Client Had ‘Contact with Presidential Candidates’ 


The lawyers representing the “whistleblower” at the center of the impeachment inquiry conceded Wednesday they “had come into contact with presidential candidates from both parties.”

Attorneys Mark Zaid and Andrew Bakaj, however, insisted in a statement that the whistleblower’s relationship with the politicians was limited to their role as “elected officials,” not as candidates.

The statement came after the Washington Examiner reported that the “whistleblower” worked “or had some type of professional relationship” with a 2020 Democrat candidate.

Citing anonymous sources, the Examiner noted that Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG), made the revelation about the “whistleblower’s” relationship with the candidate in testimony before congressional investigators.

Zaid and Bakaj asserted that the whistleblower “has never worked for or advised a…



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