House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzElijah Cummings, Democratic chairman and powerful Trump critic, dies at 68 House Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke MORE (R-Utah) said Tuesday evening that he may call on FBI Director James Comey to testify before his panel about the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats battle for Hollywood's cash The House Judiciary Committee's fundamental choice Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE’s email server.


In an interview with Fox News, Chaffetz was asked if he planned to bring the director before the committee.

“Perhaps, that’s why I had a conversation with him today,” he said, adding that he would consult Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanHouse Ethics Committee informs Duncan Hunter he can no longer vote after guilty plea Duncan Hunter pleads guilty after changing plea Trump campaign steps up attacks on Biden MORE and other members before moving forward.

The Utah Republican said he respects Comey, but questions his decision not to call for criminal charges against Clinton. 

“He has the greatest of reputations -- a man of great integrity,” Chaffetz said. “But if you look at just the basic fact pattern, why not hand that to the prosecutors and let them make the political decision?”


FBI Director James Comey said earlier Tuesday that evidence showed Clinton was "extremely careless" in handling classified emails over her private server, but said he would not recommend criminal charges against her for mishandling government secrets.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other congressional Republicans expressed anger and disbelief at the FBI’s decision.

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, was first out of the gate, declaring in a tweet that “the system is rigged."