(Breitbart) Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), chairman of the House National Security Subcommittee, called on the Justice Department to launch an investigation into whether former FBI Director James Comey leaked classified information, according to a report.
DeSantis, a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, also called on the Trump administration to fire all Obama holdovers from government, according to an interview with Washington Free Beacon.
“If he did violate any laws, he needs to be held accountable. If you’re violating laws in service of doing political warfare, that is just absolutely unacceptable, particularly for someone who held such a high position in the government,” DeSantis told the outlet.
On Monday, The Hill reported that four of seven memos Comey created detailing his nine conversations with President Trump contained classified information. Comey had admitted earlier this year that he leaked some of the memos to the media through a friend, to prompt a special counsel for the Russia interference investigation.
DeSantis’s call joins at least three other Republicans calling for an investigation into Comey.
Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Jody Hice (R-GA) last month called for Comey to be investigated, in a FoxNews.com piece. The three men are also on the House Oversight and Government Committee.
“This guy is really a creature of the swamp. He maneuvers around D.C. in ways that are very similar to how D.C. insiders operate,” DeSantis said. “He’s one of the best in those regards.”
DeSantis and other lawmakers are now seeking copies of Comey’s complete memos in order to see whether classified information may have been leaked to the press in violation of U.S. law, Washington Free Beacon reported…