JRL NEWSWATCH: “What Bruce Ohr Told Congress; He warned the FBI that Steele had credibility problems. The bureau forged ahead anyhow.” – Wall Street Journal/Kimberley A. Strassel

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“… Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr … [on] Tuesday confirm[ed] for Congress its worst suspicions about … [FBI] abuse of its surveillance and sourcing rules. … Over the past year, congressional investigators found out that … Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS, the opposition-research firm that gave its infamous dossier, funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign, to the FBI. They then discovered that … Ohr had numerous interactions of his own FBI Headquarters File Photowith Fusion chief Glenn Simpson and dossier author Christopher Steele … that he passed on information from these talks to the [FBI]. … the G-men were being fed the dossier allegations from both the outside and the inside. … In notes … Ohr took of a September 2016 conversation … he wrote that [Steele] ‘was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.’ …”

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