WASHINGTON—Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Government Ethics said Wednesday he plans to testify on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary panel.
Bob Goodlatte, the Virginia Republican, will speak to the panel Wednesday afternoon, his office confirmed.
Goodlatte has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration’s ethics enforcement, and was a leading advocate for the impeachment of former President Richard Nixon.
The former attorney general will join three other Republicans on the committee, who are investigating Trump’s business holdings, including a $1 billion project to build a wall on the Mexican border.
The committee is examining ethics violations and other issues related to Trump’s presidency, including whether he broke the law in his dealings with foreign governments.
Goodaltte has not been publicly named a witness, and his name was not on a list of names released Wednesday.
The panel’s subpoena of Goodlattes business interests, and other subpoenas that were issued in connection with the committee’s investigation, has not yet been revealed.
Democrats on the panel have said they are concerned about Goodlatts financial disclosures.
Goodlats financial disclosures, which were released earlier this month, show that he has donated more than $500,000 to Democrats in the last two decades.
Goodllats campaign finance reports show that in 2018 he donated $1,500 to Democrats, including $100,000 in the primary and general election.
Goodlowt’s office has denied that the money was a donation to help him win reelection.
He did not return a request for comment.
Trump has not responded to Goodlatt’s remarks.
Goodlatty’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.