He’s on his way out and must feel like he has nothing to lose. With only two weeks left in office, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) took aim at President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an interview this past weekend.
“The reality is, sadly, I don’t see much difference between the Trump administration and the (Barack) Obama administration,” the chairman of the House Oversight Committee told Sinclair Broadcast Group.
The Utah Republican announced his resignation last month. Regarding the present investigation of the White House administration, he said that he thought the “floodgates” would open and his committee would obtain the documents that were never provided by the Obama administration. The former president’s team did not release documents related to investigations into Hillary Clinton, Fast and Furious and the IRS. But the present administration is not any better.
Chaffetz said: “In many ways, it’s almost worse because we’re getting nothing, and that’s terribly frustrating and, with all due respect, the attorney general has not changed at all. I find him to be worse than what I saw with Loretta Lynch in terms of releasing documents and making things available. I just, that’s my experience, and that’s not what I expected.”
He continued saying that Republicans were pushing Trump to fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen over a scandal involving allegations that the agency targeted Tea Party groups for audits. But Chaffetz was once again disappointed that the White House didn’t follow through. “We tried to issue subpoenas. We tried to hold people in contempt, and the Obama administration said ‘no,’ and the Trump administration came in and did zero,” Chaffetz said. “Nothing. Nothing changed.”
Jason Chaffetz leaves office on June 30 and has not yet made public what his plans are for the future. Politico reported last month that it is possible that he will land on Fox News.
You can watch the full interview below. We would like to see your thoughts about his tough words for the present administration.
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