UPDATED 6:52 AM PT — Friday, May 3, 2019
Republican Congressman Mark Meadows recently filed a criminal referral with the Department of Justice, targeting Nellie Ohr and her work for Fusion GPS. Meadows wrote a letter to the attorney general this week, asking him to investigate if Ohr funneled her opposition research to the Justice Department.
When Ohr testified on Capitol Hill last October, she said she did not have any knowledge about the Russia investigation. Ohr added, she did not share her research with anyone at the Department of Justice except for her husband Bruce Ohr. However, House republicans have their doubts about her claims.
“Nellie Ohr, while she’s working for Fusion GPS, who’s being paid by the Clinton campaign and the Democrat National Committee, while she’s working for that entity, is forwarding that information that she is compiling to the Justice Department,” stated Ohio Representative Jim Jordan. “Not just to her husband, but to three other people at the Justice Department.”
According to the referral, Ohr was considered a “great resource” by several the Department of Justice officials about Russia. Emails obtained by a FOIA request appear to show Ohr agreed to share her opposition research with the department.