(Tea Party PAC) – All roads lead back to Spygate.
After the Obama administration pressured the Ukranian government to fire the prosecutor who was investigating the gas and oil firm on which then-Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, sat on the board, they plotted with one Eric Ciaramella on how to push the Steele dossier to the FBI.
Ciaramella is the man identified by journalists as the CIA “whistleblower” whose complaint launched the sham impeachment inquiry of which we are now in the middle.
There’s so much going on there, it’s hard to even know where to begin.
The Gateway Pundit breaks it down:
We know that Obama State Department Victoria Nuland was involved in numerous activities in the Obama White House while working for John Kerry. Nuland first was noted when she was caught lying to reporters about Obama’s Benghazi talking points. Nuland then came to light in 2014 when she was caught on tape saying “F**k the EU”.
We also know that Obama’s State and Justice Departments assisted billionaire and Democrat donor George Soros in an attempt to control Ukraine’s oil and gas industry.
In late 2015 Nuland was connected to a coup that the Deep State was involved in. Obama officials including Nuland and the Ukrainian Ambassador discussed toppling the Ukrainian Government and replacing officials, with then VP Joe Biden’s approval.
Documentarian Oliver Stone had a piece in his documentary about Ukraine:
Be a shame if anyone shared this clip about Joe Biden from Oliver Stone's 2016 Ukraine documentary. Please do not RT. In Chuck Todd we trust. pic.twitter.com/5giGl5EweL
— Ukrainian Defense Minister Poso (@JackPosobiec) October 6, 2019
This was also around the time that Biden threatened to withhold aid to Ukraine if they did not remove Shokin, as President Trump noted in this tweet:
This is the real and only story! pic.twitter.com/4z8eOcm6PA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2019
The Epoch Times reported on this time in the Obama White House:
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 firing of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, according to Kent. Nuland was also among a network of Obama administration officials involved in the distribution and recirculation of the infamous Steele dossier, the document used by the FBI to secure a maximally intrusive spy warrant to surveil a Trump-campaign associate.
“My understanding is that the conversations that were near-daily between Ambassador 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.
Biden ultimately carried out Nuland’s plan during a visit to Ukraine in December 2015 and has since bragged, on at least two occasions, about forcing Shokin’s firing by threatening to cut off the loan guarantees. At the time Biden exerted pressure on Ukraine, Shokin was investigating Burisma, the Ukrainian gas giant that was paying Biden’s son Hunter Biden to serve on its board of directors. The Ukrainian president asked for Shokin’s resignation two months after Biden’s overture. The Ukrainian Parliament approved the resignation on March 29, 2016.
During this time, there were a series of very suspicious events surrounding the State Department’s Victoria Nuland. According to records from ObamaWhiteHouse.archives.gov, Nuland was included in these White House meetings:
• Oct 7, 2015 Nuland meets Biden at the White House
• Nov 5, 2015 Amb Geoffrey Pyatt meets Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines (former CIA) at the White House
• March 29, 2016 Ukrainian prosecutor Shokin was formally dismissed in a parliamentary vote
• March 30, 2016 Nuland meets Biden at the White House
• April 4, 2016 Nuland meets Obama at the 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 Volodymyr Omelyan meet Biden at the White House
• June 17, 2016 Pyatt meets Eric Ciaramella at the White House with Nuland present as well
Within a month of Nuland and Pyatt’s visit with Ciaramella at the Whie House, Nuland brought the Steele dossier to the FBI:
Nuland’s involvement in the controversy about the Bidens’ dealings in Ukraine may raise new questions about the motivations of the officials involved in the circulation of the Steele dossier, the document which for three years fueled the debunked narrative that then-candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia in 2016 to influence the 2016 presidential election. Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer, compiled the dossier by paying second- and thirdhand sources with ties to the Kremlin. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee ultimately funded Steele’s work.
Nuland told CBS that she received a copy of the Steele dossier in July 2016 and forwarded it to the FBI. She has argued that she did right to forward the dossier to the bureau, but in doing so 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.
“He [Steele] passed two to four pages of short points of what he was finding, and our immediate reaction to that was, ‘This is not in our purview,’” Nuland told CBS. “‘This needs to go to the FBI, if there is any concern here that one candidate or the election as a whole might be influenced by the Russian federation. That’s something for the FBI to investigate.’”
Between Sept. 26, 2016, and Dec. 10, 2016, Nuland received Russia-related information from Steele via State Department official Jonathan Winer, according to documents released as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch. During these three months, the FBI obtained the secret court warrant to surveil Trump campaign associate Carter Page. The Steele dossier served as the core of the evidence used in the Obama administration’s application for the warrant.
In December 2016, Nuland received a briefing about the Steele dossier from David Kramer, a longtime associate of late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), according to Kramer’s deposition. McCain specifically directed Kramer to brief Nuland about the dossier. The extent of Kramer’s outreach lay bare a coordinated plan to widely disseminate the dossier among highly placed officials, lawmakers, and the media. In addition to briefing Nuland, Kramer briefed 17 members of the media, Senior Director for Russian Affairs at the National Security Council Celeste Wallander, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s chief of staff, Jonathan Burks.