The 2020 Democratic candidate with whom the CIA whistle-blower had a professional tie is Joe Biden, according to intelligence officers and former White House officials.
Lawyers for the whistle-blower said he had worked only in the executive branch. The Washington Examiner has established that he is a career CIA analyst who was detailed to the National Security Council at the White House and has since left. On Sept. 26, the New York Times reported that he was a CIA officer. On Oct. 4, the newspaper added that he was detailed to the National Security Council at one point.