Rep. Jackie Speier hints at ‘violation of law’ as she leaves whistleblower hearing: ‘A very grave situation’
California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier blasted the Trump administration on Thursday after it refused to turn over information about a whistleblower.
In a five-hour closed-door hearing on Thursday, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community reportedly refused to hand over information about a whistleblower, who allegedly felt a duty to report on President Donald Trump’s connections with a foreign leader.
“We’ve got a very grave situation on our hands,” Speier was quoted as saying. “He is answering some questions not on the specific subject matter but it’s deeply troubling.”
Speier suggested that the Trump administration has committed a “violation of the law.”
Rep @JackieSpeier, emerging from closed hearing, says on record what NYT reported earlier: that the IG has been unw… https://t.co/FK2eBfkphA— Nicholas Fandos (@Nicholas Fandos) 1568911834.0
“He is answering some questions not on the specific subject matter but it’s deeply troubling,” Rep Jackie Speier ju… https://t.co/znia2H4qYf— Alex Moe (@Alex Moe) 1568912070.0
Intel member @JackieSpeier leaving the whistleblower briefing says “I think we've got a very grave situation on our… https://t.co/0zMHSYvyHl— Sam Brodey (@Sam Brodey) 1568912134.0
Dem Rep. Quigley says IC IG has not concerned basic details of whistleblower complaint. Says it is - his belief - t… https://t.co/6VbWZU9UfV— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia Beavers) 1568912128.0