The 11 GOP lawmakers also took issue with Comey's decision to leak his memos detailing key conversations with President Donald Trump to the press through a friend of his. "It's other people within the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DOJ who know that the testimony that Director Comey gave before congress was not entirely the whole truth and nothing but the truth".
"In his comments this week about the McCabe matter, former FBI Director James Comey has relied on the accuracy and the soundness of the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) conclusions in their report on Mr. McCabe".
In a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John Huber, eleven Republican Congressmen, led by Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis, have referred a group of former FBI and Justice Department (DOJ) bigwigs, as well as former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for "investigation of potential violations (s) of federal statutes".
One memo recounts a February request from Trump, during a private meeting in the Oval Office, that Comey end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Comey is on a publicity tour to promote his new book, "A Higher Loyalty". The department released Boyd's letter publicly but did not release the memos. He revealed previous year that he had written the memos after conversations with President Donald Trump, who later fired him.
The memos have not been previously available to the full membership of the three committees - and have only been reviewed by a select number of lawmakers and aides.
The Justice Department has agreed to provide three House committees with copies of several memos written by former FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the agreement.
The move comes as House Republicans have escalated criticism of the department, threatening to subpoena the documents and questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other officials.
Earlier this week, House Judiciary chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Virginia), Oversight chair Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) and Intelligence chair Devin Nunes (R-California) told the Justice Department there was "no legal basis for withholding these materials from Congress".