New details are unfolding tonight about the failed Deep State coup against Donald Trump.
The very-fake “Russia Collusion” story now stands dead in the water, but what we’re learning in the postmorten is very troubling.
According to new reports just coming out, Nellie Ohr, wife of Bruce Ohr, was told to “dig up dirt” on Melania Trump — in addition to other Trump associates.
Take a look at these Tweets that are breaking the story:
Here are more of the details, from Fox News:
Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, did extensive opposition research on Trump family members and campaign aides while working for the firm behind the salacious anti-Trump dossier in 2016, according to a newly released transcript of her closed-door interview with Congress.
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., on Thursday released nearly 200 pages of Ohr’s transcript from her interview before the panel last year. Her work with opposition research firm Fusion GPS was already known, but the documents offering additional details on the nature of that research are now public.
While she largely did not work on the dossier itself, her research included looking into alleged relationships between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian organized crime, the interview shows. She revealed that she was also instructed to conduct research on members of the Trump family, as well as individuals associated with the Trump campaign.
“I was asked to research Trump’s family broadly in connection with any—any Russian connections,” Ohr stated, adding that she “did some research on all of them, but not in much depth.”
Ohr explained that she researched Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, specifically their “travels.”
She added that she was looking “to see whether they were involved in dealings and transactions with people who had suspicious pasts, or suspicious types of dealings.”
Ohr also testified that she was asked to research members of the campaign including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former campaign aide Carter Page and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Ohr noted that, in her research, she found that Page traveled to Moscow to speak at a university about “better relations” between Russia and the U.S.
With regard to the research on Flynn, Ohr said she was asked to look into “any relationships he might have with Russia.” Ohr said that through her research, it “became evident that he had a relationship with Turkey as well.”
The Daily Caller, earlier this year, reported on details from Ohr's committee interview, but the transcript was only made public Thursday.
Ohr’s tenure at Fusion GPS spanned October 2015 to September 2016. Ohr also testified that when she was hired by the firm’s co-founder Glenn Simpson, he was aware that her husband was a high-level Justice Department official.
Bruce Ohr was a key contact inside the Justice Department for ex-British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the anti-Trump dossier, which was commissioned by Fusion GPS and funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee through law firm Perkins Coie.
I think a common theme over the next two years will be looking back on President Trump's old tweets and connecting the dots.
I think there will be a lot of "ah-ha" moments, where it seemed like he was doing something "crazy" only to find out he knew a lot more than we did!
Like these from 2018:
Folks, it sure looks like President Trump knew all about what was going on back then!
He knew, but had to sit patiently while the scam ran its course!
All he could do was send out a few tweets like this.
Would ANY of you -- any of US -- have had the same patience and shown the same restraint as President Trump did?
Especially after attacking your wife?
The pieces are all coming together now!
Here's what Newsweek wrote back in 2018 criticizing President Trump for "attacking Nelly Ohr:
President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon about the "beautiful wife" of deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, in connection to Christopher Steele's Russia dossier.
In the social media post, in which he spells Nellie Ohr's name wrong, Trump says that the "big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele's many meeting with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC."
The president continued his comment in another tweet directly after the first, in which he said that "Do you believe Nelly worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF “JUSTICE.” I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed - not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!"
Nellie Ohr earned a degree in history and Russian literature at Harvard and received a doctorate degree from Stanford in history. For a time she was an assistant professor at Vassar College before moving on to work as an independent contractor doing research and translation projects having to do with Russian science and technology.
She is also a member of the Women in International Security, an organization that is "dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security."
Nellie Ohr entered the controversy surrounding the Steele dossier because she was working for Fusion GPS, a commercial research and strategic intelligence firm based in Washington, D.C., which had hired Christopher Steele. She reportedly worked for the firm during the 2016 election.
There has been no evidence of any wrongdoing, and Trump did not make it clear how he felt Ohr fitted into a grand conspiracy to undo him. It is a common occurence for experts to move between consulting and government roles in Washington, D.C.
But links between the Justice Department and Steele have become a right-wing talking point, as Trump and his allies seek to undermine a broad investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into links between his campaign and the Russian govenment.
The House Judiciary Committee, headed by Republicans, wants to interview Bruce Ohr and his wife, along with several other current and former FBI and Department of Justice officials. The committee has even said that they are willing to subpoena the couple if necessary. The committee, headed by Bob Goodlatte, was created to investigate decisions made by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election.
“We plan to interview the people noted in the coming weeks and we will issue subpoenas to compel their attendance if necessary,” a committee aide wrote in an email to The Epoch Times.
Steele's 35-page dossier details possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. It also alleged that Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime had cultivated Trump for years and even had damaging information on the real estate mogul.
That story DID NOT age very well, did it Newsweek?
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