Bruce Ohr retires from DOJ after informed disciplinary decision imminent on Russia case
Retirement spares Ohr any potential discipline, announced same day government releases new versions of his interview reports with FBI.
Bruce Ohr, the senior Justice Department official whose conduct in the Russia case spurred significant controversy, has retired after being informed that a decision on disciplinary action was imminent, the department announced Wednesday.
Ohr’s decision will spare him any potential punishment for his role in providing information to the FBI about Christopher Steele’s dossier at the same time his wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for the same firm as Steele — Fusion GPS, run by Glenn Simpson.
Congressional Republicans complained that the connection created a conflict of interest. Ohr said his bosses approved of the arrangement.
SCOOP: A person familiar with the matter tells @CBSNews that Bruce Ohr is no longer working at DOJ. He resigned the day before he was going to be terminated by DOJ over his conduct cited in IG Horowitz report. Ohr was faulted for becoming a kind of backchannel linking dossier
— Catherine Herridge (@CBS_Herridge) October 14, 2020