Sara Carter just blew the whistle on some suspicious payments made by Obama’s DOJ, led at the time by Loretta Lynch, herself famous for the Bill Clinton tarmac meeting, to Bruce Ohr.
Ohr has come under fire for his role in the Russia investigation and Sara wants and deserves answers.
From SaraCarter: Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr —who was a backchannel for the former British spy who compiled the anti-President Donald Trump dossier — received a total of $42,520 in performance bonuses from the Justice Department.
He received those bonuses after being demoted for a conflict of interest and for not informing his superiors that his wife, Nellie Ohr, was working for the embattled research firm Fusion GPS, which hired former British spy Christoper Steele to compile the now debunked dossier.
According to documents unearthed by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch, after Ohr’s removal from his position as Associate Attorney General in 2017 and then later after his transfer from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force to International Affairs in 2018, he “received a total of $42,520 in performance bonuses during the Trump/Russia investigation. Ohr’s bonus nearly doubled from $14,520 (received in November 2015) to $28,000 in November 2016.”
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch stressed that the documents “raise questions as to whether the conflicted Bruce Ohr, who the FBI used to launder information from Christopher Steele was rewarded for his role in the illicit targeting of President Trump.”
Judicial Watch filed for the documents in January, 2018 but it took more than a year for the documents to actually be obtained from the Justice Department, according to the group.
“The documents show that on November 13, 2016, Ohr was given a performance award of $28,000,” states the watchdog.
“This was during the time of his deep involvement in the highly controversial Justice Department surveillance of the Trump presidential campaign. The bonus was nearly double the $14,250 performance award he was given on November 29, 2015.”
Ohr was removed from his Associate Deputy position due to conflict of interest because his wife, Nellie Ohr, was working exclusively for the founder of Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson on the Russia investigation.
Nellie Ohr is a Russia expert, believed to speak Russian fluently and was also using her husband to pass information from Fusion GPS, as multiple emails obtained by Judicial Watch have shown.
DOJ Gave Embattled Bruce Ohr $42,520 in Bonuses After Being Demoted | https://t.co/GpoGAlrHZp
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) June 8, 2019