Newly released documents show Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr failed to disclose payments made from shady opposition firm Fusion GPS to his wife; neglecting to obtain the necessary “waiver” that a member of his family was acting on behalf of the Democratic party in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
According to the Daily Caller, Ohr didn’t disclose his wife’s relationship with Fusion GPS -which was conducting research on behalf of the Democratic National Committee- to the Justice Department’s ethics panel; raising serious questions over his role behind the organization’s infamous ‘Trump Dossier.’
“The omission may explain why Ohr was demoted from his post as associate deputy attorney general after the relationship between Fusion GPS and his wife emerged and Fusion founder Glenn Simpson acknowledged meeting with Ohr. Willfully falsifying government ethics forms can carry a penalty of jail time, if convicted,” writes the Daily Caller.
Ohr’s omission comes as Congressional leaders struggle to determine the extent to which Fusion GPS, dossier author and former British spy Christopher Steele, and senior Obama officials interacted in the weeks leading up to the 2016 race for the White House.
Read the full article at the Daily Caller.