Two staffers for Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee have been discovered to have ties to the Atlantic Council, a think tank that receives funding from and works in partnership with Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural gas company whose relationship with Hunter and Joe Biden forms the basis of the current impeachment probe into President Trump.
The New American reports:
One of the staffer, Sean Misko, reportedly joined Schiff’s staff at the House Intelligence Committee in August — the same month that the whistleblower’s complaint was filed. Misko has been described as being “close friends” with Eric Ciaramella, the CIA operative believed to be the whistleblower. In 2015, Misko was a yearlong “Millenium Fellow” at the Burisma-financed Atlantic Council.
The other staffer, Thomas Eager, is presently a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Congressional Fellowship, a program that the organization’s website says “educates congressional staff on current events in the Eurasia region.”
According to Breitbart, Eager took an Atlantic Council-organized trip to Ukraine in August during which he held a meeting with Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, who is a key witness in Democrats’ impeachment probe.
That trip “culminated in a meeting with former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko,” the man whom former Vice President Joe Biden convinced to fire prosecutor Victor Shokin (who was investigating Burisma) on threat of withholding $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees.