There’s been wild speculation and intense protection of the secrecy of this particular name. Here’s what we know about the claims so far…
Such lack of leaks is pretty atypical of Schiff’s team — except when you have EVERYTHING to gain by that information being held beyond the reach of any real scrutiny.
Even more ‘amazingly’ the Media(D) was openly hostile to anyone who DARED suggest the public had any civic right to know who this supposed Whistleblower is, and whether his knowledge was legitimate or his motives compromised.
Paul Sperry has been digging into who this supposed ‘whistleblower’ is for some time now, and has helped bring some pretty damning information to light:
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— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) October 30, 2019
As of yesterday, he’s lifted the veil and told the rest of us what was (inside the Beltway, anyway) commonly known.
Sperry came up with a LOT of information about this guy, and if it IS as Sperry has said, it’s really, REALLY bad.
For a town that leaks like a sieve, Washington has done an astonishingly effective job keeping from the American public the name of the anonymous “whistleblower” who triggered impeachment proceedings against President Trump — even though his identity is an open secret inside the Beltway.
…But the name of a government official fitting that description — Eric Ciaramella — has been raised privately in impeachment depositions, according to officials with direct knowledge of the proceedings, as well as in at least one open hearing held by a House committee not involved in the impeachment inquiry. Fearing their anonymous witness could be exposed, Democrats this week blocked Republicans from asking more questions about him and intend to redact his name from all deposition transcripts.
…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.
And if THAT wasn’t motive ENOUGH to question the legitimacy of the so-called Whistleblower, what about the fact that this CIA employee was an active participant in digging up anti-Trump dirt to benefit Hillary.
In related news, do we know whether his name come up at all in the Durham investigation?
“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 Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst and national security adviser to Trump, who has fielded dozens of calls from the media.
Yet a rare hush has swept across the Potomac. The usually gossipy nation’s capital remains uncharacteristically — and curiously — mum, especially considering the magnitude of this story, only the fourth presidential impeachment inquiry in U.S. history.
If nothing else would demonstrate media bias, this does.
Can you imagine these same outlets being silent if, for example, a Bush holdover had done to the same to their precious Barack Obama?
Of course not, they’d be shouting his name from the rooftops and burning his likeness in effigy. If he had cheated on a math test in 3rd grade, we’d all know about it.