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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah speaks during a town hall meeting at Brighton High School in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Chaffetz, a Republican who chairs the House Oversight Committee, says he won't for re-election or any other office in 2018. Chaffetz, who has been rumored as a possible candidate for Senate or governor, says that after consulting with his family and "prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018." (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Jason Chaffetz said he's ready to subpoena for the James Comey memo, if it exists


House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has said that if a memo in which former FBI Director James Comey details President Trump's request for the FBI to drop an investigation exists, his committee is ready to subpoena for it, CNN reported.

Chaffetz later sent a letter to acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe asking for all information about Comey's meetings and communications with Trump. 

Chaffetz tweeted out that his "subpoena pen" was ready. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) got behind Chaffetz's push, with spokesperson AshLee Strong saying, "We need to have all the facts, and it is appropriate for the House Oversight Committee to request this memo." 

Trump reportedly asked the former FBI director to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn one day after Trump fired Flynn, according to a memo written by Comey that detailed the discussion. 

Some online are wary of Chaffetz's willingness in requesting the memo. 

Others think Chaffetz should direct his attention elsewhere. 

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