Whistleblower’s Attorney Cheered on ‘Coup’ Against President Trump in 2017: ‘We Will Get Rid of Him’
Mark Zaid, who is one of the attorneys currently representing the anonymous anti-Trump whistleblower, cheered on the “coup” against President Donald Trump in 2017 in one of many social media posts written against the President.
He Tweeted it more than once.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 6, 2019
“It’s very scary. We will get rid of him, and this country is strong enough to survive even him and his supporters. We have to,” Zaid tweeted in July 2017. Attorney Robert Barnes noted Zaid’s connections to infamous pizza partier and Clinton operative John Podesta as well.
He also bragged about his connections to John Podesta with an organization he set up for litigation.
— Robert Barnes (@barnes_law) November 6, 2019
Zaid has a clear partisan vendetta against President Trump going back many years. He was even fishing for plaintiffs for a lawsuit against the Trump hotel in Washington D.C. over supposedly unfair competitive practices.
“The unfair competition becomes, when Donald Trump became president, he has exploited his use of the presidency, of the Oval Office. … to send business to the hotel. … We identified this as a cause of action, and we were looking for a plaintiff, and we finally found this one restaurant that was willing,” Zaid said about his junk lawsuit that was ultimately dismissed by the courts in 2018.
Showing his desperation to destroy President Trump, Zaid pleaded with celebrities such as Cher, Nancy Sinatra, Debra Messing and Rob Reiner to help him publicize his whistleblower law firm with the hopes of recruiting members of the federal government to disclose secrets to damage the President. He also called for CIA employees “to lawfully challenge” Trump with his help shortly after he won the presidency.
Zaid’s partner, Andrew Bakaj, previously worked in the offices of Sens. Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton before he went on to represent the anti-Trump whistleblower:
Former CIA official Andrew Bakaj, who once worked at Hillary Clinton’s office while she was a Senator, is representing the whistle-blower who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky…
Bakaj was influential in crafting regulations regarding whistle-blowers while serving in the administration of former President Barack Obama…
He started his career working under influential former Democratic lawmakers. Bakaj served as an intern for the late former Sen. Daniel Moynihan (D-NY), then as an intern under Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and then he worked under Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY).
Curiously, Bakaj also interned at the US Embassy in the Ukraine, showing that he has ties to the country that is under the microscope right now for President Trump’s reported communication with their leader about Joe Biden’s dealings.
The fix is in, and Trump’s suggestions of a treasonous plot to upend his presidency are starting to look rather spot on.