Bruce Ohr, a key figure in the Russian investigation conspiracy, was given a substantial “performance” bonus by the DOJ the same year he helped the Steele dossier be given to the FBI. Fox News reports:
Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official whose connection to the opposition research firm responsible for the anti-Trump “dossier” led to his eventual demotion, was awarded a $28,000 performance bonus while the Russia probe was ongoing, according to newly released DOJ documents.
The records do not indicate why Ohr was given the bonus in November 2016, though they show he also received a $14,520 bonus a year earlier, totaling $42,520 over a two-year period.
A Justice Department spokesman on Friday did not immediately return an inquiry from Fox News about the bonuses.
The conservative group Judicial Watch, known for suing for public records, released the documents related to Ohr’s salary Friday, saying they obtained them from the Justice Department through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Did nefarious actors pay Ohr with tax dollars for his role in hurting President Trump? It remains inconclusive so far, but Bill Barr’s investigation is only the beginning of Ohr’s troubles.