The plot to undermine and depose President Donald Trump launched more than four years ago during the Obama-Biden nightmare continues to play out in various ways.
Over the past month, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe, at the president’s direction, has declassified loads of bombshell information (summarily ignored by the garbage legacy media) confirming earlier reports and theories about “Spygate” and the “Russian collusion” hoax, or providing new details.
Information (further) implicating fired FBI Director James Comey, fired FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok, former Vice President Joe Biden, and the ringleader himself, President Barack Obama, has been released by Ratcliffe.
But we haven’t heard much about one of the main players in the ‘collusion’ scam – Bruce Ohr.
You remember him.
“Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr was perfectly positioned to advance the Russia collusion narrative. He had a rare set of relationships — ties to opposition researchers and the FBI — and would use his links to both in 2016 to connect federal law enforcement to those advancing Trump-Russia conspiracy theories,” wrote Eric Felton for Real Clear Investigations in June 2019.
“A mystery remains: To some in his narrow circle, Ohr was upfront about the compromising nature of his connections, yet he hid that fact from officials charged with overseeing ethics at the Justice Department. Why, then, did Bruce Ohr admit to the FBI that his wife worked for opposition researchers Fusion GPS while failing to disclose it to the DoJ? The answer speaks volumes not just about how the Trump-Russia affair gained traction but about the way Washington works,” Felton added.
For his role in circulating the bogus ‘Steele dossier’ throughout the FBI and Justice Department due to his friendship with the former British spy, Ohr was demoted from the No. 4 post at DoJ. But even that came with rewards, according to Felton.
Justice may have disowned him (albeit with a raise and a bonus, this being the civil service) but that hasn’t repaired the damage Ohr did. The dossier, a bundle of wild accusations that might never have gotten past a junior G-man, was whisked to the bureau’s seventh floor on the strength of Ohr’s relationship with Andrew McCabe and Lisa Page. Ohr exploited one set of powerful connections on behalf of a separate, more personal set of connections. It’s almost the definition of the way Washington works.
What has happened to Ohr since?
Oh, that. Yes, well, he’s retired now.
Just last month, in fact — quietly, of course, because, again, we have garbage for ‘mainstream media.’
And he did so right before a disciplinary decision was handed down by the department.
“Bruce Ohr retired from the Department of Justice on September 30, 2020. As such, he is no longer an employee of the Department,” DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday. “Mr. Ohr retired after his counsel was informed that a final decision on a disciplinary review being conducted by senior career officials was imminent.”
The outlet further noted:
The FBI dumped Steele as a confidential source in November 2016 after he admitted to the FBI he was consulted for an Oct. 31 Mother Jones article, “A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump,” but he remained in contact with the bureau through Ohr, who acted as a backchannel for the former MI6 agent and discredited dossier author.
Okay, so he’s no longer a corrupt Justice Department relic of the Obama administration. But will he, too, get away with what he helped do to Trump?