Fox News host Laura Ingraham revealed bombshell emails that connect the alleged Ukraine whistleblower — who has been a catalyst for the Trump impeachment — to a 2016 meeting in the Obama White House about Burisma Holdings, where Hunter Biden worked.
“As far as I’m concerned, the entire impeachment drama comes back to one person — the whistleblower,” Ingraham said on Wednesday night. “Democrats all of a sudden want you to believe this person is unimportant for their case against Trump… But tonight, the Ingraham angle obtained exclusive documents that show just how important he or she is.”
To summarize the investigation, Ingraham was able to corroborate a newly-uncovered email conversation between State Department emails and New York Times journalist Ken Vogel — whose reporting shed light on Hunter Biden’s questionable position on Burisma — with the whistleblower, who is likely former Ukraine director on the National Security Council Eric Ciaramella.
In 2016, the whistleblower checked in several Ukrainian leaders and prosecutors to the White House that would be critical in arranging a partnership between Hunter Biden, Burisma, and the Obama administration — which is what President Donald Trump may have asked about the 2019 call with Ukrainian President Zelensky.
Watch Ingraham give the details:
In his email, Vogel told the Obama State Department, “We are going to report that [State Department official] Elizabeth Zentos attended a meeting at the White House on 1/19/2016 with Ukrainian prosecutors and embassy officials as well as … [redacted] from the NSC … the subjects discussed included efforts within the United State government to support prosecutions, in Ukraine and the United Kingdom, of Burisma Holdings, … and concerns that Hunter Biden’s position with the company could complicate such efforts.”
Here’s an excerpt from Washington Examiner on the rest of the story:
Using archived Obama White House visitor logs, Ingraham said her team was able to corroborate details of the January 2016 meeting, showing on the screen the names of Ukrainian officials checked into the White House by Ciaramella, who was Ukraine director on the National Security Council.
Ingraham said the story was never published and reached out to Vogel and the New York Times to ask why the report never came to fruition. While Vogel did not reply, Ingraham said the New York Times director of communications simply stated that Vogel’s request for comment was consistent with their news-gathering process.
Still, Ingraham said that “the timing of their request and the subsequent squashing of the story are very interesting,” noting how Joe Biden announced his candidacy for president on April 25, one week before Vogel’s request. She speculated a number of possibilities, including that Joe Biden’s campaign somehow got the New York Times to drop the story.
Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have thrown out the idea of bringing in the whistleblower to testify. However, whether there will be any witnesses testifying before the senate remains to be seen.