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Thursday, December 07, 2017

A senior Justice Department official who met with the British former intelligence officer who compiled the dossier of information on President Trump has relinquished a top agency role. Bruce Ohr, who holds a top agency post, has given up his associate deputy attorney general position, while maintaining his other role directing organized crime and drug enforcement task forces. He was stripped of the higher post as of Thursday, Fox News reported, following information gathered by House Intelligence Committee investigators that he had met with British former intelligence officer Christopher Steele during the 2016 campaign. Soon after the election, Ohr also met with Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter who founded political intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which initially brought on Steele to do opposition research, first for a Republican client and then for Democrats.

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Congressional sources said it was Steele who put Ohr in contact with Simspon. Steele's contact with Ohr date to 2006, according to the report.

Simpson testified before the House panel in November. Steele has been interviewed by Robert Mueller's investigators.

The report of his reassignment comes amid signs of increasing pushback at special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team.

A top FBI lawyer, Peter Strzok, was dismissed from Mueller's Russia probe and reassigned in August after he was revealed to have sent anti-Trump text messages to another FBI lawyer while having an affair, it was reported Saturday.

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Anyone who thinks that this was done for non-political reasons doesn't know how Washington works.

Pretty sure Sessions told "someone" to take care of this "problem" once it came to light in the Congressional hearings.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-07 07:59 PM | Reply

Should have been fired.

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-08 11:42 AM | Reply

Should have been fired.

#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Absolutely. I mean how dare he do his job and get information that might be critical of PeeTUS!

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-08 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

His job as a Clinton shill? You are trying to pull my leg syc.

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-08 04:40 PM | Reply

His job as a patriot, on the watch for Russian moles taking over the US government.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2017-12-10 03:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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