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Another government official linked to Fusion GPS and the 'Trump dossier

Another link was discovered between a high level government official at the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS, the opposition research group that produced the infamous Trump dossier.(Brendan SmialowskiAFP/Getty Images)

Another link has been discovered between a senior government official and Fusion GPS, the political organization that paid for the "Trump dossier" to be produced, fueling accusations of a "deep state" biased against Trump and devoted to defeat his policies.

What is this new link?

According to Fox News, the wife of a senior Justice Department official worked for Fusion GPS during the 2016 election. That same DOJ official, Bruce G. Ohr, was demoted over his own links to those behind the opposition research group.

Nellie H. Ohr was confirmed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to have worked at Fusion GPS, the same group that was hired by the Clinton campaign, and produced the infamous Trump dossier.

Why does this matter?

Allies of President Donald Trump have theorized that the Trump dossier was created in order to provide a pretense for the Obama administration to call for Trump officials to be "unmasked" from intelligence information gathered by our agencies. Such an action would be highly unethical and likely criminal, but these accusations have not yet been proven.

“The House Intelligence Committee,” Chairman Devin Nunes, (R-Calif.) said in a statement, “is looking into all facets of the connections between the Department of Justice and Fusion GPS, including Mr. Ohr.”

Bruce Ohr was demoted from a senior office after Fox News reported about his controversial links to the Trump dossier.

Mr. Ohr held the rank of associate deputy attorney general, a post that gave him an office four doors down from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The day before Fox News reported that Mr. Ohr held his secret meetings last year with the founder of Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, and with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who compiled the dossier, the Justice Department stripped Ohr of his deputy title and ousted him from his fourth floor office at the building that DOJ insiders call “Main Justice.”

Here's a Fox News report on Bruce Ohr and his demotion:

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