The co-founder of the shady opposition research firm Fusion GPS admitted to Congressional investigators that his organization hired the wife of a top DOJ official to help investigate President Trump; raising new questions over how the infamous ‘Trump Dossier’ was compiled and who financed the phony report.
According to recently obtained court documents, Glenn Simpson told federal authorities that his firm held high-level meetings with Bruce Ohr –who was recently demoted from the Department of Justice for failing to disclose his meetings with Fusion GPS- and hired his wife, Nellie Ohr, to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year.
“Fusion GPS has attracted scrutiny because Republican lawmakers have spent the better part of this year investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain FISA surveillance last year on a Trump campaign adviser named Carter Page,” reports Fox News.
On Tuesday, senior Trump attorney Jay Sekulow called for a second special counsel to investigate possible conflicts of interest surrounding Ohr and other Department of Justice officials.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he was “aware” of Sekulow’s request, adding that he will pursue the “appropriate course of action.”
“I’ve put a senior attorney, with the resources he may need, to review cases in our office and make a recommendation to me … if things aren’t being pursued that need to be pursued, if cases may need more resources to complete in a proper manner, and to recommend to me if the standards for a special counsel are met,” said Sessions.