Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley instructed the FBI on Monday that they must gain access to former FBI Director James Comey's private email account to see if any laws were broken when he used the account to conduct government business.
"It is disturbing that FBI employees tasked with investigating Secretary Clinton, including the former director, appear to have engaged in strikingly similar conduct," Grassley wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray.
"In the FBI’s response to the Inspector General’s report, it claims, 'there is no finding or indication that any classified material ever transited former Director Comey’s, Ms. Page’s, or Mr. Strzok’s personal devices or accounts,'" Grassley continued. "However, unless the FBI has obtained and examined those records, then it simply cannot know one way or the other."
Grassley instructed Wray to answer the following questions by June 29, 2018:
1. Has the FBI requested that former Director Comey provide any official work-related material from his personal devices and email accounts or access to those accounts? If not, why not? If so, did he cooperate?
2. Has the FBI conducted or attempted to conduct searches of non-FBI-issued communications devices or non-FBI email accounts associated with former Director Comey for official work-related material? If not, why not?
3. Do you agree with former Director Comey that the question of whether he transmitted classified information on unclassified systems is “frivolous”?
4. Has the FBI taken any steps to secure, retrieve, or clean any classified information transmitted by former Director Comey off of any unclassified computer systems? If so, please explain in detail what steps were taken and when.
If the answer is yes, then please describe how that answer is consistent with the FBI’s claim that there was no “indication” that classified information “ever” transited Director Comey’s personal email.
Grassley also took a shot at Comey for not being able to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee today because he is supposedly "out of the country":