Note: This post, linking to a RealClearInvestigations article, was originally published in Oct. 2019. Google is now attempting to censor, it and is limiting traffic to this website because of it. So I am posting it again at the top of the page. Fight Big Tech censorship by reading and sharing this article.
RealClearInvestigations has researched and named the man believed to be the probable whistleblower based on sources and description.
If the reporting is correct, it implies the "whistleblower" could have been worried Trump was getting close to uncovering Democrat links to Ukraine's interference in US elections in 2016.
RealClearInvestigations is disclosing the name because of the public’s interest in learning details of an effort to remove a sitting president from office. Further, the official's status as a “whistleblower” is complicated by his being a hearsay reporter of accusations against the president, one who has “some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate" -- as the Intelligence Community Inspector General phrased it circumspectly in originally fielding his complaint.RealClearInvestigations, Oct. 30, 2019
The following is an excerpt from RealClearInvestigations. The link to the full article follows.
More than two months after the official filed his complaint, pretty much all that’s known publicly about him is that he is a CIA analyst who at one point was detailed to the White House and is now back working at the CIA.
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.
Also, Ciaramella huddled for “guidance” with the staff of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, including former colleagues also held over from the Obama era whom Schiff’s office had recently recruited from the NSC. (Schiff is the lead prosecutor in the impeachment inquiry.)
And Ciaramella worked with a Democratic National Committee operative who dug up dirt on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, inviting her into the White House for meetings, former White House colleagues said. The operative, Alexandra Chalupa, a Ukrainian-American who supported Hillary Clinton, led an effort to link the Republican campaign to the Russian government. “He knows her. He had her in the White House,” said one former co-worker, who requested anonymity to discuss the sensitive matter.
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mark groubert says
Great stuff Sharyl - keep up the good work!
Ohh I hope you are not becoming one of those conspiracy types.
Just follow the money and the criminal activity.
thomas honea says
Are you that dumb ???
Yes, they are. The left is full of them.
what does that mean? gop should be able to question him but have been denied. he is being protected as a whistleblower when he is not one. this has the appearance of wrong doing because of the secrecy directed by the dems
Laura Hall says
Because there's no such thing as a conspiracy? Especially in DC? CIA? FBI?
How do you think killery walked away scot free from email scandal? It was a conspiracy.
n. An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act.
n. A group of conspirators.
n. An agreement between two or more persons to commit a crime or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action.
RIGHT ON THE MONEY, Laura!!
Hey, SCOTT: "If the SHOE FITS...…."
Oh wow anytime someone comes close to The Truth, a left liberal dem cries conspiracy.
Brad Fisher says
So what is this guy doing working at the CIA. The CIA director better get on with the housecleaning.
D G says
Your site appears to be infested with a bug that tries to get visitors to download a "newer version" of Chrome, warning, "You're using an older version of Chrome." So far as I know, Chrome automatically updates. Perhaps your IT specialist should look into it.
BTW, I'm a big fan. Keep up the good work.
Sara Drake says
I got the same re: Firefox. Delete - delete!
"Tis time to get your popcorn ready, people!!!
Crowdstrike ---Crowdstrike --- Crowdstrike. Trump's words in phone call Democrats never want you to ever say again. Crowdstrike --- Crowdstrike --- Crowdstrike.
Track it down - connect the people and connect dots. Learn why the Democrats want this one word banned from all future discourse, when talking about Trump's Ukraine phone call.
Sara Drake says
With the whistleblower, I think the problem may have been the fact that he worked with Biden on the loan guarantees which were the subject of Biden's threat to the President of Ukraine to withhold funding unless Chief Prosecutor Shokin was fired. E.C. must have been shocked to listen in on a phone call where Trump demanded that a matter be investigated in which E.C. was directly involved and to which he was a potential witness. Off to the House Intel Comm. for sanctuary!
Sarah Lafreniere says
GEORGE EADY says
THIS IS WHAT THE DNC JACKASSES DONT WONT YOU TO KNOW . ( IF BIDEN WAS NOT RUNNING FOR OFFICE ) AND TRUMP TRYED TO SEE WHY BIDEN AND HIS SON GOT 3 BILLION DOLLARS FROM OTHER NATION . (US ALL KNOWING HOW OBAMA SOLD AMERICA OUT THE BACK DOOR . ) AND BIDEN BEING HIS VP . ) THIS WOULD BE SEEN AS TRUMP LOOKING OUT FOR AMERICA WELL BEING .. (THE DNC DONT WONT AMERICA TO KNOW WHAT THAT 3 BILLION WAS FOR . ) THAT IS WHY THE THE BIG PUSH TO REMOVE TRUMP. GET THE ANSWERS TO THE 3 BILLION AND THE REST OF THIS WILL GO AWAY . AND NOW WE ARE SEEING THAT UKRAINIAN WAS INVOLED THE 2016 ELE. BUT IT WAS TO HELP HILLARY CLINTON . NOT TRUMP . I GET SO MAD WHEN AMERICANS ARE SO EASY TO MISLEAD . THE GOOD LORD DID NOT MEAN FOR YOU TO BE THIS DUMB!!!!
William K. says
Problem is nor do the NEOCON Republicans like Romney and friends. Remember Paul Ryan?
Nina Goodrich says
I do not know what Obama did that was selling us out the back door.
Please tell me.
Also, what is about this $3 Billion? Where did it come from? What was
it to be used for??
Thank you, Nina Goodrich
Google The 16 year plan to destroy America
They didn't really get that money from Ukraine. It was US dollars and IMF dollars. The reason it's so corrupt is because it was kickback paid to Hunter Biden.
H R says
Rush Limbaugh gave you a shout out to your article. Ill read your stuff from now on
alan beam says
Great job Sharyl .As far as I can recall, the only person in the MSM propaganda system who quit and blew the whistle on it. You are a true hero to turn down all the Millions and accolades in exchange for making way less Money(I'm guessing) and being smeared as a conspiracy theorist because you no longer parrot the script along with the other sell-outs.
Please keep putting out real reporting like this. You are making a difference!
Doug Patti says
Sharyl: you’d better consider armed personal security FAST. I’m sure you’re familiar with the concept of “Arkancide.”
Jack Spence says
Keep up the good work
Robin Cox says
Why is no one asking this question?...since “Whistleblower” Eric Ciaramella misled ICIG Atkinson, why doesn't ICIG remove his Whistleblower status.
This would allow his coverup to be made public and possibly open up charges against him.
It appears you don't know who Atkinson is. He's another Obama holdover. In other words: Atkinson was not misled. He probably helped obfuscate Ciaramella's report.
Sharyl, thanks for the insight, on point as always. We are missing straight reporters like never before. On a tangent... I am worried that what CBS news did to you, bury actual reports on government misconduct; they will do to Catherine Herridge. Is there any hope for that news outlet while David Rhodes, Ben Rhodes brother who was 8 years with the Obama administration, is still in charge at CBS. It appears incestuous beyond belief and goes straight to the heart of our mistrust of media and by extension our institutions. If you can't trust the media watch dogs you can't trust anyone being watched. Please stay in the fight.
The walls are closing in.
paul katz says
Would anyone be surprised to find the "“Whistleblower” and the NYT "Resistance inside the White House op-ed were authored by the same person?
Foo Dog says
Great artic!e, Ms Atkisson!
As in a couple other past investigations (F&F comes to mind), your professional interest and explanation is a flag for lay readers to pay attention, as the story has crossed into attributable fact pattern territory.
PS hows your lawsuit against the alphabets coming?
X Contra says
Sharyl, I was asking a similar question a week or so ago. Why did the whistleblower know to pull the trigger on the Ukraine phone call? He likely had access to hundreds of other sensitive phone calls, his own access or through friends. Who was it that old the whistleblower to complain about that specific call? Had to be someone who knew about (a) the Crowd Strike angle *OR* (b) the Bidens' scams. My guess is: Brennan. Stinks badly.
Richard Russnak says
Excellent work,Sharyl Attkisson. It appears true Americans must be ready
to be persecuted. No one can at the same time be a sincere American
and a true Socialist.
Chris Brown says
While this is excellent, the significance may be materially understated. Eric Ciaramella speaks Ukrainian and supported VP Biden in his work in Ukraine. Given that, he likely helped Mr. Biden with HIS quid pro quo. He is likely trying to stop investigations from discovering Ciaramella's criminal role in the quid to get Shokin fired while Shokin was investigating both Bidens.
The story above says " “whistleblower” could have been worried Trump was getting close to uncovering Democrat links to Ukraine’s interference in US elections in 2016." It appears his biggest motive is to obstruct justice - trying to stop investigation into himself!
The code identifier of the 33 # describing the man's age notifies the Adept and insiders of the Global Elite Cabal and International Bankers of this false flag planned maneuver, however; to the uninitiated masses this 33 is just simply his age.
Sharyl brilliant work as per usual!! Please put up a "Parler.com" button so we can automatically echo these articles of yours!! Many thanks!
John LaRandeau says
Eric Ciaramella has been identified many times over the months. However, it could be possible the true whistleblower was a wiretap on the Trump White House. There is an interesting and enlightening new documentary called SHADOW GATE released a couple of days ago that explains the deep states cyber surveillance on the American people. The Whistleblower event is discussed. The SHADOW GATE video has been taken down today from several YouTube links many with over 1.5 million views. You can still see the video on Banned.Video at this link: https://banned.video/watch?id=5f37fcc2df77c4044ee2eb03