Bias much? Republicans find new target in fight to discredit Russia probe (the reference is to Bruce Ohr)

Bias much? Republicans find new target in fight to discredit Russia probe (the reference is to Bruce Ohr)
Bruce Ohr. (Image via Global Initiative against Transnational Crime)

[Ed. – This is how Politico frames a story on Bruce Ohr’s closed-door testimony to Congress today. Ohr’s name is not even mentioned until the seventh paragraph.]

First the spotlight was on Jim Comey and Andrew McCabe, then Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.

Now, Republicans — intent on proving that political bias is behind the sprawling investigation of President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia — are elevating a new bureaucratic target: Justice Department official Bruce Ohr.

Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), both top Trump allies, are taking breaks from their August recess to lead a closed-door interview Tuesday with the former associate deputy attorney general, who was demoted earlier this year amid growing scrutiny from conservatives. In recent weeks, Trump has tweeted about Ohr nine times, and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes recently predicted Ohr would become a key figure in House investigators’ sights.

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House Republicans have fixated on a handful of career Justice Department and FBI officials over the past year as they’ve sought to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the investigators who launched the Russia probe, which is now overseen by special counsel Robert Mueller.

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