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Trump allies zero in on top DOJ official with ties to firm that researched candidate

 

President Donald Trump‘s allies are mounting a fresh line of attack against special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russian interference probe, zeroing in on ties between a senior Department of Justice official and the Washington research firm Democrats hired to investigate Trump.

Both Jay Sekulow, Trump’s personal attorney in the Mueller investigation, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes of California, have called for renewed attention to the work of Bruce Ohr.

Ohr was friendly with retired British MI6 spy Christopher Steele, author of the Trump-Russia “dossier,” and Ohr’s wife had also worked for the firm that had hired Steele to do that research, Fusion GPS.

“If you look at the scenario of events that have taken place in this investigation in particular, I mean the corruption at the start of it — and the new information, the Bruce Ohr information just coming out yesterday — raises serious concerns all the way through,” Sekulow said Wednesday on his radio show.

On Sunday, Sekulow told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” that Ohr’s ties to Steele and Fusion GPS “concerned” him.

Nunes echoed that view in a Monday appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” saying Ohr’s involvement is troubling.

“I think people should pay close attention to it,” he said. Read more

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Trump allies zero in on top DOJ official with ties to firm that researched candidate

Trump allies zero in on top DOJ official with ties to firm that researched candidate

Trump allies zero in on top DOJ official with ties to firm that researched candidate

Trump allies zero in on top DOJ official with ties to firm that researched candidate

Trump allies zero in on top DOJ official with ties to firm that researched candidate