House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff are leading the Democrats impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr.
Every time they release new information about the impeachment witch hunt, it further proves the president didn’t do anything wrong.
But Democrats were hit with more bad news recently after federal authorities got involved in their impeachment charade.
The FBI requested last month to meet the one person Democrats have been trying to hide: the so-called whistleblower.
An FBI agent from the Washington, D.C., field office contacted the whistleblower’s lawyers and attempted to set up an interview.
An interview has not been scheduled, and it is unclear whether the whistleblower will agree to a meeting.
The FBI has asked to interview the CIA whistleblower whose complaint touched off the Ukraine impeachment investigation, a source directly familiar with the matter told NBC News.
The outreach to the whistleblower was approved by the FBI’s Washington field office, and neither Attorney General William Barr nor those in his orbit at the Justice Department were made aware until media reports surfaced, according to another source familiar with the matter.
The FBI request was first reported by Yahoo News, which said that some FBI officials were disturbed that the Justice Department declined to investigate the whistleblower’s complaint after a criminal referral was sent over from the inspector general of the Intelligence Community.
This is a major development for two reasons.
First, House Democrats are doing everything they can to protect this person, even tossing out absurd arguments that it’s illegal to reveal the identity of the whistleblower.
That’s false. A congressional hearing isn’t a courtroom and there’s no law related to whistleblower protections that affords anonymity.
In a courtroom, yes, there are current laws that are related to anonymity and safety.
But if Trump, Republicans, Democrats, or anyone knows the name of the whistleblower, there’s no law against outing this person.
Secondly, we also know the so-called whistleblower who kicked off the entire impeachment witch hunt is nothing more than a left-wing, anti-Trump hack.
Last week, we learned the alleged Ukraine whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella, has a “bro-like” relationship with two of Schiff’s top aides.
Ciaramella, the rumored whistleblower, is: (1) a registered Democrat; (2) worked for Obama and Joe Biden when they were in the White House; (3) is a vocal critic of Trump; (4) helped initiate the Russia “collusion” hoax; and (5) was fired from the National Security Council in 2017 for leaks, and returned to the CIA.
And apparently Ciaramella and Schiff’s team are much closer than many realized.
With all of this considered, it would be catastrophic for Democrats if the FBI did actually interview the whistleblower.
The information we already know about this leaker proves he’s unreliable, didn’t even hear Trump’s Ukraine phone call, and obviously has it out for the president.
Imagine what else the FBI would learn or find out about this person during an interview.