Ukraine Whistleblower’s Attorney Advertises Crowdfunding Donations As Tax Deductible
The whistleblower sounding the alarm on the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is raising red flags after a complaint was filed last week to the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), according to documents exclusively obtained by Fox News.
The complaint alleges that the whistleblower received donations unlawfully as a current intelligence official and that some of those donations could be traced to a “foreign citizen or agent of a foreign government.”
The GoFundMe page, started by the whistleblower’s lawyers to “help support the Intelligence Community Whistleblower raise funds,” raised $227,000 in anonymous online donations from nearly 6,000 individuals, according to the report.
— Andrew P. Bakaj (@AndrewBakaj) September 26, 2019
The whistleblower’s legal team was heavily advertising the crowdfunding campaign on social media. In a tweet posted on September 25, Andrew Bakaj, one of the whistleblower’s attorneys, advertised donations as “tax deductible.”
The individual sounding off on the fundraising page remains anonymous, according to the complaint filed by his or her legal team at Tully Rinckey PLLC.
‘It’s whistleblower-on-whistleblower,’ Tully Rinckey PLLC managing partner Anthony Gallo said.