Revealed: Ukraine Was The Origin Of The Trump-Russia Collusion Hoax And It Ran Right Through The Office Of Eric Ciaramella

(Gateway Pundit) – December 2015 was a pivotal month in many respects.

During the first week of December 2015, Donald Trump began to establish a substantial lead over his Republican primary opponents.

Vice President Joseph Biden traveled to Ukraine to announce, on December 7th, a $190 million program to “fight corruption in law enforcement and reform the justice sector,” but behind the scenes explicitly linked a $1 billion loan guarantee to the firing of Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who had been investigating the energy company Burisma, which employed Biden’s son Hunter.

On December 9, 2015, the reported whistleblower Eric Ciaramella held a meeting in Room 236 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Action Center, which was 59%-funded by Barack Obama’s State Department and the International Renaissance Foundation, a George Soros organization.

Also attending that meeting was Catherine Newcombe, attorney in the Criminal Division, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, with the U.S. Department of Justice, where, among other duties, she oversaw the Department’s legal assistance programs to Ukraine.

By December 2015, Paul Manafort was undoubtedly considering approaching the Trump campaign to rejuvenate his U.S. political bona fides and mitigate the legal and financial difficulties he was experiencing at the time.

From the beginning of his association with the Trump campaign, Roger Stone, a long-time Manafort partner, made a strong case to Trump to bring in Manafort, who would officially connect to the campaign immediately after the February 1, 2016 Iowa caucuses.

Based on events occurring during the same period, were Obama Deep State operatives aware of Manafort’s intent and already intending to use his past questionable practices and links to Russia against Trump?

Such awareness of Manafort’s plans could have been obtained either through FBI surveillance, which began in 2014 and ended in early 2016, or through information provided by Manafort associates, for example, Ukrainian businessman Konstantin Kilimnik, who worked for Manafort and was a FBI and Department of State asset, not a Russian agent as later painted by the Mueller investigation.

According to White House visitor logs, on January 19, 2016, Eric Ciaramella chaired a meeting of FBI, Department of Justice and Department of State personnel, which had two main objectives:

  1. To coerce the Ukrainians to drop the Burisma probe, which involved Vice President Joseph Biden’s son Hunter, and allow the FBI to take it over the investigation.
  2. To reopen a closed 2014 FBI investigation that focused heavily on GOP lobbyist Paul Manafort, whose firm long had been tied to Trump through his partner and Trump pal, Roger Stone.

That is, contain the investigation of Biden’s son and ramp up the investigation of Paul Manafort.

Again, according to White House logs, the attendees at the January 19, 2016 meeting in Room 230A of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building were:

Eric Ciaramella – National Security Council Director for Ukraine

Liz Zentos – National Security Council Director for Eastern Europe

David G. Sakvarelidze – Deputy General Prosecutor of Ukraine

Anna E. Iemelianova (Yemelianova) – Legal Specialist, US Embassy Kyiv and US Department of Justice’s Anti-Corruption Program

Nazar A. Kholodnitsky, Ukraine’s chief anti-corruption prosecutor

Catherine L. Newcombe – attorney in the Criminal Division, Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, with the U.S. Department of Justice

Svitlana V. Pardus – Operations, Department of Justice, U.S. Embassy, Ukraine

Artem S. Sytnyk – Director of the National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine

Andriy G. Telizhenko, political officer in the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington DC

Jeffrey W. Cole – Resident Legal Advisor at U.S. Embassy Ukraine, presumed to be FBI

Just two weeks after that meeting, on February 2, 2016, according to White House logs, Eric Ciaramella chaired a meeting in Room 374 of the Eisenhower Executive Office, which seems to be a planning session to re-open an investigation of Paul Manafort (Note: one of the crimes of which Manafort was accused was money laundering, an area covered by the Department of the Treasury).

The attendees were:

Jose Borrayo – Acting Section Chief, Office of Special Measures, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

Julia Friedlander – Senior Policy Advisor for Europe, Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Michael Lieberman – Deputy Assistant Secretary, Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Scott Rembrandt – Anti-Money Laundering Task Force, Assistant Director/Director, Office of Strategic Policy, Department of the Treasury

Justin Rowland – Special Agent (financial crimes), Federal Bureau of Investigation

It appears that Paul Manafort became a vehicle by which the Obama Deep State operatives could link Trump to nefarious activities involving Russians, which eventually evolved into the Trump-Russia collusion hoax. Remember, the key claim of the follow-up Steele dossier, the centerpiece of the Mueller investigation, was that Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was the focal point of a “well-developed conspiracy between them [the Trump campaign] and the Russian leadership.”

Nellie Ohr, Fusion GPS employee and wife of Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr, not only worked with Christopher Steele on the so-called Trump dossier, but, in May 2016, was the conduit of information to her husband and two Department of Justice prosecutors of the existence of the “black ledger” documents that contributed to Manafort’s prosecution.

Bruce Ohr and Steele attempted to get dirt on Manafort from a Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, efforts that eventually led to a September 2016 meeting in which the FBI asked Deripaska if he could provide information to prove that Manafort was helping Trump collude with Russia.

Given his close association with the pro-Russia Ukrainian government, it would be safe to assume that one motivation to pursue Paul Manafort so vigorously also stems from the humiliation and anger the Obama Administration experienced due to the failure of its Russia “reset” policy and its impotence in the face of Russia’s seizure of the Crimea.

The surveillance and entrapment attempts of Paul Manafort, Carter Page, George Papadopoulos and others were designed to collect evidence about Trump without formally documenting that Trump was the target.

After the election, to cover their tracks, James Comey, representing the FBI and the Department of Justice, misleadingly told Trump that the investigation was about Russia and a few stray people in his campaign, but they assured him he personally was not under investigation.

They lied.

Donald Trump always was, and still is, the target of the Deep State, the left-wing media and their Democrat Party collaborators.


  1. This whole impeachment inquiry is a shame and the Democrats know that. Ever since and before President Trump was elected “Impeach 45” has been decking the halls. Maxine Waters being the worst. How can we impeach a President that has kept his promises he made on the election trail? Our stock market is soaring has anyone looked at your 401K? The lowest unemployment rate EVER. We added 266,000 new jobs just last month alone, illegal border crossings have decreased each month, lowest unemployment rates for blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and women in over 50 years. And to think that our President VOLUNTEERS his time he takes no paycheck for being a President nor do his daughter Ivanka or Jared. The businesses they have they had before working at the white house. As there ever been a president that did not take their salary? NOPE!!! He invests it back into America this past quarter he took one dollar and the rest went to help fight the opiode crises. So we should impeach this President over a call? He addressed in the call “I would like a favor that would help the American People and the United States. Nothing personal there. But it is what it is. He will finally have his day in court when it reaches the Senate. And Justice Roberts will be presiding over the case. He might read the court transcripts and see how our President was denied due process and as a Supreme Court Justice just dismiss it on it’s face. The most vicious murders in America are always allowed to face their accusers and are INNOCENT until PROVEN GUILTY!!! Not our President he’s guilty and has to prove his innocence.

  2. I’ll be SO GLAD when all of the posturing, and “show” is over, and they actually DO THEIR JOB!! AND, President Trump is allowed to do HIS job of MAGA, without all the BS!!!!!
    I’m definitely voting for TRUMP in 2020!!!!!!

  3. Old, old news!! What needs to happen now, after POTUS Trump is exonerated in this “Impeachment Circus” – is for tough-legal-action against ALL the corrupt and nefarious participants – who tried to overthrow a sitting US President, including the Deep State, the left-wing media and their DemonRat Party collaborators!!
    All the active participant’s must not be allowed to simply walk-away, from their treacherous behavior!! The laws of the nation, must be followed – as they are applicable to everyone!!

  4. There must be something that has to be done to these people who are trying to corrupt this great nation of ours, if I had my way I would line them up and use a firing squad to get rid of this lousy and stupid pollical hacks.

    • Yes. There is. Stop cowering and stand up. If a leftist gets in ur face, jump right back in theirs. Why do u think they wear masks?? People need to pay attention to what is going on. Their grand children’s future depends on it. This impeachment thing is upside down and the media will never tell u the truth. Democrats are impeaching for the very same thing they are accusing Trump of doing. They are using abuse of power to convict an innocent man while smearing him and his family 24/7 and no one cares. One of Trumps promises was to get term limits enacted. Do u believe congress with do that to themselves?? That’s why they a desperate to undermine this guy. He is exposing all the rats everyday and they will do anything to stop him

  5. Now just because I am on the board of a company that is investigated for corruption does that mean I have done any thing wrong in any way. Now Biden, the son, never actually was at the company, only hired for his name recognition, like a lot of other persons in this USA. Now if Biden had done something illegal in any way why was a FBI investigation not opened about his actions by the AG\, by the Trump Administration and only mentioned after the Father opened a Presidential run.

    • The investigation is underway. Hunter Biden is the pawn. Joe Quid Pro is the criminal for extorting the president of Ukraine to fire the investigator Shokin who was investigating the Biden appointment to an organization run by corrupt Ukranian oligarchs.

      And no, because Biden the elder is a candidate for president, he is NOT immune to prosecution for, while vice president, he threatened a foreign leader by withholding a billion in US aid – the exact crime for which his party is trying to impeach President Trump as a coverup and diversion from Biden’s criminality.


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