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Utah's Chaffetz expected to leave office by end of June

Utah's Chaffetz expected to leave office by end of June

As chairman, Gowdy would lead the House's oversight of President Donald Trump and investigate whether the president attempted to quash an FBI investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

"The reality of spending more than 1,500 nights away from my family over eight years hit me harder than it had before", he wrote.

He says he and his wife will be empty nesters soon and it seems like time to turn a page. I just - I haven't seen that.

"I loved being in the driver's seat, but. there are lots of good people who care about these issues and are well-suited to carry out these investigations", he said. "I knew from day one that my service there would not last forever".

"He served in the Bush administration, the Obama administration", Chaffetz said.

The coveted House Oversight gavel is due to change hands, as chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) steps down from Congress to become a cable TV commentator.

Herbert could prevail in the argument simply by refusing to call a special session.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the panel, has repeatedly clashed with Chaffetz during several investigations, but told CNN that he was "going to miss him" and that he brought a "breath of fresh air" to the committee after it went through some tumultuous times under prior Republican leadership.

The governor has raised concerns that with some lawmakers looking at running for Chaffetz's seat, they could be seen as gaming the race by structuring the election process. At a joint White House news conference with the President of Colombia, the President also had especially tough words for former Director James Comey, whom he fired just over a week ago, saying Comey was not the right person to lead the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

He has been the subject of scrutiny in that role, having been criticized for his handling of multiple investigations into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, including into her role in responding to the 2012 Benghazi attack and her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz speaks with reporters at his home Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Alpine, Utah.

In a scheduled press conference following a meeting of congressional Republicans on Capitol Hill, the speaker of the House of Representatives said:"Our response is to be responsible, sober and to focus only on getting the facts".

Chaffetz easily won all five of his elections.

"His work will leave a lasting impression in the halls of Congress, and his impact will never be forgotten", he said.


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