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As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else. And it appears as if he did take that money, it was inappropriate and there are repercussions for a violation of law.feedback
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May 23 2017 Turkey
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Jason Chaffetz is associated, including FBI and Comey. Most recently, Jason Chaffetz has been quoted saying: “There are lots of good people who care about these issues and are well-suited to carry out these investigations. I kind of had a little bit of a midlife crisis. I turned 50, I'm sleeping on a cot. The overwhelming driving force is the idea that I just love my family. And a lot of people will never ever believe that, but that is the truth.” in the article Jason Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe.
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The attached memorandum contains no exception whatsoever for lawful, protected communications with Congress.feedback

Americans have choices. And they've got to make a choice. And so, maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want . . . they should invest it in their own health care.feedback

We will not allow that to happen and trust that nor will you.feedback

Americans have choices. Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest it in their own health care.feedback

That money needs to be recovered. There was nothing in the data to show that Gen. Flynn complied with the law.feedback

General Flynn had a duty and an obligation to seek and obtain permission to receive money from foreign governments. It does not appear to us that that was ever sought, nor did he ever get that permission. If that money was received by General Flynn, and we believe that it was, that money needs to be recovered.feedback

As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else.feedback

I see no evidence that he actually did that.feedback

I might depart early. It's not tomorrow, it's not next week. If it is, it's going to be in the months to come.feedback

My future plans are not yet finalized, but I haven't ruled out the possibility of leaving early.feedback

I have long advocated public service should be for a limited time and not a lifetime or full career. After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time.feedback

For those that would speculate otherwise, let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives. I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. I have the full support of Speaker Ryan to continue as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector.feedback

I have no ulterior motives. I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. I have the full support of Speaker (Paul) Ryan to continue as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector.feedback

It's a tough decision. I love serving in Congress, but I love my family more. I really meant it when I said I was going to get in, serve and get out. I'm trying to leave the door open for possibilities down the road.feedback

For those that would speculate otherwise, let me let me be clear that I have no ulterior motives. I am healthy. I am confident I would continue to be re-elected by large margins. I have the full support of Speaker Ryan to continue as Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. That said, I have made a personal decision to return to the private sector.feedback

The president has 100,000 people at the Department of Justice, and if he wants to have an investigation, have at it. Definitely, maybe. Americans have choices, and they've got to make a choice. And so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.feedback

After long consultation with my family and prayerful consideration, I have decided I will not be a candidate for any office in 2018. I have long advocated public service should be for a limited time and not a lifetime or full career. Many of you have heard me advocate, Get in, serve, and get out.' After more than 1,500 nights away from my home, it is time. I may run again for public office, but not in 2018. I'm not going to be here forever. I would take a serious, serious look at running for governor. I want to go as hard and fast as I can in the House and then go home.feedback

By announcing now, I hope to give prospective candidates time to lay the groundwork for a successful run. I have no doubt the 3rd Congressional District will be represented by a Republican. I trust you to find the best person to serve.feedback

Americans have choices. Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love, and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.feedback

He's already rich. He's very rich. I don't think that he ran for this office to line his pockets even more. I just don't see it like that.feedback

Look, I think I went through a lot of the gyrations that people in Utah and across the country [did].feedback

Very early on, I made a concerted effort to invest in my connections with the media.feedback

I was cliff-diving in Mexico.feedback

There's a saying. The voters are always right.feedback

I don't know if it's true.feedback

I knew I wasn't going to be here 20 years, and I really would like to be a chairman and be able to maximize my voice and my influence. And this is one of those non-'A' committees that would allow a younger person like myself to have a shot.feedback

I think the people who voted for Donald Trump went into it with eyes wide open. Everybody knew he was rich, everybody knew he had lots of different entanglements … These other little intrigues about a wealthy family making money is a bit of a sideshow.feedback

I'm out. I can no longer in good conscience endorse this person for president. Remember, the federal government is 2-plus million people. We can't investigate everything all the time. It's not breaking news that Russia has engaged in espionage against our government, our elections, or corporate America.feedback

My question is about the head of the Office of Government Ethics: Is he acting ethically?feedback

Americans have choices. And they've got to make a choice. And so maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love, and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.feedback

The Committee has longstanding concerns regarding repeated security incidents at USSS-protected facilities.feedback

The individual may have triggered alarms the USSS ignored, may have moved around on the White House grounds undetected for a considerable amount of time, and may have attempted entry into the building.feedback

The District of Columbia school system has consistently had a host of challenges and certainly rankings near the bottom in terms of its performance.feedback

When this money is appropriated for this program, then we'll see what kind of beer muscles the City Council has because they don't have to accept the money.feedback

Swift action was taken by this committee to highlight the problem with Ms. Conway's comments.feedback

Recent allegations of failings in our fight against ISIS, particularly among leadership, are disturbing.feedback

Americans have choices, and they've got to make a choice. And so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.feedback

Maybe I didn't say it as smoothly as I possibly could, but people need to make a conscious choice. I believe in self-reliance, and they're going to have to make those decisions. We want people to have access to an affordable health care product.feedback

Americans have choices. And they've got to make a choice. So maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should invest that in health care. They've got to make those decisions themselves.feedback

What would it look like if the Department of Agriculture was maybe based in Oklahoma? What if we had a Department of the Interior that was based in Utah or Colorado? What if the Department of Transportation was based in Los Angeles, for instance?feedback

It's very hard for them to understand why some desk jockey in D.C. gets to make decisions about what's going on in their own backyard.feedback

Americans have choices, and they've got to make a choice. So rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.feedback

You know what, Americans have choices. And they've got to make a choice. So maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care.feedback

Well, we're getting rid of the individual mandate. We're getting rid of those things that people said that they don't want. And you know what? Americans have choices. And they've got to make a choice. And so, maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care. They've got to make those decisions themselves.feedback

We're getting rid of the individual mandate, we're getting rid of these things that people said they don't want. And, you know what? Americans have choices, and they've got to make a choice, so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love, and they want to spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should invest in their own health care. They've got to make those decisions themselves. Yes, I think that's fair.feedback

We just saw the bill as of yesterday, we're just starting to consume it, so we'll have to look at how that analysis moves forward.feedback

I think it's a legitimate question, the president is emphatic about it. We're going to look into it and try to figure it out. Maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and want to go spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should go and invest in their own healthcare.feedback

We are getting rid of the individual mandate. We are getting rid of those things that people said that they don't want. And, you know what? Americans have choices. And they've got to make a choice. So maybe, rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should invest that in health care. They've got to make those decisions themselves.feedback

People need to make a conscious choice, and I believe in self-reliance.feedback

The president has at his fingertips tens of billions of dollars in intelligence apparatus. I think he might have something there, but if not, we're going to find out.feedback

Americans have choices, and they have got to make a choice. So maybe rather than getting that iPhone they just love, that they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on, maybe they should invest in their own health care. They've got to make those decisions themselves.feedback

Thus far, I have not seen anything directly that would support what the president has said.feedback

I have not seen anything directly that would support what the president has said. I got to believe, I think, he might have something there. But if not, we're going to find out.feedback

Unfortunately, the TSA is not fulfilling their legal obligation to produce documents, frustrating OSC's investigative efforts. And I can tell you with a passion on both sides of this aisle, it is not acceptable to withhold information.feedback

Give me some names. I want to know who to call up here.feedback

One of these seven people has got to get on the phone, get your butt up out of this committee and go get that information before this hearing's done. I want to have names.feedback

That's about as damning as it gets. So wait a second. You don't have – you just made this up? It's not in writing? Give me a specific name. That's a big office, there's lots of attorneys, tell me the attorneys that are telling you not to provide this information to Congress, and tell me the names of the attorneys that are telling you not to provide this to the OSC. I want names.feedback

Let's remember what they did with James Rosen. Let's remember that the IRS did target Americans based on their political beliefs. And in my own personal case, I had more than 40 Secret Service agents illegally tap into my records and dive into my background. So, this stuff does happen, and it's not necessarily done the legal, lawful way.feedback

Are you or are you not going to provide this committee all of Lois Lerner's emails?feedback

Mr. Koskinen failed to testify truthfully. The statements that he made to Congress were false.feedback

That was wrong, wrong, wrong. It is wholly unacceptable – no if, ands or buts about it.feedback

It's something we've been contemplating putting together. We have not yet figured out the final equation.feedback

I hear you. I am a proud gun owner, hunter and love our public lands.feedback

That situation has taken care of itself – (the) Intel committee has looked at hacking issue previously.feedback

Moving forward, I encourage President Trump to appoint a director from outside the agency. A fresh set of eyes and new perspective is needed to restore the prestige and status expected of such an elite agency.feedback

Sounds like he did the right thing, he didn't want to be a distraction. And it was getting to be a distraction.feedback

I worry that assisted suicide will create a marketplace for death. I think it's fundamentally wrong.feedback

[W]e request that you use authority Congress granted to you under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended, to 'recommend to the head of the officer's or employer's agency that appropriate disciplinary action (such as reprimand, suspension, demotion, or dismissal) be brought against the officer or employee.feedback

You're really not going to like this part: The President, under the law, is exempt from the conflict of interest laws.feedback

I'll remind people that I never did a quote-unquote 'investigation' of Barack Obama when he was president. I am personally not diving into the individual roles of the family members. I haven't done that with President Obama, and I have not done that with Donald Trump.feedback

It needs to be dealt with. Of course I'm going to call that out. My job is not to be a cheerleader for the president.feedback

It needs to be dealt with. There's no ifs, ands or buts about it.feedback

I think on the surface it's tougher to do oversight when it's your own party, but you have a job to do. My job is not to be the president's cheerleader, but I do want to fix things. And there are a lot of broken things. And there's always somebody doing something stupid somewhere. I think it's a good message (for Trump) to say 'I'm not going to slow you down. I'm not going to put the brakes on.' . The Democrats can flail and complain and run around with their heads cut off, but the reality is he's exempt from this.feedback

I support generally what he's doing. He's off to a roaring start. I think it's surprising a lot of people that he is actually doing what he said he was going to do, but there are those of us that actually support that.feedback

The president has a hundred thousand people at the department of justice and if he wants to have an investigation, have at it. I just don't see any evidence of it.feedback

It was never an easy or predictable path to the White House, but here's Donald Trump.feedback

Here we go again. I'd be so distraught.feedback

All I wanted to do is try to get him to come in and talk to us.feedback

Your agency's mission is to provide clear ethics guidance, not engage in public relations.feedback

We will work to repeal this top-down decision and replace it with one that garners local support and creates a balanced, win-win solution.feedback

There are some outstanding issues floating out there that will still take some time.feedback

His obligation is to abide by the law. Our obligation is not to be a cheerleader but to actually provide oversight, and we intend to fulfill that.feedback

The number of examples and despicable acts were quite horrifying. Some of these women had even been raped by co-workers but refused to testify due to the threat of retaliation and having their careers destroyed.feedback

While many changes are still needed, the Park Service has begun the process to deal with their cultural problems and removed some bad managers from their positions of leadership.feedback

Trump "needs time to get his affairs in order. When he becomes the president we'll start providing some oversight of that.feedback

Even before we get to Day One, we've got two years' worth of material already lined up.feedback

IARC's standards and determinations for classifying substances as carcinogenic, and therefore cancer-causing, appear inconsistent with other scientific research, and have generated much controversy and alarm.feedback

We'll know it when we see it. Thus far, I don't think there's anything in that realm that has this clear federal nexus that would really compel us to pursue it.feedback

This is beyond explanation. The FBI was handing out immunity agreements like candy. I've lost confidence in this investigation and I question the genuine effort in which it was carried out. Immunity deals should not be a requirement for cooperating with the FBI.feedback

No wonder they couldn't prosecute a case.feedback

Suddenly feeling the heat Mylan has offered a generic version and cut the price in half, so that does beg the question what was happening with that other $300?feedback

There is justified outrage from families and schools across the country struggling to afford the high cost of EpiPens.feedback

Our goal is to work together to ensure that critical medications, like the EpiPen, are accessible and affordable for all of our constituents.feedback

The FBI's recommendation is surprising and confusing. The fact pattern presented by Director Comey makes clear Secretary Clinton violated the law. Individuals who intentionally skirt the law must be held accountable.feedback

Those bonuses were given to somebody who oversees a part of the operation that was in total failure.feedback

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