The Washington Examiner reported House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff hired a former colleague of alleged whistleblower Eric Ciaramella on July 26, the day after President Donald Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Previous reports showed that Sean Misko, 37, began work as an aide to the House Intelligence Committee in August.

Records now indicate Schiff officially hired Misko on July 26. The phone call took place on July 25.

The Washington Examiner continued:

The Washington Examiner has established that the whistleblower is a CIA officer who was on the NSC [National Security Council] during the Obama administration and worked on Ukrainian issues with Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic candidate, when he was vice president.

Ciaramella, 33, is a career CIA analyst and was the Ukraine director on the NSC from 2016 until the summer of 2017. In October 2016, he was Biden’s guest at a State Department banquet.

Misko worked in the State Department during Obama’s administration “for deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan.”

Then Misko served as the director for the Gulf States at the NSC “between 2015 until the first half of 2018.”

One source told The Washington Examiner that Ciaramella and Misko “had a close, ‘bro-like’ relationship while working at the NSC together.”

The links between Schiff and the whistleblower continues to grow. The alleged whistleblower filed a complaint with the Intelligence Community on August 12th after he met with an aide to the House Intelligence Committee.

At first, the whistleblower did not tell the inspector general about the meeting with the aide. The whistleblower then told the IG three days later “he did not mention his meeting with Schiff’s staff, saying he did not think that anything of ‘substance’ was discussed.”

Schiff has changed his story about the whistleblower but denied numerous times he did not know about the complaint before the whistleblower filed it.

The aide, like the whistleblower, has remained anonymous since the impeachment circus began after the complaint came to light.

The impeachment hearings continue on Wednesday in front of the House Judiciary Committee.


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