The Russia investigation is heating up.
But not in the way Robert Mueller or the media would like.
One anti-Trump Deep State operative just made a life changing mistake that could land him in prison.
Bruce Ohr was the associate deputy attorney general, but was demoted after it was revealed that his wife worked for Fusion GPS on the Trump-Russia dossier.
Ohr later presented this research to the FBI.
But that was just the beginning of his trouble.
Ohr hid the fact that his wife was paid by Fusion GPS, and did not obtain a conflict of interest waiver.
Making false statements on a government ethics form holds a possible prison sentence.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committee’s behest, was paying his wife, and did not obtain a conflict of interest waiver from his superiors at the Justice Department, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.
The omission may explain why Ohr was demoted from his post as associate deputy attorney general after the relationship between Fusion GPS and his wife emerged and Fusion founder Glenn Simpson acknowledged meeting with Ohr. Willfully falsifying government ethics forms can carry a penalty of jail time, if convicted…
…For 2014 and 2015, Bruce Ohr disclosed on ethics forms that his wife was an “independent contractor” earning consulting fees. In 2016, she added a new employer who paid her a “salary,” but listed it vaguely as “cyberthreat analyst,” and did not say the name of the company.
The instructions require officials to “Provide the name of your spouse’s employer. In addition, if your spouse’s employer is a privately held business, provide the employer’s line of business.” As examples, it gives “Xylophone Technologies Corporation” and “DSLK Financial Techniques, Inc. (financial services).” The dollar amount does not need to be disclosed. “Report each source, whether a natural person or an organization or entity, that provided your spouse more than $1,000 of earned income during the reporting period,” they say.
The DOJ says, “Financial disclosure reports are used to identify potential or actual conflicts of interest. If the person charged with reviewing an employee’s report finds a conflict, he should impose a remedy immediately.” Its guidance says, “employees should always seek the advice of an ethics official when contemplating any action that may be covered by the rules.”
It is becoming clear that the real scandal was the collusion between the FBI, DOJ, the Clinton campaign, and the Russians to spread a fake dossier to frame Donald Trump for collusion.
In over 18 months of investigation, not one piece of evidence has emerged pointing to coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
But there is a mountain of evidence piling up that indicates the Obama administration and the FBI were involved in a high level conspiracy to destroy Trump, first as a candidate and then as President.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.