WASHINGTON — House Republicans from the Freedom Caucus held a small meeting on Capitol Hill to Tuesday delve into the ongoing investigation of former House IT staffers who performed work for Democratic members.

Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King, Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, and Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry all gathered at a Rayburn Office Building room to talk to three witnesses about the case.

The first witness, Luke Rosiak, a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation who has covered the House IT staffer case extensively, told members in his opening statement, “There has been substantial misinformation put into the public realm about this matter, both maximizing it and minimizing it.”

He later stated, “This misinformation, in both directions, has flourished as a result of an extraordinary level of silence from official channels surrounding the falsified billing and cybersecurity breaches on Capitol Hill. There are reasons to suspect that this secrecy is not because vigorous action is being taken behind the scenes.”