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Ukraine whistleblower has never worked for a political candidate: Lawyers rebut Trump team’s attacks

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On Wednesday, Axios reported that attorneys representing the intelligence community whistleblower at the heart of the Ukraine scandal are pushing back on a key line of attack from President Donald Trump’s defenders: that the whistleblower is somehow a politically connected person out for revenge on Trump.

This pushback comes after reporting that the whistleblower had “some type of professional relationship” with one of the Democratic candidates for president.

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The whistleblower, they wrote, did indeed work with one of the candidates, but not in a political capacity, and has “come into contact with presidential candidates from both parties in their roles as elected officials – not as candidates.”

They added that the whistleblower “voluntarily provided relevant career information” to the intelligence community inspector general and that the complaint was found to be “urgent and credible.”

“[T]he whistleblower is not the story,” they wrote. “To date, virtually every substantive allegation has been confirmed by other sources. For that reason the identity of the whistleblower is irrelevant.”


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It’s Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: Associate Press reports former VP has clinched the DNC nomination

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The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.

"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."

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Trump retweets right-wing video attacking George Floyd’s character — hours after calling it a ‘great day’ for Floyd

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On Friday, President Donald Trump retweeted a video from right-wing commentator Glenn Beck, which appeared to question the wisdom of calling George Floyd a "hero" — and concurring with Black GOP commentator Candace Owens, who said it "sickens me" he is being "held up as a martyr."

Disgusting. pic.twitter.com/JCJWEFYZww

— David Gura (@davidgura) June 6, 2020

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