by WorldTribune Staff, August 17, 2018
Newly revealed documents show that Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr kept in continuous contact with Trump dossier author Christopher Steele and that special counsel Robert Mueller was a subject of their conversations.
The emails and notes between Ohr and Steele, written between 2016 and 2017, were obtained by SaraACarter.com.
In June 2017, Steele wrote to Ohr, “We are frustrated with how long this re-engagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. Anything you can do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated. There are some new, perishable, operational opportunities which we do not want to miss out on.”
In October 2017, Steele noted his concern about media reports on the FBI’s delivering information to Congress “about my work and relationship with them. Very concerned about this. People’s lives may be endangered.”
In November 2017, Steele, who is trying to engage with Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel, writes to Ohr saying, “we were wondering if there was any response to the questions I raised last week.”
Ohr responds by saying, “I have passed on the questions (apparently to the special counsel) but haven’t gotten an answer yet.”
Steele then says, “I am presuming you’ve heard nothing back from your SC (special counsel) colleagues on the issues you kindly put to them from me. We have heard nothing from them either. To say this is disappointing would be an understatement! Certain people have been willing to risk everything to engage with them in an effort to help them reach the truth. Also, we remain in the dark as to what work has been briefed to Congress about us, our assets and previous work.”
In one of Ohr’s handwritten notes listed as “Law enforcement Sensitive” from May 10, 2017, he writes “Call with Chris,” referencing Steele. He notes that Steele is “very concerned about Comey’s firing, afraid they will be exposed.”
This call occurred months after FBI Director James Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee and revealed for the first time that the FBI had an open counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign and alleged collusion with Russia, investigative journalist Sara Carter said in the Aug. 16 report.
Steele also expressed concern with a letter sent from the Senate Judiciary Committee asking Comey for information on his involvement with Steele. Grassley sent 12 questions to Comey regarding the bureau and Steele’s relationship and wanted all information on any agreements they had during the investigation into alleged Russia-Trump collusion. Grassley also wanted to know if the FBI ever verified any of the information in Steele’s reports.
SaraACarter.com first reported this week text messages between Steele and Ohr, revealing that Steele was anxious about Comey’s testimony and was hoping that “important firewalls will hold” when Comey testified.
The notes and emails also reveal that Ohr was in communication with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS, which was paid by the Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC to hire Steele.