Chaffetz Says Trump Admin Worse than Obama Admin In Fulfilling Oversight Requests

Chaffetz Says Trump Admin Worse than Obama Admin In Fulfilling Oversight Requests

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-UT, the current House Oversight Committee chair, said Sunday that the Trump Administration was worse than the Obama Administration when it comes to completing oversight requests from Congress.

“The reality is, sadly, I don’t see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. I thought these floodgates would open up with all the documents we wanted from the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Pentagon,” Chaffetz told Sharyl Attkisson or Sinclar Broadcast Group.

“In many ways, it’s almost worse because we’re getting nothing, and that’s terribly frustrating and, with all due respect, the attorney general has not changed at all,” the outgoing Congressman added. “I find him to be worse than what I saw with Loretta Lynch in terms of releasing documents and making things available. I just, that’s my experience, and that’s not what I expected.”

Chaffetz said that he has yet to be able to obtain new documents regarding the Hillary Clinton email investigation or Fast and Furious.

“We tried to issue subpoenas. We tried to hold people in contempt and the Obama administration said ‘no,’ and the Trump administration came in and did zero. Nothing. Nothing changed,” he said.

“The reality is, there aren’t very many people that want to play offense. There aren’t that many who say, ‘Look we have a duty and an obligation to fulfill the oversight responsibility that was put in place at the very founding of our country,’” he continued.
via Talking Points Memo

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