“We are surprised by your announcement that the committees will not receive testimony from the anonymous intelligence community employee whose complaint initiated the so-called impeachment inquiry,” the GOP lawmakers wrote on Wednesday in a letter to Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, a California Democrat.
President Donald Trump has demanded that the whistle-blower be questioned in public. The Republican lawmakers argued that the committees involved in the inquiry have information that contradicts some of the whistleblower’s assertions, and they demand in the letter that the whistle-blower be made available for testimony.
The three top Republicans on the Intelligence, Oversight and Reform, and Foreign Affairs committees, which are, respectively, Devin Nunes of California, Jim Jordan of Ohio, and Michael McCaul of Texas.
Patrick Boland, a Schiff spokesman, declined to comment Wednesday night.