FBI Director James Comey

Democrats Ask DAG Rosenstein for Details on Sessions' Involvement in Comey Firing

By Quinta Jurecic
Friday, May 12, 2017, 11:52 AM

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah Cummings and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers have sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein requesting a report on the role of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, citing Sessions' commitment to recuse himself from investigations into "any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States." The letter is available here and below.

Yesterday, Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee requested that the Department of Justice Inspector General begin an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Comey's firing. That letter is available here and below as well. Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz previously requested that the Inspector General expand the existing investigation into Comey's handling of the Clinton email investigation into Comey's dismissal.