Chaffetz says he has his 'subpoena pen ready' for Comey memo

Jason Chaffetz (Photo: KUTV)

The Republican chairman of the House oversight committee says he plans to demand that the Justice Department turn over all memos written by former FBI Director James Comey concerning his past meetings with President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, tells The Associated Press he is taking action because of a memo Comey wrote detailing how Trump asked him to shut down a federal investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Chaffetz says the memo raises concerns "about improper interference placed on an active investigation."

He says he has ordered staffers to draft a letter to Justice Department officials seeking Comey's memos. The letter is expected Tuesday night.

Chaffetz says he will use the authority of a congressional subpoena if necessary.

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