Oh Dear: More Devastating Leaks From Bruce Ohr Testimony….

It will be very interesting when the joint committee releases the transcript from Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr.   In another article containing information from Bruce Ohr’s closed-door testimony we highlight two key points (emphasis mine):

Kim Strassell – […] Congressional sources tell me that Mr. Ohr revealed Tuesday that he verbally warned the FBI that its source had a credibility problem, alerting the bureau to Mr. Steele’s leanings and motives. He also informed the bureau that Mrs. Ohr was working for Fusion and contributing to the dossier project.

The admission that Nellie Ohr was contributing to the dossier is a really important specific point.  We always suspected some of the dossier content was attributable to Mrs. Ohr, this confirms that suspicion.

Additionally, on the day before Mr. Ohr testified to congress, embarrassingly the New York Times launched a proactive defense surrounding his predicted testimony; within the August 27th article they cited Fusion GPS as a source saying Nellie Ohr never worked on the dossier (see screengrab):

(article link)

Whoopsie…

Obviously Mr. Ohr did not tow-the-media-predicted-line.

Secondly, more information from Ms. Strassel:

[…] Congressional sources tell me that Mr. Ohr revealed Tuesday that he verbally warned the FBI that its source had a credibility problem … Mr. Ohr said, moreover, that he delivered this information before the FBI’s first application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for a warrant against Trump aide Carter Page, in October 2016. (link)

This is key, because it further erodes the validity of the Carter Page FISA application.  If Bruce Ohr was warning the FBI about the lack of credibility of the primary source behind the evidence provided to the FISA Court, then there is no doubt the Woods Procedures were not followed.

The FBI and DOJ failing to heed a warning on the content of the primary information, or to provide that warning to the FISA court, shows a direct intent to mislead the court by the FBI officials presenting the information to Main Justice for the FISA application.  Who signed it?

 

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466 Responses to Oh Dear: More Devastating Leaks From Bruce Ohr Testimony….

  1. Targysan says:

    The new york times. Just L O L.

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  2. Craig from Scotland says:

    This is just a guess and things might not be connected but here goes…

    I saved this CBS link from September 20, 2017 –
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/these-are-the-lawyers-on-robert-muellers-special-counsel-team/
    “Lisa Page has been an attorney with the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel. Prior to her position with the FBI, she worked as a trial attorney in the Organized Crime and Gang Section of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division. Page has prosecuted a number cases involving eastern European organized crime. In one case, she partnered with an FBI task force in Budapest, which investigated a money-laundering case against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s one-time business partner, Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch.”

    In December 2016 Lanny Davis registered as a lobbyist and also defence lawyer for the guy Dmitry Firtash at $80k per month. I understand Manafort was previously investigated but the case was dropped, it appears Lisa Page was involved in some way and Weissman was also involved. Page was on assignment at FBI from DOJ and obviously kept in contact with at least Bruce Ohr (text messages? LOL). The subsequent reporting stated Page wasn’t removed from the Mueller team due Strozk text messages as she was removed well before so there must be another reason why.
    Keep in mind Christopher Steele as a long standing FBI source provided dozens of reports ref Ukraine matters from at least 2013, and FBI have stated ref Steele ‘his reporting has been used in other criminal proceedings’ which means DOJ. I dread to think what his other reports look like!
    There are multiple conflicts of interest going on here but it sure looks like Christopher Steele Dirty Dossier techniques were not solely chosen by Fusion GPS / Perkins Coie.

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  3. Pyrthroes says:

    In terms of blanket surveillance enabling blackmail-extortion of Congressional and other public figures “guilty of anything we care to charge”, FBI corruption dates from 29-year old J. Edgar Hoover’s accession as Director in 1924 (the Bureau itself dates from 1908).

    Only with Clinton and Gangrenous, from 1993 – 2016, did DC’s amorphophallus Titan Arum reach full flower. Jefferson’s “eternal vigilance” is not mere words– either concerned and informed citizens take extra-institutional measures, assert civil sovereignty effectively by “other means”, or Rat commissars and gauleiters will gnaw their naive skulls.

    Alas, if Generation Wuss is any indication, we’ll have our work cut out.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Pyrthroes, you got ahead of me — it’s a botanical reference! plant that smells really bad:

      http://botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/titan-arum
      “Amorphophallus titanum, the titan arum, simultaneously intrigues and repels. The species boasts a stunning flowering structure – one of the world’s largest – but this magnificent display is accompanied by the putrid scent of rotting flesh. While we perceive the aroma as distinctly unpleasant, it beguiles pollinating insects.”

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  4. The Times is positively Soviet in its propaganda. Russians used to say “I read it in the papers”, meaning “Of course it’s not true.”

    I read it in the papers.

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  5. dd_sc says:

    And,of course, Bruce Orh’s warnings to FBI are only verbal.

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    • Akindole says:

      “Zero” would be my trust level in Orh’s statements, or any member of the cartel for that matter. If they are opening their mouths, they are lying.

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    • DanO64 says:

      Funny that.

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    • The Boss says:

      The verbal warnings make sense. The subject matter is not the type of thing you’d put in a memo. Instead, you’d make cryptic reference to the subject matter in your schedules, and in your phone and meeting logs.

      Remember, we’ve seen examples of Bruce’s logs as they relate to contacts with Steele. The guy is a lawyer (shyster) and knows how to comply with documentation policies with the absolute bare minimum disclosure.

      So don’t write off the verbals yet. If Ohr is cooperating, he’s being as honest as he could with the committees, without jeopardizing other criminal investigations. (Surely one of the several lawyers he brought with him on Tuesday had to make sure he didn’t spill certain beans. Hence the spotty memory which Issa and Jordan mentioned).

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  6. franuche says:

    Seems likely to me that Ohr’s just lying to cover his ass, setting up a he said/she said situation. “[…] he verbally warned the FBI […].” Do the FBI will just say, “no he dint.”

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    • anniefannie says:

      You mean like the Special Counsel keeps releasing he said-Trump said statements?

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    • dd_sc says:

      I think he said it. A verbal CYA that can’t be proved/disproved. Like Obama telling his people to “do things by the book.” Then Susan Rice emails herself a reminder that Obama said it.

      End result, murky he said, she said if they ever go to court.

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  7. It’s pretty obvious that Hillary and her gang knew she was going to lose in October, 2016. Hence, the “insurance policy”.

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  8. Convert says:

    Wow. This is YUGE! And it explains why he’s not fired, right? Turns out he told everyone the truth, was playing it reasonably straight, but the Comey and company ignored it, deceived the court, and went on with the scam,right?

    NEW YORK TIMES, pick up the white courtesy phone, please, and call your Ass-covering Department– you’ve made a fool of yourself!

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    • Convert says:

      I disagree with those who say he’s lying. He’s busted– what he and his wife did has all kinds of paper trail, I would guarantee it. The FBI hierarchy is the one with the incentive to lie–both past leadership and present! THEY are the ones who broke laws by submitting fraudulent info to a FISA judge– not Bruce Ohr.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Bruce Ohr did break laws, as well as DOJ regulations.

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        • Ellen says:

          Well, that is interesting! They have him dead to rights on the financial interest. 18USC sec 208 says:
          https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-18-crimes-and-criminal-procedure/18-usc-sect-208.html

          whoever, being an officer or employee of the executive branch of the United States Government, or of any independent agency of the United States, a Federal Reserve bank director, officer, or employee, or an officer or employee of the District of Columbia, including a special Government employee, participates personally and substantially as a Government officer or employee, through decision, approval, disapproval, recommendation, the rendering of advice, investigation, or otherwise, in a judicial or other proceeding, application, request for a ruling or other determination, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other particular matter in which, to his knowledge, he, his spouse, minor child, general partner, organization in which he is serving as officer, director, trustee, general partner or employee, or any person or organization with whom he is negotiating or has any arrangement concerning prospective employment, has a financial interest

          Without a written waiver, the Dude is Screwed.

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          • Firefly says:

            Ohr “verbally” telling the fbi stuff is dirty lawyer tactics. Any top level lawyer knows everything is supposed to be in writing. The 18 usc 208 law is well known and covered in annual training – even to regular non legal civil servants.

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        • More Covfefe Please says:

          That may be so but right now Obama’s DOJ will not prosecute him or anyone else in this cabal of lawbreakers just as they did when Obama was president. If Trump is ever able to get his own DOJ then something might be done.

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      • Steve says:

        And they’ve beshmerched the good name of ham radio – forever!

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      • Sugarhillhardrock says:

        Agree, he’s busted and has turned. He is trying to save his wife and family from a life ending prison sentence, or worse.

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      • Perhaps Nellie is the key here , she was CIA , Brennan probably worked her along , Maybe old Brucey’s heart wasn’t in it quite as much as the little lady . It would not be the first time a man needed to tell the other half to pound sand .
        Or maybe he was prodded along by others , who were helping him to see the light . .
        If he is co operating , maybe Nellie needs to watch out.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      Ohr conveniently didn’t tell Sally Yates that the dossier was opposition research and that he had received it from his wife and forwarded it to the FBI. And gee, she just happened to sign two of the FISA warrant applications (the initial and the first renewal). How convenient. Ohr told everyone at the DOJ except the person who needed to know?

      His career is over. He will be fired.

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      • Jederman says:

        So the question is, did anyone ask him why he didn’t tell her? It sounds like a firewall within a firewall. Must protect the one he/they worship at the top right? From Yates to the WH in a nanosecond.

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      • The Akh says:

        Sounds like Ohr is covering the asses of the upstream DOJ officials. Yates, Lynch, Brennen, Clapper, et al.

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        • Ellen says:

          or he’s covering his own ass so he doesn’t “commit suicide”.

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        • Sugarhillhardrock says:

          AKH,
          Thus far that evidence remains shrouded. We don’t have much that takes us to the senior leadership. We don’t have the trail that goes directly into the Oval Office or into HRC’s inner circle. Were I the prosecutor, that would be stuff for the Grand Jury, and thus, kept highly secret.
          The smoke is unmistakable, however. BO wanted “to know everything”. Clinton had to know about Simpson and company, and what their angle was.

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  9. distracted2 says:

    Text taken from the article:
    The sources said Ohr’s outreach about the dossier – as well as its author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele; the opposition research firm behind it, Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS; and his wife Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion – occurred before and after the FBI fired Steele as a source over his media contacts. Ohr’s network of contacts on the dossier included: former FBI agent Peter Strzok; former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; former deputy director Andrew McCabe; Weissmann AND AT LEAST ONE OTHER DOJ OFFICIAL; AND A CURRENT FBI AGENT WHO WORKED WITH STRZOK ON THE RUSSIA CASE.

    Do we know who the two unidentified people are – the ones I capitalized – who are referenced in the article?

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  10. Muthaucker says:

    No wonder Comey was in such a big hurry to get that “Ethical Leadership” book on the streets.

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  11. Sorry folks but I can’t help but to place this here…

    LOL!!!!

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  12. Navybuckeye says:

    It’s almost as if the DOJ/FBI and the Dems are using media outlets to pass along their story but Bruce decided not to abide by the written narrative.

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    • On YouTube, I watched a montage of late night comedians telling the same anti-Trump joke. I mean, literally, the same exact word-for-Word joke with same punchline.

      There is either a lot of plagiarism going on, coincidence (🤥), or coordination of such a scale that is scary.

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      • Phillie_fan62 says:

        Group speak.

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        • truthseeker39525 says:

          Journ-O-List is alive and well, under another name.
          It’s existence is ‘secret’, but we can see that it is there from, as Always Faithful says, the same word-for-word jokes being told, the same ‘news’ stories covered in the same manner, often with the same words or the same phrasing, on multiple networks.

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  13. C-Low says:

    I like how Kerry and Lynch conveniently was sure not to sign even thou I would assume since a signature point is preprinted on the form to be a standard practice if not just a secretarial in name stamp. I would really like to see a few other comparable non associated type request, and if they had such signature or stamp it would show intent to avoid liability and also prove they knew what they were doing to be wrong.

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  14. bitterlyclinging says:

    The road from Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, Sally Yates leads straight into the White House to Buraq Hussein Obama, who according to Tucker Carlson, the other night, is supposed to be “Some kind of a God.”
    “Its good to be president I can do whatever I want”
    Wonder what kind, and how many contortions and distortions the Democrats will throw out, protecting Obama.

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    • Richard Whitney says:

      In a text Page says words to the effect that the WH wants to be kept informed. There is the yellow brick road to follow.

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  15. I would love to see Ohr and otheres go to jail for long Time,
    They are Bunch corrupt Totally Disgusting,

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  16. magatrump says:

    Rosenstein is an outright liar that he did not know anything. Rosenstein is a black hat of the biggest proportions. Yates knew all about everything. She signed the FISA also. Ohr is telling half truths.
    I hope they all end up in jail for a long time. Pray for justice.

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  17. Cankles Clinton says:

    With Summer fading Ohr feels like the Fall guy.

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  18. xcontra says:

    I wonder if Christopher Steele is a Russian speaker? Probably: yes, he was fluent in Russian. But if not, it makes Nellie Ohr even more important, the sole decider of what information in the NSA database was useful to the dossier. Which would explain why she is the one everybody has been protecting. Once they get a lock on her misusing the FISA 702(17) “about” queries, then it all comes apart. Hard prison time ahead, for her and others, if Sessions can get his head out of his “whatever” and prosecute somebody.

    Just my opinion.

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  19. Cankles Clinton says:

    No paper trails? How about Ohr’s 12 interviews/debriefings documented on the infamous 302’s.

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  20. At this point, I can understand the seeming inaction of Jeff Sessions. Every prosecution that Andrew Weismman has been involved in is now subject to appeal and re-trial. In fact, there are probably hundreds of cases/verdicts that are subject to being re-tried/thrown out due to the blatant unethical, and probably illegal, actions of several Department of Justice lawyers.

    The DOJ is in the middle of the biggest scandal in its history. The MSM isn’t covering it, or presenting it for the true scandal that it is. They are after Trump.

    The DOJ is grappling with finding out the true scope of the rot that is within. Now, I am not saying that I fully believe that is the position Sessions is in and still support him. I don’t know why he is so inactive, seemingly. But the revelations about Ohr and Weismman have ENORMOUS implications for the DOJ.

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    • I won't back down says:

      YES!!!!!!

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    • Lactantius says:

      Agreed. It seems to me that Ohr is using the epiphany of employing honesty in an attempt to get the painful bear trap on his ankle removed. His reported revelations are flowing like verbal diarrhea and he ain’t no novice in the world of shady dealings. How unusual in mob cases is it for a linchpin to blab away in exchange for immunity? And Nellie took a $44,000 job in the world of Washington, D.C.? That isn’t a job. It is a consulting fee or a token payment for something Ole Nelly really was gung-ho to do.

      As the worms turn, more and more of their slime trails will become evident. Furthermore, it is not unlikely that they also have plenty to say in things concerning Hillary’s server and the uranium deal and much more. Why cage them up when there is plenty more to be milked from them? Do unto Weismman as Weismman has built his reputation doing unto others. That would be sweet.

      Genghis Kahn captured Buhkara in central Asia and had all of the prominent men assembled in the mosque. He then said to them: “O people, know that you have committed great sins, and that the great ones among you have committed these sins. If you ask me what proof I have for these words, I say it is because I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.”

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    • vincentcuomo says:

      Why would any one still support Jeff “The Insurance Policy” sessions; he is no white hat and at this point the DOJ needs to be cleaned out by Trump and the Republicans in Congress get rid of Sessions and any body from the Obama, Bush and Clinton years, fire Mueller and declassify EVERY single document involved in this farce on an investigation.

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    • sturmudgeon says:

      Bryan: I STILL have cautiously good thoughts about Sessions.. hope they prove out! lol

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  21. Firefly says:

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    • Daniel says:

      Dan Bongino recently stated something which suggests he actually gets it. Trump understands the media for what it does and how it reacts. Recall the media was constantly downing on Comey for weakening Hillary Clinton before the election. Many called for him to be fired for it. But after Trump fired Comey, they did an about-face and condemned Trump for firing a man of great integrity and honor.

      The people Trump likes, they will attack. The people Trump hates, they will love and defend. Trump’s attacks on Sessions and others on his team may well be part of a strategy to keep criticism away from Sessions to better allow him to do his work.

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      • Firefly says:

        Benczkowski was recently appointed to head the criminal division and is next in line if Sessions and Rosenstein are removed. He used to work for Sessions and Rosenstein pushed for his confirmation as an urgency. Here’s another quote:

        “Those who know Mr. Benczkowski understand that he has proven himself over his many years of service to be a thoughtful and effective leader, and someone who has earned the respect and admiration of the career attorneys in the department,” wrote former Criminal Division chiefs Lanny Breuer, Leslie Caldwell, Michael Chertoff, Alice Fisher and Mythili Raman.”

        Sidney Powell pointed out in a recent CTH post that Caldwell And Weissman. All of these prior criminal division chiefs are not pro trump. Julie Zebrak also vetted Huber when she was in the DOJ under Obama (and pro Hillary).

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      • icehole3 says:

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    • dd_sc says:

      Wray was forced on him. McCain and a couple other RINOs said he was the only one they would support.

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  22. Daniel says:

    Not to get into the annoying spelling details, Sundance, because we all make mistakes of all sorts all the time. But when we have the opportunity to be corrected, I hope we will all take it for future improvement.

    With that said, google search “etymology toe the line” so you can get a view of what that expression means and especially how it’s spelled.

    People use idiomatic expressions so often we even forget there is symbology at play rather than raw meaning.

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  23. I won't back down says:

    ad rem keeps eating my comment on the previous thread and so I will repost it here:
    Sundance may not be correct (and Rudy maybe too) about the ethics form needing to disclose the “employment” or employment income of spouse. If Neilie had an ownership interest in Fusion GPS Bruce may have had a more clear cut obligation to disclose the income. But 1099 or W-2 income from Fusion GPS to his wife would not necessarily make it onto the ethics form. At the point he started walking the info into the bureau and/or whatever other disclosures on matters he “touched” or worked on in his official capacity or if he had a hobby of bringing in “nuggets” his wife found I think that is where Rudy is spot on.

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  24. captstmu says:

    “toe the line” not “tow the line”

    I enjoy the thoughtful articles presented here.

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  25. teeheeman says:

    Sorry if this is a repeat post but I had some connection issues this morn. I know there was some discussion on CTH about this, but what is the thought as to why the exact date in Oct 2016 FISA application was redacted? Seems like a very strange detail to redact.

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    • Richard Whitney says:

      I would speculate that redacting the specific date allows for a barium-date insertion. That is, if the real date is October 16, and I give the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence a classified document that has, say, October 19, then if someone writes an expose about that document referring to October 19 then I know that was leaked via the SSCI. Then I can interview the persons who handled that document and ask about whether they leaked it. If that person lies, then you have him on lying to the FBI. Later, I can find out if the perp did that on his own, or was directed by the chairmen of that committee. Maybe those committee members appear in court to answer that questions themselves. Then you have potential perjury, on top of everything else.
      But that is just my speculation.

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  26. teeheeman says:

    Hopefully Ohr’s statements thus far indicate he’s flipping to try to save himself AND his wife. We need a sweet songbird!!!!

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  27. gsonFIT says:

    PDJT refers to a “Mueller conflict” and I had felt it somewhat week compared to his other SC observations. I read it to refer to him turning down Mueller for Director’s job at FBI. But about a month prior to SC investigation Andrew Weissman arranged a meeting between himself, 2 FBI agents and 4 AP reporters. This is where he suggested they contact a Greek bank about Manafort disclosures, and the reporters in turn shared access codes to a Manafort storage locker full of confidential documents

    “The meeting was arranged by Andrew Weissmann,” Greenaway wrote in her report, for the first time establishing that Weissmann took part in the meeting.

    Greenaway also said that Weissmann provided guidance to the reporters for their investigation. According to Greenaway, Weissmann suggested that the reporters ask the Cypriot Anti-Money Laundering Authority, a Cypriot government agency, if it had provided the Department of Treasury with all of the documents they were legally authorized to provide regarding Manafort.”

    I found this in an online publication called “The American Thinker”. The FBI agent is named Karen Greenway. More from “The American Thinker” article:

    “The memos also show that one of the AP journalists gave the FBI an unusual detail about a storage unit in Alexandria, Virginia, that Manafort used to keep records of his worldwide business dealings. Both memos say the AP revealed a code number to access the unit, although one memo says the reporters declined to share the number or location of the locker. (The memos give two slightly different versions of the code, with one suggesting it was to access a locked parking lot at the storage facility.)

    The FBI agent who wrote one of the memos, Jeff Pfeiffer, testified last week that the tip from the AP may have led to discovery of the locker, although he said there was a possibility he had heard about the storage site before the April 2017 meeting. The FBI later found a Manafort aide who led them to the spot where Manafort’s records were stored. After looking in with the aide, the FBI got a search warrant and seized many of the records.”

    So it appears that there was a sharing of information between Weissman and the reporters, which although distasteful is I assume legal. Is it a conflict? Also learned that Manafort’s attorneys had a hearing with our favorite Judge Ellis regarding how FBI came to obtain these Manafort documents. I would love to know if Mueller team used false confirmation (circular reporting) from AP reporters to justify their finding Manafort’s storage locker with Judge Ellis. Not sure if it is a legal method or not, but it would be great to get Judge Ellis’ opinion.

    This seems more inline with PDJT’s comments about a potential Mueller conflict.

    MAGA

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  28. rbrtsmth says:

    Well, the media is fighting back. Magically, now you see stories/polls (yes, yes, I know) that say more than 50% of people favor impeachment.

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  29. AJC says:

    All that needs to happen now is for somebody in the Justice Department to actually bring an indictment to Bruce Ohr, (because he seems to be the central figure between DOJ/FBI & he’s a lawyer so I’m sure he knows he has already committed a few felonies) and give him the Special Mueller treatment. Full immunity for your finger pointing and for you to testify against the whole gang. The house of cards would topple over with no end in site of the number of former/current officials to be named…

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  30. MaineCoon says:

    Agree. That might have been the first installment? Maybe just for the late 2015 work? Could just be for a few months? All part of the plan to make it appear she didn’t do much….yah, right. I speak Russian too…s/

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  31. Phillie_fan62 says:

    I read the article. What jumped out to me was the fact that Mr. Ohr is throwing his wife under the buss. Is there an alterier motive behind this admission? One would think that he’d at least be unsure or something.You know how these people in the DOJ and FBI like to COA. and their friends and relatives also.

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  32. I always thought that AP News was supposed to be hard news…. Get a load of this misleading headline and story…. No names of the AP sources that supposedly Christopher Steele told Bruce Ohr that the Russians “Had Trump over a barrel” ….. the headline makes it sound like this whole witch hunt was really not one. It’s just more of the same regurgitated unsubstantiated garbage!

    https://apnews.com/4ac772445073491aa7d3ca9e558e0144

    I’m sick of this crap, you know that? When is the damn media going to give up on this hoax?

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    • You just know the Democrat staffers who attended Ohr’s deposition are the ones leaking these lies to AP News! Why can’t these bastards EVER go on the record? They’re a bunch of cowards and weasels! Why can’t AP News tell us who their damn sources are???? I’m fed up with this!

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  33. Wayne Robinson says:

    Ohr can see the future and it is a prison cell . He will flip 100% on the feds and DOJ actors revealing exact details that he knows for lower sentence guidlines but he is going to prison just like Comey and others . I think MUELER WILL GO RIGHT BEHIND HILLARY AND OBOMA . The sales to Russia and enrichment of aClinton Foundation can not be denied . Look before and after glaring arguement is why theenrichment ? Movingsuitcases filled with cash ? Really ? Yes really . The FISA abuses will be criminal acts in the end a great effort for political iverthrow of our government . It is all coming out and will yetcome out . Every leak in media the editors of media will becharged as well . One thing the courts like is individual respinsibility and accountability . Just becausd Obma gotsome activist on bench will not change this effect it will only lead to activist judges being removed and disbard and if there is a way some may be charged under Federal codes for crimes . They can go topeison also . Wehave seen a few judges sentenced to lifefor violating rights of others .

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    • rbrtsmth says:

      With the amount of evidence for the Clinton-related stuff – they would have already impeached, removed, and executed Trump. Seized all his assets and jailed his entire family.

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    • More Covfefe Please says:

      I have been told here that McCabe had flipped because he was obviously guilty and then Strzok because he was obviously guilty. Yet Strzok did not sound like he had flipped when he testified before congress. More like an arrogant ___ who knew he was getting away with it. I don’t see any evidence anyone has flipped because Sessions is too busy fighting drugs and MS whatever and no one is in charge of DOJ.

      Also Page is supposed to have flipped but there is no evidence. Well, I know you can’t reveal a lot if someone has flipped but this is wishful thinking. Nothing will be done other than what has already been done. Nothing will be done because there is no crumbs of evidence that anything has been done over the last year or so.

      What has been revealed is that the main players will go into a cushy retirement and others will be demoted or gently reprimanded. If FBI, Wray will send them to bias training as he has promised.

      Notice that straight shooter Mueller has left plenty of evidence what he is doing without saying a word.

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    • Lannyd says:

      The first AA president will never be prosecuted in fear of rioting, etc. Hillary is fair game, especially as the new group of dems gain control.

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  34. dd_sc says:

    That last text is interesting:

    “…code name for the second matter…”

    I’m sure it’s a violation of FBI policy to ask for that on a non-secured device, but also, is there another insurance policy?

    I’m sure there are multiple counter intelligence operations going on that Pete & Lisa would be involved in, but in this context, you have to wonder.

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  35. Ray Van Dune says:

    Well, Associated Pres has sunk to new lows in reporting on Bruce Ohr. After avoiding covering dozens of revelations about DOJ/FBI illegal surveillance, planting of agents in the Trump campaign, concocting evidence via the media, and committing felonies by falsifying FISA warrants, now suddenly they are running with a story told to Ohr by Steele to justify his fabrications, and positioning it as if it is fact!
    So Congress and Judicial Watch can reveal dozens of items of evidence of scandalous behavior on the part of corrupted government officials, but the AP will hide it. But when they have a chance to tell juicy lies told by one crook to another to slander their victims – OMG, the public must know.

    Well, I will tell the world that the AP is run by scum-sucking lying traitors, so print that!

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  36. AngelOnejudicial says:

    Ummm blank signature line from Comey for FBI Director also includes a line for Secretary of State
    Meaning they also can request FISA surveillance? Are you kidding me?

    Time to audit FISA and particularly every single FISA Secretary Clinton requested……

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  37. fakenamenumber776 says:

    “Mr. Ohr revealed Tuesday that he verbally warned the FBI”

    Does this so-called “FBI” have a name? Who, exactly, did Ohr warn? Did any of them sign the FISA application?

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  38. Concerned says:

    BREAKING: JUDICIAL WATCH BOMBSHELL=> FISA Court Held NO HEARINGS on Carter Page Warrants

    Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch dropped a bombshell on Spygate Friday.

    The Justice Department admitted in a court filing this week that the FISA court never held hearings on the FISA applications for former Trump advisor Carter Page.

    One FISA warrant and three subsequent FISA renewals on Carter Page were obtained by Obama’s corrupt FBI in order to spy on Trump’s campaign.

    Via Judicial Watch:

    ‘[N]o such hearings were held with respect to the acknowledged FISA applications. Accordingly, no responsive hearing transcripts exist.’

    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants.

    In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Page FISA spy warrants, first issued in 2016 and subsequently renewed three times:
    [National Security Division] FOIA consulted [Office of Intelligence] … to identify and locate records responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request…. [Office of Intelligence] determined … that there were no records, electronic or paper, responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request with regard to Carter Page. [Office of Intelligence] further confirmed that the [Foreign Surveillance Court] considered the Page warrant applications based upon written submissions and did not hold any hearings.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/08/breaking-judicial-watch-bombshell-fisa-court-held-no-hearings-on-carter-page-warrants/

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  39. Concerned says:

    Mr. President, it is time to declassify all the Russia docs.

    Watch Tom Fitton discuss the new developments in detail:

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  40. Concerned says:

    NOW, for the rest of the story.

    It seems the FISA Court could be corrupt too? They never had a hearing on the FISA application(s). They just approved them. Get that Rubber stamp out!

    Do we now know now why – Special Prosecutor Tapped by Sessions to Investigate FISA Abuses HAS NOT Interviewed Bruce Ohr. Why Interview Bruce Ohr if you already knew, because you were part of the conspiracy?

    Do we now know now why – Unimaginable: Dirty Cop Mueller Never Interviewed Bruce Ohr Despite Pivotal Role In Trump Spying Scandal (VIDEO). Why Interview Bruce Ohr if you already knew, because you were part of the conspiracy?

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  41. Concerned says:

    RIGGED: DOJ DISCLOSES NO FISA COURT HEARINGS HELD ON CARTER PAGE WARRANTS; APPROVED TRUMP SPYING WITH NO PROOF OF CRIMES

    [video src="https://media.powr.com/480p/c3e883a3-4aeb-485c-a542-4d6b19590d5b.mp4" /]

    Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants.

    In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Page FISA spy warrants, first issued in 2016 and subsequently renewed three times:

    [National Security Division] FOIA consulted [Office of Intelligence] … to identify and locate records responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request…. [Office of Intelligence] determined … that there were no records, electronic or paper, responsive to [Judicial Watch’s] FOIA request with regard to Carter Page. [Office of Intelligence] further confirmed that the [Foreign Surveillance Court] considered the Page warrant applications based upon written submissions and did not hold any hearings.

    The Department of Justice previously released to Judicial Watch the heavily redacted Page warrant applications. The initial Page FISA warrant was granted just weeks before the 2016 election.

    The DOJ filing is in response to a Judicial Watch lawsuit for the FISA transcripts (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-01050)).

    In February, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a memo criticizing the FISA targeting of Carter Page. The memo details how the “minimally corroborated” Clinton-DNC dossier was an essential part of the FBI and DOJ’s applications for surveillance warrants to spy on Page

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    • Elle says:

      Today is the Friday news dump. Maybe this is it, but I’m hoping that that it will be something meaningful that happens because of this news.

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  42. PVCDroid says:

    He didn’t tell his boss, Sally Yates, anything about the dossier, Steele or his contacts with the FBI? Over a one year or more period? I don’t buy any of that scrap. He’s covering.

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  43. Firefly says:

    Ohr is either duped or more likely spinning a tale he, Steele and his wife concocted. Be interesting to see if Steele recalls this under oath.

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  44. dayallaxeded says:

    Heard a weird snippet on Sinclair radio news, saying that Ohr had testified that RUS thought they had something on VSGPDJT before the election. That’s all that was said, so it was left hanging, like a waft of swamp gas, in the air. I haven’t seen anything in the above discussion to support this backhanded, bs smear. Ohr’s testimony was not public, right? Anyone have any idea where that came from? This is a rare time (though not rare enough) that I’ll swear, I’m about to go ballistic on these “n’er Trumpers,” on the so-called religious/social/political right. There’s nothing “right” about them, if they’re lying, back-biting scumbags. They’re just like progzis and deserve the same fate–to be trampled under hard-marching boots of truth!

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    • mimbler says:

      There is a lot leaking out about Ohr’s testimony. Firefly’s post right above yours appears to deal with what you heard,

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    • dayallaxeded says:

      Shoot, well now I see it’s a Washington/AP report–so virtually guaranteed to be false.

      This just again cries out for VSGPDJT to declassify the whole nasty mess, burn every one of the Deep Stank operatives and all of their deeply stanky “sources and methods.” What is any of it worth, if its principal use is to destroy, rather than to protect our Constitution and republic?! RELEASE THE [classified] KRAKEN!

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      • Firefly says:

        Sound like the new story line is that they really believed PTrump was involved in wrong doing and just over reacted and didn’t follow procedures for reporting it.

        This sounds like lawyer Hail Mary responses to personnel actions on Ohr. Ohr is taking a whistleblower approach saying he believed he was reporting wrongdoing. It will invoke some complexities in firing Ohr – they’ll have to go through some sort of whistleblower due process/ analysis. I wouldn’t be surprise if the DOJ asks the office of special counsel (OSC handles whistleblower and hatch act issues) to get involved like they did with McCabe.

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        • Elle says:

          Or perhaps he may be cooperating and they are giving him a parachute to land more softly than he would have. Looks to me like he is screwed without a written waiver for his wife’s income and he might also be subject to civil penalties as well.

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  45. Laura Wesselmann says:

    Sounds like Bruce Ohr will not act the scapegoat.

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  46. racebannon795 says:

    It will be difficult for DJT to successfully navigate his way through this fiasco without addressing the nation from the oval office about this matter prior to the mid-terms. His tweets and rallies won’t cut it. He must connect some really big dots directly to the American people. He has to push the info out AND explain it. Heck, I’d use timelines and video clips just to spice it up.

    If he doesn’t, he is not fulfilling his duties as the chief law enforcement officer. Maybe he makes Sessions sit beside him so he can turn to him from time-to-time and ask, “What are you doing about this Jeff?”

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