Last Friday afternoon Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a request to the Department of Justice demanding Rod Rosenstein’s unredacted memo detailing Mueller’s scope of investigation into the Trump Russia connection and other pertinent classified documents; Today he’s demanding copies of communication between Bruce Ohr and Christopher Steele, sighting that Ohr continued to funnel information to the FBI from Steele AFTER the FBI has terminated Steele as a “source” for his failure to abide by FBI instructions to avoid contact with the press about his work.
Grassley asked for the following communications:
The documents previously reviewed by the Committee raised a number of important
questions. One set of those questions concern the role played by Associate Deputy Attorney
General Bruce Ohr in communicating with dossier author Christopher Steele and continuing to
funnel information from Steele to the FBI after the FBI had terminated Steele as a source for his
failure to abide by FBI instructions to avoid contact with the press about his work.
Accordingly, please provide all records related to Mr. Ohr’s communications about these matters, including:
(1) emails from Mr. Ohr’s personal and work accounts,
(2) phone logs,
(3) handwritten notes,
(4) text messages from personal and work accounts.
(5) Additionally, within one week after the complete production of all relevant documents, please have your staff contact the Committee to
schedule Mr. Ohr for a transcribed interview with Committee staff.
Bruce Ohr was demoted in December of 2017 following an investigation into his suspicious contact with opposition research firm Fusion GPS.
Bruce Ohr’s wife was also involved in the Fusion GPS-dossier scandal.Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, was hired by Fusion GPS for the purpose of digging up dirt on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Also, Nellie Ohr is listed as working for the CIA’s Open Source Works department in a 2010 DOJ report.