GOP House Intel member says whistleblower complaint should be made public

Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikGOP lawmaker: Schiff should be first witness Republicans call to testify in impeachment inquiry Singer Brandi Carlile drops out of Fortune event over Kirstjen Nielsen's appearance GOP lawmakers offer new election security measure MORE (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said the confidential whistleblower complaint concerning Trump's interactions with the leader of Ukraine should be made public immediately. 

Stefanik, who said she does not support impeachment, tweeted her call for the complaint to be released on behalf of "transparency" after reviewing it Wednesday along with House and Senate Intelligence committee members. 

"I do not support impeachment of President Trump. I have just read the whistleblower complaint made available to House Intelligence Committee Members. I believe strongly in transparency and it should be immediately declassified and made public for the American people to read," Stefanik tweeted.

A source familiar with the complaint confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday that it has to do with Trump's communications with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

The White House released a partial transcript of Trump's call with Zelensky that showed he asked the foreign leader to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete MORE, a 2020 front-runner.


The complaint was turned over to Congress on Wednesday afternoon, and some lawmakers were reviewing it. 

It was turned over a day after Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Klobuchar: 'I have seen no reason why' Hunter Biden would need to testify Johnson dismisses testimony from White House officials contradicting Trump as 'just their impression' MORE (D-Calif.) announced the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTop Senate Dem: Officials timed immigration policy around 2020 election Senate fight derails bipartisan drug pricing bills Trump has officially appointed one in four circuit court judges MORE (D-N.Y.) said he was "even more worried" after reading the report. Schumer also called for the complaint to be declassified and released to the public.