Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Dear House Republicans: If you fall for this ruse, you deserve whatever you get. – In what House Republicans are correctly referring to as a “Sunday narrative ambush,” the Democrat/media/deep state axis of disinformation spent all day claiming that Adam Schiff’s first fake “whistleblower,” revealed by Paul Sperry and RealClearInvestigations last week to be CIA analyst and John Brennan acolyte Eric Ciaramella, is suddenly “willing to answer questions” from Republicans as the impeachment scam continues to barrel down its fake tracks.
The deep state leaker’s lead attorney, Mark Zaid, tweeted out the offer just as the Sunday morning fake news programs were cranking up for their weekly parade of disinformation:
WBer NEWS ALERT:
1/Our legal team offered GOP direct opportunity to ask written questions of #whistleblower.
Recent GOP messaging, led by President Trump (incl this morning), has been to highlight original #WBer & demand disclosure of identity.
— Mark S. Zaid (@MarkSZaidEsq) November 3, 2019
See the catch there? The offer is not for Ciaramella to offer public testimony, live and on national television: The offer is for “GOP” to “ask written questions” of Ciaramella through his lawyer team, which we already know has been in hand-to-hand coordination with Schiff and his staff. This, of course, would inevitably mean that any answers to “GOP” questions would be written by a team of government and high-paid private lawyers at the Compass Rose Legal Group, where Zaid has his practice.
In an interview with an always-eager-to-conspire CBS News on Saturday, Zaid hilariously claimed that his client “wants to be as bipartisan as possible” during this process, all while remaining anonymous. Of course, this is not an offer for cooperation or bipartisanship at all: It’s simply a tactic deployed to control the narrative around Ciaramella and his spying on the President of the United States.
Zaid claimed to have made the offer through Devin Nunes, ranking Republican on Schiff’s clown committee, but House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Face the Nation that the first he’d heard about it was when asked a question about it on-air:
NEWS: @gopleader tells @margbrennan he was not aware of an offer made to Rep. Devin Nunes for the #whistleblower to talk to House Republicans. "I have never received that offer, and I'm the lead Republican," McCarthy tells @facethenation. https://t.co/uyTj1LWc3U pic.twitter.com/sr9aqGdlHo
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 3, 2019
To be perfectly clear about this: Ciaramella is not only unwilling to answer any GOP questions, he is unwilling to personally field any questions at all about playing his role in serving as the deep state actor who triggered this entire fantasy play. Any questions that go through his lawyers will be answered by his lawyers, carefully scripted to ensure that no real information is communicated and that the answer fully supports the Axis of Disinformation’s preferred narrative.
I keep waiting for McCarthy and other GOP congressional leaders to wake up to the reality that the Democrats are embarked on not only an effort to take down President Trump, but an effort to destroy the Republican Party as a viable national political entity.
After three and a half years of a perpetual, neverending deep state search to find some evidence – any old evidence would do – of wrongdoing by Mr. Trump, we know he has done nothing wrong and does not deserve this fate. But if McCarthy and his fellow House Republicans fall for this latest transparent tactic and actually demean themselves and the process by submitting written questions to Ciaramella’s lawyers, then their Party richly deserves whatever fate the Democrats wish to deal them.
The only proper answer to Zaid’s fake offer would be for McCarthy and Nunes and other Republicans to take the floor of the House today and spend hours revealing Ciaramella’s identity and biography to the world. It is long past time to quit cooperating with this Lawfare-inspired charade that paints him as anything other than a disloyal spy and leaker of highly-classified information.
That is all.
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