On the Eve of Impeachment Hearings: Now We Know Why Whistleblower Ran to Schiff
Whistleblower hosted both 2016 effort to get Ukraine to dirty up Trump AND effort to get Ukraine to drop Burisma investigation.
“Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. We’re so glad you could attend. Come inside, come inside.” Emerson, Lake and Palmer.
The curtain rises this week on Democrats’ latest effort to rid the nation of President Trump. This time with public impeachment hearings, hosted by House Intelligence Committee chairman and material witness Adam Schiff.
Three things you have to know right off the bat:
- Due process is not part of the process.
- You’re more likely to find the Redskins in the Super Bowl than a somber search for the facts. Because …
- … we now now why Adam Schiff doesn’t want the so-called Whistleblower anywhere near a public hearing. He was smack-dab in the middle of both the 2016 effort to get dirt from Ukraine on Trump and Biden’s effort to stop the investigation into the corrupt company paying his son millions.
Long gone are the days of a stone-cold serious Rep. Barbara Jordan in the Watergate hearings, or even the even-handed procedural workings of the Clinton Impeachment. Back then, impeachment was serious business. Today its a grotesque cover-up of a failed coup mashed together with a massive hissy fit.
The Hissy Fit
The hissy fit part we all understand. Democrats were screaming for Trump’s impeachment before Hillary had even recovered from whatever booze or sedatives knocked her out on Election Night. The so-called Whistleblower’s lawyer was already talking about a CNN- and lawyer-led “coup,” before Trump even reached his first full month in office. Obama, Comey and Brennan had left saboteurs throughout the White House. Federal workers were urged to “resist” in any way they could. Anyone with a MAGA hat or even tangential connection to Trump became fair game for violence.
The peaceful transfer of power? You know, the bedrock of our society? The envy of and model for the world? Smashed like Andy Ngo’s head at an Antifa rally.
Protecting the Whistleblower, Protecting Themselves
The coup connection is not as easy to understand. Not because the evidence isn’t there. It’s because a vast majority of people who watch mainstream media news have absolutely no idea what’s been kept from them.
It’s no coincidence the rush to impeachment over the Ukraine call began the minute news broke Attorney General Bill Barr was looking at Ukraine and other countries for their role in the Russia Collusion black op. And that John Durham’s investigation had expanded beyond the 2016 election to activities leading up to the appointment of Robert Mueller .
Let’s take something simple. Namely, The Whistleblower. Let’s call him Eric Not-Idle. Official Washington and the news media know who he is and what he is, the same way they knew what Jeffrey Epstein was and the same way Hollywood knew what Harvey Weinstein was. They’re not protecting a whistleblower. They’re protecting a longtime source. They’re protecting a co-conspirator.
Do you know, dear liberal, that Eric Not-Idle was fired from the White House for leaking damaging and false stories about Trump? Leaks that undermined national security and international relationships?
Do you know that he was John Brennan’s guy in the Trump White House? (Brennan’s role in the coup effort against Trump being indisputable, as we’ve laid out often here.)
Did you know a case has been made that he’s the “Charlie” Lisa Page and Peter Strzok talk about in their texts, who was assigned to spy on the Trump White House? Dan Bongino lays it out. Oh, sure, YouTube has removed the video. But you can hear the audio here.
That’s just background. Wait until you see Eric’s central role in both plot lines in Trump’s Ukraine call.
The Trump Phone Call. No Wonder the Whistleblower Panicked
The Democrats want to impeach Trump over his phone call with Ukraine’s president. Democrats insist Trump asked for dirt on a political opponent. Although both presidents and our top diplomats say it’s bunk, Democrats also insist Trump demanded an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden as a condition for getting military aid.
The transcript is clear: Trump asked for a favor. He wanted Ukraine to fully reveal its role in interfering in the 2016 election. He also wondered about Joe and Hunter Biden and investigations into the notoriously corrupt Burisma.
What’s amazing is the Whistleblower, we now know, was central to both matters Trump wanted looked at. No wonder Eric Not-Idle went racing to Schiff and an impeachment-hungry lawyer when he got wind of the call. Trump was coming at him and his cohorts (and Democratic corruption) from two sides.
First, central to Ukraine’s efforts to undermine the 2016 for Hillary is a woman named Alexandra Chupra. She was tasked by Hillary’s DNC to coordinate with Ukraine on collecting dirt on Trump and Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager. The dirt was used as the earliest rumblings of what would become the Trump Russia Collusion hoax. According to White House visitor logs, Chupra was at the White House 27 times. And she wasn’t there for the Christmas Tour. Who was one of her White House hosts? According to Judicial Watch, none other than the Whistleblower himself.
Let CNN call it “conspiracy theory.” We deserve to know how much the Obama White House was coordinating with the DNC and the Ukraine in getting dirt on the Trump campaign. Wouldn’t Eric Not-Idle be just the guy to ask?
Tight With Biden
Second, we’ve known for a while Eric was tight with Biden. In fact, was his go-to guy on Ukraine. Now, on January 19, 2016, there was a meeting at the White House with Ukraine diplomat Andrii Telizhenko. John Solomon has reported on that meeting:
According to Telizhenko, U.S. officials told the Ukrainians they would prefer that Kiev drop the Burisma probe and allow the FBI to take it over. The Ukrainians did not agree. But then Joe Biden pressured Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in March 2016, as I previously reported. The Burisma case was transferred to NABU, then shut down.
So who would be pressuring Telizhenko in that meeting to drop the Burisma investigation? Biden’s Ukraine guy, Eric Not-Idle? But Al, you don’t even know if he was there. Actually we do. Fool Nelson checked the Visitor Logs. Eric hosted the meeting.
This meeting also involved officials from the NSC, DOJ and FBI. DOJ officials also asked Telizhenko and investigators from Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau if they could help locate information on a Manafort-connected group called Party of Regions. All told, as Solomon writes:
That makes the January 2016 meeting one of the earliest documented efforts to build the now-debunked Trump-Russia collusion narrative and one of the first to involve the Obama administration’s intervention.
- The Whistleblower is a fact witness to the Biden quid pro quo, and the strong-arming of Ukraine to shut down the Burisma probe.
- He’s tied to the efforts by the DNC and Obama Administration to use Ukraine to dirty up Trump during the 2016 election. Dirt that led to the Trump Russia Collusion black op.
- He conspired with Adam Schiff and his seedy, impeachment planning lawyer to whip up the frenzy over Trump’s call.
Only a few weeks ago, Schiff was saying how we need to hear from the whistleblower. And now, now that we know who he is, Schiff is rejecting the GOP’s official request to have him testify.
Yes, the guy at the center of all the Ukraine activity. The guy who triggered the whole wretched business. The guy who yelled “Fire!” in the jam-packed political theater. And Judge, Jury and Executioner Schiff is happy to let him wander off, whistling in the shadows.
No Hunter Either
Schiff also rejected the GOP request to have Hunter Biden testify.
See if this makes sense. During a 30 minute phone call with the new Ukraine president who’s vowing to fight corruption President Trump makes brief mention of the Biden’s … after Biden is caught bragging about blackmailing the former president into firing the prosecutor investigating the notoriously corrupt company paying Hunter Biden $83,000 a month.
The same Hunter Biden whose name Burisma kept dropping while bugging the State Department to pressure Ukraine into dropping its investigation. (That’s what the $83K a month was for … access.) A month later, Joe Biden does exactly what Burisma wanted. Strong-arms Ukraine.
Not for nothing, but that State Department was run by John Kerry. His stepson had been a business partner of Hunter Biden. But Chris Heinz broke the partnership because he thought the Burisma deal was far too shady to be involved in.
Heinz ketchup isn’t as thick as those who think the Biden-Burisma-Ukraine dance is on the level. Heck, The New York Times reports that Biden’s own staff was worried about it.
Yet, Trump asking about it is somehow a high crime. Somehow his inquiry is worth the savage, destructive, divisive spectacle of partisan impeachment hearing.
What a joke.
Al Perrotta is the Managing Editor of The Stream and co-author, with @JZmirak, of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration. You can follow him at @StreamingAl. And if you aren’t already, please follow The Stream at @Streamdotorg.