Twitter bans Conservative journalist who was the first reporter to identify the CIA 'whistleblower' behind former-President trump's first impeachment trial: Paul Sperry is a conservative author, speaker and Hoover Institution media fellow. Sperry is well known for his work uncovering Eric Ciaramella as the CIA “whistleblower” behind former-President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial. Sperry told The Gateway Pundit that he was permanently suspended from Twitter due to the platform's anti-conservative political bias. "They’re trying to claim I’m a 'robot' when of course they know better," he said. "This is the second time I’ve been harassed since Trump was banned. They are trying to push me off their platform and silence my voice through harassment. If they can harass and silence a professional journalist, they can silence anybody."