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Anonymous Complaint Questions Online Donations for Ukraine Whistleblower’s Legal Fees

November 13, 2019

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The whistleblower’s team disputes the allegations.

An anonymous client of a large national security law firm is calling on the Intelligence Community Inspector General to determine if the Ukraine whistleblower violated federal regulations by accepting donations from a GoFundMe page for his or her legal expenses.

“The most concerning allegation my client believes is that the federal employee under protection and his attorneys apparently have strategically weaponized their alleged whistleblowing activities into a very lucrative money-making enterprise, using a charity incorporated under a different name than the trade name it is used for fund-raising purposes,” said Anthony Gallo, managing partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s New York City office, in a press release on Tuesday. “This would appear to my client to be a clear abuse of the federal employee’s authority and access to classified information.” Gallo sent a complaint letter to Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson on Nov. 8, which was obtained by Fox News.

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