Whistleblower lawyer admits client had “contact” with the presidential candidates

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The Washington Examiner, Byron York points to a letter from the General inspector, Michael Atkinson on ‘the contentious political bias.’

Mark Zaid and Andrew Bakaj, lawyers for the whistleblower to be represented-in the middle of the Democrats, ” impeachment inquiry, conceded in a statement on Wednesday that their customers “came in contact with the presidential candidates from both sides” – but insisted that the contact of the politicians’ roles as “representatives of the people – not as a candidate.”

The lawyers abrupt disclosure came shortly after The Washington Examiner reported that the Intelligence Community’s General inspector Michael Atkinson, the legislature, the whistleblower said worked “or had any kind of professional relationship” with one of the Democratic presidential candidate, citing three sources familiar with Atkinson interview with the the legislature on Friday.

Zaid and Bakaj are not answers to questions from Fox News on Wednesday, even as Zaid the open animus towards the White house in the past two and a half years in question, the extent of his own bias.

The lawyers made the claim in their statement that the whistleblower “has never worked for or advised a political candidate, campaign or party” — the possibility that the whistleblower has a current, up to 2020 valid Democratic presidential candidate prior to their run for office to open the exit.

“The whistleblower is the story,” the lawyers said. “Until today, virtually every substantive allegation has been confirmed by other sources. For this reason, the identity of the whistleblower is irrelevant.”

Activists rally for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington last month. Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Tuesday was committed to the initiation of a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

But the Republicans have challenged the claim that the various statements made in the whistleblower claim to have seemingly inaccurate. For example, the whistleblower complaint stated that President Trump has a “specific claim, that the Ukrainian leaders are looking for, and in turn, via the Server of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and tested by the US cybersecurity company CrowdStrike”, a requirement which is not in the released transcript of the conversation released by the trump management. Trump mentioned by CrowdStrike, but it is not the demand of the server.


And according to the whistleblower complaint, which was from mid-may, the US diplomat Kurt Volker “contain the damage” of Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani offers of assistance to Ukraine. But a July-19 text message call from Volker to Giuliani, provided by Fox News, showed that Volker had in fact encouraged to reach out to Giuliani, the Ukraine-also shipping Giuliani, a message “Connect with Andrei Yermak, which is very close to President Zelensky.”

In addition, details of Zaid’s obvious political interest representation showed up, so he represents the anonymous whistleblower to the public.

Although the attorney has a Democratic House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif described., as a “Mature professional,” and article that touted widely, the reliability of the largely discredited Steele dossier is used to watch by the FBI, a former member of the trump campaign, Zaid has repeatedly discharged, the President unequivocally.


“I’m not a trump fan,” Zaid said on a podcast last year. “I’ll go out of their way to say on Twitter, ‘#resistance.’ It is not a resistance against the GOP or a Republican-I don’t think [Trump] is a Republican, quite honestly.” (Zaid also allow everyone to “President since 1993, boasted that he has complained”, and you followed “all”, regardless of the party affiliation.)


Also in the podcast Zaid confirmed that he was about to start fishing for the plaintiff, in a legal dispute over the Trump hotel in Washington, DC, in violation of unfair competition by the President and his staff.

“The unfair competition is, if Donald Trump was President, he exploits, his use of the presidency to the Oval Office. … to send business-hotel. … We identified this as a cause of action, and we were on the search for a plaintiff, and finally we found this one restaurant that was willing,” Zaid admitted. A Federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last year.

Zaid also said trump followers “out in the heartland” were not “that bad”, because they do not understand his worries were independent.

And Zaid to put out something of an open casting call for whistleblowers on Twitter as trump took office, to write that the CIA employee should “come to” his firm “legal challenge” of the new President.

Zaid also public stars Debra messing, Nancy Sinatra, Cher and Rob requested to promote Pure, its whistleblower law firm.


“@cher please take a look at our new whistleblower page” Zaid wrote in a tweet, which received no reply from the famous singer.

In February, Zaid escalated, to maintain its pitch Pure, that “we have a chance to sell” trump before the court.

At one point last year, Zaid his services to Michael Avenatti, after the now embattled attorney mentioned built, and that he “now is not the representation of whistleblowers in ICE.”

In addition, Zaid has openly encouraged individuals for the CIA, so that they could to its customers, if they are discovered, “waste, fraud, abuse or unlawful conduct.”


Fox News has learned that whistleblowers help the non-profit United where Zaid is one of the founding partners and found that a GoFundMe, which has raised more than $200,000 for the whistleblower legal team is also known as values. Tax documents filed by the Estimated United show that the organization paid for the West End Strategy Group $258,085 for advertising and consulting services.

West End strategy-founder Matt village says the group’s website that he is “shifting influences of progressive politics, skillfully the conversation to the goals of the West-End strategy of the customer.”

Earlier Wednesday, trump pushed for the whistleblower to be “exposed and called into question”, after new reports have emerged suggesting that the person has connections to a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

“The Whistleblower the facts were so wrong about my ‘no pressure’ conversation with the Ukrainian President, and now the conflict of interest and commitment with a democratic candidate, that he or she should be suspended and the question correctly,” Trump tweeted.

“This is not a Whistleblower….The Whistleblower lawyer is a great Democrat. The Whistleblower has connections to one of my DEMOCRAT OPPONENT. Why Intelligence Community Inspector General] see the [you can keep this fraud?”

On Friday, sources told Fox News that Atkinson reveals the whistleblower voluntarily, that he or she is a registered Democrat and had the cooperation with a prominent Democratic politician.

Zaid has confirmed last week that there is a second whistleblower came forward and has already told the inspector general.


The Informant, whose identity remains a secret, originally, the general inspector is alerted to a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Zelensky, in the Trump studies was looking for Biden to possible actions in Ukraine to the 2016 election, and former Vice-President of Joe’s behavior in relation to his own family, his contacts in the country. Fox News first reported that the whistleblower, upon learning of the call, I wrote a dramatic personal memo, a White house said, the official characterized the call as “madness”, “scary” and “totally lacking in substance in the context of national security.”

The whistleblower complaint touched off a controversy that led to the White house releasing a statement the call, while Democrats immediately called in, a charge request. On Wednesday, the Trump of whistleblower claims and called it “a very big lie,” and pointed to statements made by Zelensky that he don’t feel any pressure.

“No pressure of time, said the Ukraine! Very personable, a perfect call. To watch the Whistleblower and other languages, BEFORE the transcript,” he tweeted. “Now you’ll have to excuse me, to me and stop this ridiculous charge!”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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