Kaptur Statement on Whistleblower Complaint

September 20, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukraine Caucus Representatives Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), released the following statement after reports of a whistleblower complaint filed by a member of the Intelligence Community, which is being withheld from Congress in violation of federal law, is said to involve Ukraine:


“Today, press reports indicate that a U.S. intelligence officer’s whistleblower complaint regarding President Trump’s possible breach of national security may involve the nation of Ukraine,” said Rep. Kaptur. “As co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus, I fully support the efforts by Chairman Adam Schiff and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to seek a detailed accounting of the complaint and transcript of the incident(s), and call upon the Speaker and Minority Leader to take all courses of action for appropriate Congressional oversight to obtain the relevant documents and necessary testimony to establish confirmation of fact and circumstance.”


“Following Ukraine’s historic elections and continued democratic struggles, the Ukrainian people deserve our full support. We must know to what extent the President and his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, are using the weight of U.S. foreign policy, including holding critical security assistance, to advance their own narrow personal interests.”


“The American people deserve a government free of malign foreign influence. The American people deserve to know the full truth.”