GOP House Intel member says whistleblower complaint should be made public

Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clash over rules White House appoints GOP House members to advise Trump's impeachment team Lawmakers push back at Pentagon's possible Africa drawdown 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 BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial Sanders wants one-on-one fight with Biden 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 PelosiSekulow indicates White House not interested in motion to dismiss impeachment articles Overnight Health Care: Trump restores funding for Texas program that bars Planned Parenthood | Trump to attend March for Life | PhRMA spent record on 2019 lobbying Key House committee chairman to meet with Mnuchin on infrastructure next week MORE (D-Calif.) announced the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. 

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerCollins walks impeachment tightrope 'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits Biden says he would not engage in witness swap in impeachment trial 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.