Russia Scandal: Former high-level Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, a key cog in the Russia-Trump investigation, didn’t let his employer know that his wife was being paid by Fusion GPS, the company that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid to dig up dirt on Trump. Nor did he seek a waiver for a possible conflict of interest. What is wrong with this investigation?
[ibd-display-video id=2665422 width=50 float=left autostart=true]It’s yet another indication of rot at the very core of this corrupt investigation whose only real aim has ever been to unseat Trump as president.
As the Daily Caller reports , “The (DNC) …hired Fusion GPS to gather and disseminate damning info about Trump, and they in turn paid Nellie Ohr, a former CIA employee with expertise in Russia, for an unknown role related to the ‘dossier.’ Bruce Ohr then brought the information to the FBI, kicking off a probe and a media firestorm.”
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The media and progressives sneer at the idea of a “deep state.” But if anything shows its nefariousness, this would be it. At minimum, it appears that Fusion GPS cynically hired Bruce Ohr’s wife in order to get access to him and, by extension, to influence the U.S. justice system on behalf of its client, Hillary Clinton.
The Justice Department used the tainted information to get a wiretap on a Trump adviser, Carter Page. But it failed to tell the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the information came from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign opponent and the Democratic Party, and that they had paid for it.
He also continued to meet with former British spy Christopher Steele, the author of the so-called Trump Dossier, even after he was fired by the FBI for feeding the media with information from the investigation. The House Intelligence Committee memo released recently quoted Steele as telling Ohr he was “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.”
These are criminal acts, and provable ones. Ohr lied about his wife’s employment. And t he Justice Department lied by omission in its application to spy on the Trump campaign. Moreover, Justice and the FBI used what they knew was tainted information to gain a wiretap warrant.
Quite simply, these are the tactics of a police state, not a republic where citizens have due process rights.
But Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie aren’t the only ones. The corruption reaches far deeper, to what American Thinker writer Monica Showalter calls “Deep State tag-teams” of inside-the-beltway bureaucratic power couples that used their positions of power for personal gain or political advantage.
“This shows the incestuousness of the Deep State, of course,” Showalter, a former IBD staffer, wrote. “First, FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe and his wife, then FBI counterintelligence big Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa page, and now Bruce and Nellie Ohr. “
And what did they all have in common? “Not a one of them was afraid of the consequences that ordinarily come of blatant conflicts of interest, and some, apparently such as Bruce Ohr, felt they could get away easily with lying.”
As we said, the rot at the very center of this investigation gets worse by the week. Despite Robert Mueller’s silence, his investigation is now so hopelessly compromised by its political bias and its clear anti-Trump motivation, it should not go on any longer .
No American who respects due process and basic constitutional rights can view the results of the Russia-Trump investigation as anything but a thinly veiled political hit job. It’s time to lay this distracting travesty aside and let our duly elected government get on with governing.
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