Not that arrogant special counselor Robert Mueller cares what anyone else thinks, but on Friday a Fox News contributor argued that if he wants to root out real collusion (versus fake collusion), then he needs to take a close look at Bruce Ohr and his wife, Nellie.
Fox News Radio show co-host Guy Benson made the declaration while speaking with fellow co-host Marie Harf on Fox News this Friday about President Donald’s recommendation that Ohr’s security clearance be revoked.
Fox News host Melissa Francis started the discussion by highlighting Ohr’s shady behavior as the FBI’s contact point for Christopher Steele, the former MI6 agent who authored the phony Trump dossier.
“Why is it that Bruce Ohr should still have security clearance when we now know that he continued to back channel with spy Christopher Steele and funnel information to the FBI after he was told not to — while at the same time Steele was asking him, ‘Can you please help me out with this Russian oligarch who is upset about the sanctions and needs help getting them lifted?” she asked Harf.
“If that’s not Russian collusion I don’t know what is. Why would you let him have security clearance?”
Just how dirty and corrupt are these traitors?
Christopher Steele told DOJ’s Bruce Ohr he was ‘afraid they will be exposed’ after Comey’s firing https://t.co/aN2hLszqHG
— darius volket (@DariusVolket) August 18, 2018
Steele first reached out to Ohr in January 2016 to seek assistance for a Russian oligarch and friend named Oleg Deripaska. Online communications between the two suggest Steele lobbied Ohr to monitor negotiations between Deripasksa and the U.S. government in regard to the oligarch’s visa. Deripaska is reportedly a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ohr remained in contact with Steele even after the FBI formally ended its relationship with him because of unauthorized disclosures he’d made to the media.
Harf replied to Francis’ question by talking about the “official process” for revoking clearances and accusing the president of trying to interfere in that process with his alleged bias.
“Do you think your security clearance would have been stripped if you were back channeling with a foreign spy? When you are working on this case? Would you have done that?” Francis rebutted, before turning the discussion over to Benson.
“I hope Robert Mueller is looking into this element of the story. I have long defended the Mueller probe but it can’t just be about Donald Trump and the trump campaign,” he said.
“I’m someone who wants to constantly mention … that on the day the Trump Tower meeting happened with Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort and others who were in that room, that very day the founder of Fusion GPS meant before and after with the Russian attorney who was in that meeting.”
This is relevant because evidence shows Ohr’s wife, Nellie, collected payments from Fusion GPS during this time period.
I guess the “right-wing conspiracy” is responsible for Mr. Ohr having been demoted twice this past year?
— Mr CAH (@cahtx01) August 17, 2018
“That was very suspicious. you have the DOJ, whose employee was working for Fusion GPPS, the Democratic attack group. This is a legitimate realm for Bob Mueller and the inspector general to be looking into,” Benson concluded.
Harf, a former Obama-era official, deflected, arguing that Mueller’s real intent is to discover “whether there was collusion with Russia and the 2016 campaign and obstruction of justice.”
Never mind that no evidence has yet surfaced that indicates Trump colluded in any way, shape or form with Russian operatives to affect the outcome of the last election.
Benson concluded the discussion by noting that if Mueller really wants to root out collusion, he needs to take a closer look at people like Ohr.
“This is not only about Donald Trump, not only about the Republicans. If there are shady connections with the Democrats as well, that has to be part of it. Or else we’re not getting a full and complete review which is supposedly the whole point here,” he said.
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