Interview transcripts from Congress on Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, G. Papadopoulos, and B. and N. Ohr

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By Robert Willmann

Courtesy of U.S. Representative Doug Collins (Repub. Georgia), transcripts have been released of committee interviews of five people about the attempt to de-legitimize the election and inauguration of an elected president, and to create conditions for his removal.  They can be viewed and downloaded for reading.

Interview on 27 June 2018 of Peter Strzok, former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division, 312 pages–

https://dougcollins.house.gov/strzok

https://dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcollins.house.gov/files/06.27.18%20Interview%20Of%20Peter%20Strzok.pdf

Interview on 13 and 16 July 2018 of former FBI in-house attorney Lisa Page, 165 pages on day one and 205 pages on day two–

https://dougcollins.house.gov/page

https://dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcollins.house.gov/files/Lisa%20Page%20interview%20Day%201.pdf

https://dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcollins.house.gov/files/Lisa%20Page%20interview%20Day%202.pdf

Interview on 28 August 2018 of Justice Department attorney Bruce Ohr, 268 pages–

https://dougcollins.house.gov/ohr

https://dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcollins.house.gov/files/Ohr%20Interview%20Transcript%208.28.18.pdf

Interview on 19 October 2018 of Nellie Ohr (wife of Bruce Ohr), 137 pages–

https://dougcollins.house.gov/nellieohr

https://dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcollins.house.gov/files/10.19.18%20Nellie%20Ohr%20Interview.pdf

Interview on 25 October 2018 of George Papadopoulos, 239 pages–

https://dougcollins.house.gov/Papadopoulos

https://dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcollins.house.gov/files/Papadopoulos%20l10.25.18%20Interview%20Transcript_Redacted.pdf

 

Bruce Ohr is still an attorney in the Department of Justice.  In 2010 he was the chief of the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Criminal Division.  This June 2010 paper from the National Institute of Justice and the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, "Expert Working Group on International Organized Crime", lists on page 30 (pdf page 34) that Bruce Ohr had that position at the DOJ and Nellie Ohr was a researcher at Open Source Works in Washington DC–

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/230846.pdf

The beginning of a CIA paper from 16 November 2010 entitled "Russia: Security Concerns About Iran’s Space Program Growing", describes the Open Source Works–

"This report was prepared by the Open Source Works, which was charged by the Director for Intelligence with drawing on language-trained analysts to mine open-source information for new or alternative insights on intelligence issues. Open Source Works’ products, based only on open source information, do not represent the coordinated views of the Central Intelligence Agency."

https://fas.org/irp/cia/product/iran-space.pdf

Despite the open source evidence that the Open Source Works was "charged by the Director for Intelligence with drawing on language-trained analysts to mine open-source information", there was a little tap dancing during Nellie Ohr's interview about her work for the CIA and others.  During questions by Congressman Jim Jordan (Repub. Ohio), on page 17–

"Mr. Jordan: Walk me through the clients you did contract work for. Was this U.S. Government?
Ms. Ohr: U.S. Government.
Mr. Jordan: Various agencies in the United States Government.
Ms. Ohr: Yes.
Mr. Jordan: Tell me the agencies?
Mr. Berman [Nellie Ohr's lawyer]: I'm not sure how to address this. I'm not sure
what the U.S. Government agencies' positions are, given various agreements she signed as parts of her independent contracting relationships. So she's willing to answer questions, I just don't know — don't want to put her at risk of violating employment agreements she had at the time, especially with U.S. Government
agencies.
Mr. Jordan: Is it fair to say you worked with some of the intelligence-based agencies in the United States Government.
Ms. Ohr: Yes.
Mr. Jordan: Did you work for the CIA?
Mr. Berman: Again, I would raise the same concerns, sir, if we're going to get into specifics."

Nellie Ohr then said on page 18–

"Ms. Ohr: Mitre. Mitre Corporation, which in turn had contracts with U.S. Government clients. 

Mr. Jordan: Got it.

Ms. Ohr: Through most of 2008. And then starting in 2008, I worked for Open Source Works."

A Washington Post newspaper article of 16 August 2018 about Bruce Ohr says–

"Ohr was associate deputy attorney general until late 2017, when the DOJ learned of his contacts with Steele. He briefly continued as head of Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) but then lost that job, too. It’s unclear what role he plays now at the DOJ."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/08/16/who-is-bruce-ohr-why-does-trump-keep-tweeting-about-him/?noredirect=on

At his interview with the Congressional committees on 28 August 2018, he stated his current position:

"Mr. Ohr: Good morning. My name is Bruce Ohr. I am a senior counsel in the Office of International Affairs in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice."

 

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