Grassley says whistleblower should be heard out

The Iowa senator is a longtime advocate for whistleblowers and the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Posted: Oct 1, 2019 11:05 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump (all times local):

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says a whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine "ought to be heard out and protected" and his or her requests for confidentiality should be respected.

Trump said Monday that "we're trying to find out" the whistleblower's identity even though the person is protected by the Whistleblower Protection Act.

Some Republicans have criticized the whistleblower for relying in part on information from White House aides. Grassley says such second-hand information "should not be rejected out of hand."

Grassley says "no one should be making judgments or pronouncements without hearing from the whistleblower first and carefully following up on the facts."

The Iowa senator is a longtime advocate for whistleblowers and the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 24°
Albert Lea
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 25°
Austin
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 25°
Charles City
Clear
32° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 21°
Feels Like: 24°
Rochester
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 20°
Mild weekend. Snow Tuesday
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Section boy's hockey highlights from Saturday

Image

Sean 2/22 2

Image

Section 1A wrestling finals

Image

Rochester Salvation Army thanks community

Image

Section 1AA wrestling finals

Image

Recognizing law enforcement on Arik Matson Day

Image

Section 1AAA wrestling finals

Image

Sean Weather 2/22

Image

Sports Overtime highlights part two

Image

Hayfield High School Donkey Basketball

Community Events