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Lindsey Graham Pledges FISA Abuse Hearings

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham pledged Thursday that he will hold hearings to get to the bottom of whether the FBI misled surveillance court judges by using the Steele dossier to obtain spy warrants against a former Trump campaign adviser. “I promise, everybody in the country, that in the Senate, we’re going to have hearings about the FISA process,” ...

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GOP Lawmaker Believes Glenn Simpson Faces ‘Real Legal Jeopardy’

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Bruce Ohr told Congress that he met with Glenn Simpson in August 2016, a claim that directly conflicts with what the Fusion GPS founder told Congress in his own testimony.  Simpson said that he met Ohr only after the 2016 election. The inconsistency has led one Republican to claim that Simpson is “in real legal jeopardy” over his testimony.  Ohr ...

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In Surprise Move, House Republican Releases Bruce Ohr Transcript

Saying that his patience with the Justice Department “has grown thin,” Georgia Rep. Doug Collins on Friday unilaterally released a 268-page transcript of a deposition that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr gave to Congress last August. Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, took the unusual step by reading a statement on the House floor and providing a ...

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DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Fraternized With Dossier Author Long After FBI Barred Using Him As Source

Newly released documents provide evidence of the close relationship between top Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr and former British spy Christopher Steele, who authored the Steele dossier. Steele was terminated by the FBI as an informant in November 2016 for defying the FBI’s orders by revealing his relationship with the Bureau to the media. Fusion GPS wanted the media ...

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Bruce Ohr Testimony Undercuts Adam Schiff’s Defense Of FBI

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s testimony about his meetings with FBI officials regarding dossier author Christopher Steele severely undercuts claims made last year by California Rep. Adam Schiff and his fellow Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. Ohr told lawmakers on Aug. 28 that he briefed top FBI officials Andrew McCabe and Lisa Page in early August 2016, just days ...

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DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Acknowledged His Dossier-Related Contacts Looked Suspicious

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr admitted to Congress last August that his contacts with the author of the Steele dossier and the FBI could be seen as “troubling” to outside observers The DOJ lawyer served as a back channel between the FBI and Christopher Steele, the author of the dossier  Republican lawmakers have questioned Ohr’s role in the dossier saga ...

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Steele Dossier’s ‘Coincidences’ Keep Piling Up

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  by Chuck Ross At least four separate coincidences have emerged as the public learns more information about the unverified Steele dossier and how it was crafted. The origin story of the 35-page document was pretty simple at the outset. Fusion GPS, which was investigating then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, hired former British spy Christopher Steele to write the dossier. Related: Connections ...

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Former Judge: Ohr, Comey Could Be Held In Contempt Of Court For Misrepresentations

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  by Luke Rosiak A FISA court judge has grounds to hold Department of Justice officials including Bruce Ohr in contempt of court for making misrepresentations about the sources of information used to obtain a surveillance warrant against a Trump associate, a former judge and Republican congressman said. “I think it’s important to know who the FISA judge was, and ...

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Connections: Fusion GPS and the Trump Dossier

Fusion GPS is the political research firm responsible for the creation and publicizing of false information in the infamous Trump dossier authored by Christopher Steele. The Democratic party opposition research firm is now accused of being an unregistered foreign agent due to undisclosed ties to the Russian government. Follow the Money: Fusion GPS Where did the money for the Trump ...

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