Chaffetz Shocked that Trump is Not More Transparent

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is leaving Congress soon, quite possibly to run for governor of Utah, and he’s beginning to say some things he would otherwise not say. Like he says that Trump and Sessions are every bit as bad as Obama and Lynch when it comes to transparency.


In an interview with Sinclair broadcasting’s Sharyl Attkisson that aired on Sunday, the House Oversight Committee Chairman who spent millions crusading against Hillary Clinton explained why he was not hopeful about the government under President Donald Trump.

“The reality is, sadly, I don’t see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration,” Chaffetz told the conservative host. “I thought there would be this, these floodgates would open up with all the documents we wanted from the Department of State, the Department of Justice, the Pentagon.”

“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,” he 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.”

How naive. Anyone who expected transparency from Trump, who has a long track record of destroying documents and lying during investigations and lawsuits (literally thousands of them), had to be living in a fantasy world.

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