The FBI’s Deputy Assistant Director of the Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok was fired by the deputy director of the bureau on Monday for his anti-Trump bias while investigating the Russian collusion case.
While that may be an easy charge to pin on him given the number of tweets he shared with FBI lawyer Lisa Page and how they wrote how they would stop Trump from being elected, I believe Strzok along with DOJ’s former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr will be charged with further crimes for covering up the Russian Dossier.
Both Stzok and Ohr covered up the origins of the dossier when it was presented to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) court for approval to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page. They did not tell the court that the Fusion/GPS document written by former MI-6 spy Christopher Steele was financed through the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign.
In December 2017, Bruce Ohr was removed from his position as US associate deputy attorney general over his involvement with the dossier.
Now let’s look at the spouses of these two men.
Bruce Ohr is married to Nellie Ohr and according to a House Intelligence Committee memo released by Chairman Devin Nunes, Nellie Ohr was “employed by Fusion GPS to assist in the cultivation of opposition research on Trump” and that Bruce Ohr passed along the results of that research, which was paid for by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign, to the FBI. The “salacious and unverified” dossier was used to obtain a FISA surveillance warrant to spy on Carter Page.
Peter Strzok is married to Melissa Hodgman who is an Associate Director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division since Oct. 2016.
Hodgman was named to the position two days after her husband discovered that the New York office of the FBI found 650,000 emails on Anthony Weiner’s lap top.
Many of the emails between Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife, showed at the very least they were using an unsecured private server containing classified documents. We may never know all that was on that laptop, but Weiner is serving a 21-month sentence for engaging in lewd acts with a 15-year-old girl online.
In Hodgman’s new position she could direct or coordinate investigations between the SEC and DOJ utilizing FBI enforcement staff. She also oversees international investigations, leading some to speculate at the time that Hodgman could be an “insurance policy” to look into financial records between Russians and the Trump campaign should that need to be done.