High-ranking congressional Republicans indicated support for subpoenaing former FBI Director James Comey’s memos on his private conversations with President Donald Trump. On Tuesday night, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee wrote a letter to the FB’s acting director to request “all memoranda, notes, summaries, recordings referring or relating to any communications between Comey and the president.” The Utah Republican requested the materials by May 24.
“.@GOPoversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists,” Chaffetz tweeted Tuesday night. “I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office also appeared to express support for a subpoena. “We need to have all the facts, and it is appropriate for the House Oversight Committee to request this memo,” Ryan’s spokesperson, AshLee Strong, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, every Democratic member of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees signed a letter Tuesday night demanding an immediate investigation into Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and top White House aides.