The first criminal referral has been sent to the Department of Justice against one Deep State actor.
North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows issued a criminal referral to the DOJ this week for Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr.
Bruce Ohr served as an associate deputy attorney general and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces at the Justice Department before being demoted last year.
Bruce Ohr was busted for not revealing that his wife, who works for the CIA, worked for Fusion GPS in 2016 and likely played a major role in helping elevate the dossier.
Fusion GPS paid Christopher Steele, a former British spy, to compile the unverified, anti-Trump dossier.
Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid nearly $9 million for the discredited dossier.
As detailed by The Washington Examiner, Meadows says Nellie Ohr lied to Congress during her testimony about her role in working for Fusion GPS and using her husband to help elevate the dossier to the highest levels of the DOJ and FBI.
“During her transcribed interview, Ms. Ohr testified she ‘would not have any knowledge of what [was] going on in an ongoing investigation’ at DOJ and would not ‘have any knowledge of the Department of Justice’s investigations on Russia.“Ms. Ohr also denied she shared her research on Russian organized crime and Donald Trump with individuals outside of Fusion GPS (her employer); her husband, DOJ attorney Bruce Ohr, and Christopher Steele,” Meadows said.
“However, documents reviewed by our committees raise concerns Ms. Ohr not only had knowledge of an ongoing DOJ investigation, but that she shared information and research on Russian organized crime to assist DOJ, in direct contradiction with her testimony,” he added.
“For example, in March 2016, DOJ official Lisa Holtyn sent Bruce Ohr an email asking if Nellie would be able to speak with Ivana Nizich and Joe Wheatley to discuss her research as part of an ongoing investigation as she was told ‘Nellie might be a great resource.’” he continued.
“When Mr. Ohr checked if Nellie would feel comfortable speaking with DOJ, Nellie emailed ‘Sure!’” he said.
A separate email chain indicates Ms. Ohr shared her research on Russian organized crime in contradiction to her testimony.
Meadows added: “Specifically, on a separate email chain between Nellie Ohr, Mr. Ohr, Ms. Holtyn, and DOJ officials Joe Wheatley and Ivana Nizich, Ms. Ohr provides the Department of Justice with analysis of Shakro, a Russian mafia boss, and the separatists in the Donbass war.”
The Examiner continued:
Taking these communications into account, in addition to other information we have reviewed, Ms. Ohr misled the committees when she testified she would not have any knowledge of what was going on in an ongoing DOJ investigation, and that she had not shared her research outside of Fusion GPS, her husband, and Christopher Steele.
Truthful witness testimony is crucial to the integrity of investigations conducted by the House of Representatives.
“Ms. Ohr violated her oath to tell the truth by making demonstrably false statements during her testimony before the Committee. Accordingly, I am referring Nellie Ohr to the Department of Justice for investigation of potential violation(s) of 18 U.S.C.§1001 et seq,” Meadows said.
Meadows hinted that more criminal referrals are likely coming for Fusion GPS officials and those who help elevate the unverified dossier to harm Trump.