Move puts confidential witness in jeopardy of being identified
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Government Operations Subcommittee, sent a letter to Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) asking why he provided White House documents related to security clearances to the media without sharing them with Committee members.
Excerpts from the letter:
“By not sharing documents with us, you are depriving us of the opportunity to participate in and be aware of the Committee’s work. Without access to these documents, we cannot determine whether the information in the Axios story is cherry-picked, inaccurate, or out of context.”
“Regrettably, this conduct seems to be part of a larger trend. As the star witness of your first big hearing, you invited Michael Cohen, a convicted liar who then lied to the Committee several times under oath. You accused two respected attorneys of crimes in a public letter, without ever speaking to them first or affording them an opportunity to rebut your accusations. Now, if accurate, you are leaking documents to the media without providing access to the minority. These actions are not indicative of the objective, fact-based oversight you promised.”
Full text of the letter can be viewed here.