Kirsters Baish| This Friday, President Donald Trump was speaking on the White House lawn when he told reporters that he would revoke “disgrace” Justice Department official Bruce Ohr’s security clearance “very quickly.” Ohr is linked to the infamous unverified Steele dossier and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt against Trump.
The President was questioned if he would be taking away Ohr’s clearance. He answered, “I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace. I suspect I will be taking it away very quickly. I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace with his wife, Nellie. For him to be in the Justice Department and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace.”
The Washington Post reports:
Trump has repeatedly targeted Ohr as a source for Mueller and his investigation. Ohr’s connection to the matter was as an early contact in 2016 for Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence agent who investigated Trump’s ties to Russia.
“I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace, with his wife, Nellie,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “For him to be in the Justice Department, and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace. That is disqualifying for Mueller. And Mr. Mueller has a lot of conflicts, also.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein did not get into specifics about Ohr’s current job at the Justice Department, however, he claimed that he has not been at all involved in the Mueller investigation, which started last year. The Deputy Attorney General appointed Mueller and oversees everything he does.
The President made comments to reporters today while getting ready to board Marine One on his way to New York for a Republican campaign event, which caused liberals to criticize him for using the security clearances of those who disagree with him as a political tool. Take a look at what the President had to say: