House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Wednesday asked the Justice Department’s inspector general to investigate the intelligence leaks that led to the ousting of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

“Over the last several days, there have been a series of news articles recounting potentially classified national security information,” Chaffetz wrote in a letter, also signed by the chair of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).

“We have serious concerns about the potential protection of classified information here … the release of classified information can, by definition, have grave effects on national security. In light of this, we request that your office begin an immediate investigation into whether classified information was mishandled here,” the lawmakers wrote.

As heard on The Hagmann Report