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Fitton: Ohr 302s show 'disturbing' desperation to oust Trump

Fitton: Ohr 302s show ‘disturbing’ desperation to oust Trump

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton speaks out on the revealing FBI interview summaries with DOJ official Bruce Ohr that were obtained by his organization. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio,…
Bongino digs into Bruce Ohr interview records released by FBI

Bongino digs into Bruce Ohr interview records released by FBI

The Justice Department releases memos from interviews with DOJ official Bruce Ohr which confirm extensive contact with British ex-spy Christopher Steele. Fox News contributor Dan Bongino reacts. #FoxNews FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN),…

Controversial Steele dossier back in spotlight after Mueller report’s release

But despite an intensive two-year investigation, Mueller’s team found no evidence of any such tape. The New York Times, in a lengthy article on the Steele dossier's current standing, noted that there is no evidence in the Mueller report on a number of claims: “DNC moles, Romanian hackers, Russian pensioners -- or years of Trump-Putin intelligence trafficking.” But a lawyer for Fusion GPS, the firm that commissioned the dossier, told The Times that the Mueller probe backed up “the core reporting” in the Steele memos -- including that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed “a covert operation” to have Trump elected. Horowitz has said he will address the question of whether the FBI followed all "legal requirements" when applying for that warrant. One official told the outlet that he had the impression that the IG report “is going to try and deeply undermine” Steele. Republicans in Congress have long focused on the dossier, claiming that it formed the origins of what became Mueller's Russia investigation. They and the president have noted in particular the dossier's funding by the DNC and Clinton campaign. "You can't have the FBI using one party's opposition research document to launch an investigation and spy on the other party's campaign," Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said on “Cavuto Live” on Saturday. On Thursday, California Republican Devin Nunes told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that the report shows that the dossier also formed part of the memo that established the scope of the special counsel’s investigation. Attorney General William Barr told lawmakers that he intends to review FBI and DOJ conduct during the formative days of the Russia investigation -- where the Steele dossier played a role. Trump, meanwhile, has pledged to “get to the bottom” of the origins of the Russian probe, and has promised to “turn the tables” and investigate the investigators -- which could include closer scrutiny of the role that Steele's infamous dossier played.

Rand Paul: ‘Source’ says John Brennan pushed discredited Steele dossier

Citing a "high-level source," Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul charged in a bombshell Twitter post late Wednesday that anti-Trump ex-CIA Director John Brennan "insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier" be included in a classified intelligence community report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections -- a decision that ultimately lent credibility to the dossier and may have played a key role in fomenting unfounded fears of Russia collusion for two years. Fox News had not independently verified Paul's source, and Brennan has not replied to Fox News' requests for comment. Fox News is told Paul's tweet specifically accused Brennan of pushing to incorporate the dossier into the January 2017 official intelligence community assessment (ICA) from the FBI, CIA, and NSA that Russia worked to interfere in the 2016 election. Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper previously testified that the dossier was not ultimately used in the ICA at all. CNN reported on Jan. 12, 2017, based on anonymous sources, that intelligence officials briefed Trump on Jan. 6, 2017 with a "synopsis" of the contents of the dossier, which was written by ex-British spy Christopher Steele. Among the claims in the discredited dossier were that the Russian government had humiliating and compromising information concerning Trump. Just nine days before the FBI applied for the warrant to monitor Page, bureau officials were battling with a senior Justice Department official who had "continued concerns" about the "possible bias" of a source pivotal to the application, according to internal text messages obtained last week by Fox News. Fox News is told the texts were connected to the ultimately successful Page application, which relied in part on information from Steele. In its warrant application, the FBI incorrectly assured the FISA court on numerous occasions that other sources independently corroborated Steele's claims but did not clearly state that Steele worked for a firm hired by Hillary Clinton's campaign. “I don't know if I received bad information, but I think I suspected there was more than there actually was,” Brennan told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” He added: “I am relieved that it’s been determined there was not a criminal conspiracy with the Russian government over our election."
Did Mueller's team know Steele dossier was biased?

Did Mueller’s team know Steele dossier was biased?

Special counsel prosecutors investigating Trump-Russia collusion reportedly knew Steele dossier was likely phony; Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett and former federal prosecutor Sidney Powell discuss the possible legal ramifications. #Hannity #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing…
Tom Fitton: DOJ won't lift a finger on Fusion GPS founder

Tom Fitton: DOJ won’t lift a finger on Fusion GPS founder

After Glenn Simpson pleads the Fifth on questions surrounding the anti-Trump dossier, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says he believes Mueller will protect witness that have helped his Russia investigation. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service…
What to expect when Fusion GPS boss Simpson appears on Hill

What to expect when Fusion GPS boss Simpson appears on Hill

Rep. Ratcliffe says Simpson is in 'real legal jeopardy' over conflicting testimony with Bruce Ohr on the anti-Trump dossier. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business…
Impact of declassifying Ohr, Page documents

Impact of declassifying Ohr, Page documents

President Trump could declassify redactions on the Russia probe. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network in cable, FNC has been…
Trump expected to declassify Page, Ohr documents

Trump expected to declassify Page, Ohr documents

Report: The documents reportedly relate to the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page and to Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's contacts with Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence agent who put together the anti-Trump dossier. FOX News Channel…
Should Mueller interview Bruce Ohr?

Should Mueller interview Bruce Ohr?

Demoted DOJ official grilled by lawmakers, says FBI doubted Trump dossier for FISA warrant. Fox News contributor and former U.S. attorney, Andrew McCarthy, gives his take on Ohr's testimony. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated…