Trump points to Nellie Ohr's fluency in Russian, job at Fusion GPS in ‘Collusion’ claim

Source: The Hill | August 30, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum

President Trump on Thursday extended his attacks on Justice Department employee Bruce Ohr to his wife, Nellie, pointing out her fluency in Russian and former employment at Fusion GPS as evidence of “collusion.”

“Wow, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr’s wife, is a Russia expert who is fluent in Russian,” Trump tweeted. “She worked for Fusion GPS where she was paid a lot. Collusion! Bruce was a boss at the Department of Justice and is, unbelievably, still there!”

Trump has targeted Bruce Ohr for several weeks. On Wednesday the president asked in in a tweet “how the hell” is Ohr still employed at the Justice Department. 

Nellie Ohr’s involvement at Fusion has become a flashpoint among Republicans who hint at nefarious motivations, suggesting she was paid to create the dossier — and could’ve possibly passed along the information to her husband at the DOJ.

Bruce Ohr was grilled by Republican lawmakers on Tuesday in a closed-door testimony over his ties to Fusion GPS, the company that hired ex-British spy Christopher Steele to produce a dossier alleging ties between Trump and Russia in 2016.

Lawmakers have pointed to Nellie Ohr’s former employment at Fusion as proof of her husband’s corruption. Bruce Ohr also had sustained contact with Steele.

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