House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz says he will not investigate Michael Flynn after he resigned as National Security Adviser to President Trump on Monday night.
The Hill reports Chaffetz will leave it up to the House Intelligence Committee to pull the Flynn matter into their ongoing investigation of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.
“I think that situation has taken care of itself. I know that the Intel committee is looking into the hacking issue,” Chaffetz told reporters.
“I think he did the right thing stepping down.”
Chaffetz said that sensitive intelligence methods fall to the House Intelligence Committee, rather than his House Oversight Committee.
“It really is the purview of the Intel Committee. They really are the only ones that can look at that type of information, particularly when you’re talking about interactions with a nation-state like that. It’s not something the Oversight Committee can actually look at because sources and methods are the exclusive purview of the Intel Committee,” Chaffetz said.