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Ukraine 2016 election collusion inches closer to Obama White House (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 369.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the numerous, documented meetings between the Obama White and Ukraine-DNC consultants during the 2016 US presidential campaign.

Detailed visitor logs reveal that a Ukrainian expert Alexandra Chalupa, a contractor that was hired by the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election, visited the White House 27 times.

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A controversial whistleblower who allegedly reported second-hand on President Donald Trump’s private conversation with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the Obama White House on numerous occasions, according to Obama era visitor logs obtained by Judicial Watch.

Last week Real Clear Investigation’s first reported the whistleblower’s name. It is allegedly CIA officer Eric Ciaramella. His name, however, has been floating around Washington D.C. since the leak of Trump’s phone call. It was considered an ‘open secret’ until reporter Paul Sperry published his article. Ciaramella has never openly stated that he is the whistleblower and most news outlets are not reporting his name publicly.

He was detailed to the National Security Counsel during the Obama Administration in 2015 and was allegedly sent back to the CIA in 2017, after a number of people within the Trump White House suspected him of leaking information to the press, according to several sources that spoke with

Further, the detailed visitor logs reveal that a Ukrainian expert Alexandra Chalupa, a contractor that was hired by the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 election, visited the White House 27 times.

Chalupa allegedly coordinated with the Ukrainians to investigate then candidate Trump and his former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Manafort was forced out of his short tenure as campaign manager for Trump when stories circulated regarding business dealings with Ukrainian officials. Manafort was later investigated and convicted by a jury on much lesser charges then originally set forth by Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation. He was given 47 months in prison for basically failing to pay appropriate taxes and committing bank fraud.

Both Ciaramella and Chalupa are of interest to Republican’s investigating the what some conservatives have described as the second Trump ‘witch-hunt.’ And many have called for the whistleblower to testify to Congress.

They are absolutely correct and within the law. There is so much information and evidence that reveals that this was no ordinary whistleblower complaint but one that may have been based on highly partisan actions targeting Trump.

Here’s just one example: Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes said its impossible to have a fair impeachment inquiry without the testimony of the alleged whistleblower because he is a ‘fact foundational witness’ who had met with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-CA, previously. Schiff had originally denied that he had any contact with his committee and then had to walk back his statements when it was revealed that the whistleblower had met with the Democrats prior to filing his complaint to the Intelligence Inspector General about the President.


Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, said the visitor logs reveal that there is much lawmakers or the American public don’t know about what happened during the 2016 presidential elections and moreover it raises very significant questions about the apparent partisan nature of the whistleblower.

“Judicial Watch’s analysis of Obama White House visitor logs raises additional questions about the Obama administration, Ukraine and the related impeachment scheme targeting President Trump,” said Fitton, in a press release Friday. “Both Mr. Ciaramella and Ms. Chalupa should be questioned about the meetings documented in these visitor logs.”

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The White House visitor logs revealed the following individuals met with Eric Ciaramella while he was detailed to the Obama White House:

  • Daria Kaleniuk: Co-founder and executive director of the Soros-funded Anticorruption Action Center (AntAC) in Ukraine. She visited on December 9, 2015

The Hill reported that in April 2016, during the U.S. presidential race, the U.S. Embassy under Obama in Kiev, “took the rare step of trying to press the Ukrainian government to back off its investigation of both the U.S. aid and (AntAC).”

  • Gina Lentine: Now a senior program officer at Freedom House, she was formerly the Eurasia program coordinator at Soros funded Open Society Foundations. She visited on March 16, 2016.
  • Rachel Goldbrenner: Now an NYU law professor, she was at that time an advisor to then-Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. She visited on both January 15, 2016 and August 8, 2016.
  • Orly Keiner: A foreign affairs officer at the State Department who is a Russia specialist. She is also the wife of State Department Legal Advisor James P. Bair. She visited on both March 4, 2016 and June 20, 2015.
  • Nazar Kholodnitzky: The lead anti-corruption prosecutor in Ukraine. He visited on January 19, 2016.

On March 7, 2019, The Associated Press reported that the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch called for him to be fired.

  • Michael Kimmage: Professor of History at Catholic University of America, at the time was with the State Department’s policy planning staff where specialized in Russia and Ukraine issues. He is a fellow at the German Marshall Fund. He was also one of the signatories to the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group Statement of Principles. He visited on October 26, 2015.
  • James Melville: Then-recently confirmed as Obama’s Ambassador to Estonia, visited on September 9, 2015.

On June 29, 2018, Foreign Policy reported that Melville resigned in protest of Trump.

  • Victoria Nuland: who at the time was assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs met with Ciaramella on June 17, 2016.

(Judicial Watch has previously uncovered documents revealing Nuland had an extensive involvement with Clinton-funded dossier. Judicial Watch also released documents revealing that Nuland was involved in the Obama State Department’s “urgent” gathering of classified Russia investigation information and disseminating it to members of Congress within hours of Trump taking office.)

  • Artem Sytnyk: the Ukrainian Anti-Corruption Bureau director visited on January 19, 2016.

On October 7, 2019, the Daily Wire reported leaked tapes show Sytnyk confirming that the Ukrainians helped the Clinton campaign.

The White House visitor logs revealed the following individuals met with Alexandra Chalupa, then a DNC contractor:

  • Charles Kupchan: From 2014 to 2017, Kupchan served as special assistant to the president and senior director for European affairs on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) in the Barack Obama administration. That meeting was on November 9, 2015.
  • Alexandra Sopko: who at the time was a special assistant and policy advisor to the director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, which was run by Valerie Jarrett. Also listed for that meeting is Alexa Kissinger, a special assistant to Jarrett. That meeting was on June 2, 2015.
  • Asher Mayerson: who at the time was a policy advisor to the Office of Public Engagement under Jarrett had five visits with Chalupa including December 18, 2015, January 11, 2016, February 22, 2016, May 13, 2016, and June 14, 2016.

Mayerson was previously an intern at the Center for American Progress. After leaving the Obama administration, he went to work for the City of Chicago Treasurer’s office.

Mayerson met with Chalupa and Amanda Stone, who was the White House deputy director of technology, on January 11, 2016.

On May 4, 2016, Chalupa emailed DNC official Luis Miranda to inform him that she had spoken to investigative journalists about Paul Manafort in Ukraine.

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John Ellis
John Ellis

The public knows that mainstream media is owned by the rich and biased in favor of the rich, but because everyone is selfish and desires to be rich, causing them to worship the rich, the 25% most wealthy in society are allowed to supply 90% of election campaign donations, hire most politicians as paid actors, make 100% of government decision, bribe the 25% middle-class into being paid actors, turn the laboring-class into the 50% working-poor and to use killer-cops to terrorize society in to submission by slaughtering over 1,100 poor laboring men each year.

John Ellis
John Ellis

And to keep over 8 million laboring men doing temporary or permanent prison labor for free each year. Jails and prisons at any given time housing 2.5 million laboring men, which is over 25% of all the prisoners on earth.

John Ellis
John Ellis

Correction — “bribe the 25% middle-class into being slave drivers”

Angst, Symptom or Disease?
Angst, Symptom or Disease?

Of course there was collusion. How many dots need to be connected before that becomes obvious to one and all but what’s the point? There are nefarious powers assembled and acting in unison to neuter any such news and either keep it from the public eye or turn it back onto its revealers. Just look at the latest, what this ‘Phillip Cross’ entity has done, whitewashing Wikipedia entries about the founder of the White Helmets until he’s squeaky clean, another Mother Theresa. Personally, I’d guess Phillip Cross = Integrity Initiative or one of its multiple hydra heads. And then, the… Read more »


“I never in my life thought I’d be reading my own commentary as if I had become a medically-diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic but that is where today’s reality has led anyone who questions mainstream’s status quo. It’s a frightening prospect, any way you cut it.”
Man, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry…TRUTH!


Read Neil Clarke’s recent article on Sputnik to find out more about who Philip Cross is.


Thanks for that suggestion, Joe. Yes an interesting article, although I cannot believe Philip Cross is acting alone – where does a seriously autistic evidently unwell guy get his obsessions? Organisations like the Integrity Initiative would know how to make use of someone like this. It would be hard to train anyone to do what he does. Clarke’s article was written before the latest Cross effort to whiten Le Mesurier’s name. What is this chap’s interest in the White Helmet’s founder? (Incidentally does anyone know what was his relationship to the affable ‘Sergeant Wilson’ actor?)

Angst, Symptom or Disease?
Angst, Symptom or Disease?

From that article: “The senior Mr Cross told us that his son had Asperger’s.” “He’s not well. He doesn’t work. He spends all his time editing wikipedia”. Asperger’s is a form of autism marked by very obsessional, repetitive behaviour which certainly fits with the repetitive, almost robotic pattern of Cross’ online activities. Asperger’s, huh. He sounds like any mainstream member of the DNC and not a few RNCers too. That said, still too ‘convenient’ a tool for the Integrity Initiative types not to be involved. Anyway, maybe Cross IS an outlier but I’d be surprised if there were not multiple… Read more »


I am afraid that Mercouris is too naively optimistic about Barr and the Horowitz report. I doubt whether anything significant won’t be redacted – hence the holdup in the latter or the former wll bring anyone to justice. Trump shows no sign of really wanting to take on the deep state. And, frankly I’ve not much sympathy for him – he’s just been crowing about the coup his underlings managed to engineer in Bolivia (and the Duran predictably kept him out of their broadcast on this yesterday), to say nothing about the one he failed to carry out in Venezuela.… Read more »

AM Hants
AM Hants

Back on 12 July 2017, the Duran were reporting on Alexandra Chalupa in an article based on Hilary Clinton and Ukraine’s involvement in the 2016 campaign. Wonder if the masses will finally wake up to the story.

What has made me laugh is Kolomoisky, over on Russia Today, telling the New York Times that Ukraine should form a defence Union with Ukraine and send tanks to Poland. Just to upset NATO. Guess now their is no money to fleece Ukraine, the oligarchs now realise they need Russia to keep them in the style they have acquired.

Some Never Learn
Some Never Learn

Are you so easily manipulated by Kolomoisky’s self-serving ravings? He’s attempting to blackmail the US into backing off on his multi-billion dollar IMF theft case.

gra gor
gra gor

How come ‘we’ are talking about Trump messing up in Ukraine when we should be talking about Nutland and Obama backing a coup? I think the coup takes precedence over crooked Binden and his son and 45.

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