One of the attorneys representing the person who anonymously filed a complaint against President Donald Trump claiming Trump asked Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter has a resume that includes working for Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).
As The Federalist reports, “Andrew Bakaj, now a managing partner at the Compass Rose Legal Group, interned for Schumer in the spring of 2001 and for Clinton in the fall of the same year, according to Bakaj’s LinkedIn page.”
The Federalist notes that Bakaj’s resume also includes stints at the CIA and Pentagon and specializing in whistleblower and security clearances.
The anonymous official, although acknowledging a lack of firsthand knowledge of the conversation between Trump and Zelensky, filed the complaint alleging that Trump asked Zelensky to check into the Bidens’ dealings with a Ukrainian energy company.
Bakaj works for Whistleblower Aid, which was founded by national security defense attorney Mark Zaid and whistleblower John Tye; The Washington Examiner reports that Whistleblower Aid “offers financial help to fired whistleblowers.”
As The Daily Wire reported earlier on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Democrats are now “ready” to start the process of impeaching President Donald Trump, claiming have “the facts” and they “can’t” let him “win” reelection. CNN reported that Pelosi stated, “Today, I am announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. The President must be held accountable. No one is above the law. Actions taken to date by the President have seriously violated the Constitution.”
Pelosi continued, “This week, the President has admitted to asking the President of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically. The actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the President’s betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections.”
Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer have a resolution ready that states, “… the President of the United States sought to enlist a foreign government to interfere in our democratic process by investigating one of his political rivals — and may have used the withholding of Congressionally-appropriated foreign assistance days earlier as intimidation.”
Biden has jumped on the bandwagon calling for impeachment; The Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday, “Joe Biden will publicly use a Tuesday afternoon press conference to back the impeachment of President Trump if he fails to cooperate with Congress over claims by an intelligence community whistleblower about his dealings with Ukraine.”
A Biden campaign spokesman asserted, “He’s going to make the point that Trump’s latest abuses are on top of all of his prior abuses. He’s going to call on Trump to comply with all of Congress’ outstanding, lawful requests for information — in the Ukraine matter, and in the other investigations — and if Trump does not comply, Congress has no choice but to impeach.”
Late Tuesday, the Trump administration announced that the administration will be releasing the whistleblower complaint and the Inspector General report to Congress.