President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he is looking to move “quickly” to revoke the security clearance of former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr — a Justice Department official with ties to Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele of the infamous Steele dossier.
Ohr's name stood out during a news conference earlier in the week, when White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listed the high-ranking official among a number of vocal critics of the president who she was putting on notice
Unlike the rest of the names on the list, including former FBI Director James Comey and former CIA Director John Brennan, Ohr is still a member of the Trump administration. He was associate deputy attorney general under Eric Holder until 2017 and continues to work for the DOJ.
Trump has criticized both Ohr and his wife Nellie, who did contracted work for Fusion GPS, implying they were in on the Russia investigation “witch hunt”, now headed by special counsel Robert Mueller.
The president repeated the attack on Tuesday, writing that "Bruce Ohr of the 'Justice' Department (can you believe he is still there) is accused of helping disgraced Christopher Steele 'find dirt on Trump.'"
Despite Ohr's connections to the Steele dossier, there is no proof that it had any material impact on either the FBI's surveillance warrant for Page or on the Mueller probe.