Former Vice President Joe Biden had a professional tie with the whistleblower who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump alleging he improperly pressured Ukraine’s leader to investigate a political rival, reports The Washington Examiner.
The whistleblower was a CIA officer who was “detailed to the National Security Council at one point,” per a New York Times report.
Additionally, Michael Atkinson, the Intelligence Community’s inspector general, wrote in an Aug. 26 letter to Congress that the whistleblower showed “some indicia of an arguable political bias ... in favor of a rival political candidate."
A retired CIA officer told the Examiner, “from everything we know about the whistleblower and his work in the executive branch then, there is absolutely no doubt he would have been working with Biden when he was vice president."
A former Trump administration official told the Examiner Biden’s work on foreign affairs during his time as vice president brought him into close proximity with the whistleblower.
“This person, after working with Biden, may feel defensive towards him because he feels [Biden] is being falsely attacked. Maybe he is even talking to Biden’s staff,” the former official said. “Maybe it is innocent, maybe not.”
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