Report: FBI Interview Summaries of DOJ Official to be Made Public

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.

2 Responses to "Report: FBI Interview Summaries of DOJ Official to be Made Public"

  1. Rosemary   Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Well a lot of us agree with Cort. However, a year ago we did not have a credible US Attorney General. A year ago we had a bunch of thugs at the top of DOJ. That said, tomorrow would not be too soon for indictments of the criminals who committed treason. We all know who they are.

  2. Cort Wrotnowski   Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Instead of the chinese water torture, we have the DOJ document torture. The way this is being handled can only be called strange. These documents constitute evidence of crimes committed. As such,they would be held in secret by a grand jury and only be released, if the judge agrees, during prosecution.

    Instead, we have this body of information built up around these crimes which become not only public knowledge, but are repeated ENDLESSLY over and over and over by Fox News. How many times do we need to be reminded of Christopher Steele and the dossier? How many times do we need to be reminded by Comey & Co. committed a fraud on the FISA court? OK, OK, we get it. Crimes were committed, it should be obvious. Where are the criminal referrals and the court dates? These should have been brought AT LEAST a year ago.

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