This is interesting.

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Vadim Pozharskyi emailed Karen Tramontano worried that the July 25 Trump/Zelensky mentioned Burisma. Tramontano assured Pozharskyi that she and Sally Painter were on the case.
In fact, Tramontano said Painter would reach out to their "friend" and Tramontano had already contacted their "other friend".
The very next week, Ciaramella filed his whistleblower complaint.…
In testimony to the Senate Homeland Security Committee, neither Tramontano nor Painter could remember who the "friend" and the "other friend" were.

Does anyone have any guesses?
The ironic thing is that Burisma wasn't mentioned on the Trump/Zelensky call. Trump/Zelensky mentioned Crowdstrike. A lot of people assumed Trump talked about Burisma, though. If Trump wanted people to run with the idea he & Zelensky talked about Burisma, it was a "perfect call".

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