Witness time: Did Eric Ciaramella have a conflict of interest on Ukraine's Burisma?

For all the speculation about what a potential witness John Bolton might say at the Senate impeachment trial, here's a witness who's overdue for a calling in, based on the latest reporting from Paul Sperry:

If true, it suggests that the man Sperry first identified as the so-called whistleblower in the case against Trump would have some explaining to do as a potential impeachment witness.  Was his motivation to strike at Trump a bid to keep the Ukrainian lawmen from coming after him for his own shenanigans in Ukraine?  It sure sounds as though the Trump defense team knows something.  It also explains why House impeachment manager Adam Schiff (who also colluded with Ciaramella, yet another conflict of interest) is so desperate to keep Ciaramella from testifying. 

Sperry, who's been on Ciaramella like a rat-dog dick, put these tweets out earlier, signaling he's onto Ciaramella:

There was also that famous 2016 invitation Ciaramella got to accompany Biden during the visit of Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, as reported by Greg Rubini, in the waning days of the Obama presidency.  Renzi would have been a plum invite, given the prestigiousness of the affair, but there was also the potential collusion the Democrats at the time were trying to pin on Trump, which may have involved just the government of Italy.

Strangely, Supreme Court justice John Roberts has been nixxing written questions about Eric Ciaramella, which, in light of the current information coming out, seems quite unfair.  Sen. Rand Paul in particular has been pursuing this, and he's right to do so.  Whether Roberts has even a right to do it, given that the Senate sets the rules, is dubious.  Whether he should squelch such questions is even more dubious, so the facts about this quashing of questions, as they come out, should be closely watched.

With this kind of stuff coming out, and Ciaramella escaping all scrutiny, the case rises for calling no witnesses at all.

Image credit: Greg Rubini Twitter screen shot.

For all the speculation about what a potential witness John Bolton might say at the Senate impeachment trial, here's a witness who's overdue for a calling in, based on the latest reporting from Paul Sperry:

If true, it suggests that the man Sperry first identified as the so-called whistleblower in the case against Trump would have some explaining to do as a potential impeachment witness.  Was his motivation to strike at Trump a bid to keep the Ukrainian lawmen from coming after him for his own shenanigans in Ukraine?  It sure sounds as though the Trump defense team knows something.  It also explains why House impeachment manager Adam Schiff (who also colluded with Ciaramella, yet another conflict of interest) is so desperate to keep Ciaramella from testifying. 

Sperry, who's been on Ciaramella like a rat-dog dick, put these tweets out earlier, signaling he's onto Ciaramella:

There was also that famous 2016 invitation Ciaramella got to accompany Biden during the visit of Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, as reported by Greg Rubini, in the waning days of the Obama presidency.  Renzi would have been a plum invite, given the prestigiousness of the affair, but there was also the potential collusion the Democrats at the time were trying to pin on Trump, which may have involved just the government of Italy.

Strangely, Supreme Court justice John Roberts has been nixxing written questions about Eric Ciaramella, which, in light of the current information coming out, seems quite unfair.  Sen. Rand Paul in particular has been pursuing this, and he's right to do so.  Whether Roberts has even a right to do it, given that the Senate sets the rules, is dubious.  Whether he should squelch such questions is even more dubious, so the facts about this quashing of questions, as they come out, should be closely watched.

With this kind of stuff coming out, and Ciaramella escaping all scrutiny, the case rises for calling no witnesses at all.

Image credit: Greg Rubini Twitter screen shot.