News Link • DOJ-Department of justice • 2018-08-09

DOJ official Bruce Ohr communicated with Trump dossier author Steele after FBI cut ties: report


The emails, first reported by The Hill, reveal Steele even continued to send information to Ohr after the election.

The FBI "suspended and then terminated" Steele as a source in early November 2016 for what the bureau defined as "the most serious of violations" – an "unauthorized disclosure to the media of his relationship with the FBI," according to a House Republican memo earlier this year. The FBI reportedly told Steele at the time he could no longer "operate to obtain any intelligence whatsoever on behalf of the FBI."

Yet the emails show Ohr, a former associate deputy attorney general, and Steele communicated extensively from 2002 all the way into 2017. 

One text message from Steele to Ohr on Jan. 31, 2017 reportedly said: "B, doubtless a sad and crazy day for you re-SY." The text is an apparent reference to President Trump's firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Reported By Robert Lee

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