Skip to comments.GOP Senators Should Focus on Eric Ciaramella in any Witness Deal
Posted on 01/22/2020 5:49:32 AM PST by EyesOfTX
Rumors abound that small groups of Democrat and Republican senators are contemplating a deal on senate trial witnesses that end up with Democrats getting their wish to have John Bolton testify in exchange for Republicans calling the scummy Hunter Biden in to soil the Senate chamber. This would be a terrible deal for the President.
Yes, there is no real doubt that Joe Biden and his son played a sleazy influence peddling game with the Ukraine while Biden was vice president. Yes, there should be legal consequences for both men, although we can be sure that our utterly corrupt Department of Justice will make sure no justice ever arrives for either of them. Yes, it was perfectly valid for President Trump to insist that the Ukrainian government do its duty to investigate the Biden corruption before releasing any U.S. aid to that country.
All of that and so much more is true and right and lovely. But its also a distraction from the heart of this impeachment scam, which was concocted out of whole cloth by Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi and their highly-paid team of Lawfare contract lawyers, working in concert with their fake whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella. Yes, I know we are all supposed to pretend that we dont really know that Ciaramella is in fact the fake whistleblower, but we all know that he is, and Im not really very good at pretending.
We know without any doubt at all that Ciaramella met with Schiff and his staff well before he filed his fake whistleblower claim targeting President Trump. We know there is a very high degree of likelihood that that claim was in fact written at least in part and perhaps entirely by Schiffs lawyers. We know that Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson himself is an Obama loyalist holdover who illicitly changed the whistleblower rules in order to accommodate Ciaramellas false claim against the President.
And we know without any doubt whatsoever that Ciaramella himself is an Intelligence Community plant who has been a part of the Deep States neverending coup detat against this President. This morning, Paul Sperry has a new report at RealClearInvestigations documenting that Ciaramella was already busy conspiring with other plants inside the White House barely two weeks after Mr. Trump took office in 2017.
Sperry identifies one of Ciaramellas co-conspirators as Sean Misko, who left the White House last summer to join the staff of wait for it Adam Schiff! Oh, you dont sayyyyy.
From the Sperry Report:
Sources told RealClearInvestigations the staffer with whom Ciaramella was speaking was Sean Misko. Both were Obama administration holdovers working in the Trump White House on foreign policy and national security issues. And both expressed anger over Trumps new America First foreign policy, a sea change from President Obamas approach to international affairs.
Just days after he was sworn in they were already talking about trying to get rid of him, said a White House colleague who overheard their conversation.
They werent just bent on subverting his agenda, the former official added. They were plotting to actually have him removed from office.
Misko left the White House last summer to join House impeachment manager Adam Schiffs committee, where sources say he offered guidance to the whistleblower, who has been officially identified only as an intelligence officer in a complaint against Trump filed under whistleblower laws. Misko then helped run the impeachment inquiry based on that complaint as a top investigator for congressional Democrats.
If you want to make a deal for a witness exchange, Republicans, make it for Ciaramella, not Hunter Biden.
Oh, and you might want to make a 2-for-2 deal so that you can also force Mr. Atkinson to testify publicly about his own role in this clear conspiracy to take down a President. As Sperry points out, Atkinson already spent hours testifying in the basement of the Capital Building, but the equally sleazy Adam Schiff still refuses to release the transcript of that testimony:
The investigators say that details about how the whistleblower consulted with Schiffs staff and perhaps misled Atkinson about those interactions are contained in the transcript of a closed-door briefing Atkinson gave to the House Intelligence Committee last October. However, Schiff has sealed the transcript from public view. It is the only impeachment witness transcript out of 18 that he has not released.
Schiff has classified the document Secret, preventing Republicans who attended the Atkinson briefing from quoting from it. Even impeachment investigators cannot view it outside a highly secured room, known as a SCIF, in the basement of the Capitol. Members must first get permission from Schiff, and they are forbidden from bringing phones into the SCIF or from taking notes from the document.
Atkinsons transcript is the only one Schiff has refused to produce. Obviously, the Democrats are afraid to reveal its content to the American public.
If Republican Senators want to call the Democrats bluff on calling witnesses, they should be focused on the fake whistleblower and the guy who enabled him, not the sleazy, drug-addled son of a sleazy former vice president.
That is all.
I agree, I think Trump’s attorney alluded to this by saying, where is the whistleblower.
Ciaramella is a good idea. How about the Ukrainian prosecutor who was fired because of Joe Biden’s blackmail?
And we want the video of Plugs boasting "and six hours later..son of a bitch...he was gone".
Adam Schiff is a fact witness also. But I have no confidence that Schiff or the Bidens would tell the truth. Lying comes as natural to them as going to the bathroom.
Everything Schiff classified should be disclosed in the so-called impeachment trial.
There is no national security implication to revealing the “whistleblower” whose assertions are not protected when it comes to the President in any event.
The President is not just another federal employee, and he doesn’t serve at the pleasure of Congress.
Whistleblower protections are there to protect people from misconduct by civil service employees. The Congress cannot write a law affecting the status of the President as his status is defined by the Constitution, not them.
Using classification to hide misconduct is itself a crime. Schiff could be prosecutable under that point alone.
GOP should demand production of ALL depositions conducted by shifty and ALL communications he and his staff had with anybody offering information regarding this concoction. I suspect the shifty one has conspired with witnesses to manufacture testimony, it is incumbent on him to prove he has not done so (the Mueller axiom).
The House is there to prosecute the two Articles of Impeachment that they forwarded to the Senate, and only those witnesses and documents that led them to selection of those two articles should be considered. Anything else, like deposing Bolton, is simply a fishing expedition during the trial portion of the proceedings.
He obviously has no knowledge of the Ukraine matter but I would like to know what role he played in spying on Trumps campaign.
Majority Leader Collins surrendered on evidence yesterday. The GOP accepted all the “evidence” from the House on the Dems terms.
I think this idea of a witness swap is a trap. I think that these Rats should be stomped and get the vote over with. Nothing good is going to come out of this. It’s a sham and should be treated as such.
Totally agree, 24 hours, 24 hours, 16 hours of questions and then vote to acquit.
We saw yesterday the Dems have no interest in behaving in good faith. They will double cross POTUS on a witness swap no doubt. I don’t even calculate the GOP Senate into that equation. They are bystanders to history and no more.
I agree, however, I think Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for U.S. intelligence agencies who changed the whistlerblower form, should testify as well. One without the other would be shortsighted in my opinion. Then a new Special Counsel should be employed to investigate the Biden corruption fiasco in Ukraine. I believe that Special Counsel selected by Bill Barr should be none other than the former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, and Judicial Watch founder, Larry Klayman. While he is at it he can investigate Hillary email server and the Clinton Foundation too. 8>)
The mediapukes and ScHIT are winning this war so far! The kill switch should have been pulled long ago!! The turtle ain’t got game! Sorry but I say it as I see it!! ScHITf BULLCHIT brilliance, according to the mediaVOMITS talking heads, is all over the shity fake news! And Collins just added fuel to this nightmare! STILL awaiting for the Big Bang from the republicans.
No. Witness. Deal. The rats will gladly make a deal to get their assassin witnesses NO. Any witness they give up can take the 5th the rats dont care about the optics Trump is the target.
The author of this piece is naive. Before calling Ciaramella to testify, the defense team must first establish that he IS, in fact, the whistleblower. I have seen no information about this from anywhere other than unconfirmed media reports.
The whistleblower can only be called after a copy of his complaint is obtained by the defense.
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