Rep. Mia Love joined two other Republican members of Congress who want to know how the press got ahold of “privileged information” leaked from a closed-door interview of Donald Trump Jr. earlier this month.
Love along with Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe and New York Rep. Lee Zeldin sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging them to investigate how information from Trump’s interview, which was part of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, was made public.
In their letter, the Republican lawmakers urged House leaders to remove any member of the Intelligence panel found to have violated committee rules, while also advocating for “appropriate disciplinary action” for staff members found leaking such information.
“Significant evidence that serious leaks have occurred in relation to the [House Intelligence Committee] investigation into alleged Russian meddling of the 2016 election must be immediately addressed,” the trio said in a statement.
“Members or staff who may have violated rules by leaking sensitive information to the press or other outside entities must be promptly removed from this investigation and proper inquiries undertaken without delay,” they urged, while underscoring the importance of the committee’s “integrity” being preserved.
Trump Jr.’s lawyer said his client was assured the interview would remain confidential, but word leaked to media outlets, most notably CNN.