SHOW ME THE MEMO – House Panel Asks Comey to Testify Next Wednesday
Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced that former FBI Director, James Comey was asked to testify in a hearing next Wednesday at 9:30 AM EST.
Chaffetzs also noted that he still needs to speak with Comey because he ‘evidently has a new number’.
The New York Times reported that McCabe was also asked to hand over any related documents including the ‘Comey memo‘:
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday invited Mr. Comey to testify in both open and closed-door hearings, offering him the opportunity to address reports Mr. Trump asked him to scuttle the investigation into Mr. Flynn.
The committee also requested that Andrew McCabe, the acting F.B.I. director, hand over any related documents prepared by Mr. Comey about his communications with senior officials from the White House and Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation — including the so-called Comey memo.
Earlier, TGP reported that if the Comey memo is real and he held onto it instead of turning it over, he may be prosecuted.
FOX News legal expert Gregg Jarrett argued Tuesday that if James Comey obstructed justice and held onto a memo of the president asking him to end an investigation then Comey could be prosecuted: (Via Fox News)
Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.
So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.
Officially noticed a hearing for next Wed at 9:30am ET with former FBI Dir Comey. But I still need to speak with him…evidently has a new #
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) May 17, 2017