Ahead Of Possible Comey Hearing, Chaffetz Leaving Congress Early

Olive Rios
May 20, 2017

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, a move that calls into question the future of the House Oversight Committee's investigation he promised to lead about President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director and his presidential campaign's ties with Russian Federation.

On Tuesday, Chaffetz demanded that the FBI turn over all documents in its possession concerning communications between President Donald Trump and recently fired FBI Director James Comey.

A top Utah state lawmaker says that U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz is expected to leave office by the end of June. Chaffetz also asked Comey to testify before the House next week.

The New York Times said that during the Oval Office meeting, Trump condemned a series of government leaks to the news media and said the Federal Bureau of Investigation director should consider prosecuting reporters for publishing classified information. In one of these memos, Comey wrote that Trump suggested he drop the agency's investigation into Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Comey was sacked last week as the FBI investigates whether Trump's presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russian Federation to influence the outcome in his behalf. I need to see it sooner rather than later.

Chaffetz said last month that he would not seek re-election in 2018 and that he was considering leaving office early.

Herbert will likely call a special election replace him as the representative for 3rd congressional district, the Deseret News reported.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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