Reporter makes unsuccessful attempt to contact alleged whistleblower

House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, are fully embroiled in an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump over a “whistleblower” complaint filed in regard to a phone call Trump had with the president of Ukraine in July.

Democrats and their media allies have gone to great lengths to keep the identity of the alleged whistleblower a secret, but rampant speculation based on open-source materials and tidbits of information in the media has led many to believe they know who that individual is — and a journalist from One America News Network (OAN) just tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to give that person an opportunity to make his case.

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Though still not officially confirmed, it has been speculated with great confidence that the alleged whistleblower is a CIA analyst named Eric Ciaramella, a purported expert on Russia and Ukraine who had been assigned to the National Security Council in the White House during the Obama administration and who remained in that post for a time after Trump took office, according to the Washington Examiner.

A reporter for OAN, Neil McCabe, traveled to the home of Ciaramella’s parents in Connecticut on the basis of a tip that the alleged whistleblower was hiding out there.

Despite several phone calls and messages, the suspected whistleblower was not found at his parent’s home, though a man believed to be his father admitted to knowing him and accepted a card from McCabe, which he said he would pass along to Ciaramella the next time he saw him. Watch McCabe’s report below:

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The supposed identity of the alleged whistleblower and how it was discovered was laid out in an extensive article published by RealClearInvestigations reporter Paul Sperry, who noted how oddly ironic it was that the individual’s identity was still officially a secret in a town that leaked as much as Washington, D.C.

Sperry noted that Ciaramella’s name was an “open secret” in the D.C. Beltway and was known by numerous members of Congress, the White House, and the vast majority of the mainstream media. He also noted that the alleged whistleblower’s name has been floating around on social media for several weeks now, and it is only a matter of time before some official source finally confirms it.

“Everyone knows who he is. CNN knows. The Washington Post knows. The New York Times knows. Congress knows. The White House knows. Even the president knows who he is,” Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst and White House national security adviser, told RealClearInvestigations.

“They’re hiding him,” Fleitz added in reference to how Democrats and the media were working overtime to keep Ciaramella’s identity a secret. “They’re hiding him because of his political bias.”

Sperry detailed much of Ciaramella’s known “political bias” of by documenting his many connections to former high-ranking Obama administration officials, his work in the NSC during the Obama years and early months of the Trump era, and he noted that two of Ciaramella’s closest allies on the NSC had been recruited to join Chairman Schiff’s staff — who, by the way, grudgingly admitted to having met with the “whistleblower” prior to the complaint being filed.

As noted, the supposed identity of the alleged whistleblower has yet to be officially confirmed, but all signs point to Ciaramella, and if that individual truly is the person who helped originate this whole impeachment inquiry nonsense against the president, it isn’t all that surprising that he would be attempting to hide and avoid the media.

His time in front of the cameras, however, will inevitably come — probably sooner rather than later.

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