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The ICIG was severely criticized for changing the rules at the last minute and allowing a third-party "[[whistleblower]]" [[hearsay]] complaint.  The [[Department of Justice]] Office of Legal Counsel which reviews Inspector General findings determined that the President is not a member of the [[Intelligence Community]] and outside the Intelligence Community Inspector General's purvue. He further stated that
 
The ICIG was severely criticized for changing the rules at the last minute and allowing a third-party "[[whistleblower]]" [[hearsay]] complaint.  The [[Department of Justice]] Office of Legal Counsel which reviews Inspector General findings determined that the President is not a member of the [[Intelligence Community]] and outside the Intelligence Community Inspector General's purvue. He further stated that
 
{{Quotebox|A complaint from an intelligence-community employee about statements made by the President during a telephone call with a foreign leader does not involve an “urgent concern,” as defined in 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G), because the alleged conduct does not relate to “the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity” under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence.<ref>https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6429710-OLC-Opinion-Trump-Ukraine-Call.html</ref>}}
 
{{Quotebox|A complaint from an intelligence-community employee about statements made by the President during a telephone call with a foreign leader does not involve an “urgent concern,” as defined in 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G), because the alleged conduct does not relate to “the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity” under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence.<ref>https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6429710-OLC-Opinion-Trump-Ukraine-Call.html</ref>}}
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==GoFundMe page==
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A complaint filed to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) alleges the anti-Trump whistleblower violated federal law by soliciting money via a GoFundMe page.
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{{Quotebox|We are requesting you investigate whether 18 USC 208, 18 USC 209, or any other criminal statute or regulation, has been violated by the federal employee you are protecting when they reportedly requested an investigation into a matter they had no direct personal knowledge of, and on account of which they were able to obtain sizeable gifts from unknown persons because of their official duty.”<ref>https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/12/new-complaint-alleges-anti-trump-whistleblower-tried-to-get-rich-off-his-icig-complaint/</ref>}}
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The complaint claims these donations constitute gifts to an intelligence official that would be restricted due to the individual’s official position. This would be a violation of 5 CFR 2635.203 and potentially other statutes which prohibit gift giving to federal officials.
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The complaint also raised the possibility that some of the donations may have come from prohibited sources, and asked the ICIG to look into whether any "foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government" contributed.
  
 
==Radical background==
 
==Radical background==

Revision as of 00:43, 14 November 2019

Pictured: Melania Trump (in white hat) and Deep State informant Eric Ciaramella (boxed upper left center).

Eric Ciaramella is a left-wing Deep State informant who was assigned to the White House. Ciaramella held the positions of National Security Council director for Ukraine under Susan Rice and director of Baltic and Eastern European Affairs in the Office of Vice President Joe Biden.[1] Ciaramella is currently a deputy national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia on the National Intelligence Council under the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).[2] Ciaramella set the Trump impeachment inquiry in motion.

Ciaramella worked with Democratic National Committee operative Alexandra Chalupa to dig up dirt on the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Ciarmella invited Chalupa into the Obama White House for meetings.[3] Chalupa is a key figure behind manufacturing the Russia collusion hoax and in the Ukrainian collusion scandal with the Atlantic Council and Crowdstrike. Ciaramella worked on Ukrainian issues for Vice President Joe Biden in 2015 and 2016 during the time Biden was the "point man" doling out U.S. taxpayer cash to Ukraine for which Biden's son, Hunter Biden, received kickbacks.[4]

Ciaramella was detailed to the White House by Russia collusion hoax mastermind John Brennan in the Summer of 2016. Mike Cernovich reported that "[i]n fall of 2016 as Obama’s director for Ukraine on the NSC, Ciaramella was the main force pushing Trump-Russia conspiracy theories." national Security Advisor H.R. McMaster appointed Ciaramella, a former Susan Rice aide, to be his personal flunky.[5] Ciaramella would have unfettered access to McMaster’s conversations with foreign leaders.[6]

Chairamella is represented by kiddie-porn lawyer Mark Zaid.[7]

Subversion of American democracy from within the White House

See also: Ukrainian collusion

Alexandra Chalupa was hired by the DNC during the 2016 election and worked with the Ukrainian government to dig up dirt on Donald Trump and his former campaign manager Paul Manafort. White House visitor logs revealed Chalupa visited the White House 27 times during Ciaramella's tenure at the White House.[8] The logs show that Chalupa's point of contact at the White House for entry was Ciaramella. Chalupa visited on December 9th 2015 that included Rachel Gould Brenner, the adviser to the UN Ambassador Samantha Power. Power was behind the unmasking of General Mike Flynn and other officials.

Ciaramella’s immediate boss at the Obama White House was Charles Kupchan. He was also a “Special Assistant to President Obama”. They both reported directly to Susan Rice. Kupchan is a close friend of Hillary Clinton sycophant Sydney Blumenthal, who helped create the Steele dossier from Ukrainian sources.

Ciaramella also invited Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland. Nuland met with Ciaramella on June 17, 2016. Nuland had extensive involvement with the Clinton funded Steele dossier. Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department's urgent gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Trump taking office.

Also on White House visitor logs admitted by Ciaramella was Artem Sytnyk, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) director who visited on January 19, 2016, one day prior to President' Trump's inauguration. Artem Sytnyk was convicted on December 10, 2018 of interference in the U.S. 2016 presidential election along with Serhiy Leshchenko in a Ukrainian court.[9] Syntyk and Leshchenko gave Chalupa and Ciaramella official documents critical of Paul Manafort, leading to Manafort's resignation as Trump's campaign manager. Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska suing Manafort over a failed Ukrainian cable TV investment. Leaked tapes of Sytnyk confirm that that Ukrainian officials colluded with the DNC to hurt Donald Trump and help the Clinton campaign.</font>[10]

Biden aide

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Ciaramella was involved in the 2016 quid pro quo about the $1 billion dollar loan guarantee Joe Biden held up until prosecutor Victor Shokin was fired.

In a leaked email from Wikileaks Sidney Blumenthal writes Hillary that “My friend Charles Kupchan quickly provided some contact information (in Ukraine). Charlie is now a professor at Georgetown University. If you need more contacts I can get them from friends in Paris”.

Blumenthal funneled his stream of disinformation on Trump and Manafort directly to Victoria Nuland. Ciaramella is cc’d on a series of emails from Victoria Nuland to Geoffrey Pratt, former Ambassador to Ukraine. The emails dealt with the loan guarantees Joe Biden was withholding from Ukraine as a quid pro quo until the Prosecutor Viktor Shokin was fired. Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings and a George Soros nonprofit that was searching for dirt on Trump and Manafort.

When Shokin was fired both investigations were stopped. The Ambassador receiving and passing on that dirt to Victoria Nuland and the DNC was none other than Adam Schiff hero, Hillary partisan, and Trump hater, Ambassador Marie Yovanovich.

Clinton donor Victor Pinchuk sent Ukrainian Member of Parliament Olga Bielkova to meet with Ciaramella. One day before Bielkova also met with infamous John McCain aide David Kramer. Kramer would go on to leak the Steele Dossier to Buzzfeed in January 2017 just before Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Federal records show that Biden’s office invited Ciaramella to an October 2016 state luncheon hosted by Biden for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Other invited guests included John Brennan, FBI director "Jimmy the Weasel" Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, John Kerry, Susan Rice, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Valerie Jarrett, Samantha Power, and Charles Kupchan. The invitation to Ciaramella, a low-level GS-13 civil service system employee, was unusual.[11] Matteo Renzi was instrumental in helping John Brennan use Italian intelligence and CIA asset Joseph Mifsud set up Trump advisor George Papadopoulos in Rome in March of 2016, setting the Russia collusion hoax in motion. Three weeks after the dinner all the co-conspirators were in a panic when Donald Trump won the 2016 election.

White House activities

White House logs reveal Ciaramella met with Alexandra Chalupa 27 times in the White House. The following individuals also met with Ciaramella at the Obama White House:

  • Victoria Nuland: who at the time was assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs met with Ciaramella on June 17, 2016., five days after Christopher Steele was hired by FusionGPS. Nuland had extensive involvement with Clinton-funded Steele dossier.[12] Nuland was also involved in the Obama State Department’s “urgent” gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Trump taking office.[13]
  • Artem Sytnyk: the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Bureau director visited on January 19, 2016. On October 7, 2019, the Daily Wire reported leaked tapes show Sytnyk confirming that the Ukrainians helped the Clinton campaign.
  • Daria Kaleniuk: Co-founder and executive director of the Soros-funded Anticorruption Action Center (AntAC) in Ukraine. She visited on December 9, 2015. The Hill reported that in April 2016, during the U.S. presidential race, the U.S. Embassy under Obama in Kiev, “took the rare step of trying to press the Ukrainian government to back off its investigation of both the U.S. aid and (AntAC).”
  • Gina Lentine: Now a senior program officer at Freedom House, she was formerly the Eurasia program coordinator at Soros funded Open Society Foundations. She visited on March 16, 2016.
  • Rachel Goldbrenner: Now an NYU law professor, she was at that time an advisor to then-Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Samantha Power and her staff were responsible for the illegal unmasking of more than 260 American citizens targeted by illegal FISA abuse.[14] Goldbrenner visited on both January 15, 2016 and August 8, 2016.
  • Orly Keiner: A foreign affairs officer at the State Department who is a Russia specialist. She is also the wife of State Department Legal Advisor James P. Bair. She visited on both March 4, 2016 and June 20, 2015.
  • Nazar Kholodnitzky: The lead anti-corruption prosecutor in Ukraine. He visited on January 19, 2016. On March 7, 2019, The Associated Press reported that the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch called for him to be fired.
  • Michael Kimmage: Professor of History at Catholic University of America, at the time was with the State Department’s policy planning staff where specialized in Russia and Ukraine issues. He is a fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He was also one of the signatories to the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group Statement of Principles. He visited on October 26, 2015.
  • James Melville: Then-recently confirmed as Obama’s Ambassador to Estonia, visited on September 9, 2015. On June 29, 2018, Foreign Policy reported that Melville resigned in protest of Trump.

Abigail Grace and Sean Misko

Ciaramella was fired from the NSC in July 2017, but not before establishing relationships with future Adam Schiff staffers Abigail Grace and Sean Misko.[15] All three were very close to HR McMasters.

During McMasters’ tenure at the NSC, leaks from within the White House were endemic. The verbatim transcripts of phone calls with the Australian Prime Minister and the President of Mexico were purposely leaked to embarrass and damage the President.

Mueller investigation

In May 2017, Ciaramella was instrumental in helping generate the “Putin fired Comey” narrative. A Ciaramella email the day after Comey's firing ended up in the media, which is reported to have allegedly called Comey “crazy, a real nut job.”

Ciaramella is said to have argued that “President Putin suggested that President Trump fire Comey.”[16] In the days after Comey’s firing, this presidential action was used to further political and media calls for the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate supposed ‘Russia collusion.’ However, Ciaramella was dismissed from the Trump White House in June 2917 and accused of illegal leaks and working against the interests of the United States government. Ciaramella returned to the CIA.

The Mueller Report undercut its own core Russia-neddling claims.[17] The report claimed that the interference operation occurred “principally” on two fronts: Russian military intelligence officers hacked and leaked embarrassing Democratic Party documents, and a government-linked troll farm orchestrated a sophisticated and far-reaching social media campaign that denigrated Hillary Clinton and promoted Trump. But a close examination of the report shows that none of those assertions are supported by the report’s evidence or other publicly available sources.[18]

The report's timeline of events defy logic. According to its narrative, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced the publication of Democratic Party emails not only before he received the documents but before he even communicated with the source that provided them. Mueller never interviewed Assange – a central figure who claims Russia was not behind the hack.

Neither U.S. law enforcement nor intelligence officials ever examined DNC servers. The DOJ admitted that the FBI never saw the Crowdstrike Report on Russian hacking claim.[19] Instead, they relied on the forensics of CrowdStrike, a private contractor for the DNC founded by a Ukrainian oligarch that was not a neutral party, much as “Russian dossier” compiled by Christopher Steele, also a DNC contractor, was not a neutral party. This puts two Democrat-hired contractors squarely behind underlying allegations in the affair – a key circumstance that Mueller ignored.

The FBI allowed CrowdStrike and the Democratic Party's legal counsel, Perkins Coie, to submit redacted records, meaning CrowdStrike and not the government decided what could be revealed or not regarding evidence of hacking.

The Mueller report conspicuously does not allege that the Russian government carried out the social media campaign. Instead it blames, as Mueller said in his closing remarks, "a private Russian entity" known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA). It makes no connection between IRA and the Russian government. Mueller falls far short of proving that the Russian social campaign was sophisticated, or even more than minimally related to the 2016 election. As with the collusion and Russian hacking allegations, Democratic officials had a central and overlooked hand in generating the alarm about Russian social media activity.

Alleged "whistleblower" complaint

Main article: Deep State coup 2.0

Ciaramella colluded with Rep. Adam Schiff before filing an alleged "whistleblower" complaint.[20] Both Ciaramella and Schiff lied about their collusion.[21] According to Ciaramella's complaint dated August 12, 2019, President Trump requested President Zelensky of Ukraine to

"assist in purportedly uncovering that allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election originated in Ukraine , with a specific request that the Ukrainian leader locate and turn over servers used by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and examined by the U.S. cyber security firm Crowdstrike."[22]

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), Michael Atkinson, referred to Ciaramella as one who has

“some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate"

The ICIG was severely criticized for changing the rules at the last minute and allowing a third-party "whistleblower" hearsay complaint. The Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel which reviews Inspector General findings determined that the President is not a member of the Intelligence Community and outside the Intelligence Community Inspector General's purvue. He further stated that

A complaint from an intelligence-community employee about statements made by the President during a telephone call with a foreign leader does not involve an “urgent concern,” as defined in 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G), because the alleged conduct does not relate to “the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity” under the authority of the Director of National Intelligence.[23]

GoFundMe page

A complaint filed to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) alleges the anti-Trump whistleblower violated federal law by soliciting money via a GoFundMe page.

We are requesting you investigate whether 18 USC 208, 18 USC 209, or any other criminal statute or regulation, has been violated by the federal employee you are protecting when they reportedly requested an investigation into a matter they had no direct personal knowledge of, and on account of which they were able to obtain sizeable gifts from unknown persons because of their official duty.”[24]

The complaint claims these donations constitute gifts to an intelligence official that would be restricted due to the individual’s official position. This would be a violation of 5 CFR 2635.203 and potentially other statutes which prohibit gift giving to federal officials.

The complaint also raised the possibility that some of the donations may have come from prohibited sources, and asked the ICIG to look into whether any "foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government" contributed.

Radical background

On April 15, 2005, then first-year Yale student Ciaramella dressed in all white to lead a contingent of 10 similarly dressed first-year Yale Arabic students to the offices of the provost and the president of the university to demand that the university provide an incentive to encourage Bassam Frangieh, a radical professor of Arabic studies, to stay at Yale. The students were unhappy because Frangieh had decided to accept a tenure-track position at the University of Delaware.

Ciaramella helped organize a letter-writing campaign. According to the Yale Daily News, Bassam Frangieh was looking for an opportunity to teach more of the classes that he would like to teach. One of the protesters said, “His specialty is Arabic language and literature, and he wanted to teach some classes on style and poetry.” A week after the protest, Yale’s administration announced that they had “upped the ante with an offer competitive enough to keep one of its star language instructors from leaving” Yale.

Apparantly Frangieh wanted to use literature to shape sdtudent views on the “heroic Arabic poet-martyrs” battling against the supposed occupation in Palestine. In 2000, Frangieh published a chapter romanticizing terrorism in a book entitled Tradition, Modernity, and Postmodernity in Arabic Literature. Frandieh praised Abd al Rahim Mahmud, the “first Arab poet-martyr.” Mahmud, who is often used to inspire terrorism and suicide bombings among Arab youth, was described by Frangieh as “carrying his soul in the palm of his hand” as he “threw himself into the cavern of death.” Romanticizing his terrorism, Frangieh recalls Mahmud’s “premature death at age 35, fighting a battle in an attempt to keep Palestine free from foreign occupation, [which] brought dignity to the hearts of his people. Through his death he eliminated the gap between words and action … he shall remain a symbol of heroism and pride for his people.”

In 2007, Bassam Frangieh signed an Arabic-language petition, “Not In Our Name,” which encouraged signatories to “stand together to thwart the Zionist-Crusader conspiracy.” Denouncing U.S. Iraq policy as a “barbaric onslaught of cowboy masters, world Zionist leaders and their local agents, Frangieh claims that the only reason for the invasion of Iraq was the Zionist plan.” A long-time supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement against Israel — designed to “challenge international support for Israeli apartheid and settler-colonialism” — Frangieh was recruited to an even more prestigious post at Claremont McKenna College in 2007, where he is currently head of the Arabic Department for the five Claremont Colleges.

Eric Ciaramella was radicalized at Yale by professors like Bassam Frangieh.[25] He was quickly recognized as a fellow traveler and became an insider in the Obama administration. He continued that through the first two years of the Trump administration.

See also

References

  1. http://www.ukrweekly.com/uwwp/wp-content/uploads/current-pdf/The_Ukrainian_Weekly_2015-47.pdf
  2. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/vindman-and-whistleblower-still-work-together-on-u-s-policy-towards-ukraine
  3. https://archive.usukraine.org/coalition/report-wh-press-conf-events.shtml
  4. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/03/exclusive-peter-schweizer-joe-biden-steered-1-8-billion-to-ukraine-while-his-son-bagged-sweetheart-deal-from-their-government/
  5. https://archive.is/JLK0t#selection-185.0-185.85
  6. https://www.facebook.com/MikeCernovich/posts/meet-eric-ciaramella-hr-mcmaster-appoints-susan-rice-ally-to-be-his-personal-aid/1214404352021948/]
  7. https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/11/08/congratulations-whistleblower-lawyer-mark-zaid-tweeted-that-hes-gotten-clearances-for-guys-who-had-child-porn-issues-because-of-course/
  8. https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-white-house-visitor-logs-detail-meetings-of-eric-ciaramella/
  9. https://www.theepochtimes.com/ties-to-ukrainian-national-a-unifying-theme-in-early-attacks-on-trump_2872609.html
  10. https://www.dailywire.com/news/bombshell-audio-email-evidence-shows-dnc-colluded-with-ukraine-to-boost-hillary-by-harming-trump-report-says
  11. https://foia.state.gov/search/results.aspx?searchText=ciaramella&beginDate=&endDate=&publishedBeginDate=&publishedEndDate=&caseNumber=
  12. https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-releases-state-department-emails-showing-dossier-author-christopher-steeles-close-relationship-with-state-department/
  13. https://www.judicialwatch.org/press-releases/judicial-watch-documents-reveal-obama-state-department-urgently-provided-classified-russiagate-documents-to-multiple-senators-immediately-ahead-of-trump-inauguration/
  14. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trey-gowdy-samantha-power-testified-that-intel-officials-made-unmasking-requests-in-her-name
  15. https://archive.is/4fejs#selection-1281.30-1303.249
  16. Mueller Report, page 71 footnote 486.Mueller cited two emails from Ciaramella to then-Chief of Staff John Kelly and other administration officials describing the details of a meeting between Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Trump met with them the day after he fired FBI Director James Comey. “The meeting had been planned on May 2, 2017, during a telephone call between the President and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the meeting date was confirmed on May 5, 2017, the same day the President dictated ideas for the Comey termination letter to [Trump aide] Stephen Miller,” the Mueller report reads, citing Ciaramella’s emails in a footnote. The Mueller report went on to quote from a New York Times article published on May 19, 2017. That article cited an “American official” who leaked to reporters a “document summarizing the meeting.” “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” the article quoted Trump as saying. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off … I’m not under investigation.” Then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein justified Comey’s firing by criticizing his handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. After Comey’s firing, he leaked information from some of his memos to the media in order to prompt the appointment of a special counsel.
    https://pjmedia.com/columnist/tyler-o-neil/
  17. RealClearInvestigations" CrowdStrikeOut: Mueller’s Own Report Undercuts Its Core Russia-Meddling Claims.
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTkK-DSeFNs&feature=youtu.be
  19. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/06/15/doj-admits-fbi-never-saw-crowdstrike-report-on-dnc-russian-hacking-claim/
  20. https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/31/nsc-official-tim-morrison-to-schiff-i-was-not-concerned-that-anything-illegal-was-discussed-in-trump-ukraine-phone-call/
  21. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/04/schiffs-false-claim-his-committee-had-not-spoken-whistleblower/
  22. https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/20190812_-_whistleblower_complaint_unclass.pdf
  23. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6429710-OLC-Opinion-Trump-Ukraine-Call.html
  24. https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/12/new-complaint-alleges-anti-trump-whistleblower-tried-to-get-rich-off-his-icig-complaint/
  25. https://spectator.org/the-radicalizing-of-eric-ciaramella/

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