The Russia Connection

Chaffetz Requests Broader DOJ IG Investigation, and Flynn Receives a Subpoena

By Quinta Jurecic
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 9:10 PM

Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Jason Chaffetz has requested that the Inspector General for the Department of Justice broaden the scope of an ongoing internal investigation into FBI Director James Comey's handing of the Clinton email investigation to include the circumstances surrounding Comey's dismissal.

Additionally, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner have announced that the committee has issued a subpoena requesting documents from former national security advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn on the matter of the committee's investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election.

The statements are available here, here, and below.

WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, announced that Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today issued a subpoena for former National Security Advisor Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. The subpoena requests documents relevant to the Committee’s investigation into Russian interference with the 2016 election. The Committee first requested these documents in an April 28, 2017 letter to Lieutenant General Flynn, but he declined, through counsel, to cooperate with the Committee’s request.