Ohr: During 2016 Election, Russia Believed It Had Donald Trump “Over A Barrel"

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Bruce Ohr told lawmakers this week that Russia believed it had Donald Trump "over a barrel" during the 2016 election.

Senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr told lawmakers in a closed-door interview this week that Russia believed it had Donald Trump over a barrel during the 2016 presidential election, according to a Friday report by The Associated Press.

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

> The official, Bruce Ohr, says he learned that information during a July 2016 breakfast with former British spy Christopher Steele. Steele conducted Democratic-funded research into Trumps ties to Russia during the campaign.


> Trump and Republican lawmakers have attacked Steeles research as phony and have sought to discredit him and Ohr.


> The details of the exchange were confirmed to The Associated Press by multiple people. They werent authorized to discuss it and spoke on condition of anonymity.

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