Are you sitting down? RealClearInvestigations reporter Paul Sperry has put a name to the “whistleblower” whose complaint about the President’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky touched off the closed-door impeachment “inquiry” currently going on behind closed doors. His identity apparently had been an open secret around Washington but hadn’t been revealed to the general public. Oh, and if this is the person, then we also know the name of his former boss:
John Brennan. The guy worked for the CIA. In fact, he’s still there.
When you read more about him, you’ll understand completely why Adam Schiff was NEVER going to let this person testify –- certainly never answer Republicans’ questions –- as that would have completely demolished the basis for the Intel Committee’s secret “inquiry.” He is 33-year-old Eric Ciaramella, a registered Democrat held over from the Obama White House who has worked previously for both Brennan and...(drum roll, please)...Joe Biden. Brennan, as we know, loathes Trump and helped start the FBI’s “Trump/Russia” probe while Trump was running for President. And Biden was “overseeing” Ukraine when corrupt officials there were apparently providing information against Trump for the Steele “dossier.”
In mid-2017, Ciaramella was accused of leaking negative information about new President Trump and left his National Security Council post in the WHITE HOUSE WEST WING. He now works at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
It gets worse: according to Sperry, Ciaramella “huddled for guidance” with Schiff staffers, including other Obama holdovers whom Schiff’s office had recently recruited from the NSC.
AND...he worked with Alexandra Chalupa, the Ukrainian-born DNC operative whose job was to dig up dirt on Trump. He knew her and invited her to the White House for meetings. There’s even a record of her visiting the White House as part of a group of Ukrainian officials lobbying the Obama administration for aid to Ukraine. We know now that she was the DNC contact in Ukraine tasked with receiving information beneficial to Hillary.
AND...as a CIA officer specializing in Russia and Ukraine, he was sent by the agency (reportedly by Brennan) to the NSC in 2015 to work with...(another drum roll, please)...Susan Rice, who was then Obama’s national security adviser. He also worked “closely” with then-Vice President Biden. According to federal records, this relatively low-level GS-13 federal employee was invited by Biden to an October 2016 state luncheon that was also attended by Brennan, James Comey and James Clapper. This would be a sign that he was unusually well connected inside the Obama White House.
Fred Fleitz, a CIA analyst and national security adviser to Trump, said “Everyone [in Washington] knows who he is. CNN knows. The Washington Post knows. The New York Times knows. Even the President knows who he is.” Yet because of legal “whistleblower” protections, his anonymity was officially being preserved. And Adam Schiff’s committee was just going on its merry way, with Schiff being unbelievably compromised. He should close up shop and send everybody home --- NOW.
Recall that Schiff lied outrageously about the “whistleblower,” denying any contact with this individual. We know now that this person is a former colleague of members of Schiff’s congressional staff. What we need at this point are all the details of that contact: where, when, with whom, what was said, how he came to be with the anti-Trump attorneys at Whistleblower Aid.
According to Sperry, “RealClearInvestigations is disclosing the name because of the public’s interest in learning details of an effort to remove a sitting President from office.” And whistleblower protections might not apply because, as even the IG has said, his status is “complicated” by the fact that his accusations were hearsay and he has “some indicia of an arguable political bias...in favor of a rival political candidate.” In other words, our suspicions that the “whistleblower” wasn’t really a whistleblower but, rather, a leaker are supported by the facts. Let's hope the IG has connected the various dots.
This revelation comes the night before Speaker Nancy Pelosi has scheduled a vote to approve the “rules” (ha) for Schiff’s committee to proceed with his ongoing secret “inquiry” that isn’t an inquiry. The rules are a joke; they let Schiff run the hearings like a dictator and refuse President Trump the due process rights that were afforded Nixon and Clinton. Example: Republicans can now subpoena witnesses...IF those witnesses are approved by Schiff.
The Democrats (and some Republican anti-Trumpers; you know who you are) want to take down Trump, and they don’t care how they do it. They’ll destroy the office of President if they have to. They’ll use phony, set-up garbage like this if they have to. This charade has to stop NOW.