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Report: Wife of Demoted DOJ Official Worked for Fusion GPS

Report: Wife of Demoted DOJ Official Worked for Fusion GPS
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By    |   Monday, 11 December 2017 09:15 PM

A Justice Department official demoted for meeting with the author of an anti-Trump dossier is married to a woman who worked for Fusion GPS, which commissioned the research, Fox News reported Monday.

Staff at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence told Fox News that Nellie Ohr was paid by Fusion GPS through the summer and fall of 2016.

According to The Daily Caller, though it is not clear what work Ohr's wife did at Fusion GPS, information about her online shows she has expertise in Russian politics and formerly worked as a professor at Vassar College.

She was employed at Accenture Security, the cybersecurity consulting firm, as recently as October, and Oct. 3 gave a presentation at the 2017 Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center summit on the topic: "Ties Between Government Intelligence Services and Cyber Criminals – Closer Than You Think?"

Republican lawmakers have been investigating whether the dossier, which was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, served as the basis for the Justice Department and the FBI to obtain FISA surveillance on Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, Fox reported.

Bruce Ohr remains director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, but was bounced from his post as associate deputy attorney general after it was reported he held his secret meetings last year with the founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, and with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the dossier, Fox News reported.

The Department of Justice has provided no public explanation for Ohr's demotion, the news outlet reported.

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