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Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

that are germain to the removal:

Barely two weeks after Donald Trump took office, Eric Ciaramella – the CIA analyst whose name was recently linked in a tweet by the president and mentioned by lawmakers as the anonymous “whistleblower" who touched off Trump's impeachment – was overheard in the White House discussing with another staffer how to remove the newly elected president from office, according to former colleagues.

Sources told RealClearInvestigations the staffer with whom Ciaramella was speaking was Sean Misko. Both were Obama administration holdovers working in the Trump White House on foreign policy and national security issues. And both expressed anger over Trump’s new “America First” foreign policy, a sea change from President Obama’s approach to international affairs.

“Just days after he was sworn in they were already talking about trying to get rid of him,” said a White House colleague who overheard their conversation.

“They weren’t just bent on subverting his agenda,” the former official added. “They were plotting to actually have him removed from office..................

The investigators say that details about how the whistleblower consulted with Schiff’s staff and perhaps misled Atkinson about those interactions are contained in the transcript of a closed-door briefing Atkinson gave to the House Intelligence Committee last October. However, Schiff has sealed the transcript from public view. It is the only impeachment witness transcript out of 18 that he has not released.

Schiff has classified the document “Secret,” preventing Republicans who attended the Atkinson briefing from quoting from it. Even impeachment investigators cannot view it outside a highly secured room, known as a “SCIF," in the basement of the Capitol. Members must first get permission from Schiff, and they are forbidden from bringing phones into the SCIF or from taking notes from the document.

 

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Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

Lyin' liars lie.

Whistleblowers are shielded by law.

The IG accepted the complaint as valid.

"Outing" the whistleblower is a crime.

 

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Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

now who wants to block witnesses. 

6th amendment DA

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Senior Advisor

Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

Grape?

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Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

Not a criminal proceeding, tinkerbell.

A fact that the GOP will pivot to and use selectively as they attempt to cover up by attacking process.

And if you really want to go there, you don't get 6th Amendment protections with a Grand Jury.

Which it isn't exactly.......and back and forth........

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Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

Retaliating against a whistle blower is a crime. Every defendant has the right to face his accuser.

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Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

The grand jury role was fulfilled by the house DA

 

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Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

So call the whistleblower as a witness.

Duh.

 

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Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of

EXACTLY!!! If Adam Schiff can't produce his witness then he doesn't exist.

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Re: Some things the Senate should get to the bottom of


@sdholloway56 wrote:

So call the whistleblower as a witness.

Duh.

 


Uh, thats what I've said.   And Schiff, why is the 18th deposition not here?  And the others mentioned in the article.   What is the punishment for plotting to overthrow the elected government?