At the rate at which reports are surfacing about Rep. Adam Schiff’s secretive hand in orchestrating the “whistleblower” saga, don’t be surprised if it turns out in the end that Schiff is the “whistleblower.” The timeline of what the House Intelligence Committee chairman knew about this whole fiasco and when he knew it is more compelling than the one House Democrats have fabricated in efforts to nail Donald Trump. (RELATED: Evidence that Schiff knew about Ukrainian phone call long before transcript was released)
Now the Washington Examiner’s Kerry Picket has added a new puzzle piece to the emerging picture, reporting that “Schiff recruited two former National Security Council aides who worked alongside the CIA whistleblower at the NSC during the Obama and Trump administrations.”
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.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus drafted a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding that Schiff be removed from his leadership role in the impeachment inquiry, writing, “His interactions with the whistleblower make him a potential fact witness and his actions thus far have demonstrated that he is not qualified for this serious responsibility.”
The latter charge could be leveled at a great many members of the current House majority, but the point remains for now: Schiff has got to go