Report: Two Schiff Staff Members Worked With Whistleblower


This whole “whistleblower Ukrainian collusion” narrative gets more and more twisted each day.

Now, apparently the CIA-linked, registered Democrat whistleblower not only worked with Joe Biden in the Obama White House, according to allegations, but he also worked alongside two aides to Adam Schiff!

According to a report from The Washington Examiner, “House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff recruited two former National Security Council aides who worked alongside the CIA whistleblower at the NSC during the Obama and Trump administrations.”

I smell fish.

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel summed up the sketchy facts we know about the "whistleblower" so far perfectly:

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Here's more from The Washington Examiner:

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff recruited two former National Security Council aides who worked alongside the CIA whistleblower at the NSC during the Obama and Trump administrations, the Washington Examiner has learned.

          

Abigail Grace, who worked at the NSC until 2018, was hired in February, while Sean Misko, an NSC aide until 2017, joined Schiff's committee staff in August, the same month the whistleblower submitted his complaint.

          

The whistleblower was an NSC official who worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and who has expertise in Ukraine, the Washington Examiner has reported

          

A career CIA analyst with Ukraine expertise, the whistleblower aired his concerns about a phone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to a House Intelligence Committee aide on Schiff’s staff. He had previously informed the CIA’s legal counsel's office. 

          

Schiff initially denied he knew anything about the complaint before it was filed, stating on Sep. 17: “We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to."

           

But it later emerged that a member of his staff had spoken to the whistleblower before his complaint was submitted on Aug. 12. The Washington Post concluded that Schiff "clearly made a statement that was false."

Grace, 36, was hired to help Schiff’s committee investigate the Trump White House. That month, Trump accused Schiff of "stealing people who work at White House." Grace worked at the NSC from 2016 to 2018 in U.S.-China relations and then briefly at the Center for a New American Security think tank, which was founded by two former senior Obama administration officials.

          

A Schiff aide commented in February: "We have hired staff for a variety of positions, including the committee's oversight work and its investigation. Although none of our staff has come directly from the White House, we have hired people with prior experience on the National Security Council staff for oversight of the agencies, and will continue to do so at our discretion." Schiff himself said, "If the president is worried about our hiring any former administration people, maybe he should work on being a better employer." 

Newsmax added:

The whistleblower is reportedly an NSC official and a career CIA analyst who worked in the previous administration. Two of Schiff’s aides, who were both hired in the last two years, worked at the NSC before joining the congressman’s committee staff. President Donald Trump complained about their hiring, claiming Schiff was stealing staffers from the White House.

    

An aide to Schiff said in February, when one aide was hired, "We have hired staff for a variety of positions, including the committee's oversight work and its investigation. Although none of our staff has come directly from the White House, we have hired people with prior experience on the National Security Council staff for oversight of the agencies, and will continue to do so at our discretion."

Schiff claimed he hadn’t spoken to the whistleblower before their complaint was made public, telling MSNBC that "We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower. We would like to. But I’m sure the whistleblower has concerns that he has not been advised, as the law requires, by the inspector general or the director of national Intelligence just as to how he is to communicate with Congress, and so the risk for the whistleblower is retaliation."

Sean Hannityalso gave some insight:

A new report from the Washington Examiner reveals two members of Rep. Adam Schiff’s staff worked with the White House “whistleblower” at the center of the Democrats’ push to impeach President Trump.

“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff recruited two former National Security Council aides who worked alongside the CIA whistleblower at the NSC during the Obama and Trump administrations,” reports Kerry Picket.

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