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Published May 17, 2017 12:45 pm
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"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in."

— Michael Corleone, "The Godfather, Part III"

Just when we all thought Utah's Rep. Jason Chaffetz might be on his way out ...

— Utah's Chaffetz says he will subpoena Comey memo if necessary — Thomas Burr | The Salt Lake Tribune

"Washington • House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said Tuesday that he has requested — and will subpoena, if necessary — a memo reportedly written by then-FBI Director James Comey saying that President Donald Trump asked him to halt an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

"Chaffetz, R-Utah, was responding to a New York Times story that said Comey in February wrote a memo about his meeting with Trump in which the FBI director said the president asked that he halt any probe of Flynn's ties to Russia. ..."

He must be serious. He's on Twitter. With a little joke. But that doesn't mean he's not serious.

— Why is Jason Chaffetz, who is about to quit Congress, suddenly the face of its investigation into Trump? — Amber Phillips | The Washington Post

"A month ago, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), one of the most high-profile House Republicans, was so over this Congress thing. ...

"... But now, there could be wrongdoing in the government, and the guy who had one foot out the door is suddenly all in again. ..."

— More Republicans should sound like these — Jennifer Rubin | The Washington Post

" ... Even House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who has been less than enthusiastic in pursuing potential wrongdoing in this administration, shot off a letter to the FBI demanding all Comey memos documenting conversations with the president. ..."

— The House Oversight Committee wants to see Comey's Trump memos — Jeff Guo | Vox

"Jason Chaffetz is finally ready to do his job. ...

" ... Since announcing his decision to quit the House, Chaffetz has been slightly bolder in probing presidential controversies. Last week after Trump fired Comey, for instance, Chaffetz asked the Department of Justice to investigate the circumstances of Comey's dismissal. ..."

— The House Demands to See the Comey Memos — Clare Foran | The Atlantic

Even George Takei has noticed. Oh, my.






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