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Letter from Bakaj to Nunes re: Whistleblower Written Testimony Whistleblower Complaint on Ukraine (Kelly Smith, comp.) 1 (11/6/2019)

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    November   6, 2019

    The  Honorable Devin Nunes
    Ranking  Member, House  Permanent  Select Committee on Intelligence
    United States House of Representatives
    Washington,  DC  20515

    RE:  Intelligence Community   Whistleblower  Written Testimony

    Dear  Ranking Member  Nunes:

    On  November   2, 2019, Mark Zaid, communicated directly to you, as the Ranking Member of the
    House  Permanent  Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI or Committee), our offer to have
    our Intelligence Community Whistleblower client respond in writing, under oath, and under penalty
    of perjury to Republican questions. Mr. Zaid communicated that our client will respond to

        ... any written questions you have to the whistleblower. So long as the questions do not
        seek identifying information, regarding which we will not provide, or are otherwise
        inappropriate, I will ensure you receive timely answers.

    Mr. Zaid ensured members  of the Committee's Minority senior staff were formally and timely
    notified of that offer as well.

    Of  course, as you know, we had already offered to the full Committee this same opportunity by
    letter dated October 8, 2019, a copy of which is included as an enclosure. Our recent invitation,
    however, was specifically to ensure the Minority was not in any way shut out of the process. As
    Mr. Zaid wrote to you, Being a whistleblower is not a partisan job nor is impeachment an objective.
    That is not our role.

    We  have, unfortunately, seen reporting that some of your colleagues saw this as a ploy to put up a
    bipartisan front on the Sunday television shows without any expectation to follow through.
    Additionally, it was reported that it's not a sincere attempt by the whistleblower to answer
    questions but rather a political stunt.' You and Mr. Zaid have worked closely together on
    numerous  matters, particularly when he was protecting the Benghazi whistleblowers, especially from
    perceived attacks from Democrats. You were their strongest and most devoted ally. Based on both
    your many  professional, as well as personal, interactions, we cannot fathom you agree with the


    1 Madison Dibble, 'Sunday narrative ambush': Republcans say whistleblower's offer to answer GOP questions isn't sincere,
    WASHINGTON  EXAMINER (Nov. 3, 2019) https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/sunday-narrative-ambush-
    republicans-say-whistleblowers-offer-to-answer-gop-questions-isnt-sincere.

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