Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee have called upon the government watchdog to dig deeper over the leaks that led to the resignation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, reports BBC.
The two top House Republicans wrote a letter calling for the investigation.
The letter addressed to the Inspector General requested an investigation into the possibility of classified information being mishandled.
Donald Trump, who is yet to finish his first month in office, has had to contend with a number of damaging leaks. Some leaks have claimed that his once preferred national security adviser made contacts with Russian contacts but concealed the same information from the Vice President.
Donald Trump has maintained that the “real scandal” is the leaks and not information revealed.
Other top leaders have also emerged to question whether Trump has any hidden links with Russia. However, Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, turned down the possibility of investigating the President over the same.
A few days ago White House counselor Kellyanne Conway advocatedfor more people to buy Ivanka Trump’s clothing line during a live television interview. This raised eyebrows everywhere, with Chaffetz writing a letter to the Office of Government Ethics whether public employees should promote any product.