Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told Fox News host Martha MacCullum on Monday that he’s seen the unredacted FISA applications used to spy on a Trump campaign volunteer.
Rep. Ratcliffe , a former US Attorney from Texas, told Martha that none of the four FISA applications signed by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe, and current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein mentioned Bruce or Nellie Ohr.
This information was purposely withheld from the FISA requests which is a criminal act.
CNS News reported:
Ratcliffe told Fox News’s Martha McCallum, “We know very clearly, and it’s not in dispute, that Bruce Ohr had more than 60 contacts with Christopher Steele, and his wife was retained and paid to create the dossier with Christopher Steele.
“Those are the definitions of material facts, and why it comes into play, Martha is, was this just Bruce Ohr and his wife? Or who at the Department of Justice and who at the FBI was aware of this information? When did they become aware of it, because it goes to those four separate FISA applications and the information that was sworn to before those judges.”
Ratcliffe said former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe, and current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein all swore to the FISA court “that they were giving full and complete information about the dossier. And I can tell you, having seen the unredacted FISA applications, that Bruce Ohr and his involvement and Nellie Ohr and her involvement was never disclosed in any of the four applications.”
Ratcliffe also noted that Rosenstein “told members of Congress under oath that he had no knowledge that Bruce Ohr was involved in the Russia investigation and he told Members of Congress that he wasn’t aware that Bruce Ohr had permission to be working on the Russia investigation.”
In his June 28, 2018 testimony, Rosenstein described Bruce Ohr as a “career employee” of the Justice Department. “He was there when I arrived. To my knowledge, he wasn’t working on the Russia matter,” Rosenstein said.