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The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition | Main | Media Finds School Shooter's Politics Highly Relevant, So, Unfortunately, You Know What That Means
February 15, 2018

Bruce Ohr Concealed His Wife's FusionGPS Payments From Ethics Officials; May Have Caused His Demotion When Discovered

How dare you question the integrity of these criminals.

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr did not disclose Fusion GPS was paying his wife

Ohr was demoted from his post after the information emerged

Willfully falsifying government ethics documents can result in jail time

Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committee's behest, was paying his wife, and did not obtain a conflict of interest waiver from his superiors at the Justice Department, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.

The omission may explain why Ohr was demoted from his post as associate deputy attorney general after the relationship between Fusion GPS and his wife emerged and Fusion founder Glenn Simpson acknowledged meeting with Ohr. Willfully falsifying government ethics forms can carry a penalty of jail time, if convicted.

...

For 2014 and 2015, Bruce Ohr disclosed on ethics forms that his wife was an "independent contractor" earning consulting fees. In 2016, she added a new employer who paid her a "salary," but listed it vaguely as "cyberthreat analyst," and did not say the name of the company.

The form requires the disclosure of the name of the spouse's employer -- but Bruce Ohr forgot to add that information.\


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