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Chaffetz seeks to charge ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who has refused Democratic requests to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump, is seeking criminal charges against a former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Chaffetz investigating security protocols at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Tuesday sent a letter to the White House in response to multiple reports that President Trump discussed sensitive information about a North Korean missile test in a public setting at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. In a letter to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Chaffetz asks

Reverse Tea Party? Republican officials facing more protests across country

Washington Republicans this weekend faced more protests at public events — backlash that appears to be growing against President Trump and the GOP-led Congress for trying to dismantle ObamaCare and against other parts of their agenda. On Saturday, for the second week in a row, Florida GOP Rep. Gus Bilirakis reportedly faced about a hundred

US ethics official slammed for ‘unethical’ Donald Trump tweets

Lawmakers from both parties on Monday admonished a federal ethics official who sent a series of tweets commenting on President Donald Trump’s potential conflicts of interest. Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said the tweets by Walter Shaub Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, were inappropriate and could compromise the

Jason Chaffetz: About Hillary Clinton, ‘The investigation continues’

The election is over. Hillary Clinton’s email investigation apparently is not. Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said on Friday the congressional probe would carry on looking into whether Clinton committed any crimes by using a secret server to send and receive emails during her time as Secretary of State.

DHS Hack Latest Erosion of Trust in Government

Jody Hice, Obama administration has given the American people reason to question their institutions. Over the course of my first two years in Congress, I have heard from tens of thousands of constituents. Throughout these conversations, a singular theme has emerged: there is a deficit of trust in our government. People are concerned that those

Chaffetz calls on ethics head to testify day after chief criticized Trump

House Republicans, led by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, have summoned the head of the independent federal ethics office to answer questions about his agency and his public criticism of President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to separate from his real estate empire. Chaffetz, the chairman of the GOP-led House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said he sent

California GOP Congressman Darrell Issa narrowly wins seat

The wealthiest member of Congress is keeping his job. Republican Darrell Issa narrowly defeated Marine-turned-lawyer Doug Applegate after a bitter contest in in the 49th District north of San Diego. Unofficial returns Monday showed Issa holding a 2,348-vote edge, with only a small number of votes left to tally. Vote-counting extended for weeks after the

Jason Chaffetz Now Says he’ll Vote for Trump

A top Republican congressman confirmed Wednesday night that he would vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump after previously withdrawing his endorsement over crude remarks the real estate mogul made about women.  Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said that he would vote for Trump because Democratic nominee

Hillary Clinton — Inside the mind of a shameless liar

Dr. Keith Ablow,   Recently, it has been reported that Hillary Clinton is using psychologists to prepare for her debates with Donald Trump.  Apparently, some within the Clinton campaign believed that Mr. Trump seemed ill-at-ease when, during a Republican presidential primary debate, he addressed Senator Marco Rubio’s contention that Trump’s small hands likely meant his

Andy McCarthy: Impeach Hillary Clinton

Katie Pavlich, As revelations surrounding Hillary Clinton’s private email use continue to emerge, Americans are growing increasingly frustrated by the FBI’s decision not to indict the former Secretary of State after concluding a criminal investigation of the matter in July.  It is clear Clinton lied to Congress, lied to the FBI and lied to the

Is Hillary off the Hook? Not by a Long-Shot, Three ways the law may catch up to Clinton yet

Ari Lieberman, Last week’s stunning announcement by FBI Director James Comey exonerating Hillary Clinton from criminal liability in connection with her email malfeasance came as a shock to many and leaves three lingering questions of import.  First, does the closure of Emailgate mean that Clinton is off the hook and no longer faces the prospect