Chaffetz asks Department of Justice to investigate Comey’s firing

Rep. Jason Chaffetz has asked the Department of Justice’s Inspector General to look into the “findings and circumstances” surrounding President Donald Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

Chaffetz sent a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz asking him to review Comey’s firing as well as actions by the FBI and DOJ ahead of the 2016 election.

From Roll Call:

“You stated previously that your work includes an examination of whether Comey’s public communications and notifications to Congress about the Clinton investigation comported with Justice Department and FBI policies and procedures,” Chaffetz wrote.


“You separately stated ‘if circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.’” Chaffetz wrote. “The recommendation to remove Comey indeed warrants such consideration.”

Chaffetz has announced he’s not running for re-election in 2018.