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My latest @EpochTimes McCabe’s FBI Tried to Re-engage Christopher Steele After Comey Was Fired
2) In May 2017, the FBI suddenly decided to reach out to Steele through Ohr. The re-engagement attempt came six months after Steele had been formally terminated by the FBI on Nov. 1, 2016.
3) The matter, which was discussed at several points during Ohr’s testimony, was highlighted during a review of some text messages between Ohr and Steele.
4) Ohr: “The FBI had asked me a few days before, when I reported to them my latest conversation with Chris Steele, they had had would he—next time you talk with him, could you ask him if he would be willing to meet again.”
5) Q: “So this is the re-engagement?”

Ohr: “Yes.”

The texts that are being referenced were sent on May 15, 2017, and refer to a request that Ohr received from the FBI to ask Steele to re-engage with the FBI in the days after Comey had been fired on May 9.
6) Q: “So you have asked him will he re-engage with the FBI?”

Ohr: “Yes.”

Q: “And he says: ‘Talked with my wife; I’m in.’ You say: ‘Thanks. We’ll let them know and we will follow up.’”

Ohr: “Yes.”

Q: “So that all happens on May 15?”

Ohr: “Yes.”
7) Comey was fired by Trump on May 9, 2017.

This appears to have been the precipitating event that led the FBI to suddenly attempt to re-establish contact with Steele through Ohr.
8) This was the only time the FBI used Ohr to reach out to Steele.

Notably, McCabe was now the acting FBI director.
9) On May 17, 2017, the day after Trump’s meeting with Mueller—and the day after Rosenstein’s encounter with McCabe—Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel.

In doing so, Rosenstein took the Trump–Russia investigation out of McCabe’s control.
10) Text messages to Ohr from Steele highlight an abrupt pullback by the FBI in their effort to re-engage Steele.
11) In June 2017, Steele sent Ohr the following text:

“We are frustrated with how long this re-engagement with the Bureau and Mueller is taking. There are some new perishable operational opportunities we do not want to miss out on.”
12) Steele sent another text to Ohr on Nov. 18, 2017:

“I am presuming you’ve heard nothing back from your SC colleagues on the issue you kindly put to them for me. We have heard nothing from them either. To say this is disappointing would be an understatement.”
13) This is a lengthy article - even by my standards.

But there is a wealth of information within.

I hope you find the information to be as useful as I did.
14) To give you a sense of what awaits, here is a listing of the sections:

Details of Ohr’s First Meeting With Steele About Trump

Details of Ohr’s Initial Meeting With McCabe, Page

Ohr Became Conduit Following Steele’s Termination by FBI

Missing 302s
15) Sections Cont:

The FBI Attempts to Re-establish Direct Contact

FBI Attempts to Re-engage With Steele After Comey’s Firing, But Prior to Mueller’s Appointment

Steele’s Anti-Trump Bias

The FBI’s Other Channel to Steele
16) Sections Cont:

Steele’s Contacts Outside the FBI

Ohr’s Contacts With Simpson

Ohr Notes Simpson’s Reluctance to Speak With FBI

Ohr Didn’t Verify Information From Simpson or Steele

Steele Was Working Concurrently for Fusion GPS, FBI
17) Sections Cont:

Brennan Briefs White House, Rep. Harry Reid

Nellie Ohr’s Role

Inconsistencies of Ohr’s Involvement

Ties at DOJ and Ohr’s Aversion to Political Appointees

Ohr’s Demotion

Ohr Has Met With DOJ’s Inspector General

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