‘Whistleblower’ lawyer bragged about getting security clearance for ‘guys who had child porn issues’

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The attorney representing the Ukraine call whistleblower is under fire again for once boasting that he could get security clearances for men who “had child porn issues.”

Mark Zaid, the lawyer for the whistleblower whose complaint about President Trump’s call with the Ukraine president sparked the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, boasted about his ability on Twitter last year.

“I’ve gotten clearances for guys who had child porn issues,” Zaid tweeted in response to an article about how an alleged domestic abuser was granted clearance.

The resurfaced tweet earned Zaid a fresh round of criticism on Twitter.

The attorney spoke with Daily Caller, a news website he once represented, to elaborate on his comments.

“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,” Zaid told Daily Caller. “Every time I prevail in a case, the USGOVT determines it is in the national security interests of our country to grant these individuals access to classified information.”

Zaid came under fire for past Twitter remarks earlier this week as even the president blasted the “sleaze-ball” attorney for the whistleblower and the predictions of a “coup” he made years ago.

The attorney had tweeted multiple impeachment-related posts going back to 2017, remarking that a “coup has started” and that “impeachment will follow ultimately” in January 2017 and vowed two years ago, “We will get rid of him [Trump].”

“Can you believe this?” Trump asked during a Louisiana campaign rally, holding a printout of a Fox News article about the tweets. “Just came out. It’s a disgrace. These people are bad people. They rip the guts out of our country.”

Speaking with reporters on Friday, the president suggested the vocal anti-Trump attorney should  be “sued, maybe for treason.”

“So the whistleblower is a disgrace to our country,” Trump said before departing the White House.

“And the whistleblower, because of that, should be revealed. And his lawyer, who said the worse things possibly two years ago, he should be sued and maybe for treason. Maybe for treason, but he should be sued. His lawyer is a disgrace,” he said, referring to Zaid.

Twitter users not only slammed Zaid for his security clearance comments from a year ago, they blasted him for his remarks to Daily Caller defending is actions.

 

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