Mitchell Comments on Origins of FBI Investigation of NRA

14 March 2019 The Federalist News
Partner Cleta Mitchell was quoted in an article in The Federalist, “Bruce Ohr Revealed Political Operatives Got The FBI To Investigate The NRA,” about former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr’s testimony last year before the House Judiciary Committee, during which he revealed that Glenn Simpson, head of Democratic opposition research shop Fusion GPS, peddled a false story that unleashed multiple federal investigations into the NRA.

Mitchell said Simpson should be prosecuted for making a false statement to a federal agent (Ohr), knowing and expecting that Ohr would take the information to the FBI. She also said Simpson should be prosecuted for lying to Congress because he peddled the same false story to [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff and the Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

“So some scumbag like Glenn Simpson can get the FBI to open an investigation by just making things up? It is appalling. And frightening,” she said.

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