Trump attacks DoJ official Bruce Ohr, putting pressure on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him

August 20, 2018


President Donald Trump on Monday attacked Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, while apparently pressuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to fire him.

“Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions ‘Justice’ Department’?” the president wrote in a post on Twitter, accusing Ohr of having direct ties to the so-called Steele dossier. “A total joke!”

The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a question from CNBC on Monday about whether Jeff Sessions interpreted the tweets as an order.

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