‘This Ain’t Over!’ Congressman Skewers Schiff And Wants Him Under Oath Over New Details About The Whistleblower
We’ve recently learned that this supposed “whistleblower” is Eric Ciaramella is exactly who we thought he was. Ciaramella is a plant from the Obama Administration and it has been suspected that he has been the result of several leaks from inside the White House. Ciaramella is an Obama holdover, a registered Democrat, a CIA agent, and also worked with a Democrat National Committee operative to dig up dirt on Trump in 2016. We also know that Schiff got the whistleblower complaint a month in advance. According to a Real Clear Politics investigation:
Federal documents reveal that the 33-year-old Ciaramella, a registered Democrat-held over from the Obama White House, previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of Trump who helped initiate the Russia “collusion” investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.
Further, Ciaramella (pronounced char-a-MEL-ah) left his National Security Council posting in the White House’s West Wing in mid-2017 amid concerns about negative leaks to the media. He has since returned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
“He was accused of working against Trump and leaking against Trump,” said a former NSC official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.
Also, Ciaramella huddled for “guidance” with the staff of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, including former colleagues also held over from the Obama era whom Schiff’s office had recently recruited from the NSC. (Schiff is the lead prosecutor in the impeachment inquiry.)
And Ciaramella worked with a Democratic National Committee operative who dug up dirt on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, inviting her into the White House for meetings, former White House colleagues said. The operative, Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American who supported Hillary Clinton, led an effort to link the Republican campaign to the Russian government. “He knows her. He had her in the White House,” said one former co-worker, who requested anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter.
We know that Ciaramella contacted Schiff before he went to the inspector general and we know that Schiff had knowledge of the report before it was released. Also, Schiff has been conducting hearings in secret and controlling the information even to GOP members on his committee.
In one of those secretive hearings, we’ve learned that Ciaramella never disclosed that he contacted Schiff. As a result, the IG never looked into any type of coup because he had “no knowledge of it.”
Per Catherine Herridge: IC Inspector General told lawmakers the whistleblower did not disclose contact w Schiff/Committee staff – so IG never looked into it. IG “had no knowledge of it”.
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) October 4, 2019
After the vote over the House Resolution against President Trump Republican Rep. Doug Collins erupted and challenged Rep. Adam Schiff.
“Come to the Judiciary Committee and take every question asked of you [Schiff]. Be the first witness and take every question asked of you, starting with your own involvement with the whistleblower. Folks, this ain’t over. Get ready. The cloud that is dropping will be dropping on their heads because process matters and substance will always win out in the end and this president has nothing to worry about on substance,” Collins said.
Process leads to substance.
Apart from a fair process, Congress will never find the truth. pic.twitter.com/J3KqgXcuOp
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) October 31, 2019