UPDATED 3:50 PM PST – Friday, October 11, 2019
New details are painting a clearer picture of the controversial whistleblower and their perceived motive. A Friday report revealed that an associate of the former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, helped the whistleblower with their complaint.
Charles McCullough is the attorney who assisted Andrew Bakaj at the beginning of the process. He was previously the inspector general of the Intelligence Community during the Clinton email scandal. Critics of the complaint say it makes sense why his former employer has been praising the complaint.
After leaving the government in 2017, James Clapper became a national security analyst for CNN. He is allegedly responsible for perpetuating fake news surrounding foreign involvement in the 2016 Election. Before that, he lied to Congress about government surveillance, claiming that the U.S. did “not wittingly” collect data on millions of Americans.
McCullough now works at Compass Rose Legal Group and is no longer involved in representing the whistleblower. Bakaj, the former staffer for Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton, remains on-board.