(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released 330 pages of Justice Department documents showing Bruce Ohr, who was demoted from his position as U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General in December 2017, discussing information obtained through his wife Nellie Ohr. This information included anti-Trump dossier materials, including a spreadsheet that tries to link President Trump to dozens of Russians.
On December 5, 2016, Bruce Ohr emailed himself an Excel spreadsheet, seemingly from his wife Nellie Ohr, titled “WhosWho19Sept2016.” The spreadsheet purports to show relationship descriptions and “linkages” between Donald Trump, his family and criminal figures, many of whom were Russians. This list of individuals allegedly “linked to Trump” include: a Russian involved in a “gangland killing;” an Uzbek mafia don; a former KGB officer suspected in the murder of Paul Tatum; a Russian who reportedly “buys up banks and pumps them dry”; a Russian money launderer for Sergei Magnitsky; a Turk accused of shipping oil for ISIS; a couple who lent their name to the Trump Institute, promoting its “get-rich-quick schemes”; a man who poured him a drink; and others.
On December 5, 2016, Bruce Ohr emails himself a document titled “Manafort Chronology,” another Nellie Ohr-Fusion GPS document, which details Paul Manafort’s travel and interactions with Russians and other officials.
This was absurd oppo research. Read the bolded portion again. Has anything, anything, come of any of that nonsense?
This is a remarkable view of how completely politicized the FBI/DoJ had become under Obama.
We also have to ask, Are we seeing in this an early stage of the push either 1) to prevent Trump's inauguration, or 2) for a Special Counsel ASAP? Perhaps slightly inchoate at this point, but ...
The main players involved in all this, politicians and media-types included, had to know early on there would be a paper trail produced that, if laid bare, would be devastating to their reputations and that might even land some of them in prison. Many also knew there were plenty more skeletons stuffed in the Obama/Clinton/Brennan (etc.) closets. Given that by far the main risk of these trails’ public discovery and explication was a Trump victory, how strongly motivated must they have been all along to see that victory not occur? And of course, once he did win, how strongly motivated must they have been to hogtie, waylay and hopefully destroy both the man and his presidency?ReplyDelete
Remember how Clinton reacted on election night upon realizing the nightmare had come true, how she was too much in shock to face the cameras or her own supporters? Remember how McCabe & others in the FBI freaked out, especially once Comey was fired? (They had no idea a patsy like Wray would be the replacement.) The idea that so many powerful people were desperate to “resist” as they have because they feared that Donald Trump’s policy shifts would bring the ruin of both the nation and its democracy, as they ceaselessly profess, is of course laughable. Whatever other motivations there may have been, the sine qua non of The Resistance’s birth was the fear of being found out, as is slowly but surely happening now. Had the previous administration had nothing to hide from law enforcement and the public, there would never have been The Resistance as we know it. There would have been four years of vicious, contemptible political attacks of the sort we’re unfortunately used to, but nothing so total as what we’ve gotten instead. By going Total War they risk it all, and they know it; they simply feel they have no choice.
For so many in high places, the war they fight is effectively existential - not because of Trumpian policies, but because of their own malfeasance. That’s why they launched The Resistance. That’s why they can’t let it end.
IMHO, of course.
It makes sense to me, Brad.Delete
Eh, they're true believers AND useful idiots. It is infuriating, but it is also extremely fascinating as the national historical crisis event of our lifetimes.Delete
Watergate was a two-bit burglary, 9/11 was a horrific terrorist attack killing thousands--but our constitutional republic remained intact.
The Russian hoax and coup was an attempt to overturn the election outcome by the then-sitting president's administration by extra-constitutional means. And it is a story the legacy media covers complicit with the Resistance and partisan opposition.
Yeah, very true. The total--really total--disconnect to any sense of proportion, whether historical or legal, is quite remarkable.Delete