The CIA and the Justice Department are being sued for the communications of a CIA analyst who is alleged to be the Ukraine whistleblower.
Judicial Watch filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits for the communications of Eric Ciaramella.
They also filed FOIA requests in November to the Justice Department seeking communications between Ciaramella and former FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. It also filed a request with the CIA for Ciaramella’s emails between June 1, 2016, and Nov. 12, 2019.
Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch:
“CIA operative Ciaramella is documented to be involved in the Russia collusion investigation and was a key CIA operative on Ukraine in both the Obama and Trump White Houses. Our lawsuits are designed to break through the unprecedented cover-up of his activities.”
Ciaramella worked closely with Joe Biden:
RealClearInvestigations named Eric Ciaramella as the whistleblower. The more that is found on this guy, the more it’s clear he is a leftist plant from the Obama administration:
“Politically connected inside the Obama White House”
The report cites U.S. officials who said the invite to Ciaramella, “a relatively low-level GS-13 federal employee, was unusual and signaled he was politically connected inside the Obama White House.”
Biden co-hosted the banquet with former Secretary of State John Kerry for then-Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Ciaramella, who is of Italian heritage, was among the U.S. officials who accepted an invitation.
This week, the Washington Examiner reported that Ciaramella is now a deputy national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia on the National Intelligence Council, reporting to the director of national intelligence.
Ciaramella, a career CIA analyst, was Ukraine director on the NSC during the end of the Obama administration and remained there during the early months of the Trump administration when he was briefly acting senior director for European and Russian affairs.
He’s now claiming a July call between the new president of Ukraine included a quid pro quo. He’s the definition of a political operative.