Friday, December 8, 2017
James Rosen of Fox News reported last night that recently removed Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr (an Obama holdover) met during the 2016 Presidential campaign with Steele Dossier author Christopher Steele and shortly after the election with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson. The story is here. If these meetings happened, they would constitute extremely unusual behavior for a high-level DOJ official, even a political appointee. The meetings will further fuel speculation that the Steele Dossier, paid for by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, was used in whole or in part to obtain FISA warrants against Trump campaign officials. They will also add to the concern about politicization of federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies during the waning days of the Obama era. Stay tuned for more analysis as the story unfolds.