Bruce Ohr Received THOUSANDS in DOJ Bonuses During Russia Probe
Disgraced DOJ official Bruce Ohr was given thousands of dollars in bonuses during the Russia investigation, according to newly released documents obtained by Judicial Watch.
Ohr received a total of $42,520 in performance bonuses during the Trump-Russia investigation:
“The documents show that on November 13, 2016, Ohr was given a performance award of $28,000. This was during the time of his deep involvement in the highly controversial Justice Department surveillance of the Trump presidential campaign. The bonus was nearly double the $14,250 performance award he was given on November 29, 2015.”
Both Ohr and his wife, Nellie have extensive ties to opposition research firm, Fusion GPS, which hired former British spy Christopher Steele to compile the anti-Trump dossier:
Judicial Watch uncovered emails from Ohr showing that he remained in regular contact with former British spy and Fusion GPS contractor Christopher Steele after Steele was terminated by the FBI in November 2016 for revealing to the media his position as an FBI confidential informant. The records show that Ohr served as a go-between for Steele by passing along information to “his colleagues” on matters relating to Steele’s activities. Ohr also set up meetings with Steele, regularly talked to him on the telephone and provided him assistance in dealing with situations Steele was confronting with the media.
Nellie Ohr worked as a contractor for Fusion GPS and conducted research on the Trump family and Russia. She also worked reportedly as a contractor for the CIA for up to six years.