The New York Times reported on Tuesday that former FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo saying that President Donald Trump asked him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s relationship with Russia.
Trump allegedly asked Comey to let the investigation go, the Associated Press confirmed.
According to The New York Times, Trump told Comey, “I hope you can let this go," in the memo.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, was one of the first members of Congress to comment on the New York Times report. As chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Chaffetz said he’s ready to subpoena the memo if it’s not handed over to him.
Chaffetz also said his team is drafting the paperwork necessary to subpoena the memo.
"My subpoena pen ready,” he said, according to the Associated Press.
NBC’s Katy Tur spoke with Chaffetz and posted her interview notes on Twitter.
"If the memo exists, I need to see it and I need to see it right away. We are drafting the necessary paperwork to get [it],” he told NBC.
Chaffetz also drafted a letter to Andrew McCabe, the FBI’s acting director, asking for all FBI documents on communications between Trump and Comey, according to BuzzFeed News.
"If true, these memoranda raise questions as to whether the president attempted to influence or impede the FBI's investigation," Chaffetz wrote in the letter.
This new report comes less than a week after Trump fired the FBI director, according to the Associated Press. Days before his termination, Comey asked the deputy attorney general for more finances and resources for his investigation into Trump’s relationship with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.