Rep. Chaffetz has important talk planned with James Comey

Lauren Perry
May 22, 2017

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.

"Director Comey and I are going to have a conversation on Monday", Chaffetz said during his appearance on This Week. Chaffetz, a Utah congressman since 2009, said last week that he'll leave office on June 30.

The former kicker for the Mormon-owned Brigham Young University football team was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. Chaffetz disclosed his plans to talk with Comey during an interview on ABC's "This Week" program on Sunday.

After Trump won the election, Chaffetz became a lightning rod for criticism that Republicans weren't aggressively policing Trump.

The statement does not mention the investigation he's overseeing as the U.S. House Oversight Committee's chair into President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey.

He busied the House Oversight Committee on a (failed) mission to prevent D.C. from enacting medical-aid-in-dying at the same time that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was sacked from the White House. "And a lot of people will never ever believe that, but that is the truth".

Chaffetz is expected to speak with James Comey tomorrow, which comes almost two weeks after the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director was sacked by Trump.

Chaffetz says he's skeptical about the report about the Comey memos but was concerned enough to launch the probe.

"I don't know if that was said or not said", he said. I don't know if there are documents. "That's why we need the subpoena".

He also showed the shallowness of certain convictions, turning on a dime by first announcing, "I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president" when the tape of Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault emerged, then declaring only 19 days later that he would, in fact, vote for Trump.

Rubio said he wouldn't use the term "witch hunt" to characterize the investigation as Trump has.

"I think I'll actually miss the chaos; I kind of thrive in that", he said.

"It is critical for us that we make sure that this process is fair for all candidates, all parties across the board", Cox said. "Because you're reflecting in a big pool".

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