Judicial Watch Files Two Lawsuits Against Justice Department for Docs on Top Officials' Ties to Clinton Dossier Creator Fusion GPS
DOJ Official Bruce Ohr's Wife Worked for Fusion GPS
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WASHINGTON, Mar. 5, 2018 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed two FOIA lawsuits against the Justice Department for records about top Justice Department official Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie Ohr's involvement in the Trump dossier authored by Christopher Steele (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No.1:18-cv-00490)) and (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No.1:18-cv-00491)).
Until his dossier-related demotion, Bruce Ohr was the fourth ranked official at DOJ and a contact for Steele. The House Intelligence Committee memo released by Chairman Devin Nunes on February 2 says that Nellie Ohr was "employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump" and that Bruce Ohr passed the results of that research, which was paid for by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign, to the FBI.
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuits in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to respond to two separate FOIA requests in December 2017.