Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has announced his early departure from Congress.
Chaffetz plans to step down on June 30. Chaffetz is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Earlier this week, Chaffetz demanded that FBI officials turn over “memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings” of discussions between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump fired on May 9.
Chaffetz’s letter to the bureau requests for all records to be turned over to his panel by May 24. These documents, Chaffetz wrote, would “raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede” the FBI’s investigation.