via The Hill: “Trump has targeted Ohr as part of a broader effort to retaliate against key figures involved in the Russia probe, which is examining ties between his campaign and Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election.
The president has already revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who briefed Trump on the dossier’s findings and later became a vocal Trump critic.
In a series of morning tweets, Trump dared Brennan to sue him over the revocation and blasted special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators as a “national disgrace.”
Trump is lashing out at a time when he is feeling intense pressure over the Russia probe.
His former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is facing more than a dozen financial fraud charges brought by Mueller and a verdict could come at any moment. Longtime Trump fixer Michael Cohen is likely to be charged soon over alleged bank fraud, according to a New York Times report. And the Times revealed over the weekend White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperative with Mueller than previously thought.”
“Bruce Ohr is at the center of FALSE ALLEGATIONS which led to a multi-million dollar investigation into what apparently didn’t happen.” Darrell Issa, House Oversight. We can take out the word “apparently.” @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2018
Fusion GPS hired actually hired a former British spy by the name of Christopher Steele to compile the fake dossier about Donald Trump during the campaign and Ohr was forced to take a demotion in late 2017 after it was discovered that he had previous contact with Steele. Ohr’s wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS during the time of the campaign.
President Trump has previously targeted Ohr as part of a broader strategy in order to retaliate against key players who are involved in the partisan Russian probe, which is currently looking into ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 election.