Whistleblower's Attorney Sends Cease And Desist Letter To White House

Headline Roundup November 8th, 2019

The attorney for the anonymous Ukraine whistleblower sent a cease and desist letter to the White House Thursday night. The letter, addressed to White House counsel Pat A. Cipollone, rebukes the president's language on the Ukraine issue and overall, saying that Trump's conduct "fall[s] well beneath the dignity of the office." These letters usually precede litigation, when the requests of the letter are not complied with. The attached story via Axios has a full copy of the letter.

Whistleblower's Attorney Sends Cease And Desist Letter To White House

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The Ukraine whistleblower's lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday, saying President Trump's rhetoric puts his client and the intelligence community in danger.

Why it matters: Trump and his allies have called on the whistleblower to come forward and some, including Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., have publicly stated the whistleblower's alleged identity, which has been promoted among right-wing media.

What he's saying: The lawyer, Andrew Bakaj, pointed to multiple incidents, including one in September when Trump said the whistleblower was "almost a spy"...

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An attorney for the Ukraine whistleblower sent a letter to the White House on Thursday warning President Trump against publicly criticizing his client.

In the letter obtained by CNN and posted on its site, Andrew Bakaj told White House Counsel Pat Cipollone that Mr. Trump might bear responsibility “should anyone be physically harmed as a result of his, or his surrogates’, behavior.”

Mr. Trump has repeatedly attacked the person who complained to an inspector-general about the president’s phone call to his Ukrainian opposite number, calling him a coward and a...

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(CNN) - A lawyer for the Ukraine whistleblower, whose complaint document triggered the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, has sent a letter to the White House warning the President to "cease and desist" attacking his client.

"I am writing out of deep concern that your client, the President of the United States, is engaging in rhetoric and activity that places my client, the Intelligence Community Whistleblower, and their family in physical danger," Andrew Bakaj wrote to White House counsel Pat Cipollone in a Thursday letter obtained by CNN's...

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