(National Sentinel) Cover-up: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe abruptly canceled an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, reportedly over concerns he would be asked about the wife of recently-demoted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr after reports surfaced that she used to work for Fusion GPS.
Investigators with the House committee confirmed to Fox News that Nellie H. Ohr worked for the opposition research firm last year. That’s during the same time Fusion GPS was contracting with the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and a former British spy to produce the infamous but unsubstantiated “Trump dossier.”
Fox News reported further:
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 FBI to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page.
“The House Intelligence Committee is looking into all facets of the connections between the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS, including Mr. Ohr,” Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told Fox News in a statement on Monday.
Reporter Chad Pergram tweeted out a series of additional facts surrounding McCabe, the committee investigation, and the Ohr’s.
“FBI’s McCabe was expected to appear before Hse to Intel Cmte Tues. Now told he’s not coming. Expect subpoenas to compel McCabe to appear this wk. Source: “McCabe has an Ohr problem” he wrote.
“Congressional sources tell Fox they believe FBI DepDir McCabe not coming to Hse Intel Cmte tomorrow because he’d be asked about Bruce Ohr & Ohr’s wife Nellie who worked for Fusion GPS. something far more sinister,” he continued.
“Fox is told Hse Intel Cmte will likely subpoena FBI DepDir McCabe to appear this wk. In addition, will subpoena documents/emails related to McCabe’s appearance,” added Pergram.
“Source tells Fox they think McCabe scheduling snafu before Hse Intel arose after Fox rpt tonight about wife of DoJ’s Bruce Ohr. Nellie Ohr worked for Fusion GPS thru last fall. Firm is connected to anti-Trump dossier,” he continued.
Fox News‘ James Rosen added:
Until Dec. 6, when Fox News began making inquiries about him, Bruce Ohr held two titles at DOJ. He was, and remains, director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force; but his other job was far more senior. Mr. Ohr held the rank of associate deputy attorney general, a post that gave him an office four doors down from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The day before Fox News reported that Mr. Ohr held his secret meetings last year with the founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, and with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the dossier, the Justice Department stripped Ohr of his deputy title and ousted him from his fourth floor office at the building that DOJ insiders call “Main Justice.”
So far, officials with the AG Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department have not said why Ohr was demoted.
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