Last week a top Department of Justice official was demoted over his contacts with the firm behind the Trump "dossier"; now we learn that this same official's wife was hired to work on that very same file.
Fox News reports that Nellie Ohr, wife of DOJ honcho Bruce Ohr, was hired last year by Fusion GPS:
A co-founder of the opposition research firm Fusion GPS acknowledged in a new court document that his company hired the wife of a senior Justice Department official to help investigate then-candidate Donald Trump last year.
The confirmation from Glenn Simpson came in a signed declaration filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., and provided a fuller picture of the nature of Nellie Ohr’s work – after Fox News first reported on her connection to Fusion GPS.
Until last week Ohr had held the title of "associate deputy attorney general" and occupied an office four doors down from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. His demotion came as his connections to Fusion GPS were revealed; now the connections are shown to be deeper:
Simpson’s statement shows Mrs. Ohr was indeed involved in the Trump research. He said bank records reflect Fusion GPS contracted with her “to help our company with its research and analysis of Mr. Trump.”
Further, Simpson said he disclosed to the House intelligence committee that he met personally with Bruce Ohr, “at his request, after the November 2016 election to discuss our findings regarding Russia and the election.”
Several Republicans have been calling for a new special counsel to be appointed to investigate the connections and the activities of the Department of Justice and the FBI during the 2016 election, the Clinton investigation that took place during the election, and anti-Trump text messages between FBI agents. Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that it all looked "pretty bad."