Joshua Caplan – Fusion GPS’s relationship with Nellie Ohr, the wife of demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr hired to dig up dirt on then-candidate Trump, may have leveraged to influence top government officials.
“Payments from Fusion GPS to Bruce Ohr’s family, funded by the DNC, have the appearance of a ‘government for hire,’ i.e. bribing a DOJ official to push the case,” says the Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak.
Daily Caller reports:
“The money sweetened the pot for the Ohrs, and it certainly made it easier for Fusion to get the dossier to be used before the court if they made that payment to Bruce Ohr’s wife,” former judge and Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Fusion had to have known that because of the relationship between Bruce Ohr and his wife, they were bringing Fusion, the DOJ and the DNC together under one roof to work for the same goal, which was to stop Donald Trump from becoming president,” he said.
“The financial arrangement between Mrs. Ohr and Fusion GPS gives the appearance of government-for-hire,” said Tom Anderson, an ethics expert at the conservative-leaning watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center. It “appears to be a sophisticated scheme to get access to the highest levels of our government … ensuring the use of government resources in an attempt to influence an election.”
Parties seeking to hide ethically questionable payments often write the checks to a family member. Since spouses generally share assets, payments to one benefit the other, and paying the spouse can make the payments less obvious or harder to trace.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said more attention should be paid to Bruce Ohr in relation to the dossier drama.
“The fact that the Senate Intelligence Committee is brining in Bruce Ohr, this Justice Department official involved with Fusion GPS and the Clinton dossier, shows you where the collusion scandal is,” Fitton told OANN‘s John Hines last December.
Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson recently admitted in a court document that his firm hired Nellie Ohr, the wife of Bruce Ohr to investigate then-candidate Donald Trump.
“It’s with the Clinton campaign, the DNC, the FBI, the Justice Department,” listed Fitton before asking, “how did they use this dossier?”
“How did they use this dossier? Was Mueller using this dossier? Was it used to justify to a court to get warrants to spy on Trump and his team?”
“That’s the collusion,” added Fitton.
“Bruce Ohr is the first indication that we have that the Justice Department was involved in this dossier that’s been so controversial.”
Video credit: Judicial Watch
SF Source The Gateway Pundit Feb 2018