Maria Bartiromo interviewed Rep. John Ratcliffe to give updates on Glenn Simpson and Nellie Ohr. Simpson plans to plead the 5th but Fusion GPS researcher Nellie Ohr and ex-FBI official James Baker are set to testify before Congress next week. Simpson is in “real legal jeopardy” according to Ratcliffe:
“…Glenn Simpson had previously testified under oath to the House Intelligence Committee that he never met with Bruce Ohr or discussed with Bruce Ohr the Steele dossier prior to the October application in 2016 or the 2016 presidential election. That is in direct contradiction to what Bruce Ohr told me under oath last month. I’m not surprised he is taking the Fifth. He probably should. He’s in real legal jeopardy. Very clearly someone is not telling the truth. Nellie Ohr, Bruce’s Ohr wife, certainly can shed some light.”
The DOJ and FBI basically hid evidence from the FISA court then attempted a soft coup on President Trump. This is serious business and this coming week we’ll hear more about this.
It’s a two-pronged issue: FISA abuse and the soft-coup attempt after the election:
“Hypothetically, if the Department of Justice and the FBI have another piece of evidence that directly refutes that, that directly contradicts that, what you would expect is for the Department of Justice to present both sides of the coin to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to evaluate the weight and sufficiency of that evidence. Instead, what happened here was Department of Justice and FBI officials in the Obama administration in October of 2016 only presented to the court the evidence that made the government’s case to get a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate.”