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Friday, August 31, 2018

Ohr ... What!?

As information associated with the FBI actions during the 2016 election dribbles out, the Democrats and their trained hamsters in the media apply their standard approach when significant scandals involving the Obama administration are uncovered: (1) ignore the story; (2) provide absolutely no investigative resources to uncover the truth; (3) obfuscate when facts begin to come out; (4) gaslight the public telling them that the facts are not the facts, but rather a GOP plot to "obstruct justice; (5) shout "conspiracy theory" over and over again; (6) suggest that only low level people were involved and they were "misdirected," (7) change the subject—"Russian collusion, Russian collusion;" (8) bury any new findings or revelations that they are forced to report on page 37.

The story of Bruce Ohr is typical. Kim Strassel comments:
This week’s news is that Mr. Ohr’s deliveries to the FBI came with a caveat. Congress already knew that Mr. Ohr had been aware of Mr. Steele’s political biases. In notes Mr. Ohr took of a September 2016 conversation with Mr. Steele, he wrote that the dossier author “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.” Congressional sources tell me that Mr. Ohr revealed Tuesday that he verbally warned the FBI that its source had a credibility problem, alerting the bureau to Mr. Steele’s leanings and motives. He also informed the bureau that Mrs. Ohr was working for Fusion and contributing to the dossier project.

Mr. Ohr said, moreover, that he delivered this information before the FBI’s first application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for a warrant against Trump aide Carter Page, in October 2016. Yet the FBI made no mention of this warning in the application, instead characterizing Mr. Steele as a “reliable” source. Nor does the application note that a senior Justice Department official’s spouse was contributing to the dossier and benefiting financially from a document the FBI was using in an investigation. That matters both because the FBI failed to flag the enormous conflict and because Mr. Steele’s work product potentially wasn’t entirely his own.

No reference to Mr. Ohr—direct or cloaked—can be found in any of the four applications for Page warrants, according to those who have seen them. This despite his more than a dozen conversations with FBI agents over the course of the probe that addressed the content in and sourcing behind the surveillance applications. I’m told Mr. Ohr made clear that these conversations variously included all the heavyweights in the FBI investigation—former lead investigator Peter Strzok, former FBI senior lawyer Lisa Page, and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. So senior people were very aware of his role, information and conflict.
For just a moment think about what would be happening if the political party roles were reversed but the facts remain the same. Can you imagine the Democrat outrage and the media frenzy that would result.

To wit: The FBI at its highest levels plotted against Hillary Clinton using information paid for by the GOP and associated with the Russians via a foriegn spy who worked with a smear shop (the equivalent of Fusion GPS) that employed the wife of a senior FBI official who warned other higher ups of conflict and was ignored while the phoney information created was improperly presented to a secret court (FISA) that then allowed surveillance on the Clinton campaign during the election run-up with the information gleaned from the surveillance used ultimately to appoint a special counsel who sole job it is to bring down Hillary's presidency. OMG!! The biggest scandal EVER!!

But since the roles are reversed—and Trump is a Nazi, Fascist, White Supremacist, meany who nobody likes—it's all okay. After all, the greater good and all that.

This entire episode is a travesty. It demonstrates corruption at a level that is breathtaking. It reinforces the notion that the Obama administration, working in league with the media, the deep state, and possibly a few GOP #Nevertrumpers, would stop at nothing to ensure that Trump didn't win. But Trump did win. So they then used their corrupt information as an insurance policy to cripple his presidency. Disgusting.