PETER STRZOK: FBI GOT TRUMP DOSSIER FROM OBAMA DOJ OFFICIAL BRUCE OHR WHOSE WIFE WAS HIRED BY FUSION GPS TO INVESTIGATE TRUMP
- Peter Strzok: “Mr. Ohr provided information to the FBI that included material that is what everybody is calling the dossier.”
On Thursday disgraced FBI investigator Peter Strzok admitted during his congressional hearing that the phony Russia dossier was funneled through the FBI by top Obama DOJ official Bruce Ohr whose wife Nellie was hired by opposition research firm Fusion GPS, paid by Hillary Clinton, to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump.
Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan:
Peter Strzok admits that FBI got parts of Dossier from top DOJ official Bruce Ohr. Ohr‘s wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS, the firm hired by Hillary Clinton to produce the Dossier.
Fusion GPS admits DOJ official’s wife Nellie Ohr hired to probe Trump
By Jake Gibson | Fox News December 13th, 2017
A co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS acknowledged in a new court document that his company hired the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year.
The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohr’s work – after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS.
Her husband, Bruce Ohr, was demoted at the DOJ last week for concealing his meetings with the same company, which commissioned the anti-Trump “dossier” containing salacious allegations about the now-president. Together, the Fusion connections for Mr. and Mrs. Ohr have raised Republican concerns about objectivity at the Justice Department, and even spurred a call from Trump’s outside counsel for a separate special prosecutor.
Simpson’s statement shows Mrs. Ohr was indeed involved in the Trump research. He said bank records reflect Fusion GPS contracted with her “to help our company with its research and analysis of Mr. Trump.” — Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/13/fusion-gps-admits-doj-officials-wife-nellie-ohr-hired-to-probe-trump.html
( Washington Examiner ) FBI agent Peter Strzok would not reveal Thursday while testifying in front of House lawmakers how he had access to three copies from different sources of the infamous “Trump dossier.”
During the multi-hour hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, read an email sent by Strzok to other members of the FBI, that pointed out the dossier published by BuzzFeed News was identical to the documents that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had passed along to the FBI. In the email, Strzok noted that the dossier “has differences from what was given to us by Corn and Simpson.”
Jordan pressed Strzok on the identities of Corn and Simpson. Strzok declined to the answer the question, though Jordan specifically asked whether the email referred to journalist David Corn and Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. Strzok said he had not communicated with either of the men.
When asked if he ever communicated with Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official who had been in contact with former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the dossier for Fusion GPS, or his wife Nellie Ohr, who was employed by Fusion GPS, Strzok said he had spoken with Bruce Ohr anywhere from three to five times from late 2016 to early 2017.
“We talked about investigative matters that Mr. Ohr was involved in,” Strzok said.
- Trump dossier author Christopher Steele appears for court-ordered deposition which took place for took four hours and was held in a private office.
- There were more than a dozen people in the room: Mr. Gubarev’s two U.S. attorneys and his two British attorneys; two BuzzFeed attorneys and their two local counsel; Mr. Steele and his legal team; two representatives from the government, to make sure no state secrets came out; a court master; and a stenographer and a videographer.
By Rowan Scarborough – The Washington Times – Monday, June 18, 2018
Mr. Steele, a former British spy, has so far evaded requests by U.S. congressional committees to appear as a witness.
He is being sued for libel by Aleksej Gubarev, a Russian tech entrepreneur, who Mr. Steele said in his dossier was responsible for hacking Democratic Party computers and infecting them with spyware and pornography.
The session happened Monday in London.
“I can confirm that the deposition took place today as scheduled, that Mr. Steele appeared, was professional and congenial and that we are satisfied with the results of the deposition,” Val Gurvits, a Gubarev attorney, told The Washington Times in an email. “I cannot, however, give you any details regarding Mr. Steele’s testimony because his entire testimony was designated as confidential by his legal team.”
Senator Ron Johnson Questions: “Sensitive Matters Team” – New Emails Show FBI and DOJ Discussing Dossier Briefing For CNN Release…
The footnotes in a letter from Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (full pdf below) outline a series of previously unknown emails between top FBI and DOJ officials as they discuss the Steele Dossier and prepare for a release by CNN. The emails show that hours before FBI Director James Comey briefed President-Elect Trump […]
AVENATTI TWEETS 2016 PHOTOS OF FLYNN, COHEN WITH QATARI BILLIONAIRE AL-RUMAIHI ACCUSED IN BRIBERY PLOT….AND?
( Daily Mail ) Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti has tweeted out Trump Tower photos of Michael Cohen and a man he claims is a Qatari investor who according to a lawsuit boasted former Trump’s former top national security aide didn’t turn down ‘our money.’
‘Warning ignored. So here it goes. December 12, 2016 – Trump Tower. Details to follow…’ Avenatti tweeted on Sunday, without much clarifying further explanation.
The tweet contained three images. One showed Cohen and fired national security advisor Gen. Mike Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Pictured in the background is a man who appears to be Qatari investor Ahmed Al-Rumaihi – who according to a lawsuit once said Flynn tried to bribe him.
Although Al-Rumaihi appeared like he could be the man in the photo, Avenatti did not identify him until hours after his initial tweet.
‘Why was Ahmed Al-Rumaihi meeting with Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn in December 2016 and why did Mr. Al-Rumaihi later brag about bribing administration officials according to a sworn declaration filed in court?’ Avenatti asked in a tweet Sunday evening.
Another photo Avenatti tweeted is of Cohen with a group of people behind him. A third shows Cohen with another group in the lobby of Trump Tower.
Al-Rumaihi appears in a shocking legal case where rapper Ice Cube and investor Jeff Kwatinetz claim the Qatari poured millions into their BIG3 basketball league in an effort to get close to former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon.
Kwatinetz is a former colleague and friend of Bannon’s.
And Kwatinetz claims that after Bannon had been fired by Trump and left his Breitbart website, the Qatari wanted to set up a meeting with him to offer to ‘underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support’.
As DailyMail.com reported, they claim al Rumaihi invested less than the agreed-upon $20 million in the league, an infusion described in part as an effort to get to Bannon.
‘Mr. Al-Rumaihi requested I set up a meeting between him, the Qatari government, and Steven Bannon, and to tell Steve Bannon that Qatar would underwrite all of his political efforts in return for his support,’ Kwatinetz said in the filing.
Kwatinetz said in the court document that he was ‘appalled’ at the idea of ‘a bribe of any kind’, declined the offer immediately and did not tell Bannon about it.
According to the court document: ‘Mr. Al-Rumahi laughed and then stated to me that I shouldn’t be naive, that so many Washington politicians take our money, and stated ‘do you think [Michael] Flynn turned down our money?’
It appeared to be that statement that Avenatti was referencing when he tweeted about those who ‘brag about bribing administration officials.’
( Breitbart ) Below, in no particular order, are nine major problems with Comey’s actions in the Russia probe. This while he tweets about determining who is “honorable.”
1 – Comey signed FISA applications that cited the largely discredited anti-Trump dossier as purported evidence to conduct surveillance on Carter Page, who briefly served as a volunteer campaign foreign policy adviser.
The previously released four-page House Intelligence Committee memo alleging abuse of surveillance authority documents that on October 21, 2016, the FBI and Justice Department sought and received the FISA order against Page, and that the agencies sought the renewal of the order every 90 days in accordance with court requirements. Renewals require separate finding of probable cause each time, the memo relates.
According to the memo, Comey “signed three FISA applications in question on behalf of the FBI, and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe signed one.” The memo relates that the FBI utilized the anti-Trump dossier compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele as evidence against Page in order to obtain the FISA warrant.
The controversial Fusion GPS hired Steele’s company, Orbis Business Intelligence, to do the anti-Trump work that resulted in the compilation of the infamous dossier. Fusion GPS was paid for its anti-Trump work by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee via the Perkins Coie law firm.
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee last month released a purported rebuttal to the House GOP memo, but the Democrats’ document actually confirmed that Comey’s FISA applications did indeed cite the Steele dossier.
2 – Comey reportedly did not tell the FISA court that Steele’s dossier was funded by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
After reviewing all FISA warrant applications on the matter, the Republican memo confirms the FISA court was never informed that Steele was working on behalf of Perkin Coie, the DNC or Hillary’s campaign. Still, Comey cited Steele’s work to sign FISA applications to monitor an American citizen.
In an attempt to rebut the Republican argument that the FISA court was not informed about the dossier’s specific origins, the Democratic memo quotes from an explanation to the court that Steele:
was approached by an identified U.S. person who indicated to Source #1 [Steele] that a U.S.-based law firm had hired the identified U.S. person to conduct research regarding Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. (The identified U.S. person and Source #1 have a long-standing business relationship.) The identified U.S. person hired Source #1 to conduct this research. The identified U.S. person never advised Source #1 as to the motivation behind the research into candidate #1’s ties to Russia. The FBI speculates that the identified U.S. person was likely looking for information that could be used to discredit Candidate #1’s campaign.
Contrary to the rebuttal’s characterization, this paragraph is a far cry from informing the court that the dossier utilized in the FISA warrant was paid for by Trump’s primary political opponents, namely Clinton and the DNC. Also, the general mention of “a U.S.-based law firm” does not identify to the FISA court the actual firm, Perkins Coie, which is known for its representation of Clinton and the DNC. Further, informing the FISA court about “an identified U.S. person” who hired Steele fails to actually identify that U.S. person as Glenn Simpson, founder of the controversial Fusion GPS.
The Democrats claim that the above-referenced paragraph proves the Obama-era agencies informed the FISA court about the “political” origins of the dossier. However, the Republican memo specifically and apparently correctly charged that “neither the initial application in October 2016, nor any of the renewals, disclose or reference the role of the DNC, Clinton campaign, or any party/campaign in funding Steele’s efforts.” The Democratic memo fails to dispute that charge.
3 – Comey’s FISA application reportedly did not inform the court that Steele had been hired by Fusion GPS.
The GOP memo relates that the initial FISA application notes Steele worked for a “named U.S. person,” but does not name Fusion GPS or its founder Simpson. The Democrats’ rebuttal contains no evidence that Comey informed the FISA court about the involvement of Fusion GPS. Breitbart News has released a series of articles documenting credibility issues faced by Fusion GPS and its leadership.
TRUMP ‘GOLDEN SHOWER’ WITH RUSSIAN HOOKERS DEBUNKED! Dossier authors doubt their most explosive allegation
- Reconstructing Trump’s time in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant, Isikoff and Corn report that Trump stayed just one night in Moscow
- That night, an “exhausted” Trump went to a party at which he agreed to take part in a video shoot the next morning between 7:45 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. Trump then left the party at 1:30 a.m. “This would be his only night in Moscow,”
- The next morning, Isikoff and Corn write, Trump showed up for the video shoot and started another long day. The pageant was that night, followed by another party, after which Trump went to the airport for a private flight back to the U.S.
- Trump dossier is the tale of Donald Trump, in a Moscow hotel room in 2013, allegedly watching as prostitutes performed a “golden showers” routine on a bed once occupied by former President Barack Obama as hidden cameras rolled.
( Washington Examiner ) The most explosive allegations of the Trump-Russia affair are in the Trump dossier. And the most explosive allegation in the Trump dossier is the tale of Donald Trump, in a Moscow hotel room in 2013, allegedly watching as prostitutes performed a “golden showers” routine on a bed once occupied by former President Barack Obama as hidden cameras rolled.
…Now, a new book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, by reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn — both of whom were personally briefed by Steele as part of the Fusion GPS effort to publicize the dossier’s allegations before the election — casts serious doubt on the truthfulness of the “golden showers” story.
First, Isikoff and Corn suggest, without saying so explicitly, that the available circumstantial evidence makes the “golden showers” story very unlikely. Reconstructing Trump’s time in Moscow for the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant, Isikoff and Corn report that Trump stayed just one night in Moscow. (Trump did in fact stay in the Ritz Carlton presidential suite where Obama had been a few years earlier.) After arriving in Moscow, Trump attended a brief meeting at the hotel and then left for a day of meetings elsewhere.
That night, an “exhausted” Trump went to a party at which he agreed to take part in a video shoot the next morning between 7:45 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. Trump then left the party at 1:30 a.m. “This would be his only night in Moscow,” Isikoff and Corn write. Trump went to his room, where, according to aide Keith Schiller, Schiller stood guard outside for a while before leaving. The next morning, Isikoff and Corn write, Trump showed up for the video shoot and started another long day. The pageant was that night, followed by another party, after which Trump went to the airport for a private flight back to the U.S.
The schedule did not leave a lot of time for kompromat. But maybe Trump, in between arriving at the Ritz Carlton around 2:00 a.m. and being on a video set at 7:45 a.m. — maybe he had time for the “golden showers” scene then? Anything is possible, but other evidence presented by Isikoff and Corn suggests that Steele’s sources were not terribly reliable.
Much of the hotel scene was based on the word of a person Steele called “Source D.” The book identifies that source as Sergei Millian, described as a “Belarusian American businessman who in the mid-2000s said he was retained to locate Russian customers for Trump properties in the United States.” Isikoff and Corn report that Millian was an “unwitting source” who did not know that the hotel sex story he passed on to one of Steele’s Russian “collectors” — people Steele paid to gather information — was then passed on to Steele and included in the dossier.