he was colluding with the Russians,” he said on “Fox & Friends” Friday, alleging that Christopher Steele‘s dossier was a “front” so that the false information could be used to obtain a surveillance warrant.
Ohr’s actions are of interest to investigators. Revelations are showing that Ohr was a “back-channel link between Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and the FBI.”
It was also revealed that Nellie Ohr did opposition research on Trump for the firm Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS, the same company that commissioned the dossier and that Special Investigator Robert Mueller denied knowledge of, raising conflict of interest questions.
Furthermore, Judicial Watch is questioning why Ohr, who was later demoted at DOJ, was given a bonus. (JUDICIAL WATCH: DOJ DOCUMENTS SHOW BRUCE OHR WAS GIVEN A $28,000 BONUS DURING RUSSIAGATE INVESTIGATION PLUS A RAISE)
“These documents will raise questions as to whether the conflicted Bruce Ohr, who the FBI used to launder information from Christopher Steele was rewarded for his role in the illicit targeting of President Trump,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.
While the Russia probe was ongoing, according to newly released DOJ documents, Ohr was awarded a $28,000 performance bonus and a raise. According to Fox, the records do not indicate why Ohr was given the bonus in November 2016, though they show he also received a $14,520 bonus a year earlier, totaling $42,520 over a two-year period.