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Chaffetz Skipped Meeting With Ethics Chief He Threatened To Subpoena, Emails Show

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, told reporters last week that a government ethics official who had criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to deal with his potential conflicts of interest refused to meet with him. Show More Summary

How Republicans lose the mantle of ‘constitutional conservatives’

As he did in his interview with Right Turn on Friday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, showed an abysmal lack of concern on Sunday in his appearance on This Week regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s ethical conflicts and his potential, as soon as he takes the oath of office, […]

House Oversight Committee Calls For Stingray Device Legislation

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has issued its recommendations on the use of cell site simulators (a.k.a. "Stingrays," presumably to Harris Corporation's trademark erosion dismay) by law enforcement. Its recommendations are… that something needs to be done, preferably soon-ish. Show More Summary

House Panel Says Stingrays Need Federal Guidelines

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, a bipartisan panel, this week recommended that the federal government pass rules to manage the use stingrays and other cell-site simulating devices. The panel said in a report that law enforcement agencies have varying and inconsistent rules for the use of such devices. Show More Summary

None of Their Business

Since the election, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, has been clear about whom it intends to investigate under the new administration: Hillary Clinton, an unemployed resident of New York state’s charming Chappaqua hamlet. Show More Summary

House Democrats demand Chaffetz probe Trump’s finances

Seventeen Democratic members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called on panel Chairman Jason Chaffetz to “begin reviewing [Trump’s] financial arrangements in order to identify and protect against conflicts of interest.“

Democrats take aim at Trump’s empire, push for disclosure

Donald Trump hasn’t yet taken office, but congressional Democrats already are gearing up to take aim. The top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a … Click to Continue »

House Oversight Committee asked to review Trump finances, concerns about conflicts cited

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

That didn’t take long.  Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland and the ranking minority leader of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has requested a review of President-elect Donald Trump’s financial arrangements ... “...to...Show More Summary

Elijah Cummings hammers Chaffetz for plans to hound Clinton over emails

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Less then 24 hours after GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump was swept into office, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Jason Chaffetz said he intends to continue to hound former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her missing emails. The announcement by the Republican was...

Chaffetz STILL wants to continue Clinton email investigation

Rep. Jason Chaffetz says it would be “totally remiss of us” not to keep investigation Hillary Clinton on the email issue. According to The Washington Post, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair Jason Chaffetz said today that “it would be totally remiss of us to dismiss” investigating Clinton’s emails just because she won’t be [...]

Chaffetz: We’ll keep investigating Clinton

The reaction to the FBI clearing Hillary Clinton by the head of  the House Oversight Committee is that they’ll just keep going after her. …Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who heads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has voted for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, declined to comment to The Salt Lake Tribune other [...]

Cummings: Leaks coming from FBI need to be dealt with

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, weighs in on the role the FBI has played in this...

Comey and Congress go head to head over Hillary's emails

FBI director James Comey was summoned to an emergency meeting of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on July 7, and no punches were held by Democrats, Republicans and even Comey. The director appeared before the committee...Show More Summary

Cummings calls for FBI letter clarification before end of weekend

Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, talks with Rachel Maddow about FBI Director James Comey's letter...

WILL THE FBI REOPEN ITS INVESTIGATION OF HILLARY?: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee C…

WILL THE FBI REOPEN ITS INVESTIGATION OF HILLARY?: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) seems to think so. Chaffetz says the FBI Director (that would be Jim Comey) has told him the Bureau “…has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation.” My guess is […]

Senator Questions DOJ’s ‘Unusual Restrictions’ To ‘Limit the Scope’ of FBI’s Investigation on Hillary Clinton

The office of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) published a press release today announcing that Goodlatte, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Amazingly, There Is No Federal Law Against Gun Trafficking

Rep. Caroline Maloney (D-N.Y.) first learned that there is no federal law against gun trafficking at, of all places, a Fast and Furious hearing. In June 2011, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform convened to scrutinize...Show More Summary

Apparently Asserting One's Constitutional Rights Before Congress Is Unconstitutional

In a blatant and partisan abuse of power, The House Oversight and Government reform Committee approved a contempt of Congress resolution against Bryan Pagliano for failing to appear and discuss the setting up of Secretary Clinton's e-mail server. Show More Summary

Lawmakers step up pressure on Park Service in sexual misconduct probe, threatening subpoena

At a recent hearing on Capitol Hill, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) read aloud a shocking excerpt from an internal investigation of multiple allegations of a hostile workplace at Yosemite National Park. Show More Summary

Why did the FBI Give Hillary Clinton’s Aides Immunity?

It does seem incredulous that so several of Clinton’s staffers are immune from prosecution: The top Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform says several Hillary Clinton staffers received immunity from the FBI in exchange for cooperating with the now-closed private email investigation. Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s top aide and chief of staff […]

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