As Twitchy reported, former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr is scheduled to appear before Congress Tuesday.
Ohr’s wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for opposition firm Fusion GPS, the folks who hired Christopher Steele to come up with his infamous Trump dossier, so legislators would like to know just how cozy that relationship was.
The New York Times published a profile of Ohr Monday, and The Washington Examiner’s Byron York noticed that it looked a lot like a defense brief. Crazy, huh?
Bruce Ohr is set to testify before Congress tomorrow. With fortunate good timing, on the day before Ohr's appearance, the New York Times just happens to publish what amounts to a defense brief in the form of a profile. https://t.co/bHBQw7GbfQ
— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 27, 2018
What are the odds? https://t.co/eL7E6YPyKu
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 27, 2018
In short, Ohr’s being targeted by Trump. He’s been cast as a villain. He’s far from corrupt. Well, read it yourself:
In nearly three decades at the Justice Department, Mr. Ohr has made a career of supporting and facilitating important cases that targeted Russian organized crime. Now he is a target of President Trump, who has put his security clearance under review and attacked him publicly, and allies. They have cast Mr. Ohr and his wife — who worked as a contractor at the same research firm that produced a damaging dossier of information about Mr. Trump — as villains, part of a pro-Clinton cabal out to destroy the president.
But Mr. Ohr, 56, is far from corrupt, friends and former colleagues said. An experienced law enforcement official, he has a deep understanding of the underworld of Russian organized crime, they said, including raising concerns about at least one oligarch whose name has resurfaced amid the scrutiny of contacts between Trump associates and Russia.
His friends say he’s a great guy. No further questions.
— STEALTH JEFF (@drawandstrike) August 27, 2018
Coincidental timing, I am sure….
— Komodo (@discgolfer29) August 27, 2018
It's a Strzok of luck.
— Magnus Kempe (@magnuskempe) August 27, 2018
How coincidental… ?
— Coffee & Tweets ☕ (@mdr9090) August 27, 2018
There are no coincidences.
— ?Frybread Tacos? (@wajhawk) August 27, 2018
"All the news that's fit…" for their agenda.
— Mario Diana (@_mario) August 28, 2018
For what it’s worth, it seems as though Rep. Mark Meadows hasn’t read the piece yet, because he still thinks Ohr has some explaining to do.
– Bruce Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked for the firm hired by the Clinton campaign to write the dossier
– Bruce Ohr gave the dossier to the FBI
– The FBI then used the same dossier to spy on the Trump campaign
When he comes to Congress tomorrow, Bruce Ohr has explaining to do
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) August 27, 2018
Not so fast, says actress and activist Patricia Arquette:
You guys have plenty of explaining to do yourselves.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 27, 2018
Whoa … good comeback.
Kimberley Strassel DISMANTLES Washington Post fact check of Bruce Ohr https://t.co/2JmiC7JpxG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 18, 2018