By Warner Todd Huston
On Thursday, the name of the so-called Ukraine call “whistleblower” was leaked to the press and it appears that the man is a long-time Obama/Clinton/Biden operative who was fired months ago from the White House for leaking confidential information to the press.
RealClearInvestigations reported on Thursday that the “whistleblower” is a deep state operative named Eric Ciaramella, who is an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Ciaramella’s name has come up in several impeachment depositions, as well as in one open hearing held by House Democrats.
RealClearInvestigations also said that House Democrats blocked Republicans from even asking questions about Ciaramella and “intend to redact his name from all deposition transcripts.”
RealClearInvestigations is disclosing the name because of the public’s interest in learning details of an effort to remove a sitting president from office. Further, the official’s status as a ‘whistleblower’ is complicated by his being a hearsay reporter of accusations against the president, one who has ‘some indicia of an arguable political bias … in favor of a rival political candidate’ — as the Intelligence Community Inspector General phrased it circumspectly in originally fielding his complaint.
It turns out he is a 33-year-old registered Democrat who was first hired to work in the White House by Barack Obama. He also had jobs with Vice President Joe Biden’s office as well as former CIA Director John Brennan.
Ciaramella was canned from his White House job under Trump (who merely kept him on after Obama left office) in the middle of 2017 after he was fingered as a leaker to the press. After being kicked out of the White House, Ciaramella went right back to work at the CIA.
He also worked with anti-Trump, DNC opposition researcher Alexandra Chalupa.
RCI added that every newspaper knows who this guy is but has refused to report about him so he can stay hidden from American voters.
“Everyone knows who he is. CNN knows. The Washington Post knows. The New York Times knows. Congress knows. The White House knows. Even the president knows who he is,” Fred Fleitz, former CIA analyst and NSC chief of staff, told RCI.
“They’re hiding him,” Fleitz added. “They’re hiding him because of his political bias.”
Ciaramella is a CIA officer specializing in Russia and Ukraine who was detailed over to the National Security Council in 2015. At that time, he worked under former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
So, who is this guy?