Elder Patriot – The Daily Caller News Foundation has obtained an official filing that Bruce Ohr, who formerly held two senior level DOJ positions simultaneously – Associate Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force – falsified to hide his conflict of interest over his wife’s involvement with Fusion GPS.
Fusion GPS employed Ohr’s wife, Nellie, as a Russian expert and researcher. That’s the firm that produced the phony dossier that became the primary evidence the DOJ presented in its application to the FISA court when asking for the warrant to conduct surveillance on the Trump campaign and then again after Trump had become president.
So, as Bruce Ohr was serving as the conduit for funneling incriminating information from his wife to the DOJ it should be obvious why he didn’t want her position with Fusion GPS to show up on his Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 278e) that all executive branch personnel must file.
Form 278e is a standard ethics filing intended to expose potential conflicts of interest before agents or officials are assigned to a case. Of course, if Ohr’s wife’s employment by the company supplying the FBI and the DOJ with their only evidence were omitted from the form everyone at the DOJ and FBI would have plausible deniability about the unholy alliance.
Not surprisingly, that’s exactly what Ohr did as Section 5 of the ethics filing shows.
Ohr’s deception led him to neglect obtaining the necessary “waiver” for his involvement when a member of his family was acting on behalf of the Democratic Party during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The Ohr’s ruse came to light when Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson admitted meeting with him during questioning before a Congressional investigative committee.
Ohr has been demoted from both senior level positions but continues drawing his salary and accruing his retirement benefits. You or I would be in jail for these “oversights.” Ohr gets a less stressful position from which to draw his paycheck, instead.