Although Steele, a former British spy and longtime FBI informant, is said to have known Ohr for a decade, and an "initial investigation" suggested that Steele might have introduced Ohr to Fusion GPS's Simpson, the revelation that his wife worked for Simpson now calls that account into question.
In other words, there is no reason Wray can't answer the question.
Several days prior to Trump's inauguration in January, the BuzzFeed news outlet published 35 pages of a dossier written by United Kingdom spy Christopher Steel, who was hired by a co-founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, alleging that the Russian government had collected compromising information about the former Republican candidate, which has been denounced by the USA president and called a forgery by the Kremlin.
Bruce Ohr's meeting caught the DOJ by surprise - and caused the demotion.
Fusion GPS has attracted scrutiny because Republican lawmakers have spent the better part of this year investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page.
Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm previous year. He remains as director of Justice Department's Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force.
Fusion GPS, the company behind the infamous dossier on Donald Trump's alleged ties with Russian Federation, has been pitching defamatory information about the US president to media outlets in Washington, including a story linking him with Jeffrey Epstein, US financier and convicted sex offender, The Washington Times newspaper reported, citing journalist sources.
Fellow Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson
Ohr's wife, Nellie, also worked for Fusion GPS in 2016, Fox News reported based on information from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
The Washington Post and the New York Times reported Saturday that a lead FBI investigator on the Mueller probe, Peter Strzok, was demoted this summer after it was discovered he'd sent anti- Trump texts to a mistress.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., right, standing with Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., left, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.
"Yes, they helped me with that".
At the moment, two separate probes - dubbed a "witch hunt" by the US president - are being conducted by the US Senate and Special Counsel Robert Mueller into the Donald Trump campaign's alleged "collusion" with Moscow, a claim that has been called "groundless" by the Kremlin.
That will likely turn out to be the real story here, even though many Americans have bought into the narrative they've been sold, and will never be convinced it was all baloney. Follow all of Dan's work, including his series of Christian spiritual warfare novels, by liking his page on Facebook.
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