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1. Was Christopher Steele an FBI Spy Against Trump?
2. Did the FBI Pay Steele for Crossfire Hurricane Spying?
3. After FBI Officially Axed Him, Steele Kept Feeding Them Info
4. The State Department Has a File on Steele?
“Admonishment,” though, does not mean reprimand, as a lay person might think. Rather, under the Attorney General Guidelines (AGG) governing the use of confidential human sources, the FBI must, “at the opening and thereafter at least annually or more often if circumstances warrant, . . .advise the CHS of all applicable instructions detailed in the manual.” The FBI calls these instructions admonishments.
The admonishment from 2016 may merely be the yearly re-upping of Steele’s already-opened CHS status.
However, it is impossible to tell which is true from the FOIA release. The DOJ not only redacted much of the content, but also withheld eight pages entirely, including the two pages immediately preceding the February admonishment. It stated that “[t]he signed CHS AGG admonishments form is attached to this EC as a 1A,” meaning the DOJ withheld that entire document for some reason.
But as The Weekly Standard ’s Eric Felten recently detailed, after the FBI terminated its relationship with Steele, Steele found a work-around in Bruce Ohr.
Ohr, a senior Department of Justice official, is married to Nellie Ohr. Nellie worked at Fusion GPS with Steele on the dossier. Bruce Ohr met numerous times with Steele, then “Ohr passed the details of his conversations with Steele on to the FBI.”
Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice's Criminal Division Bruce Ohr briefed on LH's involvement in criminal activities, focusing on the Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) case, through which the USG uncovered an international criminal conspiracy in which funds were wired from Lebanon to the United States to buy used cars that were then transported to West Africa, sold, then laundered through cash couriers back to Lebanon.
DOJ: AG HOLDER, FBI DIRECTOR MUELLER, MOLLY MORAN, OAG, DAG JAMES COLE, MATT COHEN, ODAG, AAG LANNY BURER, DAAG BRUCE SWARTZ, BRUCE OHR, OAAG, DAAG JASON WEINSTEIN, TERESA MCHENRY, MATT STIGLITZ, MOLLY WARLOW, MARY RODRIGUEZ, THOMAS BLACK
STATE: ROBERTA JACOBSON, MATT ROONEY, JOHN FEELEY, WILLIAM BURNS,HUGO RODRIGUEZ
CIA: DIRECTOR PETRAEUS
NSS: JOHN BRENNAN, RICARDO ZUNIGA, GREG SCHIFFER
BRUCE OHR OF DOJ'S ORGANIZED CRIME UNIT DESCRIBED THE U.S. SYSTEM WHEREBY A CENTRALIZED OFFICE ASSEMBLES INFORMATION ON ORGANIZED CRIME GROUPS AND DIRECTS AND COORDINATES PROSECUTIONS BROUGHT BY STRIKE FORCES. OHR HIGHLIGHTED THE NEED FOR CLOSE COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN PROSECUTORS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.