House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzCongress's latest hacking investigation should model its most recent Fox News Audio expands stable of podcasts by adding five new shows The myth of the conservative bestseller MORE (R-Utah) said Thursday that the Trump administration is “not off to a great start” when it comes to working with his committee.
“A quick word about the Trump administration: We are not off to a great start,” Chaffetz said during a broadcasted discussion with Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Chaffetz said then-Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPennsylvania GOP authorizes subpoenas in election probe We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader MORE fought to withhold information that related to the Benghazi investigation, adding that the investigation is “still not done” because of the State Department’s reluctance to provide his committee with the necessary information.
But Chaffetz also expressed frustration at the Trump administration for not providing his committee with documents related to the Benghazi investigation. He said President Trump’s grace period for filling top positions and working with his committee will expire next month.
“The documentation, subpoenas and letters still have not been fulfilled. And I buy the idea that there should be some time to get new people in place, but as we turn the corner into April, there’s a huge attitude adjustment that is happening in the Oversight Committee,” Chaffetz said.
Chaffetz slammed the Obama administration for claiming they will transparent and open, saying officials gave his committee the stiff arm during his investigation into the Benghazi attack.
“It continues to amaze me how you have administrations that have people that wake up everyday and think, ‘Oh, my job is to make sure Congress and the American people don’t see this information.’”
Chaffetz lamented that Congress does not have the ability to require individuals to appear if subpoenaed, referring to an aide of Clinton's who repeatedly avoided testifying.
“Congress has been somewhat impotent in its ability to enforce subpoenas,” Chaffetz added.