Comer’s possible book deal spurs Democratic group to request ethics investigation

EXCLUSIVE — House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) could be facing an ethics investigation after a report surfaced Kentucky Republican is in talks to secure a book deal while leading Republicans’ impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.

The Democratic-aligned Congressional Integrity Project is requesting the Office of Congressional Ethics look into whether Comer requested approval for the reported book deal, according to a letter the group sent the office on Tuesday. The letter comes in response to a report from Axios that Comer has spoken with at least one publisher about a book detailing the impeachment inquiry.

“Throughout his entire investigation, Representative Comer has used his role as Chairman of the House Oversight Committee for personal and political gain,” the group wrote in its letter, which was first shared with the Washington Examiner. “The new reporting about
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