Late last week, some huge news broke with the release of Bruce Ohr’s “302” FBI debriefings. For those of us who have been paying attention for the past three years, it only confirmed what we’d already learned about the FBI. (In fact, with all the details my research team and I have offered you about this scandal, we’ve not yet had to retract ANYTHING. We’re not wild-eyed conspiracy theorists around here –- actually quite skeptical –- and what we’ve said is all being borne out by hard evidence.)
We already knew about the huge conflict represented by the cozy relationship among Bruce Ohr, then fourth-in-command at Obama’s Justice Department; Nellie Ohr, his wife, a specialist on Russia who happened to work doing Hillary-funded anti-Trump oppo research for Fusion GPS; Christopher Steele, a virulently anti-Trump British ex-spy who was credited with putting together the fictional Trump “dossier” that was used as the basis for spying on the Trump campaign; and top FBI officials such as Peter Strzok and Andrew McCabe. We learned this mostly from the excellent sources of investigative reporters John Solomon, Sara Carter, Catherine Herridge, Paul Sperry and other heroes.
But now we’re obtaining the documents that confirm their stories, courtesy of (speaking of heroes) Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch and his many FOIA requests, which went unanswered literally for years but are now finally bearing fruit, particularly with Bruce Ohr’s “302s.”
Before we get to that, I’d like to let you know that there’s yet another part of this scandal --- the “saving” of Hillary Clinton from criminal prosecution for obstruction of justice and violation of the Espionage Act --- that is likely to be thoroughly revealed as well. That’s because Attorney General William Barr not only has the authority to dig into the FBI investigation of Trump, but can also go back and declassify documents relevant to the Clinton “investigation.” Recall that both investigations involved many of the same players, notably Peter Strzok, who was, unbelievably, leading both.
According to Paul Sperry, an order written on May 23 will require agencies to supply key documents such as summaries of suspect and witness interviews, confidential source reports, transcripts of covert recordings and other investigative records that they’ve been withholding from congressional Republicans. This includes so-far secret papers related to the “investigation” of Clinton and her private email server.
According to Sperry’s sources, these documents implicate the Clinton campaign and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in a secret deal to fix the Clinton email “investigation.” (In this context, I always put the word “investigation” in quotes.) There are also some intelligence reports shedding light on the Uranium One deal. It’s interesting that Trump’s declassification order included the Energy Department; perhaps this is to look specifically at Uranium One. About doggone time.
Here’s the full story. But come back, because there is more.
Here’s another piece from Sperry, this one about evidence that former special counsel Robert Mueller perjured himself in congressional testimony. (Yes, even though he hardly answered anything, it seems he still may have managed to commit perjury.)
I’ll try to boil it down: As part of its overall (false) narrative that Putin interfered with our 2016 election specifically to help Trump win, the Mueller report, without proof, links two Russian internet “trolling farms” to the Russian government. A U.S. district court judge told Mueller on May 28, in a closed-door session, that his report overstated the evidence pointing to that and ordered his team to set the record straight, so as not to prejudice the jury against the Russian defendants. The very next day, during his strange and (at the time) seemingly unnecessary press conference, Mueller made a point of referring to “a PRIVATE Russian entity engaged in a social media operation” and…“we are not commenting on the guilt or innocence of any specific defendant.”
But when asked on July 24, under oath, by California Rep. Tom McClintock if there was any connection between the judge’s ruling and what he said the next day, he denied it. His denial likely is a big whopper, but don’t look for House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler to look into that. He’s too busy conducting formal impeachment proceedings against a President who has done nothing wrong. But by the same rigid standard that caused Michael Flynn to be charged and plead guilty, Mueller would be in deep trouble for such a lie.
Here’s the full story from Paul Sperry if you’d like the details. But come back, because we still have the revelations from Bruce Ohr’s “302” reports.
It’s been almost a year since Tom Fitton at Judicial Watch filed a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request for the Form 302’s (interview summaries) from a dozen debriefings that Bruce Ohr had with the FBI on his communications with Christopher Steele. Now, they’ve been released. Their significance is that they are the tangible evidence of what sources have been telling John Solomon and other tireless truth-seekers all along. This is no wild conspiracy theory; it is what really happened.
“These new Bruce Ohr FBI 302s show an unprecedented and irregular effort by the FBI, DOJ and State Department to dig up dirt on President Trump using the conflicted Bruce Ohr, his wife, and the Clinton/DNC spies at Fusion GPS,” Fitton said. “The FISA courts weren’t informed of this corrupted process when they were asked to approve and re-approve extraordinary spy warrants targeting President Trump.”
Just to cite one example in the notes: on November 22, 2016 (just a couple of weeks after Trump’s election), Bruce Ohr informed the FBI that “reporting on Trump’s ties to Russia were going to the Clinton Campaign, Jon Winer at the U.S. State Department, and the FBI.” Or this: on December 20, 2016, Ohr provided the FBI with his wife Nellie’s Fusion GPS research, “which contained the totality” of her work “but the Fusion GPS heading was stripped.”
That’s just a taste. The press release from Judicial Watch lays out all the details, and we’ll have more analysis this week. It’s all coming out. In the meantime, just for fun, here’s a link to our anthem, “American Spies,” a parody song and video written and sung by our own writer/researcher Laura Ainsworth, telling the whole story of the “Russia hoax” scandal. This gets timelier every day. It should make it easier to keep the players straight, plus you can sing along on the chorus: “Bye-bye, you American spies! You were tailing and surveilling; we uncovered your lies. You thought you’d win, and we would never be wise, but Election Day would be a surprise...”