Whistleblower’s Attorney Boasted of Getting Security Clearance for ‘Guys Who Had Child Porn Issues’; Impeachment Witness Undercut Steele Dossier in Bombshell Testimony

By The Blaze. Mark Zaid — a lawyer representing the whistleblower whose complaint catapulted House Democrats’ impeachment probe against President Donald Trump — is under fire for boasting on Twitter last year that he successfully helped “guys who had child porn issues” gain security clearances from the U.S. government.

In reaction to a Slate article questioning how an alleged domestic abuser was granted clearance, Zaid bragged, “I’ve gotten clearances for guys who had child porn issues.” . . .

The Daily Caller reached out to Zaid regarding the comment ,and the attorney elaborated: “I have represented numerous individuals who have all sorts of issues involving their security clearances, including allegations of child porn, which turn out to be rarely true,” he explained. “Every time I prevail in a case, the USGOVTP determines it is in the national security interests of our country to grant these individuals access to classified information.”

This is the second time in a week Zaid has faced scrutiny for resurfaced Twitter comments, as they trickle in amid the lawyer’s high-profile representation of the anonymous whistleblower at the heart of the House Democrats’ impeachment of the president.

Earlier in the week, Fox News published a series of tweets from Zaid made soon after the president took office, where the lawyer called for a “coup” and “rebellion” against the commander in chief. (Read more from “Whistleblower’s Attorney Boasted of Getting Security Clearance for ‘Guys Who Had Child Porn Issues'” HERE)

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Impeachment Witness Undercut Steele Dossier in Bombshell Testimony

By Daily Caller. A former White House official who Democrats consider a key witness in their impeachment inquiry told lawmakers in October that she believed Russians likely planted disinformation about President Donald Trump with dossier author Christopher Steele.

Fiona Hill, who served as the White House’s top adviser on Russia affairs until July, told lawmakers she was “shocked” to find out that Steele, a former MI6 officer, was the author of the dossier. That’s in large part because when she had met with Steele in the years leading up to his dossier work, he was “constantly try to drum up business.”

Hill, who was deposed in the impeachment inquiry on Oct. 14, said Steele’s eagerness to obtain work made him vulnerable to Russian disinformation.

“Because if you also think about it, the Russians would have an ax to grind against him given the job that he had previously. And if he started going back through his old contacts and asking about, that would be a perfect opportunity for people to feed some kind of misinformation,” said Hill, who was a scholar at the Brookings Institution until she joined the Trump administration.

Hill said she was not aware of the dossier until a colleague showed it to her day before BuzzFeed published it on Jan. 10, 2017. (Read more from “Impeachment Witness Undercut Steele Dossier in Bombshell Testimony” HERE)

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