House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questions Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire,as he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The repellent Adam Schiff has released the written transcripts of all witnesses who appeared before his Mickey Mouse impeachment committee, but one. That would be the testimony of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson, the official who brought us this farce. Frustrated by the lack of action from acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, Atkinson felt the whistleblower’s complaint to be of such urgent concern that he took the matter directly to Congress.
In a September 9 letter to Schiff and ranking member of the Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) (which can be viewed here), Atkinson threw his boss under the bus in order to perpetrate this hoax. He followed up with a second letter on September 17 (which can be viewed here).
Adam Schiff immediately called him to testify before his committee. Atkinson testified for eight hours in a closed-door session on October 4th.
Considering the fact that Atkinson’s actions triggered the impeachment inquiry, the American people need to hear what he had to say.
Investigative journalist Paul Sperry called upon Schiff to release Atkinson’s testimony last week in the following tweet.
I know why @paulsperry_ It’s because I asked IG Atkinson about his “investigation” into the contacts between Schiff’s staff and the person who later became the whistleblower. The transcript is classified “secret” so Schiff can prevent you from seeing the answers to my questions
— John Ratcliffe (@RepRatcliffe) November 30, 2019
And Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX), a highly-skilled former federal prosecutor, responded. He wrote, “I know why
@paulsperry_ It’s because I asked IG Atkinson about his “investigation” into the contacts between Schiff’s staff and the person who later became the whistleblower. The transcript is classified “secret” so Schiff can prevent you from seeing the answers to my questions.”
Schiff is reluctant to release the testimony because it will further expose the fraudulent nature of the whistleblower’s claim. It will disclose the interaction between he and/or his staff and the whistleblower. Americans might learn too much about how this sausage was made.
The impeachment of a U.S. President is a big deal even if he has committed an impeachable offense. When the “impeachable offense” remains as undefined and appears as purely political as this one, it deserves careful public scrutiny. It demands transparency. Adam Schiff is trying to disenfranchise over 60 million voters and asks us simply to “trust him.”
Schiff’s impeachment inquiry is what it is. Even Congressional Democrats want it to be over with. The faster they vote to impeach, the better. Once the impeachment is handed over to the Senate, it will be Schiff and his co-conspirators on trial. Schiff will be called to testify under oath. And he’ll be joined by his accomplices which will include ICIG Michael Atkinson, and the star of the show, the whistleblower himself, who is believed to be Eric Ciaramella.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden will be called as witnesses. Even the former Polish president who was a member of the Burisma board, says the company hired Hunter because of his father’s position and influence.
We’ve become so caught up in the testimonies of officials such as the pompous Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the bitter Marie Yovanovitch that we’ve lost sight of the young man who started it.
No one has forgotten who he is. Ciaramella submitted his complaint for the sole purpose of triggering an impeachment inquiry. Schiff claims that his testimony is no longer necessary because so many have corroborated it. Conservative television host and writer Mark Levin recently explained why Ciaramella’s testimony is necessary. He said it’s necessary “for the same reason Monica’s blue dress was necessary.”
Ciaramella was introduced to us on Halloween in a detailed report by Paul Sperry which can be viewed here. Following is a brief excerpt from that piece.
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.
Schiff has become the Wizard of Oz after Toto pulls back the curtain. Although he is well-spoken and remains calm as he delivers his lies, the American people who will matter in 2020, the independents, are onto to him. He’s played the game too long.