Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Justice for access to communications related to the infamous anti-Trump dossier.
The conservative watchdog group is seeking various records related to former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr, dossier author Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS.
In a statement, Judicial Watch said it sued because the Justice Department failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request filed in May.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton explained on “Hannity” that Fusion GPS — which employed Nellie Ohr — was retained by a lawyer who represented the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee to compile opposition research on then-candidate Donald Trump.
He noted that Fusion GPS at the same time was working on behalf of Russian actors targeting critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Magnitsky Act
The 2012 U.S. law cracked down on Russian officials suspected of human rights abuses.
“The irony here is that Fusion GPS was working for the Clinton camp to target Trump [and] also working for the Putin camp to target the government generally to get this Magnitsky Act pulled away,” Fitton said.
He added that recently released DOJ documents revealed that the unverified dossier was used to justify the FISA surveillance warrant against Carter Page, a former campaign adviser to Trump.
“We think the corruption scandal of our time is this targeting of Trump using the FBI and DOJ, in league with the Clinton camp and Russia interests, to spy on him and try to destroy, now, his presidency,” Fitton said.
He added that Judicial Watch is also seeking to obtain former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s text messages related to his wife’s 2015 state senate campaign.
President Trump tweeted about the topic Saturday morning, threatening to get involved and asking, “What are they hiding?”