Opinion | The Office of Inspector General posted an Investigative Summary to the Justice Department’s website on Tuesday:
The OIG found that as a result of conduct by two current senior FBI officials, and one retired FBI official, the FBI contractor engaged in certain inherent governmental activities in contravention of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Additionally, the OIG found that these three FBI officials did not adhere to Office of Management and Budget policy while managing the contractor. Further, the OIG found that the FBI contractor failed to adhere to personal conflict of interest rules under the FAR.
Why did the OIG keep the names of the rogue FBI officials hidden from the public? Likewise, why is the name of the violating contractor protected?
Could this be connected to Fusion-GPS and the access to the NSA database unlawfully permitted to its employee, Nellie Ohr?
Remember that on April 18, 2016, Admiral Mike Rogers felt it necessary to shut down the FBI/NSD contractor access to the NSA database after an audit determined that 85% of the searches were conducted by outside contractors and were unauthorized abuses of the NSA database.
We later learned from the closed-door testimony of DOJ official Bruce Ohr was that his wife, Nellie Ohr, was working for opposition research firm Fusion GPS already in late 2015.
From Bruce Ohr’s testimony, leaked two weeks ago, we now know that then-Associate Deputy Attorney General had briefed both senior FBI and DOJ officials in summer 2016 about Christopher Steele’s Russia dossier.
Ohr explicitly cautioned that the Steele Dossier, alleging that Trump had been compromised by the Russians, was opposition research conducted under contract to Fusion-GPS.
Ohr also testified that his work was connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and might be biased. Ohr knew this because his wife was doing the research used in the dossier.
Those informed according to Ohr included a top lawyer to Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Ohr’s wife Nellie, had NSA contractor clearance and is believed by some to be the Fusion-GPS employee most responsible for a signifiant share of the high number NSA search violations.
Underpinning this suspicion is the since disproven claim that Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen had been dispatched to Prague to conduct negotiations with Russia. It proved to be a different Michael Cohen.
Unless the Cohen mistake was a result of a name search of the NSA database it’s hard to fathom how else his name would’ve come up in relation to Prague.
What else might the Inspector General be investigating that would lead to Tuesday’s posting?
The fact that the officials names have been withheld adds to the suspicion that the DOJ, FBI, and Robert Mueller will go to any lengths to hide the institutional corruption that engulfed these agencies during the Obama presidency.