Democrats are still determined to impeach President Donald Trump from office over his July 25th phone call with the Ukrainian president.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff is still trying to conduct the impeachment inquiry in secret and behind closed doors.
But a new report reveals what might happen if the House impeaches the president and it moves into the U.S. Senate — and it may not even come down to a vote.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham revealed this week that impeachment will be “dead on arrival” in the Senate if the so-called “whistleblower” isn’t allowed to testify.
As chairman of the committee, Graham would arguably be the most critical person in the impeachment trial should it pass a House vote.
During an appearance on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, Graham said impeachment will go absolutely “no where” in the Senate without testimony from the individual whose complaint triggered the entire impeachment charade.
“I consider any impeachment in the House that doesn’t allow us to know who the whistleblower is to be invalid because without the whistleblower complaint we wouldn’t be talking about any of this,” Graham said.
“It’s impossible to bring this case forward, in my view, fairly without us knowing who the whistleblower is and having a chance to cross-examine them about any biases they may have,” he added.
Graham continued, “So if they don’t call the whistleblower in the House, this thing is dead on arrival in the Senate.”
Graham also questioned the motives behind Schiff’s push for the impeachment inquiry.
“This is not about Schiff finding the truth, this is about Schiff trying to destroy the Trump presidency,” he said.
In recent weeks, a lot has been revealed about the so-called whistleblower who filed a complaint about Trump’s phone call on July 25 with the Ukrainian president.
This week, we learned that the whistleblower was smacked with a criminal lawsuit, and this could force him out of hiding and into the public spotlight.
A newly filed criminal complaint to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) alleges the whistleblower may have violated federal law by indirectly soliciting more than a quarter-million dollars from mostly anonymous sources via a GoFundMe page.
The complaint alleges the donations “clearly constitute” gifts to a current intelligence official that may be restricted because of the employee’s official position pursuant to 5 CFR 2635.203 and other statutes.
The complaint further states that the GoFundMe page, which has raised over $227,000, may have received some donations from prohibited sources, and asked the ICIG to look into whether any “foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government” contributed.
It further alleged that the whistleblower and his legal team are exploiting their access to classified information for financial gain.
We also know that Eric Ciaramella is the alleged “whistleblower.”
Ciaramella 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.
Ciaramella has not officially been named or come forward, but this complaint could accelerate things in a very big way.
And if he doesn’t publicly testify in the Senate, assuming the House impeaches Trump, Graham is already warning that impeachment will be dead on arrival.