Skip to comments.Read The Question About Eric Ciaramella That Chief Justice John Roberts Refused To Read: You Decide Whether It Should Have Been Allowed
Posted on 01/31/2020 8:51:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
During the Senate impeachment trial Thursday, Chief Justice John Roberts declined to read a question submitted by Sen. Rand Paul which included the name of Eric Ciaramella, the man RealClear Investigations has identified as the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
The Kentucky Republican submitted the question card, and after reading it, Roberts replied, “The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted.” Paul’s question did not use the term whistleblower or identify Ciaramella as the whistleblower.
Senator @RandPaul sends question to the desk during Impeachment Trial.
Chief Justice Roberts: "The presiding officer declines to read the question as submitted." pic.twitter.com/CCeB33HnRP
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 30, 2020
Paul then took to Twitter, disclosing his question. “My exact question was: Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together,” Paul stated, “and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the President before there were formal house impeachment proceedings.”
My exact question was:
Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together 1/2
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 30, 2020
Paul said his question was not in regard to the whistleblower’s ID, but about whether leftover partisan Obama officials conspired with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, now the head impeachment manager in the Senate, to devise an impeachment scheme prior to the beginning of the proceedings.
“My question today is about whether or not individuals who were holdovers from the Obama National Security Council and Democrat partisans conspired with Schiff staffers to plot impeaching the President before there were formal House impeachment proceedings,” Paul tweeted. “My question is not about a ‘whistleblower’ as I have no independent information on his identity.”
In the case of Roberts blocking Paul’s question, a broader issue looms about the equity of an unelected judge brazenly censoring an elected representative in the discharge of his senatorial duties.
Given Chief Justice John Roberts' censorship of a senator in the discharge of the senator's duties, the following question must now be posed on the floor: In the event a chief justice were impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, who would preside over his trial?
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) January 30, 2020
Paul, who during his time in the Senate has often broken with Trump on policy, has backed the president on impeachment, telling Politico he would force the upper chamber to vote on Trump’s preferred witnesses, including Hunter Biden and Ciaramella, if four or more of his fellow Senate Republicans sided with Democrats in calling for new witnesses.
My first preference would be to be done with it as soon as possible and not to have any witnesses, Paul said. If they insist on having people like [John] Bolton coming forward, my insistence will be not just one witness. But that the president should be able to call any witnesses that he deems necessary to his defense.
John Roberts, A True, Scum & Vermin Traitor and Turncoat...a living Benedict Arnold...an enemy of the state!!! “SAD”!!!
He’s the traitor who started the whole thing. And we can’t talk to him? We can’t evaluate his bias? His truthfulness? We’re not allowed to ask who gave him the second hand information? Hell, we’re not even allowed to see the work product of the IG who evaluated his fantastic claim.
This is nothing more than a CIA regime change operation aimed at the United States government. The CIA and FBI should pay a absolutely brutal price for this.
Roberts is just what Majority Leader McConnell put him there to do. In the 4 months since the CIA backed hoaxblower op launched the GOP Senate hasn’t gathered a single fact regarding it.
Fired from the NSC for leaking, and faced no discipline at the CIA. They simply returned them to a job at Langley.
Tell me more about how Gina haspel is a patriot. The CIA is a treasonous formation working against the interests of the Republic in the Constitution
“Are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together”
Not only that, Sean Misko has been right up their rearends everywhere they go every step of the way. If he works for Schiff, what is he doing up Nadler’s rearend too?
Wow! John Roberts outed the whistleblower by refusing to ask the question. Who’d of thought?
If nothing else, it’s proof that Eric was the ‘whistleblower’.
Conspiracy to commit treason. Hang the bastards.
Roberts should be Impeached and removed from SCOTUS, but as usual, CONgress will not do their job and represent the USA.......just their off shore accounts.
Heres Rands press conference immediately after being censored. He defended the question very well.
And John Roberts, the Harvard lawyer Supreme Court Justice apparently doesn’t know that the whistleblower law does not cover CIAramella, and even if it did the only person prohibited from revealing his identity is the IG. And apparently he’s never heard of the 6th amendment the right to confront your Accuser.
He’ll run off to a convent in Malta again like he did after the Obamacare stab in the back. That’s what happens when you have a closet homo baby stealer for Supreme Court Justice
Blocking that question was absolutely unwarranted.
And the crazy part is by refusing to read the question, he proved to everyone who the whistleblower is.
BTW This was a ingenious tactic by Paul.
Eric ***CIA***ramella ?.
What if Roberts is behind this entire thing?
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