In a stunning revelation we have learned that Bruce G. Ohr, whose wife did research for Fusion GPS that published the discredited Russian dossier, may have another deep dark secret.
Mr. Ohr was an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice who served as the Director of the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces, as well as Director of the Attorney General’s Organized Crime Council until 2014. The Drug Enforcement Agency began an investigation, code name Project Cassandra, into the drug trafficking and money laundering by the terrorist organization Hezbollah from 2008 until it was shut down by the Obama DOJ.
In 2014 The Washington Times reported:
A multiagency anti-drug task force has withheld some of its data from law enforcement workers, obstructed internal investigations into its practices and retaliated against those who reported its dysfunctions to authorities, a report says.
The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program has a rogue unit dubbed the Fusion Center that may be limiting the overall program’s effectiveness, according to a report released Wednesday by the Justice Department’s inspector general.
In February 2016 Paula Reid from CBS News reported:
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has announced a “significant enforcement activity” against the Lebanon-based extremist group Hezbollah‘s financing.
U.S. government officials allege the group’s External Security Organization Business Affairs Component (BAC) is involved in international drug trafficking and money laundering, and that the proceeds are used to purchase weapons for Hezbollah’s activities in Syria.
The Shiite Muslim Hezbollah, classed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, has been one of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad’s most valuable alliesover the course of the five-year war in his country.
“Project Cassandra” targets Hezbollah’s global network that supplies drugs to the U.S. and Europe and is part of DEA’s efforts to disrupt efforts by terror organizations to fund activities through the sale of illegal drugs.
According to the DEA, members of Hezbollah’s BAC have established business relationships with South American drug cartels that supply cocaine to the European and U.S. drug markets and then launder he proceeds.
In the below Judicial Watch video Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell discusses Project Cassandra and the connection to Mr. Ohr at the the 13:00 minute mark:
Mr. Ohr was also an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (1991-99), and was Chief of the Violent Gangs Unit in that office (1998-99). Interestingly the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York issued a series of press releases on Hezbollah and drug trafficking/money laundering here and here. In the June 25, 2013 Department of Justice press release it was noted:
“Today’s settlement shows that banks laundering money for terrorists and narco-traffickers will face consequences for their actions, wherever they may be located. This type of money laundering network fuels the operations of both terrorists and drug traffickers, and we will continue to use every resource at our disposal to sever the connection between terrorists, narco-traffickers, and those who fund their lethal agenda.”
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“Regardless of how or where, DEA will relentlessly pursue global drug criminals and their huge profits, in particular those associated with terror networks such as Hizballah. This settlement is significant and addresses the role the Lebanese Canadian Bank played in facilitating illicit money movement from the United States to West Africa to Hizballah-controlled money laundering channels. Drug trafficking profits and terror financing often grow and flow together. One of DEA’s highest priorities will always be to promote U.S. and global security by disrupting these narco-terror schemes and protecting the systems they abuse.”
Question: What did Mr. Ohr know about the Hezbollah case and what actions did he take, or not take, to kill the investigation?
So many questions, so little time.
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