Confirmed: Nellie Ohr Lied About Ham Radio To Congress…

Nellie Ohr is the wife of DOJ official Bruce Ohr.  Nellie Ohr, a specialist in Russian matters, was also a contract employee of the CIA for multiple years.  In September 2015 Nellie Ohr approached her former colleague at Fusion GPS (Glenn Simpson) for a job.

Nellie Ohr was hired as a contract agent by Fusion to work on the ‘Trump Project’ assembling political opposition research that was later shared with another Fusion GPS contract employee, Christopher Steele, and compiled into the ‘Steele Dossier’.

It always seemed sketchy that at the same time Nellie Ohr began communicating with Christopher Steele and other governmental participants associated with the Steele Dossier, May 2016, she applied for a Ham Radio License [FCC LINK]:

During congressional testimony, Nellie Ohr was asked when and why she obtained the Ham radio operators license.  Ms. Ohr testified she obtained the license in 2015, “well before” she began working for Fusion GPS.   Obviously this statement conflicts with the public FCC record showing she obtained the license in May 2016.

(Transcript Link)

Just to make sure the public FCC link date was accurate, Techno Fog filed a FOIA request to verify the application and approval date.  The result was confirmation of May 23, 2016:

The application date matches the FCC public information record of May 23rd, 2016.  So it’s now confirmed that Nellie Ohr lied to congress.

If, as Mrs Ohr claimed, this was just taking up a hobby, an innocuous and unrelated event in the life of a former CIA contract employee, then why lie about it?

The lie is specific:

It would appear there’s much more to this….

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323 Responses to Confirmed: Nellie Ohr Lied About Ham Radio To Congress…

  1. lurker2 says:

    You know the DC area is out in BFE flyover country USA without any military or police presence so ol’ Nellie and her patriot citizen friends were on the job! Does she firefight too?

    Nellie, WE’RE NOT STUPID. And I think the person asking the question was already well aware of the answer therefore also not stupid.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Absolutely the person asking the question knew the information.
      Rather than confront her with it there, the lie becomes fertile cross-examination.
      Of course, the next time she testifies, if ever, I expect she will be persuaded by her legal team to use the one provision democrats believe in, the Fifth Amendment.

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      • All Too Much says:

        NH is screwed.
        If she gives a direct answer yes, she is admits HAM communications with GPS, et al., and the door to deeper examination swings wide open.
        If she says yes or or, the documents flush out the lie about 2015, “well before,” and the cross-examination becomes too much fun than a lawyer should be allowed to have.
        If she were paying me for legal advise, knowing what Sundance has taught about this subject, mind-blowing, well-post-graduate material and discussion, (is there a diploma?) I would absolutely advise her to refuse answering anything, citing the Fifth Amendment.

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      • De Oppresso Liber says:

        She never answered the question. She intentionally did not say “yes” or “no,” but rather “well before.” Like voting “present,” it was a rather inept attempt to parse words like Bubba Clinton’s infamous, “That depends on what your meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

        What a wonderful time to be alive, and able to witness the destruction of the treasonous deep state piece by piece……

        MAGA!

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        • Rob says:

          She said she obtained the ham radio license well before she worked with Fusion GPS. How is that not answering the question of whether obtaining the license had anything to do with Fusion GPS? She clearly answered, and committed perjury.

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          • Texican says:

            The question concerned whether her HAM radio involvement was connected to her employment with Fusion GPS. Her answer was non-responsive to that question, but perjured all the same. I anticipate her attorney will move to correct her statement to “I can’t remember.”

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        • lftpm says:

          It was summer ’16. We knew that all phone and computer communications were tapped by NSA. They could log shortwave radio transmissions, but we could use undecipherable codes. Anyway, we thought Hillary would win, but Trump had friends in the military and NSA. We needed an insurance policy, if he won. It just seemed that ham communications could be part of that. You know, to hide the fact that we were mounting a coup, which we wouldn’t launch if our gal won.

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      • I missed the news tonight. Did they charge her today with lying to Congress? If so, what MSM outlet covered the SWAT teams breaking down her door at 5am?

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      • zaq123 says:

        Doesn’t matter at this point. If they go after her, there’s no better proof than the paperwork.

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    • Mary Morse says:

      Who was she conversing with? Who else had a license? What was her range?

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      • There was a booster (govt) in her DC neighborhood. Read somewhere that the booster could get her to Fusion in GB, avoiding being picked up by NSA.

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        • Rudolph says:

          Very interesting Annie, thank you.

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        • JoeUser says:

          True, there might be ‘repeaters’ in the DC area for frequencies that she is allowed to access (based upon her Technician license, 10m and 70cm, just those two bands). But, I doubt she could’ve reached the UK. There are no repeaters in the Atlantic.

          But, that doesn’t mean that she couldn’t have used the radio to reach someone within the DC area.

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          • montanamel says:

            Is that repeater there in DC a node on the Echo Link system?
            Using her legal radio, into Echo Link system, out of it in UK, and back into ham radio band.

            It takes a “static IP address” to use Echo Link…

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            • JoeUser says:

              She didn’t seem to come across as a very tech-savvy radio buff, so maybe she might have had some “coaching” assistance to utilize digital packet radio?

              With the small group I’m not throwing anything out, but it’s entirely plausible, your suggestion. Makes one wonder if the “Aw, shucks” act regarding her getting the radio and license is meant to obfuscate the digital aspect. Good catch, I was just focusing on the basic OTA aspect.

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          • thrawl says:

            My father has a HAM license. He talks to people from all over the world. You just have to know the system and how to connect. I think the farthest person he’s talked to was in Australia and he’s in Southern California.

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          • Mary Morse says:

            So who was she talking to? Here’s the organizational/contractual structure:

            Clinton/DNC>Perkins Coie
            Perkins Coie>Fusion GPS (Nellie)
            Fusion GPS>Orbis (Steele)
            Orbis(Steele)> “Primary Collector”> Sources A,B,C,D

            Certain information was added to the dossier that likely didn’t come from Steele’s Collector, such as the Alfa Bank/Trump server intel. Such intel augmented Steele’s sources, but had to be communicated to Steele by someone authorized by the customer (Clinton/DNC), and it couldn’t be able to be traced thru normal contractual communications (ie. thru Perkins Coie). Enter Nellie and her backchannel HAM, and her DOJ backchannel husband. IMO, this is a backchannel to take off the books direction from the customer’s project manager(s). Who would that be? Brennan, maybe? Susan Rice? Who is running the entire operation for Clinton/DNC, and who gives that person direction?

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        • Greg says:

          I’m pretty sure you cannot avoid being picked up by the NSA. If they are collecting all phones calls, E mails, and texts why would the leave the airways open for the spies to use unencumbered?? With their giant Hoover Vacuum cleaner they suck up everything and when something like this comes to light they just go back and listen to the recorded messages. They have it all, the question is will she hang in Gitmo or flip on everyone involved??

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          • Elle says:

            who is to say that she hasn’t already flipped? Clinton is smart. She knew what was coming. It’s not her fault that so many incompetent fools let her down. She’s got the world’s biggest little black book and she probably despises Obama. She is fully cognizant of the magnitude of what they have done, as evidenced by her “hang” comment..

            Prison or a luxurious life of exile? Hmmm… Why wouldn’t she flip?

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      • lftpm says:

        If she had SSB she could talk with confederates in Ukraine,

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    • Old Codger says:

      Time to SQUEEZE her til her eyeballs pop out of her head!

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    • RBarrett says:

      Since 2012 technician class operators [Nelle Ohr] do have HF CW privilege on 80m, 40m, and 15m bands [3.525mhz to 3.600mhz, 7.025mhz to 7.125mhz, 21.025mhz to 21.200mhz]
      However tech class operators have voice [ssb] on 10m’s [28.300mhz to 28.500mhz]. This band is amazing. From the west coast of California, I have made contact on 28.450mhz with stations in Ireland with 10watts of power [QRP]. In all tech HF freq. allocations, a maximum of 200w is allowed. 73

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  2. Doug Amos says:

    Has anyone told Obama about this?

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  3. Bill says:

    She needs to be water boarded to get the truth out of her…

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    • booger71 says:

      She would just melt if you did that

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    • mikeyboo says:

      At this point, I’d be willing to water board her just for the hell of it.

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    • DelAware says:

      You are assuming she knows the truth.

      Don’t you get it? These operations use people like Kleenex then throw them away. The little operators are motivated by careerism, by politics (SJW), and by not being the mole (in the carnival came sense) whose head gets wacked by the mallet.

      Why is everyone assuming that Nellie Ohr was actually the one manning the mike? Anybody can take the ham test and get licensed. It involves some study, and that all can be done online.

      Consider this:

      Hams have had to fight like hoplites since 1912 for spectrum access. They protect it fiercely. They are legendary for self-policing and cracking down on anyone using their frequencies illegally.

      My guess is that someone was using the ham bands illegally, got busted, needed cover, and Ohr was either assigned as the personality for the cover (since she had some mildly plausible interest in emergency comms/ops) or stepped forward.

      My hunch is that someone else was using the ham frequencies to convey coded (not encrypted) information/leaks.

      There’s more to this story than we’re being told. The notion that Nellie Ohr is some sort of criminal/spy mastermind strikes me as CNN-tier messaging. In this case it stands for Conservativecable News Network.

      I want facts. I’m sick of all this intrigue and spy-novel stuff. The Bill of Rights is being held hostage while our entire government functions as AIPAC agents OF A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT. I’m sick of it.

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      • Elle says:

        You make valid points. She’s just a cog, not a mastermind. But I think this thread is pointing to something very important: HAM is a likely means that the small group used to communicate after they lost the ability to use Hillary’s private server in 2014/2015.

        Her testimony is intentionally clouded, and Baker seems to be playing along, so we get NOTHING except one fact, that she took the community class in the 2014/2015 time period and a few details about a test. Every other fact… when she bought it, if she used it, if “the test” she initially refers to was for her license of for the community class…. nothing is nailed down! It’s a work of word art. Bravo!

        Another glaring inconsistency is that she made a big deal in her testimony about doing this because she was “underemployed” [not unemployed!] and had time to kill. So that begs the question of why did she wait to get the license until after she got the Fusion job? Did she “sit for the exam for someone else” who wasn’t smart enough, or legit enough to take the test?

        Given it’s possible this was a means of communication for seditious/treasonous activity, there is lots of good info here for those who have no idea how they may have been able to use HAM radios to that end. No need to rain on the parade.

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  4. Redzone says:

    I wonder if Creepy Joe grabbed her cheeks and ran his fingers through her hair while rubbing noses, just to say hello?

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  5. JL says:

    The funny thing is, she could have just given an innocuous explanation that wasn’t verifiable.

    Instead, she lied about it. Now the purpose of the HAM license is more suspect.

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    • Thomas says:

      As someone who has always love spy novels, and to a lesser extent, spy movies, and I’m talking more the LaCarre’ characters like George Smiley, i always picture spooks as these smart people. I’m not talking about the James Bond, Jason Bourne stuff.

      No it seems like many of them are both corrupt and incompetent – at the same time.

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      • JL says:

        I keep thinking of David Berkowitz (Son of Sam) getting caught because he parked too close to a fire hydrant during one of his killings and got a parking ticket.

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  6. Another Scott says:

    Why would she lie about something she knows is on record? She didn’t think the application date would be looked at? I don’t think she’s that stupid. I wonder if something else is going on here….

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      She successfully avoided answering a yes-or-no question, with a yes or no. It was a diversion. Most parents wouldn’t tolerate that kind of an answer from their child.

      She wasn’t under oath, and clearly the risk of finding out later she’d “mis-remembered” an important fact was less than the risk of telling the truth.

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  7. notvicchanko says:

    For what it’s worth for further research, Nellie has a “technician” class ham license which only allows operating in frequency bands that are limited to a relatively small geographic radius. Think metro area not nationwide or worldwide. So she was likely talking to someone(s) in or around DC or northern Virginia.

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      Wrong. She could use HF, and HF can go anyway because it bounces off ionosphere.

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      • notvicchanko says:

        Not legally. A technician-Class license is restricted to operation in VHF and UHF. Of course she could operated illegally in HF but then why bother with a license anyway? Also to effectively operate in HF would require some pretty conspicuous external antennae.

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        • Could the government booster get her signal, boost it, and get it to GB?

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          • PhaseNoise says:

            The correct term for this is ‘repeater’ – a pairing of receiver on one channel and transmitter on another nearby channel whose antenna are mounted on a tower or elevated structure. The ‘repeater’ re-broadcasts whatever is received on a known ‘split’ frequency. Generally, this is limited to line-of sight communications. These are mostly privately owned, club supported systems that sometimes co-locate at commercial or governmental facilities.

            Since the about 1970’s, many ‘repeaters’ have ‘auto-patch’ capability – the linking of the ‘repeater’ to the telephone system. Generally this was used to remotely contact police or fire departments for emergency services before the widespread cellular availability. ‘Auto-patch’ is still available on some repeaters, but not so widely as the cost of the telephone hardline is a drain on club that supports the ‘repeater’. Provided the ‘Auto-patch’ does not restrict long distance calling, using this would hide the ‘caller’ of the distant telephone number (unless audio of the caller was recorded and the caller used their actual call-sign are required by law).

            Back in the 2000’s, many ‘repeaters’ were linked to the internet by ‘Echolink’ and other more advanced protocols. This has the effect of linking the ‘repeater’ to another ‘repeater’ far away. The user (with the correct access code) can command the ‘repeater’ by radio to link to another ‘repeater’ on the Echolink system – with the internet, distance is not a limiting factor. Then the conversations by radio are carried through the internet between distant repeaters. Unless the operators are strictly observing the laws for this use, it would very possible to carry a conversation while not revealing the identities of the users (but this would likely draw attention to the activity).

            More recent radio designs have taken ‘Echolink’ to the next level – the ability to link directly to a specified ‘station’ through the ‘repeater’. It would not be necessary to be technically inclined to use such a system to communicate in a somewhat clandestine fashion. I believe with a few of the more proprietary systems, private channels can be created for this purpose, although it would usually require the consent of the ‘repeater’ owners.

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        • jk says:

          Well, I don’t know what kind of equipment she has but it’s my guess she was passing information in the form of encrypted packet data to another operator. The license is a cover for the possession and use of the equipment.

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        • Paco Loco says:

          Wrong! Technician Class has HF operating privileges.

          QLF

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          • Robin says:

            Did Technician class have HF privileges in 2016? Either way it doesn’t preclude using Packet radio.

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          • Ed says:

            Techs do have limited HF bands, but not on any band that propagate well. They have a teeny bit of 80 meters which is HF, but 3 mhz doesn’t propagate well. I doubt she knows CW. she has a brand new callsign, so she wasn’t tested on CW. 40 meters might be a little better but still no good DX. The little bit of 15 and 10 might offer occasional DX, but not reliable. They’re about sunspots. VHF for DX? Forget it. If she doesn’t use CW…even if she uses CW, I think this is much ado about nothing. …_._

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        • Lady Sid says:

          I took the ham radio class 2 1/2 yrs ago. The person giving the class in his home showed us the antenna strung across his attic — indoors. He did have his handle (call #) on his car/truck license plate, though. I was interested in the subject but did not study effectively to pass the test. The best way to do that is to memorize the answers to the old tests’ questions. Nellie’s story about taking it for assistance in the community is correct, though and this was emphasized to our class, too. When all else fails, electronically, it’s the ham radio relays that get through in an emergency.

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          • Ed says:

            Handle isn’t a callsign, it’s your name. Unlike CB, it’s not a nickname. Most of the damage she could do via dx would be CW and techs don’t even have to take a CW test any more.
            ….-.-

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        • Ringo Phonebone says:

          Those would be antennas in this context. The word “antennae” is appropriate for creatures of biological nature.

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        • No.

          Technician class operating grants include significant hf privileges, including all the old Novice class subbands or their present equivalents on 80, 40, 15, and 10m plus fone privileges on 10m.

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    • Fools Gold says:

      Probably reached CIA headquarters just fine.

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        • LivLovely101 says:

          I agree: she could talk to black hats, valjarr, etc. using the radio. And as far as her not having enough knowledge to work it like a pro, maybe she wasn’t the one really using it- the Ohrs could have had a “houseguest” staying with them from out of town. And why would they worry about doing things “legally”? And maybe this method of communication was another “insurance policy” to relay orders to take out the thorn in their foot – permanently.
          I put NOTHING past these people…..

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  8. CopperTop says:

    I’ll conjecture that a certain someone, intials MT who was with GCHQ who did not want to be perceived by ‘meddling’ as a foreigner in our election when he told Lake Forest, IL Smith he wouldn’t asses his Clinton file from the dark web…knew the only way to communicate privately is by HAM and was advising all foreign Brennan go betweens to communicate via HAM while they are ‘in country’ together. As a cyber expert…he’d know why.

    Sheesh.

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  9. Mark Wauck says:

    Coincidence? Four days ago on my blog I provided a detailed analysis of Nellie’s apparent perjury (and more): Nellie Ohr’s Story–Puzzlements. Four days later the same angle is being picked up by Techno Fog.
    😦

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  10. 1000 Clowns says:

    Or maybe she just “mis-remembered”

    Seriously, though… If the idea was to use radio for secret communication, why get a license and leave a trail? Doesn’t make sense.

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    • Fools Gold says:

      He wasn’t suppose to win…

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    • Agreed. Just acquire the equipment and use it. IMO the hidebound mindset of the bureaucrats one gets a licence because you must have a licence.

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    • MelH says:

      Way back in the early days of spygate, there was supposition that the NSA data base is also in England and accessing it from there would keep the black hats here from being charged with illegal spying. Maybe England folk were passing NSA data to Nellie? When you consider the number of characters involved in Spygate, tons of background information must have been plumbed since 2015.

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  11. InAz says:

    Of course she lied. She knows that absolutely nothing will happen to her and the others.
    McCabe and all his Commie cohorts are free, as well as the Obola’s, Clinton’s and their ilk.

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  12. Chilidog says:

    I don’t know anything about HAM radios. If she was using the radio for nefarious purposes, than why get a license at all. Can someone get caught using a HAM radio illegally?

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  13. namberak says:

    Don’t forget to add her to your dictionary entry: clapper: n. an intentional falsehood; v. to intentionally deceive; synonyms: comey, brennan, ohr

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  14. Genie says:

    Like Homer Simpson, Nadler goes in to vapor lock at the mention of HAM.

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  15. Bogeyfree says:

    So compile a list of the top 10-20 people she could have been communicating with and get another FOIA for any Ham Radio License issued to these 10-20 people from that date back a year or so and see if anything hits.

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  16. Elle says:

    The question was not, “when did you get your license, it was “how long have you had a ham radio”. Then she says she “bought it” shortly after she got her ham license.. Then stutters and stammers about how in 2014 she took a class and passed “the test”. So my guess is that she BOUGHT it in 2014, took the class and passed “the test” but did not apply for a license until later.

    I don’t know much about ham radio licensing, but my guess is what she is doing here is setting it up so that she can say, .”Oh ..gee…silly me… I didn’t realize I needed to actually apply and do other stuff to get the LICENSE. I thought since I passed THE TEST I was good to go….so ..tee hee.. I actually began USING it before I got the license .”

    But we don’t know if she began using it after she took the test, but before obtaining her license because the person questioning her allows her to completely dodge the difference between the test and the license and when she started USING it. Notice the wording:

    “So your obtaining of a radio, and your taking a class and your sitting for the exam, and ultimately passing and receiving the license, it had nothing to do with your employment at Fusion, right?”

    See how that works, she doesn’t have to say when she started USING the radio. And notice how the questioner purposely blurs the “Sitting for the exam” and ……….”ultimately passing and receiving the license”. It’s all very intentional. The questioner is helping her out.

    It seems likely to me that she WAS using the ham radio illegally, starting back in 2014 when she took the training.and “passed the test” but never got the “license”.

    Whoever is questioning her is on her side.

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  17. Curt says:

    I am glad this subject came up because this is exactly what I wanted to comment on.
    I have been following TCT for over a year and do not post very often as this is my before bed reading material and I suck at texting. This used to be real “tin foil hat” stuff, but all of us here know it isn’t. And the traitors know some of us know this. They thought they were smarter than us. But they weren’t.

    I know a fair amount about communications, RF, Iridium, etc., mostly related to surface and subsurface navigation systems.

    I too, was perplexed at this FCC license application but I have a theory. Excuse me, but Nelli Ohr doesn’t exactly look like she knows anything about communications. She’s a policy research person. The license was not for her, but her husband Bruce. She probably didn’t even think much about the trail she was leaving when she made this request, but in my experience, not everyone with advanced degrees is necessarily smart. They just think they’re smarter than everyone else. Most of the time, they aren’t.

    I don’t believe the license was for long range or international communications. I have examined satellite imagery of their house and there are not any antennas that would suggest such a thing. Of course, you can put those arrays in an attic but it attenuates the signal.

    The FCC license was so that she could purchase hand-held VHF, HF, or UHF radios for her husband to use. Above a certain frequency, you need an FCC license to purchase radios. Otherwise, the vendors will not sell to you. Excuse my memory, but didn’t her husband Bruce meet with Christopher Steele, Glen Simpson, and the other perps at Fusion GPS? I believe the license was so she could purchase radios for her husband to use when his people were in country and have a secure way to communicate. The range is limited, but there are ways around that.

    Anyway, that’s what I think and it is most unfortunate she lied about it. She is in big trouble. In fact, there are a lot of people in big trouble and they know it and will be circling the wagons. But one of them, probably Clapper, is not going to be interested in spending the rest of his life in prison and is going to flip. Of course, we all know where this leads to: Barry O. I don’t think they’ll be able to nail him but the rest of them? Yes.

    Trump is not going to let this go. Remember what he said? “This should not ever happen to another president.” DJT does believe in payback and it may take some time, but all of them, these conspirators, these traitors, are going to go down. We on TCT must be patient because it will probably take a couple of years.

    I hope they have saved their money from all their F–king book deals, because they’re going to need it for lawyers. Hopefully, they’ll all have to sell their fancy homes like General Flynn.

    Finally, SD, whoever you are, watch your back. They people are looking at spending the rest of their miserable lives in prison and they are not going to want to do that, because they think they are “special.”
    Screw them.

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    • Elle says:

      very interesting comment. Thanks. I don’t want to detract from your point, but I posted above your (probably as you were texting) that Nellie never said she got “the license” in 2014, she said that’s when she “bough”t the radio and “took a class” and “passed the test”, not to be confused with “ultimately passing and receiving the license” .

      So based on what you said, I think that it is likely she was using the HAM without a license beginning in 2014 and that the only reason she got the license was because she had to get a license to get the more sophisticated equipment that was needed in May 2016.

      And the person questioning her during her testimony, by using the wording, ““So your obtaining of a radio, and your taking a class and your sitting for the exam, and ultimately passing and receiving the license, it had nothing to do with your employment at Fusion, right?”

      So both are true.. She never said she got the license in 2014. She got the ham radio then. We know she took the class and she passed “the test”, but she doesn’t tell us if she ever used it before 5/2016 or not. Then when she got the license it had nothing to do with HER employment at Fusion. So both statements are true.

      Well done, Nellie. Well done.

      I’d love to know who asked her the questions.

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      • Curt says:

        Elle: Sorry, I missed your comments. I guess I was mostly talking about motivation and applications as opposed to timelines. But you are required to have an FCC license to communicate on certain frequencies. The little hand-held radios you get at Radio Shack are not a problem because of their limited range and bandwidth. But for something more than that, if you want to be legal, you need a license. Those Harry Homeowner radios are only good to a mile or two on a good day with no obstructions. At least, that is my experience with them in desert terrain.

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      • CirclinTheDrain says:

        It’s been stated before – you DO NOT need a license to buy this equipment, to listen on any frequency. You can listen on any band, you just can’t transmit on any but your licensed capabilities.

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        • Elle says:

          Question…other than the fact that it is illegal (which never seems to stop these people) how would someone know if a person is transmitting illegally? Can they just make up a name and talk?

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      • Just Beachy says:

        If you go to the link of her testimony and look before page 88 (testimony shown in the article), you’ll see a Mr. Baker asking the questions. At the very beginning of the testimony, all introduced themselves. Mr. Baker is Arthur Baker, Investigative Counsel, House Judiciary Committee Majority Staff.

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  18. craig f Henderson says:

    How did Nellie use the HAM radio?
    Was there an encoder/decoder device that sent/received digital messages?
    I cant imagine she used a book code or other John LeCarre means to communicate over the radio.

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    • beachbum31 says:

      she may have spoken russian

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    • Curt says:

      None of these communications need to be encoded as most frequencies are not monitored. For example, Channel 16 on VHF is monitored by the USCG, but normally when people first make contact, they switch channels.

      For someone, e.g., the NSA, to monitor RF communications, they would need to know the exact frequency and time it was going to happen. Unless they have inside information, that is not easy and requires a lot of resources. I am not saying it is impossible, just that it not simple.

      Off to bed for me. Good night Treepers.

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  19. beachbum31 says:

    whoa pretty modest property for a top 4 guy at DOJ with the spouse sending out spook invoices,
    Very modest.

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    • Curt says:

      Not really, that’s an 840K 5 bedroom house in Mclean, VA, a pretty exclusive area. The Kennedy’s used to live there. So did I. They’re not poor.

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      • MelH says:

        Wow, Curt, in California 840K wouldn’t get you a 2 bedroom townhouse in any town you’d want to live in, much less “pretty exclusive area.” A “townhouse” shares at least one wall with a neighbor, sometimes two shared walls.

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  20. Lance2skyhigh@gmail.com says:

    Bigger story is trying to figure out who she was listening and or transmitting with?
    I did some research back in September, very interesting. Lots of licenses to Million dollar homes.
    Lots of things look interesting. Definetly need more sleuths with time to work deeper into this!
    Applications and Cancelations of amateur licenses on same dates…
    Thomas, Julie K registered on the same date as Ohr, is this Julie Thomas the Director at Leidos (formerly SAIC) SAIC’s National Security, Health and Engineering business are now Leidos.
    Alberts, Colin M registered on the same date as Ohr and same zip code?
    Thomas, Julie K and Cary, Timothy C both registered on 5/23/2016 and canceled on 6/21/2016?

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  21. OnlyInAmerica says:

    I hope Nellie hangs.

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  22. Curt says:

    Sorry Bro, no one’s going to hang, even though they deserve it. But lots of years in prison? Yup, a definite possibility. Of course, Private Slovak was shot by firing squad but that was during a war.

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  23. Blind no longer says:

    Don’t the people operating these radios have to log in when using them? I’m sure she had some type of call sign…is there anyway to trace her radio use time/dates?

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    • JoeUser says:

      You’re supposed to use your FCC callsign when initiating and closing communication, but that’s a formality initiated by the persons operating the radios (sender and receiver in the conversation). There’s no mechanism requiring it. And, there are no logs recording when the radio was used, or for how long.

      Someone mentioned earlier that a Technician license allows HF communications. It *used* to, but they re-classified Technician to eliminate morse code keying and restrict it to two bands, only. So, no, she would not legally be able to use HF. Also, Curt mentioned the necessity of space for those types of antennas, which stretch to near thirty feet, I recall (and require some decent wattage). So, pretty hard to conceal, and not very mobile. Like I mentioned earlier, if she was using the radio it would likely to be to someone within the local area.

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      • Wrong. Bad information. Please stop asserting material you have not verified. Technician class operating grants significant hf access on 80, 40, 15, and 10m bands. Yes most of it is cw (Morse code) with fone restricted to 10m. None the less that’s a lot of rf real estate no matter what Ohr did with it or not.

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  24. Curt says:

    Sorry, Didn’t see my post show up. Nellie’s not going to hang, but prison time, possibly. As much as they deserve it, there aren’t going to be executions. Also, eventually, some young hungry guy at CNN, MSNBC, or CBS, is going to want their Pulitzer, like Woodard and Bernstein. It will be too good a story to pass up and it will be reported.

    Wasn’t Private Slovik the last guy to be shot by firing squad? But that was during WW II.

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  25. Lumina says:

    In earlier posts Spuyten Duyvil & MfM (I think) mentioned CERT (Community Emergency Response Team.) There maybe a trail IF Nellie did get her Ham license for that purpose. The Fairfax Co CERT has a Twitter & Facebook accounts. In April 13, 2016 on Twitter they posted, “Get your Ham Radio License in a weekend!.” I am unable to see the full tweet with the date of the test. I think it is weekend class with test at end. I am pretty sure learning Morse code is not required for the 1st level Ham license, which makes the test easier to pass. It would be interesting to see if her license date correlates to the weekend class date..

    Their Facebook page has a ton of photos. I am not on Facebook and difficult to see them to try to look for her. I did not see an April 13, 2016 FB post about the weekend class.

    I also watched a YouTube video dated April 9, 2016 of CERT presentation to a local Ham club to see if a Ham class date was mentioned. No luck, but the guy said a lot something like they train a lot of “catch and release volunteers.” Meaning they train a lot of people who they don’t see again and hope they come out when there is an emergency.

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    • Elle says:

      Based on the transcript posted by Sundance above, Nellie said she took the class in 2014 or 2015 because she was bored and had time on her hands.

      She got the LICENSE in May of 2016. So you should look in 2014 and 2015, that’s when she said she took the class. It’s not a mistake. Her testimony is carefully worded and it appears that her questioner was helping her to obfuscate the fact that she bought the radio and took the class back in 2014…where she passed a test (as opposed to obtaining the license that she got in 5/2016.

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  26. I don’y see anyone at the DOJ who will prosecute the coup plotters. It will all die of old age.

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  27. The Admiral says:

    That VERY LAST QUESTION… if you look at it, she AVOIDED answering it. She reponded wth a non-answer.

    I am surprised whoever asked it didn’t pick up on that.

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    • JoeUser says:

      Because they didn’t want to pick up on it?

      I agree with an earlier statement, as to who was doing the questioning? That would be good to know…

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  28. schutzhund says:

    Who else in her “circle” use these ham radios? Do the Brits?

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  29. Ventura Capitalist says:

    Is Huber looking at this?

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  30. JL says:

    Is this a joke? Which one of you jokers is responsible for this?

    A John Brennan of Bethesda, Maryland has a GMRS FCC License.

    https://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/LicArchive/license.jsp?licKey=3003894

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  31. mtk says:

    My gut is telling me this ham-radio stuff is a red herring.

    Why…
    Because it raises the impression there is a smoking gun at the end of the rainbow. Meaning that there is skullduggery and tradecraft involved and this elevates the popular imagination to clime in. And, at worst misses the point “That she technically lied”, and when after all is spent chasing down the various contraptions. The end result will be that the lie is offset with all these false leads and narratives that are open up wishful thinking bias. And, the counter charge will be when nothing is found that can be substantiated, the fall back refrain, “Well she lied” will be blunted.

    The only reasonble inquiries, are the ones that make the lie stick.
    Pull in fellow experts on the hobbist lifestyle of ham radio.

    I did a basic google search on ham radio. And, am basing my post on this open-research.

    First, the license process is a little more involved than fill out at application, going to a class and then taking a test.
    The first part is to take a technically class and then a test. This lets you buy a specific type of ham radio, one that lets you buy a short ranged radio to practice the technological theory while in class.

    Did she ever upgrade her equipment to the ham-radio short wave class of radio after getting the licence?
    Did she ever become active in the community of ham-radio through a club?
    This is important, because the signal intelligence theory behind ham radio community as she asserted to as an interest and enthusiasm is deep and profound.

    To serve her community in the event of failed modern communications requires more than a passing interest. It requires an immersion into a lifestyle of personal connection built on becoming involved.

    Think of it this way, there is a black out of traditional communications, and as ham radio opertator, “Who are you going to believe, someone out of the blue with no connection to the ham radio community or is your training mindset going to kick-in, am I receiving disinformation.
    Remember, ham radio is the last resort of communication when everything has gone to hell. Ripe ground to toy with the responce of that kind of stress.
    Well, that is the theory behind the lifestyle of ham-radio it is built on. Trust through continued involvement within the community. The building of personal relationship that establishes your signal as a member.

    So basically did she put the effort in to connect to this community that supports the contention that she applied for a ham radio licence.

    Getting my drift.

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    • JL says:

      Sometimes it’s a silly mistake that brings the whole thing down.

      I can think of one case, where a simple parking ticket broke the whole thing open.

      Don’t discount it just because it’s weird.

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    • Elle says:

      That is a good question. I think it is also important to put it into context of what was going on at the time. Clinton had lost her ability to communicate via her private email server. So she would have been needing a new method to communicate that could not be detected or preserved and a HAM radio (or perhaps the more secure types that Curt noted above) would be a good solution,
      Time Line
      From Wikipedia: 2014 was when the State Department noticed a number of emails from Clinton’s personal account, while reviewing documents requested by the House Select Committee on Benghazi.” And March 2, 2015 New York Times article broke the story that the Benghazi panel had discovered that Clinton exclusively used her own private email server …and that her aides took no action to preserve emails sent or received from her personal accounts as required by law.

      Nellie says it was 2014.. 2015 that she got bought HAM radio and took the class.

      So maybe, …this is how they were all communicating once they lost the private email server.

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  32. McGuffin says:

    SD I really wish you wouldn’t post that pic of Nellie. It startles me every time I see it. I know she’s a female but she looks like a really unattractive male.
    As my 3 year old explained why she didn’t like Santa Clause , “looks like men mixed with other men”.

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  33. zaq123 says:

    As usual, these folks, thinking they’d never get caught, get caught with their pants down. As horrific as that would be, with her.
    1. Where did she take the class?
    2. Where is the roster of the class?
    3. Who taught the class?
    4. If you want to verify her whereabouts on the evening(s) of the class(es), then get her cell phone records.
    5. Execute a search warrant on her house and find the ham radio. See if it’s still in a box. That is, if she still has it.
    6. How did she pay for the radio? Get credit card receipts, if any.

    These idiots think they are so smart.

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  34. Elle says:

    Here is some more of the testimony from Nellie on the ham radio that goes into more detail regarding the HAM radio.

    I’m just including the additional testimony not above…Sundance has link to the testimony above fold..
    Nellie…….”it was just something sponsored by the DHS and the local fire department, you know, taught these courses and then they said, hey, if you are going to be helping with community response in case of an emergency, why don’t we have — you know, some people take Ham radio lessons in case the communications towers go out. And so I took the Ham radio class. I passed the test.
    Q That is a difficult test, isn’t it or —
    A Sixteen questions, something like that. I squeaked past it.
    Q And are there different levels of licensure?
    A There are. I was the lowest level.
    Q Do you have any desire to reach a higher level for your purposes?
    A No.
    Q So your obtaining of a radio, and your taking the class, and your sitting for the exam and ultimately passing and receiving the license, it had nothing to do with your employment at Fusion

    COMMITTEE SENSITIVE COMMITTEE SENSITIVE
    89
    GPS? A It was well before.
    Q Well before?
    A Yeah.
    Q And it was — you had time on your hands, something to do — was this something you were always interested in doing and this is an opportunity that you had to pursue it?
    A I saw an ad for the community emergency response training, and I thought, now is a good time for me to do it since I have a little bit of time.
    Q Have you ever communicated with anyone in Russia using your Ham radio?
    A No.
    Mr. Somers. Did you monitor any broadcasts from Russia using the Ham radio?
    Ms. Ohr. No.

    Darn, I could go on about this. But my overall thought is that Nellie is not making mistakes in her testimony as it seems at first glance. She bought a HAM and took a class and passed “the test” in 2014/2015. Not sure exactly what “test” she’s referring to but she did not get her license until 2016 and she was doing this back in 2014 and 2015.

    She’s not mistaken. And she may not even be lying when she said she wasn’t using it for Fusion GPS. It may well be that when “The Group” lost the ability to communicate with Hillary’s private email, this is how they did it.

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  35. spinoneone says:

    The amateur radio “technician” class license allows the operator to use various VHF and UHF bands which are super handy for communicating via satellite around the world. If you use a “burst” transmission several megabytes of thumb drive information can be compressed into about two seconds and sent anywhere in the world. Practically impossible to intercept.

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    • PhaseNoise says:

      The bands and radios in question do not support high bandwidth communication – unless you tell me that Nellie had a odd fascination with amateur television (ATV) which hams are allowed in the lower part of the 70cm band.

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      • Band Frequencies (In MHz) Modes You Can Use
        80 meters 3.525 – 3.600 CW
        40 meters 7.025 – 7.125 CW
        15 meters 21.025 – 21.200 CW
        10 meters 28.000 – 28.300
        28.300 – 28.500

        CW, RTTY/data, 200 watts PEP maximum power
        CW, phone, 200 watts PEP maximum power

        Above 50 MHz All amateur privileges
        CW = Morse code; PEP = peak envelope power; RTTY = radioteletype.

        Higher frequency allocations available to Technican class operators:
        HF (MHz) 6 meters 50 MHz 54 MHz
        2 meters 144 148
        1.25 meters 219 220
        222 225
        9 – UHF 70 centimeters 420 MHz 450 MHz
        33 centimeters 902 928
        23 centimeters 1240 1300
        13 centimeters 2300 2310
        2390 2450
        10 – SHF (GHz) 9 centimeters 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
        5 centimeters 5.650 5.925
        3 centimeters 10.0 10.5
        1.2 centimeters 24.00 24.25
        11 – EHF 6 millimeters 47.0 47.2
        4 millimeters 75.5 81.0
        2.5 millimeters 122.5 123.0
        2 millimeters 134 141
        1 millimeter 241 250

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  36. Liberty ONE says:

    The REAL question is :WHO directed her to obtain the Ham radio license. My guess it was either Brennan or Clapper. Her answer was TOTAL BS. There WAS a purpose and it was NOT to help local citizens, it WAS to clandestinely communicate with Steele/Simpson et al. I wonder who else in the cabal had a similar license???

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  37. And here’s…WHY…Nellie Ohr obtained a HAM Radio License…….
    On April 18, 2016, Admiral Mike Rogers (SHUT-DOWN) all outside contractor access to raw FISA information – specifically outside contractors working for the FBI. The discovery that outside contractors were accessing raw FISA data is probably the event that precipitated Rogers ordering a full compliance review (Page 84 of Court Ruling)……On April 18, 2016, both the FBI and DOJ’s NSD become aware of Rogers’ compliance review. They may have known earlier but they were certainly aware after outside contractor access was HALTED.
    ~Ain’t that right former DIRTY Robert Swan Mueller III Chief of Staff and former DOJ Nat. Security Div. Head [John P. Carlin] & then acting DOJ AG [Sally Yates] who (REFUSED) to allow DOJ OIG Michael Horowitz from investigating the DOJ NSD.~

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  38. dawg says:

    The whole discussion of what the beginners HAM license allows one to do, legally, is irrelevant.

    Lets be honest, we have no idea what kind of equipment she had or used, and no idea what type of communications she sent or received, REGARDLESS of what she WAS or WASNT licensed for.

    She was CIA (I certainly think so, anyway). If she needed certain equipment, she most certainly could get whatever she wanted/needed.

    If she needed to send high frequency comms, low frequency comms, whatever, no problem, just do it.

    I think they decided, “Just get the basic license and that will cover you from any unneeded exposure.” That’s probably standard protocol for these spooks. Just get the standard license so if anyone happens to find out you are doing HAM stuff, at least you have that beginners license.

    And you certainly wouldnt want some boy scout at the FCC to blow the whole operation because he happened to find out somebody was using HAM radio without a license.

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