VIA JUDICIAL WATCH
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 2, 2019) — On Friday night’s “Hannity” guest-hosted by Jason Chaffetz, both Chaffetz and investigative journalist Sara A. Carter reported that the “302s,” or interview summaries of DOJ official Bruce Ohr, are expected to be made public in the near future.
Fox News revealed the government transparency non-profit Judicial Watch as its source of the information.
The documents would presumably be part of a declassification effort with which President Trump tasked Attorney General William Barr in May regarding materials associated with the Russia “collusion” investigation and its origins.
Carter said she believes U.S. Attorney John Durham, who Barr asked to conduct an investigation into the origins of the now-defunct Russia probe, “is putting together his case and working diligently, according to sources.”
According to Carter, Judicial Watch is obtaining the Ohr 302s.
Ohr was interviewed last August and told members of Congress that in 2016, he conveyed information from Russia “dossier” compiler Christopher Steele to both the FBI and to several DOJ officials who were selected to participate in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s continuation of the FBI’s counterintelligence probe into the Trump campaign.
The Mueller probe ended in March and concluded that no one from the campaign “colluded” with Russians to affect the outcome of the 2016 election, as the FBI had alleged.
Unlike many former DOJ and FBI officials, Ohr is still employed at the Justice Department, although demoted twice since the Trump administration took office.
Steele was working as a confidential human source (CHS) for the FBI at the same time he was contracted by Fusion GPS to gather opposition research on Trump. His now-infamous “dossier” has not been verified but was included in four sworn FBI affidavits submitted to the FISA court for surveillance warrants on former Trump adviser Carter Page between October 2016 and June 2017.
At 9:11 p.m., Chaffetz said that the 302s are expected to be released on Monday.
Earlier predictions of document releases by Sean Hannity and former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos for this past Wednesday did not come to pass.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.