World News: 02:00 GMT Friday 10th August 2018. [The Hill via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
Washington, D.C., Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Handwritten notes, a memory stick and an admission of a “Hail Mary” leak reveal “the flaws plaguing the early Russia collusion” according to The Hill’s investigative reporter, John Solomon.
“Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson — to find dirt on her GOP rival — met secretly with a top Justice Department official, right after Trump won the 2016 election,” wrote Solomon. The revelation that the FBI investigation was instigated by spurious, paid opposition research aimed at hurting President Trump is damaging to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s case.
According to Solomon, further evidence reveals how the political report was passed from the DOJ to the FBI, setting off the Mueller investigation. Solomon reports, “Two days after Ohr's meeting with Simpson, the senior DOJ official met with the FBI and submitted to an interview about what he had learned.”
“And all wondered why a Justice official — Ohr — who was not in the chain of command in the Russia counterintelligence probe, and on the Trump project, interviewed Simpson at all,” Solomon wrote.
Solomon also reveals how the private investigation was leaked to the public: “[Fusion GPS Founder Glen [Simpson] asked Chris [Christopher Steele, intelligence operative] to speak to the Mother Jones reporter. It was Glen’s Hail Mary attempt,” Ohr wrote.
The Hill’s John Solomon exposes the flaws plaguing the early Russia collusion case. Click here to Read .
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Globe Newswire: 02:00 GMT Friday 10th August 2018
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