The anonymous U.S. intelligence official accusing President Donald Trump of improperly asking the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden’s family has a legal team that runs a group offering financial help to fired whistleblowers, one of them had worked for Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).

The whistleblower will be represented by attorney Andrew Bakaj, a former CIA officer and veteran national security defense attorney Mark Zaid who along with John Tye, founded a nonprofit organization Whistleblower Aid that offers legal representation to fired whistleblowers, according to the Washington Examiner.

Whistleblower Aid launched in 2017, eight months after President Trump took office, is controversial among lawyers and critics who accused it of violating attorney ethics.

“We want to advise people what to do, whether it’s going to Congress, or an inspector general or Robert Mueller,” Tye said while asserting that “is not a partisan effort.”

Andrew Bakaj, who recently has worked as an official in the CIA and Pentagon specializing in whistleblower and security clearances, interned for Schumer in 2001 and for Hillary Clinton in the fall of the same year, according to Bakaj’s LinkedIn page, as reported the Federalist.

Bakaj, the official’s lead attorney, is himself a former intelligence community whistleblower. While working as an attorney at the CIA inspector general’s office in 2014, Bakaj reported an apparent cover-up to the intelligence community’s inspector general and then faced retaliation and an administrative suspension. He and Zaid are listed as being “of counsel” at each others’ law firms according to Washington Examiner.

Schumer and Clinton, who are outspoken critics of President Trump’s policies, have for years called for the impeachment to oust the president.

“I’m in favor of moving toward impeachment,” Hillary Clinton told People Magazine. “This latest behavior around Ukraine, trying to enlist the president of Ukraine in a plot to undermine former Vice President Biden or lose the military aide he needs to defend against Trump’s friend, Vladimir Putin—if that’s not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what is.”

The unknown whistleblower, who lodged a complaint with the inspector general for the intelligence community, has admitted to not having firsthand knowledge of the conversations between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart.

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