Transcripts from Nellie Ohr’s congressional testimony reveal the former Fusion GPS researcher “favored” Hillary Clinton for president and would have been “less comfortable” doing opposition research against the former Secretary of State.
“I would probably have been less comfortable doing opposition research that would have gone against Hillary Clinton,” Ohr told Congress on October 19.
When asked by a Congressional aide why that was the case, Ohr responded, “Because I favored Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate.”
Ohr’s transcripts were released by House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) yesterday and also show how the wife of demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr even researched Trump’s family members and their “travels.”
“I was asked to research Trump’s family broadly in connection with any—any Russian connections,” Ohr said, adding that she “did some research on all of them, but not in much depth.”
Specifically, Ohr said she researched Donald Trump Jr.’s and Ivanka Trump’s “travels.”
Ohr claimed the research was done “to see whether they were involved in dealings and transactions with people who had suspicious pasts, or suspicious types of dealings.”
Ohr also testified that she was asked to research members of the campaign including former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former campaign aide Carter Page and former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Ohr noted that, in her research, she found that Page traveled to Moscow to speak at a university about “better relations” between Russia and the U.S.
With regard to the research on Flynn, Ohr said she was asked to look into “any relationships he might have with Russia.” Ohr said that through her research, it “became evident that he had a relationship with Turkey as well.”