Judicial Watch has been working overtime filing FOIA requests and the effort has been paying off — too bad the media never reports on any of their findings.
John Solomon writes Wednesday at The Hill that Judicial Watch has uncovered 339 pages of “Hi Honey” emails between Nellie Ohr, who worked with opposition research firm Fusion GPS, and her husband, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, as well as at least three Department of Justice prosecutors: Lisa Holtyn, Ivana Nizich, and Joseph Wheatley.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 1, 2019
1/ NEW: Nellie Ohr exchanged 339 pages of emails with DOJ ofcls incl Bruce Ohr and met with DOJ prosecutors, including while working at Fusion GPS. This appears to contradict her previous testimony before Congress. https://t.co/XRFfLX8AH1 pic.twitter.com/hxaaBjmkbX
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 1, 2019
“Hi Honey, if you ever get a moment you might find the penultimate article interesting — especially the summary in the final paragraph,” Nellie Ohr emailed her husband on July 6, 2016, in one typical communication. The article and paragraph she flagged suggested that Trump was a Putin stooge: “If Putin wanted to concoct the ideal candidate to service his purposes, his laboratory creation would look like Donald Trump.” Nellie Ohr bolded that key sentence for apparent emphasis.
Solomon’s right … first we had the texts between Lisa Page and Peter Strzok showing contempt for Donald Trump, and now we have “Hi Honey” emails from Nellie Ohr to her husband. He continues:
House GOP investigators who reviewed Nellie Ohr’s emails believe that their timing may be essential to understanding how the false Russian narrative — special counsel Robert Mueller recently concluded there was no evidence of Trump-Putin collusion — may have gotten such credence inside DOJ and intelligence circles despite its overtly political origins.
For instance, just 24 days after the anti-Trump screed was emailed, both Ohrs met in Washington with British intelligence operative Christopher Steele. Nellie Ohr testified that she had known Steele from past encounters and learned at that July 31, 2016, meeting at the Mayflower Hotel that Steele, like herself, was working for Fusion GPS on Trump-Russia research. She said she learned that Steele had concerns that he hoped the DOJ or FBI would investigate, with help from her husband.
The next day, Bruce Ohr used his official DOJ position to go to then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe with Steele’s allegations (later to become known as the Steele dossier) and the bureau opened its first investigation into Russia collusion.
When asked by House lawyers during her deposition last year, Nellie Ohr testified that she did not discuss her Fusion GPS research before fall 2016 with anyone except possibly her husband (which she refused to answer, citing marital privilege) and Steele at the hotel meeting.
And now the good part:
2/ @Jim_Jordan tells me today that based on this information he believes @MarkMeadows "is working to finalize" a criminal referral of Nellie Ohr. "We'll see if that happens." https://t.co/XRFfLX8AH1 pic.twitter.com/gDKCnh0bkw
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) May 1, 2019
Make it happen.
Oh please yes, refer Nellie for criminal charges The weak link always takes out the chain Hit her and hit her hard with every and any charge possible
— JerseySure🇺🇸 (@NJMom57) May 1, 2019
It has alarmed us all who have been taking notice for the last 2 years or more the media has missed the biggest spygate story in history with ther bias eyes.and they gave themselves pulitzer prizes for reporting fake news amazing journalism what a joke
— david obrien (@DOBnbr1) May 1, 2019
People aren’t expecting much, though.
It won’t happen. None of these people ever face the consequences of their actions
— delayogame (@delayOgame) May 1, 2019
I don’t care about more referrals when we haven’t had a single existing referral followed through on. How long do we keep going through the motions?
— Charlie Rogers (@CharlieRogers5) May 1, 2019
Why does Congressman have to do the referral? How come the DOJ is fine with initiating investigations on the thinnest gruel whenever they feel like it on a Republican or regular citizen, but someone connected to Democrats .. not so much
— Uncle Max 🇺🇸 (@Uncle3Max) May 1, 2019
Here’s Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton from a couple of months ago:
Nellie Ohr may as well have had a desk in DOJ…. https://t.co/Yex04qduRe
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) March 20, 2019
Let’s hope Sen. Lindsey Graham was serious about investigating the origins of the whole Russian collusion hoax.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 1, 2019