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Nellie Ohr To Testify on British MI6 Collusion in Russiagate

Sept. 17, 2018 (EIRNS)—Nellie Ohr, wife of the demoted Justice Department official Brian Ohr, is scheduled to be interviewed this week by the House Judiciary and Government Oversight Committees about her work for Fusion GPS during the 2016 Presidential campaign. Congressman John Ratcliffe (R-TX) announced the upcoming interview yesterday.

Fusion GPS was the firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign to collect dirt on candidate Donald Trump. It, in turn, hired British MI6 operative Christopher Steele to produce the dossier alleging that figures close to the Russian government arranged kinky sexual encounters for Trump while he was in Russia years ago. Although the Justice Department and the FBI used the Steele dossier to support the need for an investigation of Trump associates, they have admitted that they never verified its accuracy.

Nellie Ohr’s testimony is required because her husband, Bruce Ohr, was at the time Associate Deputy Attorney General, number-four in the Justice Department, and served as a go-between between the FBI and Fusion GPS’s sub-contractor, Christopher Steele, who worked as a confidential informant for the FBI. Ohr continued to maintain contact between Steele and the FBI and DOJ even after Steele was dropped by the FBI for feeding material to the news media. Ohr has since been demoted.

In Bruce Ohr’s discussions with the committee, he did not explain his wife’s role in working for Fusion GPS or the reason for her hiring. It is hoped that Nellie Ohr herself can provide answers to these questions about what seems to be collusion among the FBI, top Justice Department officials, British intelligence, the Clinton campaign, and the private firm she worked for.

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