The impeachment suit brought by the Democratic opposition against President Trump is providing evidence of the close ties that existed years ago between the Obama administration and the alleged ‘anonymous whistleblower’ that triggered the investigation of the so-called Ukraine Case.
All of this, practically at the same time that several of these people were promoting the Steele Dossier, which exposed—and later confirmed that there was no evidence at all—alleged collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
These interrelated facts made several analysts suspect that everything could be due to a plot orchestrated from the so-called deep state, an extensive network of career officials who operate from the shadows to maintain the interests of the elite, the status quo and undermine the patriotic and anti-globalist plans of the Trump administration.
From the testimony of witnesses last week, it came to light how Democrat Barack Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden, pressured the Ukrainian government to fire the prosecutor general who was investigating a mega-case of corruption in the gas company in which his son worked.
Moreover, the statements exposed how at the time a senior State Department official involved in the prosecutor’s dismissal met with the “anonymous” whistleblower who, three years later, accused President Trump of pressuring the Ukrainian president to investigate Biden’s son.
Pressure from the Obama administration on the Ukrainian government
Since the Ukraine Case began, both President Trump and representatives of the Republican Party have denounced that the real focus of the investigation should be on how former Vice President Biden pressured the government of former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to remove Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.
Shokin was investigating a huge corruption case of the Burisma gas company. Biden’s son, Hunter, was on the company board at the time.
Joe Biden publicly acknowledged at least twice that he had threatened Poroshenko that he would not send him financial aid if he did not fire the prosecutor.
Now that Trump’s Ukraine Case trial has begun, witness testimony confirms this fact.
Indeed, George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, in his statement, confirmed that the Obama administration pressured the Ukrainian government to remove Shokin who was investigating Burisma and its ties to Obama’s Vice President Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry.
According to Kent, who was summoned by Democrats to testify at the hearings, Victoria Nuland, a senior State Department official under Obama, in late 2015 “was connected to a “coup” in which the deep state was involved,” the alternative medium The Gateway Pundit noted.
Obama officials, including Nuland and the Ukrainian ambassador, spoke of overthrowing the Ukrainian government and replacing officials, with the approval of then-Vice President Joe Biden.
This fact was exposed in several testimonies, some of them were collected for a documentary by Oliver Stone for the Ukraine case.
At the same time, Vice President Joe Biden pressured the Ukrainian government to remove Shokin from the case in which he was investigating his son in the Burisma company, as President Trump has been denouncing.
“This is the real and only story!,” the president wrote, sharing a video about Biden’s pressure on the Ukrainian government.
How the Deep State Operated in the ‘Ukraine Case’
Kent’s testimony shed light on how the deep state, underneath the Obama administration, operated in Ukraine to remove Shokin and carry out a coup.
The Epoch Times described the process detailed by Kent.
State Department Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland worked with U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt in late 2015 to create a plan to force the dismissal of Shokin.
“My understanding is that the conversations that were near-daily between Pyatt and Toria Nuland regarding what to do on the way forward then included pitching the office of the vice president to push President Poroshenko to remove Shokin,” Kent told lawmakers on Oct. 15, quoted The Epoch Times.
The New York media pointed out that Biden finally carried out Nuland’s plan during a visit to Ukraine in December 2015 and since then has boasted, at least twice, of forcing Shokin’s dismissal by threatening to cut loan guarantees.
At the same time that Biden put pressure on Ukraine, Shokin was investigating the gas company Burisma, which had hired Biden’s son Hunter to serve on its board of directors.
Finally, Poroshenko called for Shokin’s resignation two months after Biden’s intervention. The Ukrainian Parliament approved the resignation on March 29, 2016.
The ‘anonymous’ whistleblower and links to the Obama administration
During that period, Nuland undertook a series of visits to the White House and met with people linked to Ukraine.
- Oct.7, 2015: Nuland meets Biden at the White House
- Nov. 5, 2015: U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt meets with Deputy National Security Adviser Avril Haines (former CIA) at the White House
- March 29, 2016: Ukrainian prosecutor Shokin formally dismissed in a parliamentary vote
- March 30, 2016: Nuland meets Biden at the White House
- April 4, 2016: Nuland Meets Obama at White House
- April 13, 2016: Nuland meets Susan Rice at the White House
- April 14, 2016: Nuland meets Biden at the White House
- June 15, 2016: Nuland, Pyatt and Ukrainian diplomat Volodymyr Omelyan meet with Biden at the White House
- June 17, 2016: Pyatt meets Eric Ciaramella at the White House in the presence of Nuland
Eric Ciaramella is a person linked to the CIA and is believed to be the ‘anonymous whistleblower’ whose exposure gave rise to the so-called Ukrainian Case.
The appearance of the Steele Dossier
One month after Nuland and Pyatt’s visit to Ciaramella at the White House in June 2016, the diplomat linked to the events in Ukraine shared the Steele Dossier with the FBI.
The so-called Steele Dossier is the document that for three years led the main media to point out that then-candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential elections. Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer, compiled the file by paying second- and third-hand sources linked to the Kremlin. Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee finally funded Steele’s work.
In this context, it should be reiterated that after an extensive investigation Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller determined that there is no evidence of collusion.
In communication with CBS, Nuland confirmed that she received a copy of the Steele Dossier in July 2016 and sent it to the FBI. The official defended her proceeding with the following statements:
“He [Steele] went from two to four pages of short points of what he was finding, and our immediate reaction was, ‘This is none of our business,'” Nuland said. “This has to go to the FBI if there is any concern here that a candidate or the elections as a whole could be influenced by the Russian federation. That’s something the FBI should investigate,” he said.
Also, documents published by the conservative organization Judicial Watch as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit stated that between Sept. 26, 2016, and Dec.10, 2016, Nuland received Russian-related information from Steele through State Department official Jonathan Winer. During these three months, the FBI obtained the secret warrant to monitor Trump’s campaign associate Carter Page.
Indeed, the Steele Dossier served as the nucleus of evidence used in the Obama administration’s arrest warrant application.
Although there was no proven fact, the circulation of the Steele Dossier became even stronger in December 2016, when Nuland received a report on the Steele Dossier from David Kramer, a former associate of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
“In doing so [sending the Steele File to the FBI, Nuland] became one of many Obama administration officials who helped, wittingly or unwittingly, to launder Steele’s allegations by adding credibility to the unverified document in acting as a highly placed conduit,” Ivan Pentchoukov said in his report to The Epoch Times.
“Nuland’s involvement in the controversy over Biden’s negotiations in Ukraine may raise new questions about the motivations of officials involved in the circulation of the Steele Dossier,” he said.
“Nuland and the State Department shared the Steele Dossier in July and again in December 2016. This is just after attempting a coup in Ukraine and having a prosecutor investigating their misdeeds with the Ukrainian government and Burisma corporation. In addition, this is just after meeting with informant Eric Ciaramella,” journalist Joe Hoft summed up for The Gateway Pundit.