RUSH: Sharyl Attkisson, who is a very, very, very, very accomplished investigative reporter — she was at CNN back in her early days, spent a lot of time over at CBS and now blogs and writes on her own website, SharylAttkisson.com. She had a really interesting take on this entire impeachment miasma. And I hadn’t thought of it this way. Well, I did, but not in the way that she tweeted this.
She says, if this reporting is correct, meaning the whistleblower — you know, who, the headline of her piece, ” Who is the ‘Whistleblower’ that’s Trying to Take Down Trump?” We now know who the whistleblower is. But you know what? I don’t know what percentage. I would venture to say that 40 to 50% of the country does not know, and it may be even more than that.
But I’ll tell you this. Every reporter at every paper and network in Washington and New York knows who the whistleblower is, and they are purposely not reporting his name. They all know. You know because we told you yesterday. Everybody in the media everywhere following the story knows the name of the whistleblower, and they know everything about him.
They know he’s a former Obama and Biden employee. They know that he was put in place by John Brennan at the CIA. They know that he was fired, he’s a holdover, Trump did not get rid of him. He’s one of a lot of people Trump didn’t get rid of. Trump never heard of the guy. He’s lurking in there in the West Wing as an Obama holdover. He’s essentially a spy for John Brennan, and he’s there to do the dirty work of the deep state.
It was the whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella, who leaked to the New York Times that Vladimir Putin told Donald Trump to fire Comey. That story appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post. This is the guy who did not hear the phone call between Trump and the Ukraine president. He was told about it by lieutenant colonel Vindman. But just hang on. It’s even worse than that.
Sharyl Attkisson said: “If the reporting is correct, it implies the ‘whistleblower’ could have been worried Trump was getting close to uncovering Democrat links to Ukraine’s interference in U.S. elections in 2016.”
Everybody thinks that the whistleblower’s primary objective was to get rid of Trump because the deep state hates Trump and wants to get rid of Trump. And that’s true. But maybe the real reason for all this is because they’re getting scared to death that Barr and Durham are getting real close. ‘Cause folks, what Barr is doing, don’t forget, is a criminal investigation now. They will, if they haven’t, impanel a grand jury. It is from all of that that you get indictments.
There is a race on. There is a race between Schiff and Pelosi, the deep state, to get Trump impeached. The race is against Durham and Barr, and that investigation to get people from the investigation of Trump indicted. So Sharyl Attkisson’s take is, if the reporting on this whistleblower’s right, it seems like everybody’s worried that Trump’s getting close to uncovering Democrat links to Ukraine’s interference in the U.S. elections in 2016.
Now, if that’s news to you, it shouldn’t be, we’ve discussed it here. Ukraine did try to help Hillary Clinton, just like Russia did. And Ukraine was palpably scared to death after Trump won. And we have shared with you stories in the Drive-By Media from January 2017 where emissaries from Ukraine sought to meet with Donald Trump to kind of beg for forgiveness, essentially, because it was widely known that Ukraine was attempting, they were helping the effort to defeat Trump in the 2016 elections.