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  • Chaffetz: Clinton Interview Notes Provided by FBI Are ‘Embarrassing’

    08/22/2016 9:23:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | August 22, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    EXCERPT First, the FBI provided the committee a set of documents which Chaffetz said was “highly redacted.” Then, when Chaffetz asked the agency to provide a second copy, the FBI offered them noticeably different documents. "So we have a second set of documents that's now different," Chaffetz said. "When you turn them page by page, they're different. I don't know why that happened." Chaffetz went on to criticize the second set of documents as embarrassing, especially after the FBI claimed the material was classified. "A lot of this that they claim is classified is just flat-out embarrassing. There's nothing classified...
  • House to Hold Hillary Clinton Perjury Hearing

    08/18/2016 1:15:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 8/18/16 10:58 AM | By SARAH WESTWOOD (@SARAHCWESTWOOD)
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee are set to question FBI officials next month about allegations of perjury involving Hillary Clinton's conflicting statements to Congress last year. Witnesses at the hearing could include FBI Director James Comey, according to USA Today, which first reported the panel's plans. A Judiciary Committee spokeswoman confirmed the hearing to the Washington Examiner and said lawmakers plan to approach the issue at an FBI oversight hearing the panel holds each year. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, joined Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the Oversight Committee, in a push to outline the case...
  • GOP Lawmakers Lay Out Perjury Case Against Hillary Clinton (letter to US Attorney in DC)

    08/15/2016 2:42:47 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:00 PM 08/15/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Republican chairmen of the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees laid out the case for perjury charges against Hillary Clinton in a letter sent to the U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, the chairs of Oversight and Judiciary, respectively, say that Clinton may have violated 18 U.S.C. § 1621 and § 1001, federal laws which govern perjury and false statements, respectively, during her Oct. 22, 2015 testimony in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. In a letter to U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips, the lawmakers point to four...
  • House will ask FBI to investigate if Clinton lied to Congress

    07/07/2016 9:28:14 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 7, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    In a dramatic exchange Thursday between Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and FBI Director James Comey, the House Oversight Committee chairman announced he will formally request the FBI to investigate whether Hillary Clinton lied under oath to Congress. Chaffetz asked him if the FBI had determined in its investigation that Clinton had lied. “We have no basis to conclude that she lied to the FBI,” Comey said. ... The Utah Republican then asked if the FBI had investigated whether Clinton perjured herself when addressing the server while testifying to Congress.
  • Chaffetz: We Will Refer Hillary Clinton to the FBI for Perjury

    07/07/2016 9:16:25 AM PDT · by orchestra · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/7/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chair of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, told FBI director James Comey during his testimony on Thursday morning that the committee would refer former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for investigation for perjury, given that she lied under oath before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October.
  • FBI Director James Comey to Testify at 10 a.m. ET on Hillary Clinton Email Probe-LIVE THREAD

    07/07/2016 6:36:13 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 1,195 replies
    Hillary Clinton Email Investigation FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary…
  • FBI Director to Testify

    07/06/2016 7:07:04 AM PDT · by Henchster · 50 replies
    Fox News | 07/06/16 10:00EST | Fox News
    Comey to testify in Congressional hearings.
  • FBI director Comey to get grilled by House Oversight panel tomorrow for letting Hillary off the hook

    07/06/2016 7:09:01 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 73 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 6, 2016 | Geoff Earle
    FBI director Comey to get grilled by House Oversight panel tomorrow for letting Hillary off the hook – as Speaker Ryan calls to block Clinton's access to classified info House Speaker Paul Ryan promises hearings on 'unanswered questions' about FBI's decision not to recommend prosecution of Hillary ClintonGOP Judiciary chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa to demand answers from agency Comey announced Tuesday the bureau wouldn't recommend prosecution despite uncovering 110 emails with classified information Clinton's security clearance questioned Comey said Clinton was 'extremely careless' with highly classified information FBI director James Comey, who had Hillary Clinton's fate in his hands...
  • House oversight chairman moves to censure IRS chief, strip pension

    05/19/2016 4:17:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    The chairman of the top House investigative panel introduced a measure Wednesday to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen -- and remove him from office without a pension -- in the latest bid by Republicans to pressure him into being more cooperative in their probe of the 2013 IRS targeting scandal. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is seeking Koskinen’s resignation or removal for what he calls an alleged “pattern of conduct inconsistent with the trust and confidence placed in him as an officer of the United States.” If censured, Koskinen, who became commissioner in...
  • White House snubs Chaffetz, refuses to let aide testify after controversial Iran remarks

    05/16/2016 4:01:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/16/16 | Fox news
    remarks Published May 16, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook117 Twitter335 livefyre1070 Email Print Now Playing White House defends Iran deal in wake of Rhodes profile Never autoplay videos The White House confirmed Monday that Obama adviser Ben Rhodes will not be allowed to testify before House lawmakers on the Iran nuclear deal, after a last-ditch attempt by Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz to pry the controversial aide loose for the hearing. Chaffetz and the White House have been engaged in an escalating feud, all on the heels of a New York Times Magazine piece where Rhodes was quoted boasting about the administration’s success...
  • White House Angrily Reacts to Request That Rhodes Testify About Iran Deal Deception

    05/12/2016 2:16:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/12/2016 | Alyssa Canobbio
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest angrily reacted to the suggestion that embattled Obama aide Ben Rhodes testify in a hearing on the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday. “With all due respect to the chairman, if he has an interest in a hearing about false narratives as it relates to the Iran deal then I’ve got some suggestions for people they should swear in,” Earnest said. Earnest went on to name congressional members who either opposed the Iran deal or as the Earnest put it were “wrong or just lying.” Earnest admitted he did not know the procedure for swearing in...
  • Deny Aid, Visas to Countries That Won’t Accept Deported Illegal Aliens

    04/29/2016 6:40:29 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 22 replies
    cns news ^ | 4/29/16
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Thursday that “recalcitrant countries” that refuse to take criminal aliens that are being deported should not get federal aid from the U.S. and the U.S. should not give those countries more visas. “They should not be getting federal aid, and we shouldn’t be giving them visas so that more people from those countries can come to the United States,” said Chaffetz during a hearing on illegal immigration crime.
  • Chaffetz: ICE Released 86,000 Criminal Aliens from 2013-2015; 196 Convicted of Homicide in 2015

    04/28/2016 9:37:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 28, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Thursday at a hearing on illegal immigration crime that from 2013 to 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released more than 86,000 criminal illegal immigrants back into the United States – 196 of which were convicted of homicide in 2015. “What’s going on at Homeland Security, what’s going on with Immigration [and] Customs Enforcement is one of the most infuriating things I think I’ve seen in this government yet. In a three-year period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released more than 86,000 criminal aliens into the American...
  • Jason Chaffetz Accuses DHS Counsel of Witness Intimidation

    04/19/2016 2:55:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/19/16 | Jack Heretik
    During a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said that he believed that Jonathan E. Meyer, the deputy general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, had overseen the intimidation of a witness who had talked to the committee. “When the committee attorneys asked the witness whether they had been discouraged from speaking with the committee, both the agency and the department attorney repeatedly refused to allow the witness to answer the question, even going so far as to interrupt when the witness appeared willing to answer. How does the...
  • Utah Republicans push to strip police powers from feds

    03/17/2016 6:09:49 PM PDT · by pilgrim · 10 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 03/17/2016 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Utah's four House Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday that would strip the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service of their power to police federal lands, and give that power over to local cops. Rep. Jason Chaffetz and his three GOP colleagues from Utah introduced the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act. The lawmakers say the growth of police authorities in both agencies has distracted them from their main mission of managing federal land, and has created conflicts with local authorities. They also say federal agents are not as trusted as local police, and should be removed. "Federal agencies...
  • Ryan, McCarthy again tell Chaffetz to stay away from Clinton

    02/04/2016 11:42:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4,2016 | JAKE SHERMAN and RACHAEL BADE
    Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met privately with Rep. Jason Chaffetz Wednesday evening to reiterate that he cannot proceed with any investigation that involves Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting. The impetus for the gathering was a POLITICO story where Chaffetz, the chairman, of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was quoted as saying that a pending probe into government record keeping practices would not be "specifically trying to target the secretary, but when she creates her own private email system, she's ensnarled herself.” Presented with the quote before publication, House...
  • Chaffetz, Jordan Erupt After IRS Erases Another Hard Drive

    01/22/2016 10:23:28 AM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/22/16 | Kathryn Watson
    Leading members of Congress are ripping IRS officials for erasing a computer hard drive after a federal judge ordered it to be preserved.“The destruction of evidence subject to preservation orders and subpoenas has been an ongoing problem under your leadership at the IRS,” Committee on House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz and Rep. Jim Jordan , wrote in a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen late Thursday.“It is stunning to see that the IRS does not take reasonable care to preserve documents that it is legally required to protect,” Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, and Jordan, an Ohio Republican, said...
  • Obama Admin Loses Potential Terrorists-

    12/18/2015 4:33:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12.17.2015 | Brian Lilley
    Don't know the whereabouts of those kicked out over security. Thousands of people - more than 100,000 in fact - have had their visas revoked since 2001, but that doesn't mean the Obama administration knows where those people are, reports Fox News: The Obama administration cannot be sure of the whereabouts of thousands of foreigners in the U.S. who had their visas revoked over terror concerns and other reasons, a State Department official acknowledged Thursday. The shocking revelation came during a Congressional hearing into the vetting process for immigrants and those seeking visas to enter the United States. "You don't...
  • Chaffetz, Issa: We’ll step aside for Paul Ryan

    10/09/2015 11:58:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans have urged Paul Ryan to step up for House Speaker in an attempt to bring unity to the GOP caucus. He may already be having that effect. After a mid-morning caucus conference, two potential rivals publicly endorsed the Ways and Means chair for the post, including formally declared candidate Jason Chaffetz: Chaffetz, who launched his Speaker bid last weekend, said he’d end his bid if Ryan heeds the call to enter the race.“I’m a huge fan of Paul Ryan. I would support Paul Ryan,” Chaffetz told reporters.“Part of the reason I got into the race was because people...
  • Issa Hints At House Speaker Bid,Downplays Chaffetz Run For Spot

    10/09/2015 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) discussed the state of the House Speaker’s race in the wake of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) announcement that he was no longer running for the spot, which is soon to be vacated by Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).
  • Breaking: House Freedom Caucus Announces Support of Webster for House Speaker

    10/07/2015 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Kenny · 14 replies
    ConservativeIntel ^ | Oct 7, 2015
    The race to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House just heated up big time.Reports say the House Freedom Caucus will back Congressman Daniel Webster for Speaker.The other candidates for Speaker include House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz.The group recently met with Speaker candidates and came to the conclusion that Webster was the candidate to support in tomorrow’s vote.  A full floor vote will occur later this month.Congressman Curt Clawson, a former basketball standout at Purdue University and Congressman from Southwest Florida, praised Webster in a statement to Conservative Intel.“In basketball and in business it is critical that...
  • CHAFFETZ IS THE RIGHT PICK FOR SPEAKER

    10/05/2015 5:58:56 AM PDT · by shortstop · 30 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 10/05/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    Boehner was the lesser of two evils. But not by much. You had Obama on the one side and Mr. Spray Tan on the other, and the hatred of one did not mean the love of the other. And for five years he failed. Handed the speakership by a pissed-off public, he did nothing with it. He didn't figure out how to handle Obama, he didn't figure out how to handle Reid, he was clueless with Pilosi and rudderless with the Republicans. He could neither command nor cooperate. Nor could he speak. As half the population was left without a...
  • Saying McCarthy Lacks 218 Votes, Chaffetz Announces Bid for Speaker (Updated)

    10/04/2015 6:56:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/4/15 | Emma Dumain
    Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz will run for speaker. The Utah Republican announced his decision on Fox News Sunday, citing support from colleagues who “recruited” him to challenge the establishment favorite, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “We don’t want to fight internally,” Chaffetz told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, “but realistically we can’t vote to promote the existing leadership. “Kevin McCarthy’s a good man,” Chaffetz said, “and he’s a reason we have such a solid majority. But things have changed, and there’s really a math problem.” Chaffetz granted that McCarthy may have the majority of votes to...
  • Boehner might postpone elections for majority leader, whip

    10/04/2015 1:19:57 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner is considering delaying the internal election for House majority leader and majority whip, leaving only the party vote for speaker to be decided on Thursday, according to multiple Republican sources with direct knowledge of the deliberations. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is circulating a letter requesting a delay in the elections for the No. 2 and No. 3 slots in leadership. There is also widespread interest in considering a change in internal party rules that would force candidates to resign chairmanships and leadership slots to run for new office.  There is serious unrest in the House Republican...
  • Secret Service Targeting of Chaffetz Alarms Lawmakers

    10/03/2015 4:14:24 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    CQ Roll Cal ^ | 10/2/2015 | Hannah Hess and Matthew Fleming
    A Secret Service official’s allegedly deliberate decision to embarrass Rep. Jason Chaffetz could “give pause” to other lawmakers who have applied for federal jobs, cautioned former House Judiciary Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.
  • Chaffetz Prepares Long-shot Bid for House Speaker

    10/02/2015 5:20:05 PM PDT · by kindred · 13 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 10/02/15 | John Bresnahan
    At Politico, Rachael Blade and John Bresnahan report that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) 82% may enter the race to replace Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) 37% as House Speaker. House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is planning to run for House speaker, taking on Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 45% in what appears to be a long-shot bid to lead House Republicans, according to multiple sources. The Utah Republican, first elected to Congress in 2008, is launching a campaign less than a week before the Oct. 8 leadership elections for the House GOP Conference. The date for a floor vote to...
  • Jason Chaffetz reportedly planning to challenge Kevin McCarthy for Speaker

    10/02/2015 2:04:40 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4:01 PM ON OCTOBER 2, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The CW this week is that McCarthy’s Benghazi gaffe was a gift to Hillary Clinton but it’s also a gift to House conservatives who are looking for a foothold in electing Boehner’s successor. You won’t convince the centrists in the caucus that McCarthy’s too squishy to rule but you might convince them that he’s a political liability whom the GOP can’t risk having as a major spokesman during next year’s death match with the Clintons. All tea partiers need to mount a challenge is a candidate. Hensarling won’t do it, Jordan won’t do it, Ryan won’t do it. Jason Chaffetz?...
  • Pataki:"Anti-American"Obama Administration "Threatens Freedom Of Every American"

    10/02/2015 9:30:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TV “The Steve Malzberg Show,” former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY), GOP presidential candidate, discussed the Secret Service’s attempt to find embarrassing information on Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) in retaliation for his congressional investigation and blamed the “anti-American” culture of the Obama administration that uses government power to target citizens, which he said “threatens the freedom of every single American.”
  • Another Secret Service Scandal — This One’s Not Just About Sex or Drugs

    10/02/2015 6:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/02/2015 | The Editors
    Let’s not shy away from what the Secret Service actually was up to in the matter of its illegal spying on Representative Jason Chaffetz: conspiracy to commit blackmail against a member of Congress. Representative Chaffetz has been investigating the scandal-plagued protective agency — the habitual drunkenness and whoring of its agents, among other things — when Secret Service personnel improperly accessed his protected records in a hunt for dirt. The aim of this was made clear by assistant director Ed Lowery, who wrote to assistant director Faron Paramore: “Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out.” Critics...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Iran’s terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obama’s Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • With Chaffetz File, Secret Service Hits New Low

    10/01/2015 4:30:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/1/15 | Michael Walsh
    It’s only taken — what — five or six years for the Secret Service to go from one of America’s most trusted and respected security institution to a collection of politicized bureaucratic hacks. Nice work, Obama administration: An assistant director of the Secret Service urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a congressman ­critical of the service should be made public, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday. “Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail to a fellow director on March 31, commenting...
  • Secret Service employees leaked private info in attempt to embarrass Jason Chaffetz

    10/01/2015 7:23:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/01/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Retaliation. I guess the Secret Service felt it needed to do more to make itself just like a high school. It’s not enough that agents like to get drunk while on assignment and pick up prostitutes. Now, if anyone investigates their misdeeds, they’re going to get back at the narc by spreading stories about him. Oh, by the way, these are the people who protect the life of the president. That should make you feel warm and cuddly inside. So when Congressman Jason Chaffetz drove an investigation into the misdeeds and failings of the Secret Service, you can bet they...
  • Watchdog: Top Secret Service official wanted information about Chaffetz made public

    09/30/2015 3:06:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 30,2015 | By Carol D. Leonnig and Jerry Markon
    The Secret Service’s assistant director urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a congressman critical of the service should be made public, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday. “Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail to a fellow director on March 31, commenting on an internal file that was being widely circulated inside the service. “Just to be fair.” Two days later, a news Web site reported that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had applied to be...
  • Report: Secret Service leaked information on Chaffetz

    09/30/2015 3:51:18 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/30/15 | Lauren French
    The Secret Service leaked sensitive personal information to the press about Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz as the Utah Republican was investigating the beleaguered agency, an inspector general's report said Wednesday. The Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General issued a report on Wednesday that accused Secret Service Assistant Director Edward Lowery and other agency officials of plotting to leak information about Chaffetz, including his unsuccessful attempt to join the organization. The leaks were a highly unusual breach of decorum. Lawmakers often battle with agencies, but the fights mostly stay above board and focus on...
  • Top Secret Service official urged release of unflattering information about congressman

    09/30/2015 5:34:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 09/30/2015 | Carol D. Leonnig and Jerry Markon
    An assistant director of the Secret Service urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a congressman critical of the service should be made public, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday. “Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out,” Assistant Director Edward Lowery wrote in an e-mail to a fellow director on March 31, commenting on an internal file that was being widely circulated inside the service. “Just to be fair.” Two days later, a news Web site reported that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, had applied...
  • Navajo Nation Furious Over Government Inaction Over Animas River Spill

    09/18/2015 6:00:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    In August, the Environmental Protection Agency, in their infinite wisdom, decided to let three million gallons of toxic water from the abandoned Gold King Mine contaminate the Animas River. The EPA was sent there on a clean up mission, as the mine had been abandoned for nearly a decade–and accumulating hazardous water waste as a result. All told, the arsenic levels in the river are now 300 times the normal rate, with lead levels at 3,500 times what is considered healthy. The Navajo nation slammed the president’s inaction over the Animas river spill in Colorado that is threatening their...
  • House Oversight to probe alleged skewing of ISIS intel

    09/14/2015 5:23:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/14/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't waiting for the Pentagon inspector general to decide whether the Obama administration pressured intelligence analysts to skew data to make the Islamic State and its allies seem weaker in their reports. Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, wrote Friday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Inspector General Jon Rymer demanding a briefing this week on the probe. "We are deeply concerned about these allegations and want to ensure that intelligence provided to key decision-makers properly reflect the expert analysis produced by our...
  • "ACCOUNTABILITY" REVIEW OF BENGHAZI ATTACK WAS RIGGED BY HILLARY

    09/05/2015 4:58:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I didn’t feel good about it”. Washington loves waving away questions after a scandal with a commission or a review board. The so-called Accountability Review Board on Benghazi whose results the media trumpeted as answering all the questions about what happened was rigged from the start. Thomas Pickering is a highly partisan figure who, among other things, is a key Iran Lobby figure. A few scapegoats were served up without actually firing them. But the process was apparently even more tainted by the Clintons as the latest Gowdy hearings have shown. ... They were never independent, but this completes the...
  • Congressman: EPA Sexual Predator ‘Fed A Steady Diet Of Interns’

    07/31/2015 2:25:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 07/31/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz had some harsh words for EPA Chief Administrator Gina McCarthy during a hearing Wednesday regarding the agency’s handling of an employee who repeatedly sexually harassed interns. For the past couple of years, Republican lawmakers have been investigating reports of misconduct at the EPA from employees watching porn everyday while on the job to an agency employee who sexually harassed interns and was not reported to the authorities and continued to work at the agency for years. “This is a predator who was fed a steady diet of interns,” Chaffetz told McCarthy during the hearing. “The...
  • EXCLUSIVE: House Committee Knows Of Hillary Email Server Whistleblower

    06/03/2015 10:04:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6-3-15 | Chuck Ross
    Link only. This website is causing fits to my computer, but the article is worth reading. I hope somebody else can copy and paste the content.
  • Chaffetz, Meadows Statements on Subcommittee Chairmanship

    06/25/2015 7:04:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) jointly issued the following statements regarding the chairmanship of the Government Operations Subcommittee.“Last week I announced a change in the Government Operations sub-committee chairmanship. A number of people have asked me to reconsider that decision. Having spoken with Mark Meadows several times during the past week, I think we both better understand each other. I respect Mark and his approach. The discussions and candor have been healthy and productive. Ultimately, I believe we both want to do what is best for the country. Obviously I...
  • Handy chart explains why RINO wimp Jason Chaffetz is a stupid moron

    06/21/2015 2:45:43 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    mofopolitics.com ^ | Oct. 25, 2013
    You may recall that last November, MP was forced to revoke Jason Chaffetz’ man card for essentially curling up into the fetal position while he was berated by liberal banshee, Soledad O’Brien. In January, Chaffetz further incensed MP by voting to reelect Marxist collaborator John Boehner. In keeping with his utterly contemptible, unprincipled nature– Chaffetz still refuses to rule out Rubiocare…
  • Jason Chaffetz strips Meadows of subcommittee chairmanship

    06/20/2015 4:04:41 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 6-20-15 | Jake Sherman and Lauren French
    The House Republican crackdown has reached a new level of severity. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz has stripped North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows of his subcommittee chairmanship, just days after he defied leadership on the House floor by voting against a party-line procedural motion. “Sometimes the coach needs to make a change on the field,” Chaffetz (R-Utah) told POLITICO Saturday. “He’s still a valuable contributor, and I really like Mark Meadows, he’s a good person. But I need to make a change.” Losing a subcommittee chairmanship midway through a congressional session is among the most serious punishments...
  • Chaffetz to Johnson: "Did the President change the law?"

    12/06/2014 3:21:45 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | Jason Chafffetz
    House Homeland Security Committee December 2, 2014
  • Chaffetz succeeds Issa on Oversight

    11/18/2014 4:42:00 PM PST · by maggief · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Tuesday won a competitive four-way race to become the House Oversight Committee chairman in the new Congress starting in January. Chaffetz and Reps. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and John Mica (R-Fla.) vied to succeed current Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who is term-limited, for the high-profile gavel. All four candidates emphasized throughout their candidacies that they'd try to run the committee differently from Issa's controversial tenure. Over the course of the last two days, the House GOP Steering Committee, a panel consisting of elected leadership, top committee chairmen and regional representatives that determines...
  • Immigration worker union warns ‘serious threat’ of ISIS entering US (Kelly-Chaffetz VIDEO)

    09/18/2014 2:46:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2014
    <p>The union representing America's immigration caseworkers warned Thursday of the "real and serious threat" that Islamic State terrorists could gain entry to the United States, either by slipping through the southern U.S. border or exploiting "loose and lax" visa policies.</p>
  • Benghazi Select Committee Answers 'What Difference Does It Make?'

    09/18/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Democrats claim it's been asked and answered, but the question of why four Americans had to die in a diplomatic outpost in a terrorist haven with inadequate security and no plans for rescue has not. That all questions regarding Benghazi have not been answered and new ones have in fact arisen was shown by the recent revelation by former Deputy Assistant Secretary Raymond Maxwell to reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Maxwell said he witnessed State Department personnel sifting through stacks of documents and emails to filter out those that would put the department in a bad light before turning any over...
  • Watch: Former IRS official struggles to remember who she worked with:

    06/25/2014 1:28:21 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 25 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Jennifer O’Connor, a former IRS attorney who now works in the White House, struggled on Tuesday to remember the names of her former IRS colleagues before a House oversight hearing. O’Connor, now in the Office of White House Counsel, testified in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on what she knew about efforts to gather together emails that Republicans are seeking as they investigate the IRS’ targeting scandal. ​ But in one conversation with Rep. (R-Utah), O’Connor had trouble remembering who she dealt with at all during her six months at the IRS. Chaffetz started by asking who she...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Cummings tries to DECEIVE regarding military response to Benghazi attack, Issa and Chaffetz respond

    05/01/2014 1:50:23 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 19 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 1, 2014
    Cummings is a despicable human being. In Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell’s prepared testimony at the hearing today, he said this: There are accounts of time, space and capability discussions of the question, could we have gotten there in time to make a difference. Well, the discussion is not in the “could or could not” in relation to time, space and capability — the point is we should have tried. As another saying goes: “Always move to the sound of the guns.” He’s simply saying that the discussion should never be can or can’t we make a difference...