State Dept. Inspector General To Have 'Urgent' Ukraine Briefing On Capitol Hill
The State Department’s inspector general is expected to hold a briefing with staffers from several House and Senate committees on Wednesday, according to ABC News.
The briefing involves “documents obtained from the department’s Office of the Legal Adviser concerning documents related to the State Department and Ukraine,” sources familiar with the briefing told the news outlet.
State Department Inspector General Steve Linick will lead the briefing, according to the report, though details surrounding the meeting remain unclear.
ABC noted that the timing of the briefing, which comes during a congressional recess, is unusual and indicates it is likely connected to the whistleblower complaint.
That complaint, filed by a member of the intelligence community, alleges — among other things — that State Department officials assisted President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, by connecting him with Ukraine officials as he sought to have the country investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
ABC said neither the State Department inspector general’s office nor the committees involved with the briefing immediately responded to a request for comment.