Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky), read to the press the question he was forbidden to ask in the Senate about the anonymous whistleblower during the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump by the Democrats.
With his question, Paul was trying to determine whether Democrats and Obama’s National Security Council officials had plotted to prosecute President Trump even before the formal start of the trial, he said in one of his tweets.
“Are you aware that House Intelligence Committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot to impeach the president before the formal House impeachment proceedings? was the question Paul read aloud according to a C-SPAN tweet with the corresponding video.
Chief Justice John Roberts refused to read Paul’s written question to the court, even though he twice insisted that he do so.
For Paul, the question is of great importance in the case.
Sen. @RandPaul: "My question made no reference to any whistleblower…"
He then reads the question.
"I think this is an important question. One that deserves to be asked." pic.twitter.com/D2iafDrv4X
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 30, 2020
Only two weeks after President Trump took office, a conversation on how to remove him took place between Eric Ciaramella—CIA analyst—and Sean Misko, another White House official.
Both Ciaramella and Misko worked for the Obama administration on foreign policy and national security and expressed anger about Trump’s new foreign policy, according to RealClearPolitics.
Then Misko went to work for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading the charge in the impeachment.
Paul is convinced that the Democrats’ accusation against Trump is unfounded and that he has the ability to withhold promised economic aid to a country if he suspects corruption.
In the controversial impeachment, the Democrats argue that Trump pressured the Ukrainian government to withhold millions in military aid if they did not investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his possible political opponents in the upcoming presidential elections, for corruption.
The impeachment was based on a telephone call between the presidents of the two countries, Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reported by a whistleblower whose identity remains anonymous.
RealClearPolitics named Ciaramella as the alleged whistleblower, despite all the precautions taken to safeguard his identity.
The final stage of this judicial process is taking place before the Senate, and everything points to President Trump being acquitted quickly given the absence of any crime and the inability of the Democrats to provide significant evidence in this regard.