AUGUST 09, 2018
A conservative watchdog group announced Thursday that it filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department seeking records of communications from various offices within the agency related to former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr, Trump dossier author Christopher Steele, and Fusion GPS.
In a statement, Judicial Watch said it sued because the Justice Department failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request filed in May.
Steele, a former British intelligence officer, put together the dossier for Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that employed Ohr’s wife, Nellie. It was revealed last year that over the summer of 2016, the firm was retained by lawyer Mark Elias, who represented the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Additionally, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a memo earlier this year that claimed Bruce Ohr met Steele in 2016 and gave the Justice Department information about Steele’s political persuasions.