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Letter from Bakaj to Schiff Whistleblower Complaint on Ukraine (Kelly Smith, comp.) [1] (9/25/2019)

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                                                                                       Andrew P. Bakaj, Esq.
                                                                                            Managing Partner

       September 25, 2019


       The Honorable Adam Schiff
       Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
       United States House of Representatives
       Washington, DC 20515

       RE: Response to Committee Request for Intelligence Community Whistleblower to Appear
             Before the Committee

       Dear Chairman Schiff:

       I write in response to your letter dated September 24, 2019. In your letter, you requested that our
       client meet with the Committee following the public testimony of Acting Director Maguire on
       Thursday, September 26, 2019 for a voluntary interview.

       While our client is willing to meet with the Committee if that is determined to be necessary, we have
       yet to be provided with direction on doing so in accordance with appropriate security practices per
       50 U.S.C.  3033(k) (5) (D) (ii)XI1). We have reaffirmed our client's request for direction by
       correspondence to Acting Director Maguire, a copy of which is included as an enclosure.
       Furthermore, we have requested for the Acting Director to process and grant myself, I. Charles
       McCullough, III, and Mark S. Zaid the appropriate security clearances so that legal counsel may be
       in attendance at any meetings with our client. I am sure you can understand that it is imperative that
       a whistleblower, especially one caught up in such a high profile matter involving the President, have
       experienced legal counsel by their side. Your cooperation in ensuring this occurs would help
       facilitate a future meeting or testimony.

       Thank you in advance for your time and attention to this matter. Should you require any further
       information, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


       Andrew P. Bakaj
       Lead Attorney for the Intelligence Community Whistleblower

Enclosures: As stated.

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