Why Hasn't U.S. Attorney John Huber Talked to Bruce Ohr Yet?
Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr has not yet been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller or U.S. attorney John Huber for interviews, multiple sources revealed following Ohr's testimony before the joint hearing of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
"What we know is that Bruce Ohr ... was not interviewed by Mr. Huber out in Utah, who allegedly is investigating all of the FISA abuse and the unmaskings," prominent Washington, D.C. attorney Joe diGenova revealed on Hannity Tuesday night.
House Republicans say the closed-door testimony of Justice Department official Ohr on Tuesday confirmed some of their worst suspicions about the DOJ and FBI surveillance abuse during and after the 2016 presidential election.
In the absence of any action from the Sessions/Rosenstein DOJ, President Trump's supporters have been counting on Huber to get to the bottom of what has come to be known as "SpyGate."
Attorney General Jeff Session tasked Huber with the job late last year, and the attorney has reportedly been conducting a quiet investigation into the Obama-era surveillance abuses ever since. Allegedly.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told reporters after the hearing that he believed Ohr’s testimony needs to be referred to Huber.
“I would expect that his testimony and transcript today would be of interest to United States Attorney John Huber, who I understand has been tasked with investigating specifically whether or not the FISA process was abused as it related to obtaining a warrant on an American citizen named Carter Page,” Ratcliffe said.
The Texas congressman raised the issue again on Hannity Tuesday night.
"There's a guy named John Huber -- he's the U.S. attorney for Utah who's been tasked by Jeff Sessions to investigate FISA abuse," he began.
"Where's he?!" Hannity asked exasperatedly.
"Well, my recommendation to Mr. Huber would be for him to contact my office and ask for a copy of the transcript of Bruce Ohr, and I'll make his job a lot easier," Ratcliffe said.