Trump Says Bruce Ohr Is a 'Disgrace,' Aiming to Revoke His Security Clearance 'Very Quickly'
Trump calls Robert Mueller 'highly conflicted.'
President Donald Trump blasted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr as a "disgrace" and said he expects to pull Ohr's security clearance "very quickly."
Trump made the remarks outside the White House on Friday, just two days after he revoked the security clearance for former CIA Director John Brennan.
There has been speculation swirling about Ohr's closeness to Trump-Russia dossier author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson.
Ohr's wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that was hired by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to compile the dossier of potentially damaging information against Trump.
“I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace,” Trump said. “I suspect I will be taking [his security clearance] away very quickly. I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace with his wife Nellie. For him to be in the Justice Department and to be doing what he did, that is a disgrace.”
He went on to say that Ohr's actions related to Steele and the dossier are "disqualifying" for Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who's investigating Russian election meddling and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.
Trump argued that Mueller is "highly conflicted," pointing to his longtime friendship with fired FBI Director James Comey.
"I could go into conflict after conflict. But sadly, Mr. Mueller is conflicted," Trump said.
He added that his campaign did nothing wrong and there was no Russian collusion, and if Mueller was compiling an "honest report" it would focus on the Clinton campaign and the DNC.
According to emails reported last week, Steele, a former British spy, kept in close contact with Ohr even after the FBI cut ties with him as a source, with Steele continuing to send along information. The emails included both Ohrs, Steele and Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson.
On "America's Newsroom," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Thursday he was struck by the seeming closeness of Steele and Ohr, who is set to testify to two House committees behind closed doors on Aug. 28.
Watch the remarks above.