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  • Bombshell: Insider Drops Bomb on AG Jeff Sessions –He Refuses to Prosecute Obama and Clinton Crimes

    10/01/2017 9:21:05 AM PDT · by maggief · 265 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 1, 2017 | Joe Hoft
    Jason Chaffetz, former House of Representatives member and Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform was on Justice with Judge Janine Pirro Saturday night and he dropped a BOMBSHELL about Attorney General Jeff Sessions: (snip) Judge Janine: Ok, why is he not being charged with a crime? Chaffetz: I can tell you that while I was in Congress and the Chairman of the Oversight Committee, I did go over and visit with Attorney General Sessions and it was one of the most frustrating discussions I had because whether it was the IRS, Fast and Furious, the email...
  • 'Lot of Explaining to Do': Chaffetz Says Comey May Have Perjured Himself

    09/01/2017 10:25:38 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/01/2017 | na
    Jason Chaffetz said former FBI Director James Comey has a lot of "explaining to do" in light of new reports that he began drafting a statement exonerating Hillary Clinton even before interviewing key witnesses, including the former secretary of state. "He's certainly got a lot of explaining to do. He could have perjured himself," the former House oversight committee chairman said on "Fox & Friends." Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley and fellow GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham wrote a letter to the FBI this week, expressing concern over whether Comey made up his mind about the email investigation months before...
  • ‘RINO’ Curtis Wins Utah GOP Special House Primary

    08/16/2017 11:28:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 16, 2017 | Ed Kilgore
    Though conservative firebrand Chris Herrod hasn’t conceded yet, the Associated Press and most political observers have named Provo mayor John Curtis the winner in yesterday’s special GOP primary in the third congressional district of Utah. Held to select a successor to Fox News’ latest “personality,” Jason Chaffetz, the primary was a three-way affair involving front-runner Curtis, Herrod (endorsed by an ideologue-dominated party convention), and basketball scion Tanner Ainge (son of former BYU and NBA star Danny Ainge). Most of the drama was generated by Herrod’s friends at the Club for Growth, who ran a lot of ads labeling Curtis a...
  • Citizens Against Government Waste Names Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz July 2017 Porker of the Month

    07/31/2017 12:03:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    (Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) its July 2017 Porker of the Month for advocating for taxpayer-funded housing for members of Congress.During an interview with The Hill on June 26, 2017, then-Rep. Chaffetz said, “I really do believe Congress would be much better served if there was a housing allowance for members of Congress.” He admitted that the current political climate made such a proposal legislatively arduous, but claimed that, “A $2,500 housing allowance would be appropriate and a real help to have at least a decent quality of life in...
  • Chaffetz Joins Fox News – Cited Money as One Reason He Quit Congress

    06/30/2017 5:14:36 PM PDT · by digger48 · 95 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | June 30, 2017 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Now former Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz shocked many when he abruptly announced he’d be quitting Congress before the end of his term. In a recent interview, Chaffetz insisted his decision was personal, that he was disappointed by the state of politics, and that he and his wife made the decision together for personal reasons. Chaffetz alluded to living on a tight budget, but only this week did he confirm money played a role in the decision-making process. Congressmen make $170,000 a year. Chaffetz called it a “handsome salary” but not enough to maintain two separate households,...
  • Fox News signs outgoing GOP congressman Jason Chaffetz as contributor

    06/28/2017 2:09:18 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 6/28/17 | Kathryn Watson
    Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has signed on with Fox News as a contributor, effective one day after he resigns from Congress this week. Chaffetz, former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who oversaw the investigations into the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofit groups and the death of a U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya, will offer political analysis on Fox News Channel and Fox News Business Network's daytime and primetime programs, according to a release from the network. Chaffetz, who in May announced he was leaving Congress to spend more time with his wife and family, officially...
  • Chaffetz Hired by Fox News as Contributor

    06/28/2017 2:50:20 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/28/2017 | Jack Heretik
    Fox News has officially hired Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), who is set to leave Congress on Friday, as its newest contributor, according to a statement from the network. The Utah congressman had already announced that he would leave Congress before the end of his term, raising questions about his future plans, but now he will be going to Fox News. Speculation had swirled after Chaffetz's announcement of early retirement that he might join a television network. Chaffetz will be a contributor giving political analysis, a statement from Fox News said. On Saturday, the day after he leaves Congress, Chaffetz...
  • Chaffetz calls for $2,500 legislator housing stipend

    06/28/2017 3:57:50 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/27/17 | Scott Wong
    Just days before he resigns from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday that House and Senate lawmakers should receive a $2,500 per month housing allowance — something he explained would help ease housing costs for members who can’t afford two mortgages or rents. “I really do believe Congress would be much better served if there was a housing allowance for members of Congress,” Chaffetz told The Hill in an interview in his Capitol office, where he sleeps whenever he’s in Washington. “In today’s climate, nobody’s going to suggest or vote for a pay raise. But you shouldn’t have to...
  • Sharyl Attkisson Interviews Chaffetz: Leaving Congress Because Of What Hasn't Changed

    06/20/2017 9:42:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/18/2017 | Ian Schwatrz
    FULL MEASURE W/ SHARYL ATTKISSON: Just a couple of months ago, we profiled Congressman Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of the powerful House Oversight Committee which was poised to dig deep on wide-ranging investigations into government mischief, waste, fraud and abuse. A few weeks later, Chaffetz abruptly resigned from Congress. We asked the Oversight Man what changed his mind about being a lead watchdog with not only a GOP majority in Congress, but also a Republican in the White House. He told me it’s more a matter of what hasn’t changed. We started the interview with me asking how he...
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz trashes Trump and Sessions in interview days before leaving

    06/19/2017 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Coronal · 73 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Jason Silverstein
    Chaffetz is checked out. With less than two weeks left before his early exit from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) trashed President Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a no-holds-barred interview. Chaffetz — an ardent Obama critic who withdrew his Trump endorsement weeks before the 2016 election — said he thinks the new administration is already doing a worse job with transparency and helping congressional investigations. “The reality is, sadly, I don't see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration,” Chaffetz told the Sinclair Broadcast Group on Sunday. “I thought there would be this, these...
  • ‘The Oversight Man’ Explains Why Washington Doesn’t Change (Prepare to be mad!)

    06/19/2017 1:45:53 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 19, 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Sharyl Attkisson: Some people might think this is a great time to be a Republican Chairman of an important committee because Republicans control the House, they’re the majority in the Senate, and they hold the president’s office. That means, you would think, that federal agencies can’t stonewall investigations of spending, waste, fraud, and abuse. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah: The reality is, sadly, I don’t see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought there would be this, these floodgates would open up with all the documents we wanted from the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Pentagon....
  • 'Full Measure': Quitting Congress

    06/19/2017 1:43:28 AM PDT · by blueplum · 68 replies
    WJLA - ABC News ^ | 18 June 2017 | Sharyl Attkisson
    ....After eight-and-a-half years on an upward trajectory in Washington, D.C., Chaffetz of Utah has suddenly and quite unexpectedly pulled himself out of the game. Attkisson: "Some people might think this is a great time to be a Republican chairman of an important committee because Republicans control the House, they're the majority in the Senate, and they hold the president's office. That means, you would think, that federal agencies can't stonewall investigations of spending, waste, fraud and abuse." Chaffetz: "The reality is, sadly, I don't see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought there would be...
  • Chaffetz on leakers: 'I want people in handcuffs'

    06/06/2017 10:25:26 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/5/17 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, on Monday repeated his call for individuals leaking classified information to the public or press to be jailed, saying he wants to see these “people behind bars.” “They have got to get after these leaks,” Chaffetz told host Martha MacCallum on Fox’s “The Story.” “I want people in handcuffs and I want to see people behind Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, is retiring from Congress at the end of the month. For now, he oversees a congressional committee investigating Russia’s election meddling and said leaking intel is a...
  • Massive Staff Walkout Planned (Real news buried at bottom of story)

    05/28/2017 7:44:38 AM PDT · by LS · 204 replies
    TheRebelTV ^ | 5/28/2017 | Jack Posobiec
    Apologies for re-posting, but Jack hit on an incredible discovery that even HE did not highlight in his piece: "Of the entire committee staff of ninety, only two junior members are registered Republican." This is massive, and I certainly didn't know this. How many Freepers did? That Republican Congressional Committees are all run by Democrats??? Never mind the fact that this committee---I'm guessing about 16-18 people---has NINETY staffers? So now you know why the "right" questions don't get asked. The Congressmen tell their staffers, "I have a hearing with Comey on Tuesday. Prepare a list of the questions I'll be...
  • Massive Staff Walkout Planned at House Oversight Committee When Gowdy Takes Over, Chaffetz AWOL

    05/27/2017 9:26:47 PM PDT · by Voluntaryist · 119 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/27/2017 | Jack Posobiec
    Many senior and long-time staffers of the House Oversight Committee plan a walkout when Congressman Trey Gowdy takes the gavel over from Jason Chaffetz. Gowdy, who led the two-year House Benghazi probe, has secured near-unanimous support among members of the House Republican Steering Committee as well as Speaker Paul Ryan. Additionally, Jason Chaffetz has not been seen at work “for three months” and generally only appears when cameras are rolling.
  • Chaffetz postpones Wednesday hearing after speaking with Comey

    05/23/2017 8:54:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    politico ^ | 5/22/17 | Austin Wright
    House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Monday said he will postpone a hearing scheduled for Wednesday after speaking with former FBI Director James Comey, who had been invited to testify. “Spoke with Comey. He wants to speak with Special Counsel prior to public testimony. Hearing Wed postponed. @GOPoversight,” Chaffetz tweeted. Comey has agreed to a separate request to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a session that’s expected to be scheduled for after Memorial Day.
  • Chaffetz: we will jail White House leakers

    05/21/2017 6:37:59 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 52 replies
    Jason Chaffetz is a big time talker and never any action. So I’ll take his claim on the Sunday news shows today that when White House leakers are found, he wants to throw them in jail. Yea, umm, it’s a felony.
  • Political & Media Whore Chaffetz Predictably Quits

    05/19/2017 2:00:27 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 17 replies
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  • THE RETIREMENT OF JASON CHAFFETZ

    05/19/2017 8:22:01 AM PDT · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 05/19/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    I'm unsure what to make of the retirement of Congressman Jason Chaffetz, because I don't know if it's a furlough or a desertion. I don't know if he is thinking about his wallet or his country. And only time will tell if this move is fateful or feckless. The chairman of the House Oversight Committee, a representative from Utah, Chaffetz says he's had a "midlife crisis," and he's tired of nights away from home and family. So he's going a new direction. My initial reaction was contempt. Because I hate quitters, and because the battle isn't over, and because many...
  • Chaffetz confirms June 30 departure: 'Thank you for allowing me to serve'

    05/19/2017 5:22:22 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 20 replies
    KSL.Com ^ | May 18th, 2017 @ 7:29pm | Dennis Romboy
    ALPINE — Utah will lose perhaps its most visible member of Congress when Rep. Jason Chaffetz leaves office before his fifth term ends to pursue a job in the private sector. The conservative Republican announced Thursday that he would resign effective June 30, saying it's time for him and his wife, Julie, to move on from that part of their lives.