Chaffetz, Goodlatte ask DOJ to investigate Flynn leaks
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 18:50
Jason Chaffetz told Fox News' "The First 100 Days" Wednesday night that he would ask the Justice Department's inspector general to investigate leaks of classified information that led to the resignation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
"It seems to work for the president of the United States, so, Jason Chaffetz may have surmised, it should work for members of Congress, too", the newspaper wrote.
One case dealt with the Department of Justice's possibly applying for a special warrant to intercept electronic bank records, and other reports cite USA intelligence's monitoring talks Mr. Flynn had with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the congressman wrote. Trump has been blasting leakers as "low-life" and "un-American" in a series of barely coherent tweets since Monday, and in a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Wednesday, Chaffetz and Rep. Instead, they are shifting their focus towards the anonymous sources that have been leaking information to the press.
The Utah Republican, who spoke at a Cato Institute event in Washington, said Information Technology Subcommittee Chairman Will Hurd (R-Texas) is going to "spend a lot of time" on autonomous vehicles, and that the full committee would examine drones and the Internet of Things. Similarly, the release of classified national security information can, by definition, have grave effects on national security. How the information was made public, the congressmen say, could pose a potential threat to national security.
"W$3 e request that your office begin an immediate investigation into whether classified information was mishandled here", they wrote.