The Daily Caller has just confirmed that a Justice Department official who was demoted last month after he was found to have links to the Trump dossier has left a second high-level position at the agency.

At the beginning of last month, Bruce Ohr held two positions at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF).

Fox News first reported on Monday that Ohr will no longer lead OCDETF.  A Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed Ohr’s separation from that division but it was not confirmed if Ohr resigned or was removed from the position.

Ohr’s job as associate deputy attorney general put him just a few office doors down from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential campaign.

Ohr was removed from that position earlier last month after it was revealed that in 2016, he met separately with Christopher Steele, the author of the now infamous Trump dossier, and with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm that commissioned the salacious document.

Fox News first reported that Ohr met with Steele, a former M16 agent, before the election. He met just after the election with Simpson, who operates Fusion GPS. Ohr’s wife, a former CIA employee and Russia expert named Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS to investigate Trump during the campaign.

Simpson, who is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, told House Intelligence Committee in November that he had met with Ohr.

Fox News has reported that the Justice Department was not aware of Ohr’s links to Fusion GPS and the dossier.

Ohr is slated to meet with the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, agreed last week to make Ohr and several other DOJ and FBI officials available for interviews with the House panel.

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  • Rosemary

    I don’t see the hammer yet!

  • Tonto

    The only “hammer” is exposing the FBI and BO administration crime of using a phony DNC-funded dossier to wiretap Americans for political gain. When that happens we will all understand the depths of dem corruption.

  • longstache

    The “Hammer” was a Congressman from Texas named Tom Delay. He was so effective that a district attorney in Austin had to convene 7 grand juries to get a phony indictment on him. Delay would have made a great Attorney General under Trump, and all of these people would be in jail, including Hillary.

  • rhondareichel

    One more thing to remember in 2020 when Trump comes up for re-election.

    Here’s a Thanksgiving turkey that MSM didn’t mention….and Trump is hoping you didn’t notice.

    DRONIBINOL (SYNTHETIC THC….what a perfect name for it!)
    drone (from the Urban Dictionary)
    drone(n): A drone is someone who follows an ideology or some other form of idealization blindlessly and uncritically.

    Hypocrite Jeff Sessions allows sale of synthetic THC with the same properties as marijuana to a company that 6 executives got busted for scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe the dangerous opioid FENTANYL. Ha ha ha…not exactly principled is he?

    SECRET SQUIRREL must be on the take too. I think he should be investigated.

    Pushers have a new corporate image

    I always said the only reason marijuana is outlawed is because they can’t patent it….but they found another way didn’t they? and who really knows how dangerous the synthetic is? Remember how many died from Vioxx before they finally pulled it?

    The people that are dying in droves aren’t dying from marijuana. Even Trump is in on this because he called for a “safer substitute for opiods” but he didn’t mention it had to have a PATENT.
    Apparently THC is good for you if a big profit is involved & it’s artificial.

    This is going to be a WAR with all the states that have already legalized MJ. Who do you think will win?

    You can’t make this stuff up….CORRUPTION DE JOUR

    How do rational people find any support for this kind of drug policy? I wonder…


    Sessions Goes After “Dangerous” Marijuana, Grants Opioid Maker Rights To Synthetic THC

    The active ingredient in cannabis, THC, remains classified as a Schedule 1 drug—meaning the government claims it is dangerous, addictive, and has no medical value. Coincidentally, over the Thanksgiving holiday, the DoJ’s Drug Enforcement Administration granted Insys Therapeutics—a rogue pharmaceutical company rife with corruption—a Schedule II classification on their synthetic form of THC, Dronabinol.

    Instead of allowing people to use a natural form of a plant that can cure them, Jeff Sessions will use taxpayer dollars to continue cannabis prohibition while his DEA grants a monopoly on the exact same substance—only synthetic—to Insys.

    For those who don’t know, Insys has become notorious over the last two years after six former executives and managers were arrested on charges that they engaged in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe a drug containing the opioid fentanyl. Now this same group of dangerous drug peddlers is being given a partial national monopoly on the sale of legal THC, by the group who claims to protect Americans from drugs.

    • dennis johnson

      So ? ————————–

  • rhondareichel

    Sessions needs to be replaced

  • rhondareichel

    Much ado about nothing….that dossier is a red herring

  • Timothy Thompson

    Old news and he worked in the FBI not the DOJ.

    • Wmichaelmic

      So the Associate Deputy Attorney General worked for the FBI?

  • Shane

    Trump is destroying America’s internal enemies and the coup members with this Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption. Issued on 12/21/17 I would like to give you the link, but the site won’t let me.

  • Morgan23

    Why wasn’t he fored straight out?

  • wcapurro

    I don’t see where Jeff Sessions did a damn thing.