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House oversight panel chairman Chaffetz to depart Congress June 30

House oversight panel chairman Chaffetz to depart Congress June 30

In a letter to his constituents, he announced his intention to resign, effective June 30. Morgan Lyon Cotti the Associate Director at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah joined Good Morning Utah to talk about the situation.

Sunday on ABC's "This Week," House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) discussed multiple reports about President Donald Trump and his administration being based on anonymous sources that leaked information to the media and said individuals leaking information to the press should go to jail. What did he give as his reasons for stepping down then?

ALPINE, Utah (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz's ascent to national prominence leading a House oversight committee was rooted largely in his embrace of the spotlight and willingness to take on confrontations.

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Chaffetz said in a statement published Thursday that he made a decision to resign to spend more time with his family.

Chaffetz announced a month ago that not only will he not run in 2018, but he might leave office early for a private sector job KSL has reported is believed to be at Fox News.

He is on his fourth term in the House of Representatives and he also serves on the House Judiciary Committee. "I turned 50, I'm sleeping on a cot", Chaffetz said of his life as a congressman in Washington.

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Sitting on his couch with his wife Julie and petting their dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ruby, Chaffetz said he had been stunned by two of his children's upcoming moves from Utah and the realization he and his wife would be empty-nesters soon.

In contrast, Chaffetz easily brushed off the deepening issue of Trump's use of the presidency, along with his family and underlings, to further personal profit in a corrupt manner. Cox, says that allows the governor and the state elections office to fill in the other details, including a timeline. "I'm not the only one who can do this job". His decision to leave early comes after his invitation for ousted FBI Director James Comey to testify before Congress Wednesday regarding his memos about his converstations with President Trump and investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Chaffetz won his congressional seat in 2008 by defeating a conservative incumbent with deep ties to Utah's political establishment, Chris Cannon, after accusing him of being soft on immigration.

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