Steube Demands Former FBI Director Comey Testify Before House Oversight and Judiciary Committees After Allegations of Misconduct in Flynn Investigation
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) today sent letters to House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) urging them to formally request hearings for former FBI Director James Comey to testify following allegations of misconduct and political bias in the investigation of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
“The FBI documents show an abuse of our intelligence and legal systems to set up General Flynn, a decorated patriot who served with distinction,” Steube said. “This deep state stunt was designed to attack the Administration and President Trump from the very beginning – Maloney and Nadler need to call Comey to testify under oath and explain this dangerous breakdown in our justice institutions.”
This request comes in response to the Department of Justice providing materials to Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell containing contemporaneous notes and emails from investigators on the case.
FBI officials are said to have plotted against Flynn during the investigation into the former National Security Advisory by convincing him to admit to violating the Logan Act. Enacted in 1799, the Logan Act is meant to prevent individuals from falsely claiming to represent the United States abroad. It has never been used in prosecution.