Things are starting to get very interesting. We already knew that Bruce Ohr had notified the FBI that Hillary and the DMC had paid for the Steele dossier and that he had warned the FBI that Steele hated Trump and the dossier might not be credible.
Now, we find out that Ohr told the FBI that there was no tangible proof to any of the accusations in the dossier.
Remember, he did this just before the FBI and DOJ filed a FISA warrant against Carter page, meaning anyone who approved the application broke the law, which demands that all evidence provided in a FISA court be verified. Not only was it not verified, but Ohr told them that no evidence on the dossier could be proven.
In recently released testimony, Bruce Ohr, a career Justice Department official, stated he informed the FBI that the infamous, largely discredited anti-Trump dossier authored by Christopher Steele was based on “hearsay” and not tangible evidence.
Ohr said that he transmitted that information in the time period before the FBI under James Comey used the controversial dossier as central evidence in a successful FISA application to obtain a warrant to conduct surveillance on Carter Page, a former adviser to President Trump’s 2016 campaign. Comey signed the first or three FISA applications in late October 2016. All three applications reportedly cited the dossier.
Ohr’s closed-door testimony was delivered last year before a joint Judiciary and Oversight Committee “task force.” A transcript of the testimony was released last week by Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, and was reviewed in full by Breitbart News.
Orh said that the information contained in the dossier was “hearsay,” which means a statement offered as proof of something but that is inadmissible in the court of law.
Here is the relevant portion of Ohr’s testimony:
Mr. Ohr: This was source information.
Mr. Gowdy: I’m pretty sure it would not.
Mr. Ohr: Right.
Mr. Gowdy: Why not?
Mr. Ohr: It was source information. It was hearsay. I —
Mr. Gowdy: What’s hearsay?
Mr. Ohr: It’s something that he did not — it was something that he heard from someone else.