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1/On @FoxNews last night @IngrahamAngle said of me in my #whistleblower case: "His lawyer Mark Zaid who's represented Schumer and Hillary by the way." 

To use coined phrase: FAKE NEWS!

Let's explore. Because, seriously, facts matter.

2/To be clear, at no time have I ever represented Senator Schumer or Secretary Clinton. Ever. Never.
3/No doubt @IngrahamAngle's folks completely confused & conflated me w/my co-counsel @AndrewBakaj.

Andrew - when he was 19/20 & in college - interned w/ Senators Schumer & Clinton. Almost 20 years ago.

I worked for UK Tory Govt when I was 20. What actually does that reveal?
4/ The partisans are trying to smear the legal team as some liberal opposition. We are anything but that. I've never been anything other than registered Independent & proud of it.

We pursue the rule of law.
5/Now I have rep'd Members of Congress. Two GOP & one DEM. All on #FOIA matters.

Late Walter Jones (R-NC) & late Lane Evans (D-IL) are publicly known as both were litigated cases.
6/I also sued late John Murtha (D-PA) in defamation case re: #Haditha.

That case will adversely impact any effort by @RudyGiuliani to sue Members of Congress.

7/ What other facts reveal I'm a partisan liberal?

I rep'd @GOP (RNC) in its efforts involving @HillaryClinton's e-mails. @nytimes reported I was part of opposition machine!

Reality: I was the #FOIA expert

8/As the @ABAesq Journal wrote nearly 20 years ago early in my legal career, I'm a "gadfly" that's out to "pierce the sides of suit jackets bearing both elephants and donkeys on the lapels."

I go after every Administration, regardless of who holds political office or party.
9/In fact, I worked closely w/@DevinNunes on #Benghazi case when I rep'd 5 amazing CIA heroes (#whistleblowers) whose story recounted in book/film "13 Hours". Cong Nunes was steadfast supporter. @TGowdySC was also during chairmanship of investigation.

10/ I've testified before Congress on #whistleblowers, #warcrimes, #classifiedleaks, #anthraxvaccine & #polygraphs.

Sometimes I was the DEM witness. Sometimes I was the GOP witness.

Regardless, I testified about topic within my expertise & testimony would be same either way.
11/I also do or have represented many media outlets & reporters in #FOIA cases. They run spectrum of ideology & include: @DailyCaller, @MSNBC, @WSJ, @USATODAY, @thedailybeast & @politico.

The goal is transparency. Obtain govt documents for public to review and assess.
12/I understand @jaketapper at @CNN reported my client's pol bias, as stated in @ODNIgov IG memo, was nothing more than #whistleblower registered Democrat. We won't comment on identifying info but if true, give me a break! Bias? Seriously? Most ppl are.

END/Our representation is to ensure #whistleblower laws followed properly & client is protected from reprisal - from anyone. They have been, as acknowledged repeatedly by @ODNIgov & ICIG, both #Trump appointees.

Partisanship not involved. Don't let anyone argue differently.
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