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Is the Whistleblower Tied to Biden?
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Well. This is certainly getting interesting.

This week, the Washington Examiner’s Byron York headlined this of the whistleblower:

Whistleblower had ‘professional’ tie to 2020 Democratic candidate.

York reported as follows, bold print for emphasis supplied:

Under questioning from Republicans during last Friday’s impeachment inquiry interview with [The Intelligence Community’s Inspector General Michael] Atkinson, the inspector general revealed that the whistleblower’s possible bias was not that he was simply a registered Democrat. It was that he had a significant tie to one of the Democratic presidential candidates currently vying to challenge President Trump in next year’s election.

“The IG said [the whistleblower] worked or had some type of professional relationship with one of the Democratic candidates,” said one person with knowledge of what was said.

“The IG said the whistleblower had a professional relationship with one of the 2020 candidates,” said another person with knowledge of what was said.

Then President Trump tweeted this on Wednesday. (The “ICIG” is the Intelligence Community Inspector General.)

The Whistleblower has ties to one of my DEMOCRAT OPPONENTS. Why does the ICIG allow this scam to continue?

Now take note of this curious statement in response from the whistleblower’s attorneys, Andrew Bakaj and Mark Zaid, bold print for emphasis supplied:

Our client has spent their entire government career in apolitical, civil servant positions in the Executive Branch. In these positions our client has come into contact with presidential candidates from both parties in their roles as elected officials — not as candidates.


So by the whistleblower’s two lawyers own words we learn that their client — their client identified by the New York Times as a CIA official — “has spent their entire government career in apolitical, civil servant positions in the Executive Branch” serving “elected officials.” There are only two elected officials in the “Executive Branch.” That would be, of course, the president and vice president of the United States.

The charge now is that the whistleblower has ties to a current candidate in the 2020 race — and quite obviously there is only one current Democrat candidate who has been one of the two elected officials in the executive branch of government: former Vice President Joe Biden.

Here are five questions.

  1. Does the vice president already know the identity of the whistleblower?
  2. If so, why is he is hiding it from the American people?
  3. If not, will he be demanding the name of the whistleblower?
  4. Did Joe Biden or anyone associated with either his campaign or his years as senator and vice president have any contact with the whistleblower and his decision to make his allegations against the president?
  5. Will Biden open his Senate and vice presidential papers to the public? As reported in this space, back in July no less than the Washington Post headlined this:

Joe Biden’s Senate records could answer questions about his past actions — but they’re being kept secret.

Indeed they are. Which means it is now impossible to search Biden’s Senate papers, not to mention his vice-presidential papers, which could surface the name of any CIA personnel with whom he had contact — and is now the whistleblower?

This week the former vice president joined the plotters of the coup d’état designed to remove a duly elected president of the United States.

The questions now:

Has he been involved from the beginning?

What did Joe Biden know — and when did he know it?

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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