With all that we’ve learned about the alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella and what we’ve most recently learned about his attorney’s statements, it’s pretty safe to say this whole charred is a setup.
Despite knowing all this Republican Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) said that the doesn’t think it’s a good idea for the identity of the whistleblower at the center of the House impeachment hoax to be publicly disclosed.
Burr said, “We protect whistleblowers. We protect witnesses in our committee.”
The senator’s comments are 180 degrees different than most of his colleagues in the Senate.
[But] I think we should allow the president to know who the accuser is. And I think the whistleblower statute is being terribly abused here,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told reporters earlier this week.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) also called for the media to publicly out the whistleblower during a rally with Trump in Kentucky — to the consternation of many of his colleagues — telling reporters: “Do your job and print his name.”
What makes matters even worse is that Burr’s committee is investigating the process behind the whistleblower’s complaint. We know that the alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella went to Schiff’s office first and never disclosed it with the Inspector General which is a violation. However, Burr doesn’t even want to talk to the whistleblower. So the top Republican that’s supposed to be investigating the process doesn’t want to talk with the guy that initiated the whole thing and violated the rules.
“We have a proven track record of protecting people’s identity,” Burr added at the time.
He added on Thursday that he believed the whistleblower’s attorneys had done a “reversal” since they made initial contact about making the individual available.
“I just think that they were disingenuous when they sent us a letter saying how anxious they were to come before the committee,” he added.
I think what’s “disingenuous” is you claiming to be investigating the “process”, you should take a lesson from your colleague and what he said just a few days ago.
Written by November 7, 2019–