Whistleblower Attorney Mark Zaid Criticized for Poor Track-record

Mark Zaid Should Not Represent the White House Whistleblower
Carlos Hermosillo | @broofbros1

Mark Zaid, the DC lawyer who successfully sued Libya for $2.7 billion, is now the prime attorney for the Eric Ciaramella scandal. Zaid was named a top-rated lawyer from 2009-2019 by SuperLawyers for his work. Recently, he has defended whistleblowers, while books and other manuscripts go through the pre-publication and classification review process.

Mr. Zaid is behind the James Madison Project, which aims to “promote government accountability and the reduction of secrecy”. He also heads the Whistleblower Aid Organization, which John Kiriakou (the CIA officer who admitted to the public the horrific US torture scandal) has warned whistleblowers against. Many whistleblowers, however, that have dealt with Zaid, have expressed concerns over his work. Their opinions differ from the public view of the notorious lawyer.

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BREAKING: Conor McGregor Reportedly Offered €1 Million-plus to Alleged Rape Victim

Carlos Hermosillo | @broofbros1

The Irish Sun reports that an offer was made to a woman to withdraw sexual assault allegations made against an athlete. It adds that the woman, who made accusations in December of 2018, rejected the offer.

The report also says that they “understand” that “the sports personality is preparing a second offer in a bid to compensate the woman in the hope that it doesn’t go to court”.

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Conor McGregor Faces Two Sexual Assault Investigations

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Carlos Hermosillo | @broofbros1

On Monday, Irish police seized CCTV camera footage, after a woman made a formal complaint against Conor McGregor, alleging sexual assault. The Irish Sun reported that footage shows them walking to a car where the accuser claims that she was forced to perform oral sex.

A few hours after the woman filed the complaint, the vehicle that the athlete was in was stopped by police. Clothing and the vehicle were then seized for forensic examination.

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Spain Jails Catalan Leaders Amid Protests

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Carlos Hermosillo | @broofbros1

Spain’s Supreme Court ruled on Monday that nine leaders of the Catalan independence movement are to serve between nine to thirteen years in jail.  The sentence was due to their involvement in a 2017 referendum, later ruled illegal, that was an attempt at gaining independence from Spain.

Catalonia’s former regional president, Carles Puigdemont, is still on the run from Spanish authorities who have issued a new warrant for his arrest.

After the jail sentences were announced, the protesters led by the group called Tsunami Democratic were reinvigorated and began mass-targeting key locations. Train tracks that connect Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital, to France were blocked by tires, and the Barcelona International Airport experienced delays and the cancellation of more than 100 flights.

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