Three Republican congressmembers are calling for an investigation into the leaks coming from the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia probe.
Per Politico, Lee Zeldin, Mia Love, and John Ratcliffe sent a letter to both Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi about “serious concerns regarding the integrity of investigations” taking place on the House Intel Committee:
Significant evidence that serious leaks have occurred in relation to the HPSCI investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election must be immediately addressed. Members or staff who may have violated rules by leaking sensitive information to the press or other outside entities must be promptly removed from this investigation and proper inquiries undertaken without delay.
In particular, the letter cites leaking of information from the recent closed session with Donald Trump Jr., saying, “This is evidenced in multiple tweets and online articles that contained privileged information that only members or staff present for the interview would have been privy to.”
The letter emphasizes again that any member of the committee who has been leaking information “must no longer serve as part of this investigation.”
Trump Jr. himself praised the three Republicans for “fighting back”:
Nice to see a Republican fighting back for a change. Till this gets resolved why would people engage with these committees voluntarily? When confidential information is leaked during ongoing testimony you have a serious credibility problem. https://t.co/gEgb6L23jB
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 18, 2017
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