One day after the Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump revealed classified information to the Russian foreign minister, Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, urged the administration to be forthcoming about the matter.
“As an elected official, I believe it is important for all government officials, especially the President of the United States, to foster a strong level of openness and transparency within our government,” Valadao said in a statement Tuesday. “As we continue to gather the facts regarding the intelligence information shared (with) Russian officials, I encourage this administration to disclose as much information as possible.”
Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District in California, which includes all of Kings County and parts of Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Tulare, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, did not respond to a request for comment. Nunes has been a Trump supporter and served on his transition team. But he stepped aside from leading his committee’s investigation of alleged Russian interference in last year’s presidential election amid an ethics inquiry into his own handling of classified information.