Report: Chaffetz to Leave Congress on June 30

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Author: David Rutz

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) will leave his position in Congress on June 30, according to multiple sources who spoke with Politico. He is expected to make the announcement on Thursday.

The House Oversight Committee chairman already announced he would not seek reelection in 2018 to his seat, which he’s held since first being elected in 2008. He hinted in April that he would resign before his term ended. There have been reports that he will join Fox News Channel upon his departure from Congress:

Chaffetz did not respond to a request for comment Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. Multiple sources say he will leave Congress on June 30.

Chaffetz, 50, is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the top investigative body in the chamber. He recently subpoenaed James Comey’s memos, and invited the fired FBI director to testify next week before his panel.

As the House Oversight Chair, Chaffetz has been at the center of high-profile investigations such as the one into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Hillary Clinton email probe.

He has stated that his decision to leave Congress does not involve any personal scandal, saying such a problem would have been made public by now.

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