Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, defended the laws protecting a whistleblower's identity today.
Grassley's defense of the law comes after President Trump tweeted that the whistleblower "must be brought forward to testify."
“The law protects the whistleblower,” Grassley told reporters of Trump’s remarks about the whistleblower’s identity. “I’m an advocate for whistleblowing and passed all these whistleblower protection laws, so I can only say we have to go by what the law says.”
Grassley said he wants to make sure the law is followed.
“A person like me that has advocated for whistleblowers for a long period of time, including this whistleblower, I want maximum protection for whistleblowers," he said.
Grassley said he hasn’t discussed the matter with Trump, adding that he'd only talk about it with the President "if he asked me to discuss it with him."