[Ed. – This was in the breakfast meeting on 30 July between Ohr and Steele, which we know about from previous disclosures of message correspondence. Steele had been paid by the Democrats for oppo research for more than 2 months at that point — the exact oppo research he was retailing. And Ohr’s wife was working for the same oppo research firm, Fusion GPS, throughout that period. In other words: the Democrats directly fed the DOJ and FBI with paid-shill allegations, which the DOJ/FBI then acted on, as if they had come from a disinterested “intelligence source.”]
A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter.
The lawyer, Bruce Ohr, also says he learned that a Trump campaign aide had met with higher-level Russian officials than the aide had acknowledged, the people said.
The previously unreported details of the July 30, 2016, breakfast with Christopher Steele, which Ohr described to lawmakers this week in a private interview, reveal an exchange of potentially explosive information about Trump between two men the president has relentlessly sought to discredit.