Bruce Ohr, who lost his senior-level post as associate deputy attorney general, is the husband of Nellie Ohr — an employee during the 2016 election for Fusion GPS, which compiled the anti-Trump document, officials told Fox News Channel.
It wasn’t immediately clear what Nellie Ohr did for Fusion GPS or if she had any ties to the salacious document. In public biographies, Nellie Ohr has been listed as a Russia expert, according to Fox.
Bruce Ohr had two titles until last week, as director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force but more significantly as associate deputy attorney general — a top post that put him just four office doors away from his boss, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein.
But he lost the bigger gig after it was disclosed that he had secret meetings with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson and former British spy Christopher Steele, who penned the dossier, according to FNC.
Republican lawmakers want to know if Fusion GPS — funded by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign — played any role in FBI surveillance of Carter Page, a Trump campaign adviser.
Page made contradictory statements on his connections to Russians during the campaign before invoking his Fifth Amendment rights to House Intelligence Committee investigators in November.