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Chaffetz calls for all FBI documents on President Trump and Comey

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  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 17, 2017 10:01 p.m.

    I'd say the GOP is putting Party over Principles, but not even that is correct.

    No - sadder still,
    They are even putting TRUMP ahead of the entire Party,
    let alone principles and this Nation!

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 17, 2017 3:37 p.m.

    Good questions to ask Jason Chaffetz:

    1. "Did Trump ask you to pledge your loyalty to him?"

    2. "Did you say yes?"

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    May 17, 2017 12:35 p.m.

    Those fervent Trump supporters writing in this thread must take responsibility and acknowledge their complicity in aiding and abetting Trump's attempts at obstruction of justice. Although they may not call it that, they need to voice their support of what he does so that it is clear where they stand on the issues.

    Many have expressed support for Russia and its interference in our election. Now they need to show their support for supplying Russia with sensitive intelligence and the need to dismiss James Comey while he was conducting an investigation into Trump and Russia. We have a pro-Russian cabal coming to Trump's defense that needs to be recognized as a true threat to our democracy and liberty.

  • fight4liberty Herriman, UT
    May 17, 2017 11:37 a.m.

    Chaffets taking for the bait!

    Its very amusing to watch what 50 years of of the Alinsky rules have done to the followers.

    When they tell the big lie and keep telling it until everyone believes it, including themselves, and have doing this for 50+ years, it will take a toll. When they no longer can tell truth from fiction, its only obvious paranoia will set it, when there is no reality of truth.

    It is when the two scoops of ice cream or "the russians are coming, the russians are coming " any many other ludicrous claims are made by the lame stream media, that anyone with half a brain can see that this movement has reached the tip of the iceberg!

    Only time will tell, but this movement is either going to implode or start world war III, which I seriously wonder if it hasn't already started.

    Its is all too obvious that the Intelligence Industrial Complex has turned into a covert branch of the government working independently against our government and the US.

  • BU52 Provo, ut
    May 17, 2017 10:49 a.m.

    It will be a pretty small pile of info since most of it is made up and from "anonymous" sources (code for made up) Hey Democrats 1980 called they want their foreign policy back....now where did I hear that??

  • Lia Sandy, UT
    May 17, 2017 10:04 a.m.

    While he's at it----Chaffetz should also ask Trump where that wall is?

    And tax reform...

    and a proper health care system,

    and jobs..NOT fast food jobs...GOOD jobs....

    Where are all these things Trump promised?

    huh???

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    May 17, 2017 9:11 a.m.

    Let's get the info from the WH, too.

    I wish I could trust Chaffetz on this. That horse left the stable a while back and it ain't returning.

  • ray vaughn Ogden, UT
    May 17, 2017 8:51 a.m.

    Why is Chaffetz asking for a Comey memo when Trump has claimed he has tapes of the meeting? Investigating Comey's memo instead of Trump's recording is sidestepping the big picture.

  • airnaut Everett, 00
    May 17, 2017 8:39 a.m.

    The LAST thing Donald Trump and the entire GOP needs right now is for Russia's own Vladimir Putin to be vouching for them!

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    May 17, 2017 8:34 a.m.

    @ FT

    "The sooner America turns the page on 44.5 the better. Everyone assumed it would be Pence's job eventually."

    The challenge is that once impeached, Trump's heir to the presidency may also be implicated in the Russian mess. Sure, Trump may be out by the end of summer, but Pence is likely to be dragged through the mud as the investigation unfolds and the political daggers come out from Trump's GOP rivals who lost out to him in the primaries.

    Recall when Pence said that Flynn "didn't" talk with the Russians on sanctions -- will that prove to be a conspiracy to cover up Flynn's initial lie? Watch the investigations turn on Pence in the coming months.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    May 17, 2017 8:05 a.m.

    I want to see all of Comey's memos. He needs to be subpoenaed immediately. I want to see his notes on Obama and Hillary as well.

    Let me guess, the left will move on to the next fake scandal before we can verify this alleged conversation. Because it's about the "seriousness of the charge", not the evidence.

    Glad Trump fired Comey, it's clear he was a partisan hack now.

  • illuminated Kansas City, MO
    May 17, 2017 8:00 a.m.

    More fake news. Americans are sick of the lies, the left looks absolutely hysterical. We proved all this last November when they touted fake polls.

    It's kind of cute, actually, that the left still thinks they are fooling us. Grab the popcorn and watch the left go crazy. Good times!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 17, 2017 7:47 a.m.

    Remember Benghazi - how can we forget? It may not be relevant in this case, but you keep bringing it up.
    Illegal server - well, server anyway. It didn't give classified secrets to Russians in the oval office.
    Lies and more lies - OK, trump is all over here. Largest crowd. "Prime the pump". Health care for all on day one, at a fraction of the cost. Cover pre existing conditions. Mexico will pay...
    Libs lost - America lost.
    Trump won - the electoral college awarded the presidency in conflict with the raw vote.
    Get over it - No. He's harming America.

  • 10CC Bountiful, UT
    May 17, 2017 7:48 a.m.

    Chaffetz needs a chaperone so he won't "pull a Devin Nunes" and go share "disturbing information" with the White House.

    (Remember that ridiculous story? It's been pushed all the way back to the classified section, pushed aside by too many other stories in between.)

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    May 17, 2017 7:32 a.m.

    @ute alumni

    we all remember Benghazi and the claims of a "Illegal server." We remember the multiple endless investigations that turned up nothing, we remember that Obama and Clinton are no longer part of the government and that your comment is nothing more then a deflection from our current incompetent presedents alleged misdeeds.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2017 7:25 a.m.

    @Ute Alumni "Bobby
    Remember Benghazi
    Illegal server
    Lies and more lies
    Libs lost
    Trump won
    Get over it "

    And Donald Trump is attempting to obstruct justice, like Nixon in Watergate. The skids are greased now. So you will soon have to "get over it."

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    May 17, 2017 7:12 a.m.

    At a high level, I have absolutely no issues with Trump wanting better diplomatic ties with Russia. We have far more common enemies than we are enemies of each other.

    But Trump doesn't seem to have even the slightest notion that as President of the United States, he doesn't have free latitude to run the office and government by edict. As CEO, he could run his business on a whim, how his passions led him. In some cases, those turned into great successes. In others, they ended up in failure and in the courts. When Trump did fail in the past, he used the courts to erase the debts he had created. At the end of the day he was responsible to no one other than himself.

    But being President is completely different. Trump is responsible to 300 million People. He can't rule based on his emotions. Peoples livelihoods and lives depend on sound and reasoned judgement. I have no doubt Trump threatened and then summarily fired the FBI director, because in private business, he could do that. But as President, he can't. And Trump hasn't learned that yet.

    It's going to be an interesting ride.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    May 17, 2017 6:58 a.m.

    The sooner America turns the page on 44.5 the better. Everyone assumed it would be Pence's job eventually.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 17, 2017 6:53 a.m.

    Chaffetz calls for all FBI documents on President Trump and Comey

    ====

    May I:
    After receiving 100 MILLION phone calls from across an angry nation,
    Chaffetz calls for all FBI documents on President Trump and Comey,
    in order to beat an UN-biased Special Independent Counsel,
    and Vladimir Putin who has also said he would release transctipts.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 17, 2017 6:41 a.m.

    Putin is investigating more than Jason.

  • ute alumni SLC, UT
    May 17, 2017 6:09 a.m.

    Bobby
    Remember Benghazi
    Illegal server
    Lies and more lies
    Libs lost
    Trump won
    Get over it

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    May 17, 2017 5:33 a.m.

    @ Utah Girl Chronicles

    "Making too big of a fuss about this will diminish his chances of landing a gig at Fox."

    I checked Fox a few times yesterday and each time I looked they were resolutely looking the other way while hyperventilating over a story of the murder of a DNC staffer last year. Based on what I've seen of Mr. Chaffetz, I think he'd be really good at something like that.

  • pwlohse Dueren, 00
    May 16, 2017 11:43 p.m.

    One would hope that he also subpoenas the "tapes".

  • PamFlinders Sandy, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:34 p.m.

    Is it so much to ask for our congresspeople to investigate suspected wrong doing?

    I watched Fox last night and as much as they like to spin it as not a big deal, these dealings with Russians make me nervous about the future of our democracy. We need an independent commission to just look into it and put it to bed once and for all.

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 16, 2017 11:05 p.m.

    At times, when one is unshackled from having to campaign in the near future, you do the right thing.

    Hopefully Chaffetz will do the right thing and open a serious investigation into Trump, connections to Russia, Russian meddling in the US election, and possible Trump efforts to dissuade Comey on investigating Flynn.

    At this rate Trump won't last to the next campaign. He could be impeached before then.

    President Pence, anyone?

  • Bob K Davis, CA
    May 16, 2017 9:39 p.m.

    Hammering on made up facts and made-up evidence about Hillary can get a person quite a bit of news coverage.
    Acting as if you're going to get evidence that causes the president of the United States to be impeached could get one quite a bit more news coverage and maybe even a much higher salary at Fox when one decides to go there

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:27 p.m.

    Comey should have said "Trump asked me to stop the Flynn investigation. Plus I had some new information about Benghazi."

    Chaffetz would have formed a committee to start investigating first thing in the morning.

  • JBs Logan, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:21 p.m.

    Requesting is great, but I won't believe he'll actually do anything about it until he does. I don't have to worry about that because I predict it will not go anywhere. Oh, and whoever provides the memo, just make sure you make a bunch of copies.

  • Mark from Montana Davis County, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:19 p.m.

    Chaffetz wants the docs so he can prosecute Comey. Jason is still in a 'bromance' with Trump.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 16, 2017 9:17 p.m.

    Great news! The sooner jason can prove trump it totally innocent, the sooner trump can go back to being the greatest and best president & republican in history.

  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    May 16, 2017 8:30 p.m.

    Jason who is bailing on government and is about to use the holier than thou routine for reasons to leave, just might be in the right place to make a big stink in the whitehouse.

    He will however be tripling his income at Fox. Here is hoping he goes out shooting instead of doing what has made him so despised by those who elected him.

    Funny though he says his pen is ready, not sure that is really an action phrase. If someone is having a face to face conversation that is not something that is convincing.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 16, 2017 8:24 p.m.

    Maybe Chaffetz will be able to put country over party but it seems doubtful.

    As one who recalls Chaffetz's strong language about Hillary, does anyone think he'll ever use strong language about Trump?

    Making too big of a fuss about this will diminish his chances of landing a gig at Fox.

  • SAS Sandy, UT
    May 16, 2017 8:19 p.m.

    So much for foot surgery that would take Chaffetz out of commission for weeks.....

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    May 16, 2017 7:56 p.m.

    Considering the lengths Chaffetz has gone up to this point to defend Trump and avoid doing his oversight job, it seems pretty clear we need a special prosecutor and very, very public televised hearings.

    I don't want there to be a chance for Chaffetz to bury this.

  • The Meliorist Grande Cache, 00
    May 16, 2017 7:56 p.m.

    Something about closing a barn door after the horses are out comes to mind.

    Of course time is on the side of truth, and truth will out!

    Let the investigation begin, hurry, please. While there is still a chance of the Republican Party of saving itself from Trump.