CIA Whistleblower Invited 'Meddling' DNC Operative To Obama White House In 2015

A partisan CIA officer who secretly worked with Rep. Adam Schiff's Democratic staff before submitting a second-hand whistleblower complaint has been revealed as Eric Ciaramella - who previously worked in the Obama administration with former VP Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan.

"Everyone knows who he is. CNN knows. The Washington Post knows. The New York Times knows. Congress knows. The White House knows. Even the president knows who he is," said former CIA analyst and Trump national security adviser Fred Fleitz, who added "They’re hiding him because of his political bias."

"He was accused of working against Trump and leaking against Trump," said one former NSC official on condition of anonymity.

Sperry's revelations:

  • Ciaramella, a registered Democrat and Obama White House holdover, "helped initiate the Russia "collusion" investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election."
  • Ciaramella was detailed over to the National Security Council from the agency in the summer of 2015, working under Susan Rice, President Obama’s national security adviser. He also worked closely with the former Vice President.
  • He worked with DNC operative Alexandra Chalupa - inviting her to the White House. Chalupa, "a Ukrainian-American who supported Hillary Clinton, led an effort to link the Republican campaign to the Russian government," writes Sperry (which has been documented by Politico and journalist Lee Stranahan). "He knows her. He had her in the White House," said one former co-worker, who requested anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter.
  • Documents confirm the DNC opposition researcher attended at least one White House meeting with Ciaramella in November 2015. She visited the White House with a number of Ukrainian officials lobbying the Obama administration for aid for Ukraine.
  • Biden's office invited Ciaramella to an October, 2016 state luncheon hosted for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. "Other invited guests included Brennan, as well as then-FBI Director James Comey and then-National Intelligence Director James Clapper."


"He was moved over to the front office" to temporarily fill a vacancy, said a former White House official, where he "saw everything, read everything," according to Sperry's report.

The official added that it soon became clear among NSC staff that Ciaramella opposed the new Republican president’s foreign policies. “My recollection of Eric is that he was very smart and very passionate, particularly about Ukraine and Russia. That was his thing – Ukraine,” he said. “He didn’t exactly hide his passion with respect to what he thought was the right thing to do with Ukraine and Russia, and his views were at odds with the president’s policies.”

“So I wouldn’t be surprised if he was the whistleblower,” the official said.

In May 2017, Ciaramella went “outside his chain of command,” according to a former NSC co-worker, to send an email alerting another agency that Trump happened to hold a meeting with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office the day after firing Comey, who led the Trump-Russia investigation. The email also noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin had phoned the president a week earlier. -RealClearInvestigations

So Ciaramella is another Obama holdover who thinks that he gets to decide what Trump does in Ukraine. Or that Trump had no right to speak to the Russians in the Oval Office even though every other president has done that. This is what being president is all about. Talking to foreign leaders about stuff important to each country. But apparently it's only bad when Trump does it because of reasons. And he then should have told the world what they discussed. And released the transcripts of their talks even though no president in history has been asked to do that. Alrighty then! New rules for just Trump. Next president can go back to being in charge by his lonesome.

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There was lots of talk today about Tim Morrison testifying to congress because he was the person who moved the Ukraine transcript to the secure server. This is who was going to nail Trump to the wall. Again... 'Nothing Illegal In Trump-Zelensky Call': NSC Official Tells Impeachment Inquiry

"I want to be clear, I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed," said Tim Morrison, former NSC Senior Director for European Affairs who was on the July 25 call between the two leaders.

Morrison also testified that the transcript of the phone call which was declassified and released by the White House "accurately and completely reflects the substance of the call."

Morrison testified that Ukrainian officials were not even aware that certain military funding had been delayed by the Trump administration until late August 2019, more than a month after the Trump-Zelensky call, casting doubt on allegations that Trump somehow conveyed an illegal quid pro quo demand during the July 25 call.

This has always been the sticking point for why I think this impeachment is bogus. Ukraine did not know that Trump had held up the military weapons being sold to them so how could it be quid pro quo? And why doesn't congress remember that Obama's state department did not want them to have them because it risked ampimg up tensions with Russia? Why do people think it's a good idea to let Ukraine become part of NATO? Talk about poking the Bear!

John Solomon talks about the myths and facts about Ukraine Gate. You know all those things about ByeDone and his son that people keep saying have been debunked? Yeah not so much...John Solomon Debunks MSM Lies About Ukraine, Biden And Election Interference

There is a long way to go in the impeachment process, and there are some very important issues still to be resolved. But as the process marches on, a growing number of myths and falsehoods are being spread by partisans and their allies in the news media.

The early pattern of misinformation about Ukraine, Joe Biden and election interference mirrors closely the tactics used in late 2016 and early 2017 to build the false and now-debunked narrative that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin colluded to hijack the 2016 election.

Facts do matter. And they prove to be stubborn evidence, even in the midst of a political firestorm. So here are the facts (complete with links to the original materials) debunking some of the bigger fables in the Ukraine scandal.

  • Myth: There is no evidence the Democratic National Committee sought Ukraine’s assistance during the 2016 election.
  • The Facts: The Ukrainian embassy in Washington confirmed to me this past April that a Democratic National Committee contractor named Alexandra Chalupa did, in fact, solicit dirt on Donald Trump and Paul Manafort during the spring of 2016 in hopes of spurring a pre-election congressional hearing into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. The embassy also stated Chalupa tried to get Ukraine’s president at the time, Petro Poroshenko, to do an interview on Manafort with an American investigative reporter working on the issue. The embassy said it turned down both requests.

Lots more to this article with lots of links that back up what John says. One goes to the NYS in 2015 where it discusses how Hunter came to be on the Burisma board and what ByeDone did when he found out there was going to be an investigation into it. Oops..hate it when facts get in the way of a great falsehood don't you?