Hannity on Grilling of Bruce Ohr: FBI 'Knowingly Lied' to FISA Court to Sway Election
'Ohr helped Steele spread anti-Trump Russian lies.'
In his Opening Monologue, Sean Hannity said Tuesday that new testimony by demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr showed that the FBI knowingly lied to FISA court judges to obtain a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate.
Hannity said Ohr understood that Christopher Steele's dossier would never have been accepted in a court of law, and that the FBI knew about Ohr's relationship with the ex-MI6 spy.
"He helped Steele spread anti-Trump Russian lies," Hannity said.
Bruce Ohr told Congress that the FBI was aware that his wife worked for Fusion GPS, but they failed to disclose that to FISC https://t.co/LXMGYaBfrR
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) August 29, 2018
Hannity reported that Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) discovered Ohr was never mentioned in any FISA application on the Trump matter.
He called it another sign of the "FBI's blatant effort to hide the true nature of the Clinton bought-and-paid-for, dirty Russian dossier.
In the four FISA applications I reviewed in their full, unredacted form, Bruce Ohr’s involvement with the Steele dossier was never disclosed.
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) August 28, 2018
Hannity said it's now a known "fact" that FISA court judges were lied to several times by "government bureaucrats to steal, sway, rob an election and at all costs stop Donald Trump from winning and destroy his presidency."
He said 60 pages of communications between Ohr and Steele show the former British spy was concerned his work would be exposed.
"And for good reason, because this level of corruption and abuse should make every single American citizen sick," said Hannity, alleging that Trump was targeted and Hillary Clinton was given a "free pass" in a "two-tiered justice system."
Later in the show, Ratcliffe said the Justice Department failed to disclose "material facts" about Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Fusion GPS and how the Steele dossier was obtained.
Ratcliffe said Ohr testified that he told a "half-dozen" senior FBI and DOJ officials about his interactions with Steele and Fusion GPS, but that information was not in the FISA applications.
Watch more above and hear from Rep. Ratcliffe below.