So, upon the opening of the crossfire hurricane investigation, we had a number of discussions up through and including the Director regularly in which we were trying to find an answer to the question, right, which is, is there someone associated with the [Trump] campaign who is working with the Russians in order to obtain damaging information about Hillary Clinton," states Page.
Don't need to go at a total breakneck speed because so long as he doesn't become President, there isn't the same threat to national security, right," Page added.
"But if he becomes President, that totally changes the game."
Ohr and Page Testimony On Steele Don't Match Up
Moreover, Page contradicts Ohr's testimony regarding when she first knew about former British spy Christopher Steele's dossier. She claims in her testimony that she did not know about the dossier in August 2016, however, Ohr's testimony reveals that he delivered Steele's information to the bureau shortly after meeting with Steele. In fact, he met with former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and specifically, Page at the bureau to deliver the information.
Ohr explains that prior to that meeting with McCabe and Page he had met with Steele on July 30, 2016.
"After the July 30th meeting with Chris Steele, I wanted to provide the information he had given me to the FBI. I reached out for Andrew McCabe, at that time, Deputy Director of the FBI and somebody who had previously led the organized crime, Russian organized crime squad in New York and who I had worked with in the past, and asked if he could meet with me," he said.
"I went to his office to provide the information, and Lisa Page was there. So I provided the information to them. And some point after that, I think, I was given Peter Strzok, or somehow put in contact with Peter Strzok."
Gowdy then asks when exactly did Ohr meet Strzok and Page.
"I'm guessing it would have been in August since I met with Chris Steele at the end of July, and I'm pretty sure I would have reached out to Andrew McCabe soon afterwards."