Trump says he will quickly revoke Justice Department official Bruce Ohr's security clearance

"For him to be in the Justice Department and doing what he did, that is a disgrace," the president said.
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President Donald Trump arrives at Andrews Air Force Base on Aug. 17, 2018 to board Air Force One.Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

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By Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he expects to "quickly" revoke the security clearance for the Justice Department official whose wife worked for the firm involved in producing the dossier on Trump's ties to Russia.

Trump says the official, Bruce Ohr, is a "disgrace."

Asked about Ohr's security clearance, Trump said: "I suspect I'll be taking it away very quickly. For him to be in the Justice Department and doing what he did, that is a disgrace."

Ohr has come under Republican scrutiny for his contacts to Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS. The opposition research firm hired former British spy Christopher Steele during the 2016 presidential campaign to compile the dossier.

Ohr's wife, Nellie, worked for Fusion GPS during the campaign — something Trump has tweeted about to highlight his assertions of political bias behind the Russia investigation.