July 20, 2024
The Radicalizing of Eric Ciaramella
It starts at Yale and a professor of Arabic who romanticizes terrorism.
It starts at Yale and a professor of Arabic who romanticizes terrorism.

While the lawyers representing Eric Ciaramella, the alleged “whistleblower” in the Trump impeachment fiasco, describe him as having spent his entire career in “apolitical civil servant positions,” the truth is that Eric Ciaramella has been involved in radical political behavior throughout his life — including his years at Yale.

In fact, long before he was digging up dirt with the DNC’s Alexandra Chalupa about President Trump’s mythical collusion with Russia, Ciaramella was involved in leading a protest over what he believed was the poor treatment of Bassam Frangieh, a radical professor of Arabic Studies at Yale. On April 15, 2005, then first-year Yale student Ciaramella dressed in all white to lead a contingent of ten similarly dressed first-year Yale Arabic students to the offices of the Provost and the President of the university to demand that the university provide an incentive to encourage Frangieh to stay at Yale. The students were unhappy because Frangieh had decided earlier in the school year to accept a tenure-track position at the University of Delaware.

Ciaramella helped to organize a campus-wide letter-writing campaign on behalf of Frangieh which “identified flaws in the administration’s policies regarding language instructors at Yale.” According to the Yale Daily News, Bassam Frangieh was looking for an opportunity to teach more of the classes that he would like to teach, according to one of the protesters: “His specialty is Arabic language and literature, and he wanted to teach some classes on style and poetry.” A week after the protest, Yale’s administration announced that they had “upped the ante with an offer competitive enough to keep one of its star language instructors from leaving Yale.


See Also:

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(2) Tom Fitton: There’s a Conspiracy to Protect Anti-Trump Whistleblower over Fear of Bias Being Exposed

(3) Mulvaney Informs House Dems That He Will Defy Subpoena Just One Minute Before Hearing

(4) Alleged Whistleblower Cited in Mueller Report For Emails Leaked to NYT

(5) Judicial Watch: White House Visitor Logs Detail Meetings of Eric Ciaramella

(6) Republicans Move Jim Jordan to Intel Committee ahead of Public Impeachment Hearings