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1. All the "WITCH HUNT" conspiracy theories by Trump AND Republicans are being dispelled by the FBI's (heavily redacted) release of Bruce Ohr's interviews about the Russia probe. Ohr did NOT assume what came from Steele dossier was true, he advised caution AND verified.
2. " Ohr told agents he didn’t assume what Steele was telling him was true. “There are always Russian conspiracy theories that come from the Kremlin,” the memo said Ohr told agents. " You mean he didn't take what the memo and Steele said was gospel? NOO. Imagine that.
3. “Ohr honestly believes (redacted) reported what he heard from (redacted) but that doesn’t make the story true,” the memo said, in apparent reference to Steele."

Ohr as an FBI agent knew BETTER than to just accept anything coming from RU contacts as totally true.
4. But wait. The release to press of the Steele report had NOTHING to do with Ohr or the FBI. An FBI memo from Dec. 2016 says that Steele shared his allegations with a reporter bc Glenn Simpson was getting desperate to make people pay attention to it. So press it was.
5. FBI officials cut ties with Steele following the article, but then realized they needed someone from FBI to KEEP talking to Steele, so Ohr acted as an unofficial conduit between Steele and the FBI for months.
6. Ohr's wife, Nellie, was employed by Fusion GPS as a contractor with expertise on Russia. So obviously Ohr, on top of his own expertise to determine whether intel was believable or not, had his wife's knowledge. Ohr has known Steele since at least 2007.
7. "After the FBI formally broke off ties with Steele, Ohr stayed in touch with him, and relayed what Steele told him to FBI agents. The FBI interview memos released Thursday memorialize those conversations between Ohr and the FBI about Steele." WE HAVE MEMOS, y'all.
8. Ohr was demoted and transferred. "one reason for his reassignment was his failure to notify leadership, including then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, of his interaction with Steele. He had a dozen communications with Steele between late 2016 and May 2017. "
9. The real point is this though: Steele was concerned that GOP LAWMAKERS WERE TRYING TO EXPOSE HIS SOURCES (Remember Devin Nunes? Remember the other story about Sen. Warner's texts? Yeah, that stuff. ) Steele asked Ohr to convey his concerns to the bureau.
10. Now we need the news that will be leaked from those memos. We obviously need to see the conversations between Steele and Ohr to have a MUCH clearer idea of the intel and its weight. Stay tuned! /END
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