From the very moment that Donald Trump waltzed onto the political stage, there has been an ominous feeling that they are out to get him.
There’s no specific threat, of course. This is all hyperbole, and “getting” the President could be anything from a fine to a jail sentence. The left just wants to make sure that, at the end of all of this, they can turn around and say they told us so.
One of the ways in which the left believed that they could guarantee a victory over the Trump administration was through the use of covert information channels, gathering data from within the White House itself. The advantage stolen, the democrats could then move on to employing that data in such a way as to influence the 2016 election and then the presidency.
Now, as we slowly uncover the vast network that lies beneath the back alleys of the Beltway, certain names begin to appear on our map like major intersections. Or, more poetically, like the fabled crossroads at which blues legend Robert Johnson sold his soul. Except, in this tale, you give up your soul not for unparalleled skill on the guitar, but for a chance to sit behind the desk in the Oval Office.
One of those names is Bruce Ohr, a Justice Department official who is likely next on President Trump’s list of security clearances to review.
Embattled Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had contact in 2016 with then-colleague Andrew Weissmann, who is now a top Robert Mueller deputy, as well as other senior FBI officials about the controversial anti-Trump dossier and the individuals behind it, two sources close to the matter told Fox News.
The sources said Ohr’s outreach about the dossier – as well as its author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele; the opposition research firm behind it, Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS; and his wife Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion – occurred before and after the FBI fired Steele as a source over his media contacts. Ohr’s network of contacts on the dossier included: former FBI agent Peter Strzok; former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; former deputy director Andrew McCabe; Weissmann and at least one other DOJ official; and a current FBI agent who worked with Strzok on the Russia case.
Weissmann was kept “in the loop” on the dossier, a source said, while he was chief of the criminal fraud division. He is now assigned to Special Counsel Mueller’s team.
This is what sports fans like to call “home cooking”, which is equally effective as either a noun or a verb. (Either it’s the magical aura of “home cooking” wafting about the location or it’s the actual effort put in to make the “home cooking” work; out in plain sight and before our very eyes).
But, I digress.
Given President Trump’s other run-ins with the intelligence community as of late, it would not be surprising to see the Commander in Chief exercise caution here and revoke Ohr’s clearance.