UPDATED 10:31 AM PT — Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Another day, another email scandal — this time involving the controversial Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr.
According to new testimony, Ohr shared a joint email account with his wife Nellie. In her testimony, Nellie admited she was occasionally in contact with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson using the account.
This is not surprising since Nellie also worked for Fusion GPS, the company who financed the infamous dossier. Her primary task was searching for connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. However, critics are saying Bruce Ohr’s use of a shared email with his wife could not only have ethical issues, but have national security implications as well.
“So, this DOJ official, who’s wife works for Fusion GPS, is talking to Fusion GPS repeatedly, and Fusion GPS was paid for with secret money by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democrat National Committee — so, it’s scandal on top of scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Republicans maintain there was wrongdoing at the Department of Justice as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Senator Lindsey Graham recently suggested Attorney General William Barr may be preparing to look into the accusations.