Nunes to issue subpoena for demoted DOJ official connected to anti-Trump Dossier

“The Committee will issue a subpoena to Bruce Ohr for information on this matter,” said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-CA.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said Thursday, the committee is issuing a subpoena to a top ranking DOJ official that had been demoted recently for meeting with the former British spy and the owner of a security firm behind the salacious anti-Trump dossier, this reporter has learned.

On Thursday, Rep. Nunes, a California Republican, said in a statement, “pursuant to the House Intelligence Committee’s prior subpoenas and information requests, the Department of Justice should have provided the committee with information on contacts that DOJ official Bruce Ohr had with Fusion GPS representatives and Christopher Steele.”

“The Committee will issue a subpoena to Bruce Ohr for information on this matter,” Nunes added. 

It will take several days to process the subpoena, said a source with knowledge of the subpoena.

Ohr’s demotion was first reported Thursday by James Rosen with Fox News. Ohr was the Justice Department’s associate deputy attorney general and according to Fox News he was ony “four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.”

He also held a second post as director of the DOJ’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), which is described on its website as “the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy to reduce the availability of drugs by disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations and money laundering organizations and related criminal enterprises.”

House investigators said Ohr met with Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS, shortly after President Trump was elected. Simpson’s firm hired Steele to conduct the research and compile the dossier. It was eventually discovered that funds supplied by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign were used to pay for Steele’s part in the dossier.

This story is developing. 

Latest Comments

  1. Dolores DiCicco says:

    Wow, and the saga continues. Rosenstein, Ohr, Rhee, Mueller, Strzok, McCabe, Page, Weissmann, Hillary & her crew, and many others all need to be brought up on Obstruction charges and sedition. Where is Jeff Sessions?

  2. Kathy Aune says:

    Great lets get to the bottom of this

  3. nzpete says:

    Brilliant reporting as always by Sara Carter

  4. Lisa R Nichols says:

    Will there be arrests after this whole ball of corruption is unrolled?

  5. wobblerone says:

    Why is the Trump DOJ covering up for Obama and Clinton? What kind of photos does the Deep State have of DOJ Sessions?

  6. Lisa R Nichols says:

    Washington District of Corruption

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