House committee chairman says he'll talk to fired FBI Director Comey Monday
- Author: Larry Hoffman May 22, 2017,
May 22, 2017, 12:43
"The White House is obstructing our investigation on the Oversight Committee, covering up for General Flynn, and refusing to produce a single document that Chairman Chaffetz and I asked for in a bipartisan letter two months ago".
House Oversight Committee Chairmain Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) responded to questions about President Donald Trump's relationship with Russian Federation on Sunday by asserting that people who leak information about the president should be investigated and jailed. 50-year-old Chaffetz has served five terms and described his decsion to resign as a response to a mid-life crisis.
He tangled with the Secret Service while leading a probe into security lapses at the White House and on presidential trips.
But Trump's victory complicated Chaffetz' life.
Washingtonian magazine reported last week that Chaffetz has been telling colleagues that he will take a role at Fox News after his resignation on June 30.
FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, 2017 about President's Trump wiretapping claims and Trump's presidential campaign links to Russian hackers.
Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz - who earlier announced he would not seek re-election in 2018 - has chose to end his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives before his current term is up.
After Trump won, liberals hammered him for not going after Trump's administration with almost the vigor used against Democrats. He strolled to four-easy re-elections in his heavily Republican district that stretches from towns in the Wasatch Mountains to the Salt Lake suburbs and Provo, home of Brigham Young University.
Other Republicans have also faced heat from constituents, but Chaffetz's prominent role and frequent media appearances have made him a lightning rod for critics who say he has not pursued oversight of the Trump administration with the same fervor he did President Barack Obama's.
Chaffetz previously has not ruled out another run for public office at some point in the future.
Chaffetz became a campaign manager and chief of staff to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. but they had a falling out in 2012 when Chaffetz endorsed Mitt Romney for president over Huntsman. "And there are a lot of good, quality people who can do this job".