Exclusive: DC Disciplinary Counsel Declines to Investigate Whistleblower Attorney Calling for “Coup” Against Trump

“A COMPLAINT MIGHT BE MOTIVATED BY POLITICAL OPPOSITION”

by Sharon Rondeau

(Feb. 12, 2020) — In November 2019, New York State citizen and “associate member” of the American Bar Association (ABA) Robert Laity filed respective complaints with the ABA in Chicago and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) in Washington, DC alleging “misconduct” on the part of Atty. Mark Zaid, one of three attorneys representing the Intelligence Community “whistleblower” whose August 12 complaint set off the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The whistleblower complaint alleged that Trump had abused the power of his office in a July 25, 2019 telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an accusation both national leaders denied.

Trump was acquitted on both charges last Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, which heard testimony from House Impeachment Managers and Trump’s defense counsel for more than two weeks.

Ten days after Trump’s inauguration, Zaid tweeted that a “coup has started. First of many steps” and “impeachment will follow ultimately,” which Laity cited in his complaints to the ODC and ABA.

Since Trump’s acquittal, several Republican members of Congress have alleged improprieties on the part of the whistleblower, with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman pledging to call him or her to testify in the near future.  Ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes has given Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson until Friday to produce documentation pursuant to several previous requests regarding the whistleblower complaint and rules governing such complaints which may have been altered at a key time in the process.

An initial response from the ODC dated December 30, 2019 informed Laity that “a review” of his complaint would take place over the next 45 days and that he would receive a follow-up communication “after our preliminary inquiry.”

Laity shared with The Post & Email a letter dated February 6, 2020 from the Angela Walker, Staff Attorney at the ODC stating, in part, that “Many members of the D.C. Bar are involved in electoral politics and governmental affairs. From time to time, this Office receives complaints about these public figures. We are sensitive to the possibility that a complaint might be motivated by political opposition to the policies that such public figures advocate or carry out and that our investigation might interfere in the political or governmental process.”

The letter concluded by stating that the Office would not be opening “a full investigation” into Zaid’s conduct based on Laity’s complaint.

On Wednesday morning, Laity responded to Walker, “While I agree that ‘Many members of the D.C. Bar are involved in electoral politics and Governmental affairs’ I would proffer that a very miniscule number of them are involved in or have publicly advocated that a ‘Coup’ against a sitting President ‘has started’ and is in progress.  You inferred in your letter that my complaint may be one ‘motivated by political opposition to the policies that such figures advocate.’  It goes without saying that any reasonable person who claims to be ethical would be opposed to such activity by a member of the Bar. Indeed, advocating a ‘Coup’ against the Government is Sedition and advocating the overthrow of the lawful government.” (Emphasis Laity’s)

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17 Responses to "Exclusive: DC Disciplinary Counsel Declines to Investigate Whistleblower Attorney Calling for “Coup” Against Trump"

  1. Robert Laity   Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 5:15 AM

    Hawaii H2O, Great Video. I enjoyed it. Thanks H!

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  2. Hawaii H2O   Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM

    Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdQKRf63Zfk

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  3. Hawaii H2O   Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6:01 AM

    I’ll let the video do the talking.

    Reply
  4. Spencer Dixon   Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 3:13 AM

    I hear what Thomas W. Arnold is saying, but all these ineligible candidates are running for office RIGHT NOW, and no one is challenging them. How can we expect to be taken seriously if we allow this current crop of ineligible candidates to run for the highest office in the land?

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  5. Bob68   Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:21 PM

    Tom Arnold,
    Thank you for your courage and work on this most important subject. It really does seem like the crimes committed are considered too big to prosecute and even too big to openly and fairly discuss. There is no way the people you mentioned are not aware of the crimes committed and the seriousness of those crimes. They allowed themselves to become complicit and will never do the right thing…….they are protecting themselves and nothing is more important than that. Patriotic American citizens they are not!

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  6. CDR Kerchner (Ret)   Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM

    Off topic but interesting, imo: I just heard a new phrase on the Lou Dobbs show in the interview with Peter Navarro … “Trump Time” to describe the massive speed up to get a vaccine and also treatment drugs for the Corona Virus. I like that term. Hope it catches on … #TrumpTime @realDonaldTrump
    #DonaldTrump

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  7. thomas w arnold   Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Bob68- It will likely never happen. Today, for example, there is NO ONE in our federal government or media (not even William Barr, to whom I sent a copy of the book “THE SICK TREASONOUS TRUTH SURROUNDING BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA,” not even Chief Justice John Roberts or any of his merry men and women on the Supreme Court who have purposefully EVADED the NBC issue, not even FAUX (FOX) NEWS or Rush Limbaugh, etc, etc, etc) who will acknowledge that Obama aka Soetoro is at best undocumented and at worst a foreign-born, radical Manchurian candidate in part groomed by our very own CIA, and constitutionally ineligible TRAITOR. The proof of this has been provided. Here’s how the FBI (Office of the Inspector General, Investigations Division) reacted to my numerous contacts in recent years with them- “This office considers the matters raised in your most recent letter and in previous correspondences to be closed, and we do not intend to exchange further correspondence with you regarding this matter. Accordingly, this office will take no further action regarding your correspondence and considers the matter closed.” When I try to email them now, I get the reply- “You do not have permission to contact us!” To make matters worse, I have reason to suspect that I have been put on their “FBI Watch List.” Mind you that I am a Christian, a military veteran, and a retired law enforcement officer in good standing. Are James Comey and his anti-Trump co-conspirators on any “watch lists!” Sorry for rambling on about things, but I’m totally disgusted by what has been happening in our country over the last decade plus. In fact, I’m at the point of being just about hopeless.

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  8. Bob68   Friday, February 14, 2020 at 5:23 PM

    Thank you Robert Laity. The reason why Obama is protected and why no one in Congress would go after him is Obama’s race-protection and even more significantly their complicity in assisting and allowing Barack Hussein Obama to be sworn-in back in 2009…a violation of their sworn-oath to protect the Constitution. The moment the ineligible, identity fraud con-artist Barack Hussein Obama was allowed to be sworn-in was the beginning of a cover-up which had to last forever. Hillary Clinton was the planned and promised in 2008 after Obama cover and when she failed and Donald Trump the”birther” was elected panic, which had began when it looked as if Trump might be elected….went into overdrive resulting in the multiple coup attempts we have been watching with more on the way. The only way to stop this is to fully reveal and act on The Obama Fraud, a crime which effectively gave America’s government and her military to the enemy.

    Will this happen in President Trump’s second term…or will it never happen?

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  9. JONATHAN DAVID MOOERS   Friday, February 14, 2020 at 9:03 AM

    http://bradmeltzer.com/Nonfiction/The-First-Conspiracy

    In this fascinating book, I learned many things previously covered over by layers of dust:

    1. John Jay, who introduced “natural born Citizen” into the US Constitution, was one of the first “counter intelligence” persons in US history.

    https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/the-founding-fathers-of-american-intelligence/art-1.html

    John Jay was so wary of foreigners and Loyalists and spies sneaking in to take-over our new government that he pushed for “natural born Citizen” in 1787, and again in 1788, as a strong check against presidential INFILTRAITORS.

    John Jay, from what I have read thus far about him, would never allow narrative unidentified stealth-islamists Soetoro-Obama II and Mouth-Off Omar and Trashida Tlaib into Congress, or into The White House.

    New Yorkers John Jay and birther Donald Trump and paralegal Robert C. Laity all have contributed to America’s awareness of the dangers of an UNCHECKED “natural born Citizen” residing inside the White House.

    2. Most readers probably learned about the hanging of Nathan Hale in grade school:
    http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/hale.htm

    But did you know that when Washington learned that one of his own hand-picked bodyguards, Thomas Hickey, was plotting with the British to dispose of Washington, that young soldier was hanged in New York City in front of some 20,000 soldiers and residents?

    https://www.history.com/news/george-washington-bodyguard-assassination-plot

    I never knew of this factoid because if I did, I might have joked about it with my best friends while growing up in Maine, being, the Hickey boys and their fine family.

    So, here is the takeaway today: Founding Fathers, John Jay and Washington et al, were so wary of being hung themselves via treachery (by turn-coats Benedict Arnold, Dr. Church, Thomas Hickey et al), and were so wary of foreigners slipping into the highest office of the newly created, and struggling, US government, that they agreed that the presidency “…shall not be given to, nor devolved on, any but a natural born Citizen.”

    And think of this: if there were “never doubts” 1787- TODAY about any president who is born in USA to US-citizen-parents at time of birth, WHY WOULD ANY SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE PROMOTE AND COVER-UP ANY “natural born Citizen WITH DOUBTS” PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WHO IS KNOWN TO HAVE LESS PRESIDENTIAL ELIGIBILITY THAN HERSELF (being, Nancy Pelosi)?
    ANSWER: selfish Party politics over-rules 221 years (1787- 2008) of cautious nbC Policy!
    https://www.scribd.com/doc/48856102/All-U-S-Presidents-Eligibility-Grandfather-Clause-Natural-Born-Citizen-Clause-or-Seated-by-Fraud

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  10. Robert Laity   Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6:46 AM

    Patricat, Precisely. Obama usurped the Presidency, by fraudulent means, during a time at which the United States was engaged in war. His unauthorized presence in any place wherein the conduct of war was being engaged in constituted espionage. His mendacious false oath of office knowing that he was not eligible to be President constituted treason against the United States in that Obama gave aid and comfort to our enemies during that time of war. Pelosi and McCain were complicit, as were others. They are all, each and every one of them misprisioners of treason,espionage and felony. They are all co-conspirators equally guilty of same. The penalty for such crimes does include the death penalty. This may be the very reason the deep state wants President Trump dead.

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  11. Patricat   Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:07 AM

    This comes from the bureacracy being infiltrated with traitors, and they protect other traitors from prosecution.
    A coup is punishable by hanging, which is what they all deserve.

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  12. Robert Laity   Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 5:25 AM

    Strangely, the Whistleblower was not required to have “Personal knowledge” of his allegations against President Trump, due to a last minute change by the Democrat controlled House of Representatives.

    I don’t know how such a change became law. Since I don’t recall it being signed into law as an amendment to the Intelligence Whistleblower Act. That said, now, when it serves their purpose I was said to have been required to HAVE personal knowledge. There IS a two tiered double standard legal system here in the USA.

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  13. Lloyd Carter   Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11:41 PM

    The response to Mr. Laity reminded me of a time when I heard (hearsay) of a Judge in Montebello, CA say that the Constitution didn’t apply in her court room. I reported it to the Review Board in San Francisco. They reported that since I did not have first hand knowledge they would not investigate and closed the case. They protect their own.

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  14. rick   Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 4:32 PM

    Love the detail. That is where it is at.

    Reply
  15. Steve in Missouri   Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 3:31 PM

    Sue the Barr Association in open court.

    Reply
  16. njlamer   Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 2:18 PM

    ZAID and his co conspirators committed Treason and should be prosecuted ..

    Reply
  17. Dick Grace   Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Lawyers don’t inform on each other, they are too busy suing everyone in sight

    Reply

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