Judicial Watch: Federal Court Hearing on June 8 Ordered for Lawsuit Seeking DOJ Fusion GPS Records
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that a federal court ordered a hearing for Friday, June 8, 2018, regarding communications of the Office of the Attorney General with Nellie Ohr, the wife of former Senior DOJ Official Bruce Ohr, who was critical to the Clinton/DNC dossier authored by Christopher Steele (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No.1:18-cv-00491)). The suit is before U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton.
The Justice Department is resisting Judicial Watch request to search Attorney General Sessions’ office and otherwise is stonewalling searching for and releasing records.
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on March 1, 2018, after the DOJ failed to respond to a December 12, 2017, FOIA request seeking:
- All records of contact or communication, including but not limited to emails, text messages, and instant chats, between DOJ officials in the Attorney General’s Office and Fusion GPS employee or contractor Nellie Ohr.
In December 2017, Bruce Ohr was removed from his position as U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General after it was revealed that he conducted undisclosed meetings with dossier author Christopher Steel and Glenn Simpson, principal of Fusion GPS.
The House Intelligence Committee memo released by Chairman Devin Nunes on February 2 notes that Nellie Ohr was “employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump” and that Bruce Ohr passed the results of that research, which was paid for by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign, to the FBI.
The court hearing is scheduled for:
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Courtroom 16
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
333 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001