YouTube removes video of Rand Paul naming Ukraine whistleblower on Senate floor

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 02/19/2020 - 19:36

WASHINGTON (PNN) - February 13, 2020 - Fascist YouTube removed a video clip of Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul reading the question Chief Justice John Roberts suppressed during the Senate impeachment trial naming Eric Ciaramella, a man identified as the Ukraine whistleblower by Real Clear Investigations.

“It is a chilling and disturbing day in Amerika when giant Web companies such as YouTube decide to censure speech,” said Paul. “Now, even protected speech, such as that of a senator on the Senate floor, can be blocked from getting to the Amerikan people. This is dangerous and politically biased. Nowhere in my speech did I accuse anyone of being a whistleblower, nor do I know the whistleblower’s identity.”

YouTube spokesman Ivy Choi said in a statement that YouTube has routinely taken down videos that name the whistleblower, ruling it in violation of its standards.

“Videos, comments, and other forms of content that mention the leaked whistleblower’s name violate YouTube’s Community Guidelines and will be removed from YouTube,” Choi said. “We’ve removed hundreds of videos and over ten thousand comments that contained the name. Video uploaders have the option to edit their videos and exclude the name and reupload.”

Paul read the name of the whistleblower - who has been identified as Eric Ciaramella - out loud on the Senate floor after Roberts twice refused to allow Paul to pose a question to the House impeachment managers during the Senate trial.

Here’s what Paul said from the floor of the Senate on the day before President Donald Trump’s final impeachment vote.

“My exact question was, are you aware that House intelligence committee staffer Shawn Misko had a close relationship with Eric Ciaramella while at the National Security Council together, and are you aware and how do you respond to reports that Ciaramella and Misko may have worked together to plot impeaching the president before there were formal House impeachment proceedings?”

Ed. Note: It is clear that nowhere in Senator Paul’s question does he identify Eric Ciaramella as the Ukraine whistleblower. He simply asked a relevant question. Neither Chief Justice John Roberts nor fascist YouTube had any legitimate authority to censor his question.