House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes was adamant during this past Sunday’s news broadcasts that the evidence against Hillary Clinton’s campaign being in collusion with “nearly every top official” in the Justice Department and the FBI is overwhelming.
During an interview with Fox News, the Republican Representative turned his attention to the matter of Trump dossier author Christopher Steele. The ex-British spy was commissioned by the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s campaign has documented ties to Bruce Ohr, the DOJ official who funneled information from the dossier to the FBI. That relationship continued even after Stelle was cut off as a source by the bureau for providing confidential information to the media.
Ohr, who at that time was the fourth- highest-ranking Department of Justice official is set to testify before House Judiciary Committee on August 28. Representative Mark Meadows (Rep. – NC) revealed what the committee will be asking Ohr “to answer why he had “60+ contacts with dossier author, Chris Steele, as far back as January 2016.”
President Trump renewed his determination to keep the spotlight on the only “collusion” that has been documented in Washington. He tweeted last week:
“The big story that the Fake News Media refuses to report is lowlife Christopher Steele’s many meetings with Deputy A.G. Bruce Ohr and his beautiful wife, Nelly. It was Fusion GPS that hired Steele to write the phony & discredited Dossier, paid for by Crooked Hillary & the DNC.”
He followed that up with another tweet saying:
“Do you believe Nelly worked for Fusion and her husband STILL WORKS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ‘JUSTICE.’ I have never seen anything so Rigged in my life. Our A.G. is scared stiff and Missing in Action. It is all starting to be revealed – not pretty. IG Report soon? Witch Hunt!”
Nunes tweeted almost right after that: “Don’t forget that Bruce Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, who also will have to be interviewed soon – she also was working for Fusion GPS, working for the Clinton campaign.”
Unlike Mueller’s Russia Gate fiasco, the role of Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign is far from a matter of conjecture. A high ranking official of the DOJ was working with a discredited informant while his wife worked for the small company hired by the Clinton campaign to dig up supposed dirt on Trump.
Nunes said: “So here you have information flowing from the Clinton campaign from the Russians, likely I believe was handed directly from Russian propaganda arms to the Clinton campaign, fed into the top levels of the FBI and Department of Justice to open up a counterintelligence investigation into a political campaign that has now colluded [with] nearly every top official at the DOJ and FBI over the course of the last couple years. Absolutely amazing.”
Republican legislators like Nunes believe the FBI deceived a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court when it used information from the Steele dossier without disclosing it was paid for by the Clinton campaign. That court ruling gave the FBI the authority to spy on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.
Nunes and fellow GOP chairman Trey Gowdy (Rep. – SC) have been pressuring the DOJ for months to release unredacted documents related to the Russia and Hillary Clinton emails investigations. Though their efforts have seen some success, Nunes complained to Shawn Hannity that the DOJ has been slow to comply.
Congressional Republicans say all they want is “full sunlight on as many of the documents that don’t endanger national security.” Nune’s committee members sent a letter to President Trump asking him to order the release of unredacted testimony concerning the chain of events that led to the FBI’s targeting of Carter Page and the Clinton Campaigns part in setting that in motion with the Steele dossier. Nunes said:
“I think people—I have said many times—are going to be shocked as to what went into a FISA warrant against Carter Page and even more importantly, what did not go into the FISA application, that was not presented to the court involving the information that they had on Carter Page.
The applications show that the FBI relied on the Steele dossier to make its case.
Nunes said the media has mostly ignored revelations surrounding the origins of the federal investigation that prompted the appointment of special counsel Robert Muller. He said the American people “need to know it” and called for the declassification of “an unprecedented amount of information.”
~ Freedom News Report