Mark Waid's Lawyer, Mark Zaid, is Representing the Trump Whistleblower

It's curious to see the connections comic books can make. Mark Zaid, the lawyer representing the similarly-named Mark Waid in his defence against charges of tortious interference and defamation made by Richard Meyer over the publication, or not, of his comic book Jawbreakers, has quite a few other cases to take his attention.

Including being co-counsel to lead counsel Andrew Bakaj, former CIA officer who are representing the whistleblower making charges against President Donald Trump that may lead to impeachment proceedings.  Zaid told The Washingtonian, he was brought in after the representation first came to Bakaj as a "a typical case referral" with Zaid telling them about Bakej "he actually wrote the CIA's internal rules on whistleblowing. He's one of the best people suited for this representation… He has some of the most worthwhile experience of any whistleblower lawyer ever. I've been doing it 2.5 times as long, but the experience he has from the inside is so valuable and makes such a difference." As to the whistleblower, he stated that he hoped that would never come out. " If the whistleblower can remain anonymous and the allegations are investigated properly, it means the system worked."

And he's even helping publicise the funding of the whistleblower's legal fund…


This comes out as Bleeding Cool has learned that Marvel pulled Mark Waid's Captain America essay from Marvel Comics #1000 while it was literally at the presses, seen as too negative concerning the current Trump administration, and in the light that Marvel chair is a personal friend of Trump, one of his largest donors and part of the Trump administration.

Somewhere someone is drawing a chalk diagram on a blackboard. And people say the contents of comics are too political…

Here's a look at that complaint in full.



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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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