Did Trump obstruct justice in the Flynn case? Chaffetz wants to see the Comey memo

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, says that he is "ready" to subpoena a memo written by former FBI Director James Comey in which Comey states that President Trump asked him to drop the Bureau's investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

"If the memo exists, I need to see it and I need to see it right away," Chaffetz told NBC. "We are drafting the necessary paperwork to get the memo so we will find out in a hurry if it's there."

"I do have the ability to unilaterally issue a subpoena if need be," he continued. "Hopefully, if this memo exists, they will turn it over voluntarily and swiftly, but we are writing a request as we speak."

Comey's statement raises questions about whether the president might be guilty of obstruction of justice by interfering with the Flynn investigation.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr (R-NC), however, claims that the burden is on the New York Times, which published portions of the memo, to produce it. The Times replies that it does not have the memo itself, but only obtained quotes from it from Comey's associates.

The letter which Chaffetz has sent to Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe to send him "all memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings referring or relating to communications between Comey and the President" no later than May 24.


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