Sources: Bruce Ohr kept Mueller-probe deputy Weissmann ‘in the loop’ on dossier in 2016

Sources: Bruce Ohr kept Mueller-probe deputy Weissmann ‘in the loop’ on dossier in 2016
Bruce Ohr. (Image via Global Initiative against Transnational Crime)

[Ed. – Interesting, as Weissmann was chief of the FBI criminal fraud division at the time.  Basically, this would clarify that Weissmann has been in the inner-circle hierarchy from the beginning.  As with the short-lived assignment of Strzok and Page to the Mueller team, Weissmann’s alleged knowledge of the dossier from 2016 does suggest a prior interest, and likely source of prejudice, that would not serve an independent investigation well.]

Embattled Justice Department official Bruce Ohr had contact in 2016 with then-colleague Andrew Weissmann, who is now a top Robert Mueller deputy, as well as other senior FBI officials about the controversial anti-Trump dossier and the individuals behind it, two sources close to the matter told Fox News.

The sources said Ohr’s outreach about the dossier – as well as its author, ex-British spy Christopher Steele; the opposition research firm behind it, Glenn Simpson’s Fusion GPS; and his wife Nellie Ohr’s work for Fusion – occurred before and after the FBI fired Steele as a source over his media contacts. Ohr’s network of contacts on the dossier included: former FBI agent Peter Strzok; former FBI lawyer Lisa Page; former deputy director Andrew McCabe; Weissmann and at least one other DOJ official; and a current FBI agent who worked with Strzok on the Russia case.

Weissmann was kept “in the loop” on the dossier, a source said, while he was chief of the criminal fraud division. He is now assigned to Special Counsel Mueller’s team.

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