McCabe Cancels Testimony, Something "Far More Sinister" With Fusion GPS

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe abruptly cancelled his closed door testimony in front of the House Intelligence Committee as news emerged that the wife of Senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr worked for Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm which assembled the infamous "Trump dossier." Ohr was demoted last week after allegedly trying to conceal his contacts with Fusion. 


FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Fox News reporter Chad Pergram's sources tell him "McCabe has an Ohr problem," and they believe "FBI DepDir McCabe not coming to Hse Intel Cmte tomorrow because he'd be asked about Bruce Ohr & Ohr's wife Nellie who worked for Fusion GPS," adding "something far more sinister.

Pergram also tweeted "Expect subpoenas to compel McCabe to appear this wk." 

Of note, House Intel Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) announced last week that they were prepared to hold McCabe and assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in contempt for the DOJ's failure to comply with a previous subpoena. He also accused the FBI and the DOJ of willfully refusing to comply with an Aug. 24 subpoena in part by refusing the committee's request "for an explanation of Peter Strzok's dismissal from the Mueller probe."


Bruce and Nellie Ohr

As we reported yesterday, Nellie Ohr, the wife of disgraced DOJ official Bruce Ohr, was employed at Fusion GPS last year. Her term of employment overlapped with the period when the Trump dossier was being compiled. Though Fox was unable to discern the exact nature of her role at the firm, its reporters discovered that she has done extensive research on Russia-related topics for think tanks based in the Washington, DC area.

Fox News reports: 

A senior Justice Department official demoted last week for concealing his meetings with the men behind the anti-Trump “dossier” had even closer ties to Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the incendiary document, than have been disclosed, Fox News has confirmed: The official’s wife worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election.

 

Contacted by Fox News, investigators for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) confirmed that Nellie H. Ohr, wife of the demoted official, Bruce G. Ohr, worked for the opposition research firm last year. The precise nature of Mrs. Ohr’s duties – including whether she worked on the dossier – remains unclear but a review of her published works available online reveals Mrs. Ohr has written extensively on Russia-related subjects. HPSCI staff confirmed to Fox News that she was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.

Also notable is the fact that Bruce Ohr's wife not only worked for Fusion GPS, but also represented the CIA's "Open Source Works" group in a 2010 "expert working group report on international organized crime" along with Bruce Ohr and Fusion GPS co0founder Glenn Simpson

Of note Open Source Works is described as the "CIA's in-house open source analysis component, devoted to intelligence analysis of unclassified, open source information."  So - Nellie Ohr, the wife of recently demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr - worked for both Fusion GPS and the CIA. It is unclear whether her time at Fusion overlapped with her time at the CIA. 

Open Source Works, which is the CIA’s in-house open source analysis component, is devoted to intelligence analysis of unclassified, open source information.  Oddly, however, the directive that established Open Source Works is classified, as is the charter of the organization.  In fact, CIA says the very existence of any such records is a classified fact. “The CIA can neither confirm nor deny the existence or nonexistence of records responsive to your request,” wrote Susan Viscuso, CIA Information and Privacy Coordinator, in a November 29 response to a Freedom of Information Act request from Jeffrey Richelson of the National Security Archive for the Open Source Works directive and charter.

 

“The fact of the existence or nonexistence of requested records is currently and properly classified and is intelligence sources and methods information that is protected from disclosure,” Dr. Viscuso wrote. This is a surprising development since Open Source Works — by definition — does not engage in clandestine collection of intelligence.  Rather, it performs analysis based on unclassified, open source materials. -FAS

House investigators determined that during the 2016 election, Bruce Ohr met with former MI6 spy Christopher Steele, and shortly after the 2016 election he met with Glenn Simpson, the co-founder of Fusion GPS - who commissioned Steele to assemble the dossier. 


Ron DeSantis (R-FL)

Another factor in McCabe's sudden cancellation is a report from The Hill's John Solomon that Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) recently interviewed a retired FBI supervisor who told him he was instructed by Deputy Director Andrew McCabe not to call the 2012 Benghazi attack an act of terrorism when distributing the FBI's findings to the larger intelligence community - despite knowing exactly who conducted the attack. 

The agent found the instruction concerning because his unit had gathered incontrovertible evidence showing a major al Qaeda figure had directed the attack and the information had already been briefed to President Obama, the lawmaker said. -The Hill

If true, it means McCabe lied for the Obama administration in a clear, partisan violation of the FBI's mandate to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States," not "lie for the President so as not to offend Islam." As Rep. DeSantis told The Hill: 
"What operational reason would there be to issue an edict to agents telling them, in the face of virtually conclusive evidence to the contrary, not to categorize the Benghazi attack as a result of terrorism? By placing the interests of the Obama administration over the public's interests, the order is yet another data point highlighting the politicization of the FBI."
Whether McCabe cancelled over his "Ohr problem," or for instructing a retired FBI supervisor to lie about the Benghazi attack, or because he doesn't want to talk about Peter Strzok's dismissal from the Mueller probe - one thing is for sure; Devin Nunes can't be happy, and we can probably expect subpoenas to start flying off his desk as soon as this morning.

Comments

CuttingEdge Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 12/12/2017 - 08:27 Permalink

Lock her up?It has gone waaay beyond HRC.The unfolding picture at the DoJ and the FBI (and every other dept Obama left his shitstain minions in control of) dictate more of a mass incarceration to cleanse the United States of an overwhelming stench, I would have thought.Without that happening, and the judicial system regaining a modicum of respect, the country has no future.

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brianshell jeff montanye Tue, 12/12/2017 - 16:00 Permalink

Go George go (Webb, that is).For a mossaud type, he sure has to walk a tight rope to uproot all the street crime and not implicate Zio.I keep waiting for that aha moment where he stumbles on the connection to , for example, why the US, that being the CIA, Bush and Clinton etc. just happen to pick the Yenon plan countries to attack.Any way I am amazed how whatever he unearths is just months, weeks or days ahead of the official investigations. It is uncanny.

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Theosebes Goodfellow CuttingEdge Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:20 Permalink

~"The unfolding picture at the DoJ and the FBI (and every other dept Obama left his shitstain minions in control of) dictate more of a mass incarceration to cleanse the United States of an overwhelming stench,..."~And that's the point, isn't it? It's not just the FBI, it's not jut Justice, but State, HHS, IRS, EPA, Education, AND the Pentagon. They're all filthy with Obama's social Marxists. I saw a FP piece about some trough feeders at the State dept. boo-hooing about how Tillerson wasn't sucking them and so everyone was leaving.It's time to drain the Swamp. It's time to send some of these SOBs to JAIL! Someone please wake up the AG...

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CuttingEdge Theosebes Goodfellow Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:34 Permalink

You can add DoE/AEC over the Uranium 1 shipments.And how about the CPSA story the other day about fines collected being redistributed to worthy (Democrat) causes on an industrial scale? No word from the DoJ on that yet, so it looks like Rip Van Sessions is on the case.Then there's the truly fucking evil side of this verminous scum - aborted baby body parts for profit at Planned Parenthood. That one the DoJ/FBI are on, and it will be interesting to see the final outcome - sick cunts being prosecuted or getting a slap on the wrist. Might be a good barometer of how things will play out elsewhere (for better or worse). All roads lead to the Banana-in-Chief. He must have been fucking desperate for Hillary to win, not just to cover her crimes, but also those of his cadre of corruption spread out across government.

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pods CuttingEdge Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:15 Permalink

In the old days, that CPSA story would have brought down that whole damn department. Now, doesn't even get a fucking mention in passing in the news. All they care about is any old bit about Trump. That is the ONLY thing worth covering for them.  It's fucking tiresome to be honest.  No wonder people no longer pay any attention to what they say.pods

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Omen IV CuttingEdge Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:33 Permalink

The Banks were given almost free ride in both fines and criminal prosecution on CDO's /rigged  foreign exchange fraud / money laundering  etc  - in exchange for Holder / Lanny Bruer  - to get Banks  $$$Billions to the left wing causes - especially the refugees from ME / Africa - church organization got $100,000 a piece and gave $35-60,000 to the refugees - same with switch in jobs for blacks from major corporations A House investigation needs to be opened on the amount from each bank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thought Processor WillyGroper Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:00 Permalink

 This is going to be very interesting, watching to see how this plays out.   Though part of me thinks that the CIA / Deep State panic button will be having NK launch an ICBM / Nuke to take out D.C. (with Langley as ground zero).   And then they will be like.......   evidence, what evidence?????? Then North Korea becomes the distraction source and is already positioned to be the enemy by the MSM et. al.  American's then only see NK as the bad guy and another great diversion begins anew.  Same old game though this time with nuclear warheads.  But who really benefits?  That is always the first and last question because it is certainly not North Korea who benefits from launching a real warhead.  So who benefits then?It'll be hey look, NK is the bad guy not us.  Look over there!  

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Thought Processor CuttingEdge Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21 Permalink

 It has increased since Nov. 22nd though I don't know the total as of now.  I verified the docs on my own just to see if they were real by going to the court websites and looking at the dockets and that was enough for me.  Something is definately up.  Don't take my word for it though.I would recommend everyone just go to the court websites to view the sealed cases on the dockets themselves.  Start with D.C., though they are spread all over the country.

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WillyGroper Freddie Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:11 Permalink

"Show us the money."if you want to pay for it, you can find them on pacer broken down by state/district.i'd give you the link but i've already wiped my history. the raid was a larp."Christian haters"if you, like the majority here want to play into division giving tptb free mind rent, feel free.i don't subscribe to red/blue, right/left, christian/muzzie etc.,men/wimmin & every other means of division.the issue is humanity haters hell bent on destroying the creator.the greatest "story" ever told is also a textbook.  ever wonder why preachers say astrology is baaaad?here's you a nice primer that transcends language if you can wrap your head around it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AM5ziN38_E 

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Freddie CuttingEdge Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:54 Permalink

As mentioned in an earlier Zh thread - the FBI is the secret police. They always have been.  The USSA is so corrupt. I do not watch TV but was in a store and Fox News was on.  Jared Kushner-Soros was making comments at a Saban foundation and Brookings Institution gathering.  Haim Saban and Soros are Jared and Ivanka pals and fellkow zionists. So much for draining the swamp.  

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WillyGroper seek Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:18 Permalink

that is exactly what's going to happen.military contractors are running drills in puerto rico now.  when martial law is declared the 48 contiguous governors will relinquish power to dhs.  got that info from a bud that knows.so, is this for the execution of the indictments to tainmain order?or will it mean freedom or full bore A21 slavery in the gulag?

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markitect CuttingEdge Tue, 12/12/2017 - 11:47 Permalink

While I agree with you it goes far beyond Obama, how about the Bush era when you became a defacto police state and lost our rights or the Clinton era where the country's businesses, intellectual property, military secrets and weapons were on sale wholesale to China?  It's been a long time this shit show has been brewing, the Obama years look tame compared to the Clinton / Bush mafia years.

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Theosebes Goodfellow The Chief Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:26 Permalink

~"I totally agree. I wish someone, somewhere, would hold this fucker accountable."~And thaat's why he's not showing up. Think about it for a second. If he shows up and says something like he didn't know what Ohr and his wife were up to, he's a village idiot and needs to be fired for incompetence. If he show's up and plead's the 5th, he gets fired for lying to Congress, (in the past). His Christmas-assed goose is totally cooked 2 weeks before Christmas.It does make one wonder how long these asshats will keep taking the fall for Obama and the Clintons though...

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jeff montanye Freddie Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:19 Permalink

yes as to the first.  that is the way out of a lot of this mess.  might even get truth commissions in israel, a la south africa, that explicate 9-11.the two state solution to palestine is never happening as fifty years of fruitless pursuit have proven.  even if it did, it would be a recipe for war and constant wrangling.the beauty of the one state solution is that it takes next to no negotiation, no maps, customs rules, arms limitations and on and on.  the israelis are the legal sovereigns of all of palestine, every inch of '67 conquest is now theirs.  and all palestinians in the "occupied territories" and gaza are full, voting israeli citizens.  this will pull israel toward moderation and vastly reduce the power of the likud party and, eventually the mossad and the neocons in both israel and the u.s.might even bust 9-11 if israel gets truth commissions like south africa did.https://www.amazon.com/War-Terror-Plot-Rule-Middle/dp/0985322543http://….   http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/everything-rich-man-trick/https://smile…

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