Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and their Department of Justice (DOJ) partners in the two-years-plus probe of President Donald Trump are reeling from their recent internal scandals. The usually supportive American conservatives are more and more aware that there exists a tarnished law enforcement at the federal level coupled with an equally tarnished intelligence community.
Over this past weekend, defenders of the U.S. rule of law received news reports that provided them with another surprise: A federal, criminal grand jury was impaneled by the Justice Department.
Lurking quietly in the background, “far outside the Beltway,” they may already be sifting through the solid proof of actual crimes, allegedly committed by members of the corruption-plagued Barack Obama administration. While true investigative journalists, non-profit government watchdogs and former FBI, CIA and Secret Service agents are attempting to alert their fellow citizens about the radical Deep State operators and the inhabitants of the “Washington, D.C. Swamp”
Judicial Watch on Friday, June 7 released documents from the U.S. Department of Justice in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request showing the removal of Bruce Ohr from the position of Associate Attorney General in 2017; his transfer from Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force to International Affairs in 2018; and that Ohr received a total of $42,520 in performance bonuses during the Trump/Russia investigation.
The documents show that on November 13, 2016, Ohr was given a performance award of $28,000. This was during the time of his deep involvement in the highly controversial and suspicious Justice Department surreptitious surveillance of the Trump presidential campaign.
While there are expected to be indictments by the new Attorney General, Bill Barr, the first to be indicted is the Department of Justice attorney Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS, the firm connected to the “Trump-Russia dirty dossier.” In fact, Bruce Ohr received a bonus while he was working on the probe of the Trump campaign and Trump’s early days in the White House.
Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official whose connection to the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier” led to his eventual demotion, was awarded a $28,000 performance bonus while the Russia probe was ongoing, according to newly released DOJ documents.
The conservative group Judicial Watch, known for suing for public records, released the documents related to Ohr’s salary on Friday, saying they obtained them from the Justice Department through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Ohr’s actions during that time have been of interest to investigators, as it’s believed Ohr was the back channel between Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and the FBI. It was also revealed that his wife, Nellie Ohr, conducted opposition research on Trump for the firm Fusion GPS – the same company that commissioned the dossier – raising conflict of interest questions.
"People talk about the deep state, now the deep state's actually protecting their own," says Sen. @RandPaul on ex-CIA Dir. John Brennan keeping his security clearance.
"I was sitting in the White House when President Trump said I want his security clearance taken." pic.twitter.com/YcKRG26L1c
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 4, 2019