House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has asked the Justice Department’s Inspector General to investigate circumstances surrounding FBI Director James Comey’s firing.
“I request that you expand the scope of your office’s ongoing review of allegations regarding certain actions by the Department of Justice and the FBI in advance of the 2016 election to include the facts and circumstances surrounding the removal of Director Comey,” wrote Chaffetz in a letter to Michael Horowitz.
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. You separately stated “if circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the review.” The recommendation to remove Comey indeed warrants such consideration.
A copy of the letter is included below.