Update… Schiff Staffer Traveled To Ukraine In Trip Paid For By Group Funded By Hunter Biden’s Old Firm: REPORT
Just days after a whistleblower filed a claim of wrongdoing by President Trump, an aide to Rep. Adam Schiff, a longtime Trump gadfly, flew to Ukraine.
New details have surfaced since we reported on this staffer’s trip on Sunday.
The trip by a staffer on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, on which Schiff serves as chairman, was “sponsored and organized by the Atlantic Council think tank,” Breitbart reports. “The council is funded by and routinely works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.”
Besides funding from Burisma, the Atlantic Council is also financed by Google Capital, billionaire activist George Soros’s Open Society Foundations as well as the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc. and the U.S. State Department.
As Breitbart News reported last week, Google, Soros’s Open Society Foundations, the Rockefeller Fund and an agency of the State Department each also finance a self-described investigative journalism organization repeatedly referenced as a source of information in the so-called whistleblower’s complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country” in the 2020 presidential race.
“The Schiff staffer, Thomas Eager, is also currently one of 19 fellows at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship, a bipartisan program that says it ‘educates congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region.’ “
Eager’s trip to Ukraine last month was part of the fellowship program and included nine other House employees. The bi-partisan visit, from August 24 to August 31, was billed as a “Ukraine Study Trip,” and culminated in a meeting with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
The dates of the pre-planned trip are instructive. Eager’s visit to Ukraine sponsored by the Burisma-funded Atlantic Council began 12 days after the so-called whistleblower officially filed his August 12 complaint about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee reportedly reached a tentative agreement in recent days for the so-called whistleblower to testify.
But while Schiff was aware of the complaint from at least Aug. 12, he didn’t formally inform his colleagues in Congress until last week. Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others seem to have known some of the contents of the whistleblower complaint long before it was made public.
The complaint says President Trump was seeking a quid pro quo when has asked the Ukrainian president for help in investigating the Burisma company and Joe and Hunter Biden’s relationship with it.
In his July 25 phone call with Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump also mentioned CrowdStrike, a firm used to allege that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee’s servers before the 2016 election. “CrowdStrike founder Dmitri Alperovitch is a nonresident senior fellow of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council,” Breitbart reports.