Someday perhaps we will know and understand why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) entrusted perhaps the dumbest partisan in Congress to handle the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
But for now, we’re left scratching our heads trying to figure out how House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was given the ‘honor.’
Because without a doubt, this man represents the worst of the Democrat Party. And now that his once-secret impeachment inquiry has been moved into the public realm, all Americans who haven’t drunk the Marxist kool-aid his party serves will see just what a farce this impeachment really is.
For those not keeping score, it’s important to point out that the name of the so-called “whistleblower” who got this impeachment ball rolling has already been publicized.
As The National Sentinel reported, the identity of the whistleblower — Eric Ciaramella — was revealed earlier this month by investigative reporter Paul Sperry, who also wrote that he is essentially a Democrat/Deep State operative who was undermining President Trump from the outset:
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 was accused of working against Trump and leaking against Trump,” a former NSC official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters, told Sperry.
So everyone knows this guy. In fact, everyone in D.C. has known this guy since last month — when Sperry first published some details about him without naming names.
BREAKING: The Democrat whistleblower who complained about Trump digging up dirt in Ukraine was himself helping dig up dirt in Ukraine against Trump (and Manafort) while working in the Obama White House during 2016 campaign.
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) October 4, 2019
BREAKING: The whistleblower is a registered Democrat & CIA analyst who was detailed before the 2016 election to the Obama White House,where he worked on the NSC’s Ukraine desk & met w anti-Trump Ukrainian officials before being sent packing by the Trump NSC & becoming disgruntled
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) October 4, 2019
His denial is beyond absurd
As such, it was utter folly for Schiff to claim during Wednesday’s opening sessions of public impeachment hearings that he does not know the name of the Ukraine whistleblower.
“Schiff was challenged by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on whether Republicans would be allowed to question the whistleblower, saying Schiff knew their name and that Schiff’s staff had met with them. Schiff denied knowing the name,” The Gateway Pundit reported.
The absurd claim evoked quite the chuckle from the row of Republican lawmakers sitting for this impeachment joke.
Schiff says he doesn’t know the identity of the whistleblower, entire front row of republicans laugh.
— Alex Miller (@AlexMillerNews) November 13, 2019
A day after Sperry’s Oct. 4 tweets in which he outed Ciaramella as a Democrat operative working to undermine President Trump, the Washington Examiner reported that Ciaramella “failed to tell” the intelligence community inspector general that he had indeed met with Schiff’s staff prior to filing his Ukraine complaint.
“The whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Trump did not tell Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson about his or her contact with House Intelligence Committee staff, the watchdog told lawmakers,” the news site reported.
So for Schiff to claim he doesn’t know the whistleblower’s identity is just beyond absurd.
But then, so is this entire impeachment inquiry.
Just as surely as official Washington knows the whistleblower is Eric Ciaramella, they know that President Trump never threatened to withhold military aid from Ukraine until that government ‘cooperated’ in supplying politically damaging information on former VP Biden.
The White House has even released a transcript of the phone call Ciaramella identified as the call where Trump allegedly made the threat (the transcript doesn’t show that and it also doesn’t show that aid was withheld).
The aid was delivered, in fact, and all without Kiev providing the president with a single shred of information on Biden.
We don’t know yet why Nancy Pelosi trusted this impeachment inquiry to such a buffoon. Maybe it’s because she never believed Trump could be impeached in the first place.