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May 01, 2019

"Hi, Honey:" 339 Pages of Nellie Ohr's Emails Released Via FOIA Request

Hi Darling Husband, would you please take a look at this partisan opposition research I'm being paid to infiltrate into the government bureaucracy you work for?

Ohr has admitted to Congress that, during the 2016 presidential election, she worked for Fusion GPS -- the firm hired by Clinton and the Democratic National Committee to perform political opposition research -- on a project specifically trying to connect Donald Trump and his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, to Russian organized crime.

Now, 339 pages of emails, from her private account to Department of Justice (DOJ) email accounts, have been released under a Freedom of Information Act request by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch.

They clearly show that Ohr sent reams of open-source intelligence to her husband, Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, and on some occasions to at least three DOJ prosecutors: Lisa Holtyn, Ivana Nizich and Joseph Wheatley.

The contents tracked corruption developments in Russia and Ukraine, including intelligence affecting Russian figures she told Congress she had tried to connect to Trump or Manafort.

"Hi Honey, if you ever get a moment you might find the penultimate article interesting -- especially the summary in the final paragraph," Nellie Ohr emailed her husband on July 6, 2016, in one typical communication. The article and paragraph she flagged suggested that Trump was a Putin stooge: "If Putin wanted to concoct the ideal candidate to service his purposes, his laboratory creation would look like Donald Trump." Nellie Ohr bolded that key sentence for apparent emphasis.

Such overt political content flowing into the email accounts of a DOJ charged with the nonpartisan mission of prosecuting crimes is jarring enough. It raises additional questions about potential conflicts of interest when it is being injected by a spouse working as a Democratic contractor trying to defeat Trump, and she is forwarding her own research to his department and co-workers.

Read the whole thing to find out who your government civil "servants" are really serving.


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