JOHN SOLOMON BOMBSHELL: Bruce Ohr Discussed Getting Steele Back Into FBI AND MUELLER PROBE in July of 2017
By: Cristina Laila
John Solomon strikes again!
Bruce Ohr, who worked directly under Rod Rosenstein, was discussing getting Christopher Steele back into the FBI in the summer of 2017-after he was deemed "not suitable" and 'terminated' for leaking to the media in November of 2016.
It gets worse...
Beginning in July of 2017, Christopher Steele was sending urgent text messages to Bruce Ohr desperate to assist Robert Mueller in the Russia witch hunt.
"Hi Bruce, hope you're enjoying the summer," Steele wrote Ohr on July 16, 2017. "I spoke to my old colleagues last week and they assured me they would not stand in the way of our re-engagement with the Bureau."
John Solomon says spox for both Mueller and Rosenstein declined to tell him if their bosses knew about the Ohr backchannel to Steele or if Steele provided information after Mueller was appointed.
Solomon was however, shown a private letter to Congress revealing Rosenstein was supposedly unaware of Ohr's activities with Steele:
In a private letter to Congress, shown to me, Rosenstein declared he was unaware of Ohr's activities with Steele. Ohr was "not assigned to the Russia investigation and he was not in the chain of command," Rosenstein wrote. "Any involvement Mr. Ohr had in this matter was without my knowledge."
Via John Solomon of The Hill:
"Whenever convenient, I would like a chat, there's a lot going on and we are frustrated with how long this re-engagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking," Steele texted Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr on Aug. 6, 2017. "Anything you could do to accelerate the process would be much appreciated."
"Chris, good to hear from you," Ohr texted back as he proposed times when the two could discuss the idea.
The exchange - one of several in which Steele proposed a return to the Russia probe - has captured the attention of investigators in Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Some of them told me they are stunned that a top Rosenstein aide would even consider restoring Steele to the case, and with good reason.
A month later in that Aug. 6, 2017, text was the one time, apparently, Steele mentioned Mueller by name to Ohr. And the intelligence operative tried to instill a sense of urgency, suggesting he had new intel that could assist the Russia case. "There are some new, perishable, operational opportunities which we do not want to miss out on," he wrote.
The text messages and other communications between Ohr and Steele don't indicate what ultimately happened. But, in multiple conversations, they talked about reengagement and used the shorthand "SC."
Whatever the case, the text messages portray Steele as increasingly aggravated that his return to informant's work on the Russia case was going so slowly.
"I am presuming you've heard nothing back from your SC colleagues on the issues you kindly put to them from me," Steele texted Ohr on Nov. 18, 2017. "We have heard nothing from them either.
"To say this is disappointing would be an understatement! Certain people have been willing to risk everything to engage with them in an effort to help them reach the truth."
Other Bruce Ohr docs dropped Wednesday.
Investigative reporter, Sara Carter said new Bruce Ohr notes mentioning former FBI lawyer Lisa Page and her lover former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok raises serious questions.
Monday evening Nunes told the Hannity to pay close attention to Bruce Ohr.
"Bruce Ohr is going to become more and more important in this investigation and I think people should pay close attention to it," Nunes said.
Here we go-It's about to blow up in their faces, said Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday evening to Hannity.
President Trump is set to declassify a tranche of Bruce Ohr and Carter Page FISA documents this month.
Look this month for POTUS to declassify ...
Robert Mueller, Bruce Ohr, Fusion GPS, FBI, Witch Hunt, DOJ, Russia, Manager Terry Francona, Donald Trump, John Solomon
Look this month for POTUS to declassify ...— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) August 5, 2018
-- 20 redacted pages of June 2017 FISA renewal
... and possibly ...
-- 63 pages of emails and notes b/t Ohr & Steele
-- FD-302 summaries of 12 FBI interviews w/ Ohr re Steele
... and watch Dems and media toadies become apoplectic