Concepts of Federalism
Excepted from Real Clear Investigation’s (RCI) Paul Sperry
* Ciaramella is 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.
* Ciaramella 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.
* Earlier this year, Schiff recruited two of Ciaramella’s closest allies at the NSC — both whom were also Obama holdovers — to join his committee staff. He hired one, Sean Misko, in August — the same month the whistleblower complaint was filed.
* A CIA officer specializing in Russia and Ukraine, 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.
* Former White House officials said Ciaramella worked on Ukrainian policy issues for Biden in 2015 and 2016, when the vice president was President Obama’s “point man” for Ukraine. A Yale graduate, Ciaramella is said to speak Russian and Ukrainian, as well as Arabic. He had been assigned to the NSC by Brennan…He was held over into the Trump administration, and headed the Ukraine desk at the NSC, eventually transitioning into the West Wing, until June 2017.
* Federal records show that Biden’s office invited Ciaramella to an October 2016 state luncheon the vice president hosted for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Other guests included Brennan, as well as then-FBI Director James Comey and then-National Intelligence Director James Clapper…Several U.S. officials told RCI that the invitation that was extended to Ciaramella, a relatively low-level GS-13 federal employee, was unusual and signaled he was politically connected inside the Obama White House.
* “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.”…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.”
* 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.
I demand Trump sit and answer Mueller’s questions publicly like Hillary has had to do. I demand Trump White House all the people in its administration answer questions and not blow off subpoenas first. Until then Nunes has no right to demand either Schiff or the Biden’s or any Democrats answer any questions. GOP has no moral compass and whatever information the Russians found in their hacked emails seems to have obliterated their spines, especially that of Linsey Graham. It is a crying shame to see how the GOP has become so corrupt and even more shocking how Jeff Sessions literally kissed the bottom of Trump’s feet in his election Ad after Trump called him egregious names made fun of how he speaks and shamed him because he refused to break the law for Trump.
All these morons supporting Trump will soon join Manafort and Cohen in jail.
Lol bit they won't let mulvany testify 🤣🤣
Both sides are repulsive. The cultists on both sides are repulsive
Hope he's under watch ! Wouldn't want anything to happen to him before he's dragging before a hearing . you know how people have a propensity to off themselves .
Democrats behind closed doors? Nothing good could come of that!
Schmidt has to testify. He’s the one that set this up, and lied multiple times. First saying his office hadn’t been working with the “whistleblower” then suspiciously giving false testimony into congressional record, a false version of the transcript that oddly mirrored the false second-hand version put in the initial complaint. And the complaint falsely asserted the whistleblower wasn’t coordinating with Schiff’s office already.
"republicans demand"…..and the democrats just laugh at their foolishness…
Thank God for patriotic whistleblowers, or Trump may have gotten away with this extortion.
Is the constitution for the Democrats also? Or is it only for the rest of us?
The headline should read, "Whiny republicans complain that democrats are following the rules".
. . . . . AMERICA – – – Time to choose – – – U.S. Constitution – – – – – or a lying con man named Trump
Trump will NOT be removed. But his underhanded approach to the presidency should and will be held up for all to see. The job comes with rules and Trump keeps breaking them. As the Founders intended, the House is doing its job of providing a check on a president who thinks he can do anything he wants.
You know it's bad when FauxNews says it's all about overturning the will of the people. There is nothing in existance that can legally refute the evidence. THEY CONFESSED ON TV!! Amazing how no one has mentioned those confessions.
Trump has led the GOP much farther down the rabbit hole, than I ever would have expected the Moral Majority or the TEA Party to follow. I still don't understand why they went along.
All this complaining from the GOP about democrats, when it's only republicans who are actually getting indicted. Apparently they are still hoping to indict Hillary…lol.
I still want to see president Fake Tan's tax returns. He claims to be transparent right? I wonder if they'll show the $2 million fine for his fake charity… Also, what happened to Mexico paying for the wall that you can cut through with a relatively cheap power tool??
IF JIM JORDAN QUESTIONS SCHIFF…WILL HE WHIP HIS THING OUT LIKE HE DID AS A COACH?
Schiff should testify under oath in court.
John Brennan is one ugly, wrinkled, miserable looking sog. The gray bar hotel will suit his fine.
Devin Nunes, aka, the Midnight White House Rider, is just pretending that he has any control over what Schiff is doing. It's really kind of sad….
First of all a Trumplican or Trumpsexual does not tell a Progressive what to do. Are you serious? Have you gone mad? We tell you what to do AND IF YOU DON'T WE LOCK YOU UP.
Do you republicans realize that NONE of this would have happened if you would have won in 2018? America wanted a check on Trump and that is exactly what the democrats are doing, the "People's" work.
Who ever reads the transcript will see that this entire impeachment is about keeping the American people from finding out the real corruption.Trump asked Ukraine's President to look at the 2016 election meddling with Crowdstrike. He also asked the President to work with Barr and Giuliani to find out about Biden's actions as a Vice President. So basically the Democrats are corrupt as they come and are trying to hide the crimes that were committed against the American people.TRUMP2020
It sure is funny how all the stuff the dems (socialists) are using for evidence don’t meet a legal standard and to explain it they say impeachment is not a legal issue but anything the republicans say is looked at by the dem socialists in a legal sense and then I hear about stop and frisk Bloomberg thinks he’s the answer? Just another ultra wealthy socialist who wants to take away our freedoms.
Democrats are a joke
The COUP needs to be EXPOSED! and all involved.
I can't wait for John Bolton's testimony and then for Trump to say, " I hardly know the guy"…lol.
Trump did NOT release a transcript of the call, he released a rough summary, according to those who actually listened in on the call….like LT COL Vindman.
Imagine sitting is a large auditorium in Moscow, with several hundred others, trying to find ways to prop up Trump in these comment sections….how boring.
Why is Trump not allowing his staff to testify before the Intelligence Committee, if he has done nothing wrong? Seems counterproductive to me….
Remember, republicans impeached Bill Clinton over a bj…….
HELP STOP CONSERVATIVE SITES FROM BEING SHADOW BANNED. HELP STOP HARASSMENT OF POTUS! CALL SENATORS & PUB SERVS! DEMAND THEY PUT A STOP TO THE COUP.JB told on himself on TV! Pres's performing his duties as POTUS protecting the US & tax payers against "corruption" especially in foreign nations! US is not for sale to fill public servants pockets! They get paid a very good salary with fringe benefits to benefit our nation not their own bank accounts!
For you drooling Trump supporters…..coup /ko͞o/ noun1. a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.Now dry up already.
DEEP STATE TREASON
There is no need to call the whistle blower. There is now enough good testimony to prove that he/she was right to bring it to the attention of Americans. This is dishonest reporting.
Enjoy the public hearings next week, it's exactly what Republicans have cried about.
Bring on your civil war scumbags! You will be put down like dogs! This impeachment is going into history books – ya'll made a real good choice with the pedophile in chief!
Now, I wonder how many Trump supporters have read the recently released transcripts from the dems, "Soviet Style" closed door testimony? Even Lindsey Graham says he won't "bother" to read them. Purposeful ignorance will not help you re-elect Trump.
The Democrats are trying to change all our laws to socialism . Time to start arming yourselfs for protection. A revolution is coming
"Republicans Demand"….lol…OK, now what?
How long , How long do we the people have to put up with Adam Schiff lies and stupid rules ? He lied to Congress , He lied to the American People ? Why can't he be arrested and locked up with his lying boss Nancy Pelosi ? Why do they have the right break the law and not be arrested ? Why in the hell isn't the DOJ or the Inspector General doing their job ?
I just bet Trump will instruct his followers NOT to watch the open hearings next week…..
biggest scandal in american history! not a simple witch hunt.
LOL…all of the Trump supporting comments on here don't seem to have an content on their channels…lol…..
Anyone who watches any other media than Fox knows they are continually lying. Dummies swallow the sort of crap this evil woman is spouting. This Smith guy is no journalist. Honest journalists don't work for Murdoch.
Let’s see if you are real sticky shiff because we know your crooked
I'm sure this is all Hillary's fault somehow. Why hasn't she been locked up yet????
Remember who " Individual 1" is…. An un-indicted co-conspirator in a campaign finance FELONY. Justice has yet to be served.
ADAM SCHIFF HAS GOT TO TESTIFY WITH CROSS EXAMINATION FROM ALL REPUBLICANS , IF NOT HE SHOULD BE CHARGED WITH OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE……
Citizens demand Schiff be taken out and shot
Republicans will get equal time to question the witnesses next week….but will they? Or will they just go off on some unhinged tangent? My guess is the latter….
Democrats have the law on their side, while republicans have Trump's lies. Let's see which side wins.
Why is Trump not allowing his staff to testify before the Intelligence Committee, if he has done nothing wrong? Seems counterproductive to me…
If only Trump only got a lobotomy we would all have a chance of surviving the next year, after which time he can be taken to a secure psychiatric facility… where he can slobber alone over his Big Macs, in a wheelchair, watching Fox & Family reruns in Florida, thank God not in New York.
have they also demanded that the president testify? ……. or is this just a game for republicans …… do they just want to see if democracy still applies in America?
This is outrageous there pushing the patience of the American people you will pay at the polls I can’t believe what this party is doing shame on the Democratic Party
There was a guy called Eric Chariemello,He was a very loose lipped fellow,He trashed talked for gain,Now he's news In the main,Now the future aint gonna be mellow….
LOL…all of the Trump supporting comments on here all seem to have NO CONTENT on their channels…lol…..Why is that I wonder????
So sick of this face of Hillary! She will never tell the truth!
Is the Mainstream media subsidized by George Soros? Who actually pays for the crap they spew?
Schiff needs to be tried for high crimes against America and our Constitution. Treasonous acts!!
Trumpism has totally destroyed what used to be referred to as conservatism…..
OH NO! Devin Nunes wrote a letter….lol…
I think Nunes needs to be grilled, too! He has a lot of shenanigans to answer for.
Democrats are the party of the devil Adam Schiff should be arrested for treason against the United states and face a firing squad immediately. No due process Guilty in the court of public opinion
What's the point he will lie anyway and he'll get away with it and republicans won't push to convict him for lying and perjury
I got a challenge for liberals. If you actually have a job, walk into your bosses office and tell tthem they have to give 70% of their profits to the government. Then ask about your raise, a bonus, and some days off. Oh, and ask them how much the price of the product is going to go up?
the communist attempted a coup and got caught.
46 seconds in and I'm riveted. Never apologize for preferring Conservative News.
Note to all YouTubeers: Always check before watching videos by PBS – 60 mins. Australia – National Geographic and many others that they have not TURNED OFF comments,! It is just another way the left censors feedback!
The Democrats wants criminals to rule ! the criminals and drug addicts are the Democrats voting base!
As ODIOUS a liar as he is, he deserves to have been waterboarded for the WIDESPREAD DISINFORMATION, THE SLANDER, and the SEDITION AGAINST AMERICA that has been festering for THREE YEARS ! WHAT allows Schiff to set up his own KANGAROO COURT, in the defiance of all DUE PROCESS ? Instead the DEMO RATS are using their secret weapon, D.E.W. process, "DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONRY", the evil MEDIA
Until this moment, Senator Schiff, I think I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. Let us not assassinate this man further, senator. You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency? At long last, Senator, have you left no sense of decency?
Mr. Jarrett, in all the cases you ever tried, were you allowed to call as a witness the other side's attorney? That's who Adam Schiff is, the attorney for the Democrats. And why go after the whistle-blower? Other witnesses have corroborated everything. Even if you expose this person, it will not help in the Impeachment. Pay attention to the real question: can we tolerate a p[resident who extorts favors from our allies?
Why can't Pelosi get impeached?
He should testify in public not behind closed doors
Too bad that RUDY and LEV PARNAS and IGOR and FIRTASH are gonna dump a great big TERD in your Trump Koolaid..! Whew..! DRINK UP..!
So Schiff is a traitor who doesn't care for God or Country.
Jail corrupt Dems and weld the doors shut behind them.
And Mueller never heard of Fusion GPS. 40 Million tax payer dollars. Lindy Graham did everything he could to protect Mueller. Graham should be investigated.
rePEDOPHILIcAns whine way too much.
We want to hear the invisible whistle blower…
I see it all as a rerun of the Titanic, I can faintly here the song…My heart will go on playing in the background.
Horowitz report is LONG past due !!!enough already!!
"The Duran"….Points out that once you understand that CNN clips of the Transcript…have been "cut & pasted" by Schiff and his fellow Seditionists…adding here, subtracting there…to present to the Public…..it becomes very clear how he can manipulate the Public's understanding of events….to fit his Narrative. He knows that CNN TDS viewers, etc…will NEVER review the Transcript themselves…..they'll "fall in line" with the Propaganda….and follow Schiff wherever he leads them.
If the public hanging of Adam Schiff were on Pay Per view it would pay off the national debt.
That sleekit Schiff is the most detested democrat other than psycopath Omar. Imagine that twit being allowed to do an adults job.
Fox News, more waste of viewers time!Adam will not comply !So why not just beat the Schiff out of this weasle ?
Keep going Fox, you are finally getting out what we all see!!
Where is Rudy?
Dont rush to take action on the demonrat yet. Take action just prior to the next presidential election.
TESTIFY! OMG. THE MERE SUGGESTION OF THAT SAY'S IT ALL! THIS MAN SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND PLACED IN MILITARY CUSTODY YEARS AGO…. ANYONE FALLING FOR THIS COVERUP SIDESHOW ARE BEING, TECHNICALLY, JUST AS COMPLICIT AS THE TREASONOUS PERPETRATORS WHO ARE PULLING IT OFF. WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO HEAR THIS MAN (A PATHOLOGICAL) LIAR AN OBVIOUSLY TRADER SWEAR UNDER OATH TO ANYTHING? JUST TO HEAR AND SEE HIM LIE SOME MORE.. AS HILLARY STATED, AT THIS POINT WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES MATTER ANYWAY? NONE OF THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING ARRESTED, THIS ENTIRE SHAM IS JUST A NEVER ENDING SAGA OF "COVER UP"AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SUCKERED INTO BELIEVING THE SHOW. SADLY DENIAL CAN BE MORE COMFORTING THAN ACCEPTING THE REALITY OF WHAT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE —- "F" THIS MAN, RIGHT ALONG WITH ALL OF THE REST OF THESE TWISTED PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON. THEY ALL ARE AS THICK AS THIEVES…
Lee Smith is someone i believe.
You can't call the whistleblower because he is a work of fiction. He does not exist. Just like the fictional "Russians" that the Traitor Steele invented there is no whistleblower. He is like Sherlock Holmes – he is a fictional character from a fiction story .There is no whistleblower. The WOKE mob just made him up. And remember WOKE is EVIL.
When are the so called we the people gonna go remove these failed politicians as our constitution gives us the wright to do want it to end let's go end it
Of course Impeachment is to reverse the results of an election–when it has been a mistake. The whistle-blowers are not the witnesses against the President, the facts of their allegations are that, and Trump himself has confirmed them. The complaints of unfair process and right to defend are premature; his defense is during the Senate trial, not before. The House gets to make its own rules, and no one in the Executive or Judicial branches has any business questioning them. Finally, there has been no rush to justice; it has taken three years for the Democrats to accumulate enough evidence for them to feel justified in beginning an Impeachment Inquiry, and not until that is over will they vote on whether to actually Impeach. Most GOP officials are lawyers who knew all of the above long before I did. Why they are making fools of themselves in the way they are is beyond my understanding.
Maybe it is time to use the military to defend the CONSTITUTION.
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