Intel source: FBI discovers Kremlin is blackmailing Jason Chaffetz over Donald Trump and Russia

For months, onlookers have wondered why House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz has done his best to protect Donald Trump from his Russian collusion scandal. Has it been merely partisan hackery, or has Chaffetz had a more specific reason? According to an intel community source, the FBI has learned that Russia has “kompromat” blackmail material on Chaffetz and has been using it to keep him in line with regard to Trump’s Russia scandal.

The intel source comes by way of political pundit Louise Mensch, whose inside sources have a history of being correct about FISA warrants and other matters. Here’s how she phrases it: “Sources say there is kompromat on Jason Chaffetzl that this is why he turned and that FBI know it” (link). She does not go on to reveal what that blackmail material is, but the key phrase here is that “he turned.”

Chaffetz is in a powerful position as the chair of one of the committees that should be investigating the Donald Trump campaign’s Russian collusion. But he’s managed to keep that off the table, forcing other Congressional committees to pick up the slack. Mensch is suggesting that Russia has “turned” Chaffetz to the point where it controls him, ostensibly ensuring that his committee will never investigate Trump-Russia. However, with other sources saying the FBI investigation into Trump-Russia is so far along that the first big arrests could come as soon as next week (link), and that Rudy Giuliani’s request for a deal has been denied because his cooperation is no longer even needed (link), Chaffetz doesn’t appear to be in a position to hold up the works.

Palmer Report has previously determined that the largest donor to Jason Chaffetz is an illegal pyramid scheme which does business in Russia (link), but it’s not clear if the two storylines are connected.

Now comes the question of just what the FBI will do with the apparent knowledge that Jason Chaffetz, a sitting Congressman, is a traitor acting on behalf of Russia. Will Chaffetz eventually end up among the arrests? Contribute to Palmer Report

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  1. TomR on April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I wonder if this is what happened to Nunes; That is exactly the way he was acting…

    • Gabby on April 15, 2017 at 4:06 am

      is Chaffetz still the sitting chief of Oversight Committee?

  2. Katrina Cordeiro on April 14, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    I’m sure there are a number more. Everyone should have asked themselves, why did the Russian hack into the RNC, too? Obvious.

  3. Rose Meade on April 14, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    I understand the FBI is doing a lot of investigating. But can’t the CIA also do some investigating and arresting?

    • Bill Palmer on April 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      The CIA doesn’t handle domestic things.

    • Forward Thinker on April 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

      It’s not likely that many Republicans are in Russia’s control, but to your point regarding the CIA, they do not have arrest authority. That falls to the FBI. If the CIA has info, they turn it over to either DOJ or FBI to action. In some cases they act outside of the country but not arresting people.

  4. Jackie on April 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Oh my Gosh. Going after Jason Chaffetz now. No way !!

    • michael straus on April 15, 2017 at 5:55 am

      Karma has a way of catching up with ya.loling….. HAHAHAHA

    • Noreen Wilde on April 15, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      Way!!! Couldn’t happen to a nicer, more deserving public servant. I’ve got lots of relatives in Utah, and I am starting to needle them about their creepy politicians.

      • Egon on April 19, 2017 at 3:18 pm

        from what i understand, a lot of utahans aren’t happy with him so he may be just avoiding a public defeat if he ran for reelection.

  5. LD on April 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Why has the Senate investigation been so quiet recently? Are they simply waiting for the FBI or is there something else going on?

    • Bill Palmer on April 14, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Congress is in recess until April 24th.

    • Forward Thinker on April 15, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Because Trumps action are drowning them out right now.

    • Robinriesa on April 15, 2017 at 11:19 am

      They have been interviewing witnesses. Warner, Burr, and Wyden are clean and will see this through.

    • rayb_baby on April 15, 2017 at 11:57 pm

      With Agent Orange ramping up for WWIII, it kinda overshadows other matters. He’s rather blow up the world than for anyone to see the golden showers video.

  6. Matthew on April 14, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    When you bel9ng to a fundamental religious cult nearly any action sets you up as a hypocritical failure.

    • Noreen Wilde on April 15, 2017 at 12:36 pm

      The Mormons set up men as gods. It’s no wonder that they start thinking that anything they do is blessed by their God. The Mormon god is a paternalistic, misogynist, bigoted god.

  7. Robert Thomson on April 15, 2017 at 6:02 am

    All the while Trump pokes the rabid dog with nuclear weapons in No. Korea.

  8. Rose von Perbandt on April 15, 2017 at 6:11 am

    I hope there is investigation into STAFFERS in the House, especially those working with investigative committee members, many staffers have deep ties to lobbyists. Ever since the shady crap of House member staffers secretly doing work for White House on Immigration ban without knowledge of the members they work for and signing ‘non-disclosure’ agreements, I’ve seen Sessions and McConnell’s fingerprints on all this dirty business. The Senate has too much influence in the House under McConnell

  9. Forward Thinker on April 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

    I wonder why the investigation into Clinton was made public in the election but none of this if the FBI knew this?

    • Carolyn A Marchi on April 19, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      very good question

    • Dallas Valerian on April 20, 2017 at 3:44 am

      The investigation into Clinton was likely a dead end; Comey said as much even as his last-minute reports stirred up controversy.

      But the Trump/Putin ties are so Byzantine and include so many powerful people in on it that every detail and legality must be carefully and completely locked down before charges come out and all the roaches start scurrying for the dark spaces, which, if done correctly, are located and plugged in advance.

      His oddly objective handling of Clinton may have meant to indicate his hands were clean of bias in case Republicans later claimed political prejudice in Comey’s handling of Trump/Putin.

  10. rayb_baby on April 16, 2017 at 12:09 am

    I never suspected that Cheezits might have anything to do with Russia, but his actions as chairman of the Oversight Committee for the last two years are proof enough for me of the traitor that he is.

  11. Mary Kim on April 16, 2017 at 3:57 am

    This will illuminate how they’ve always done business except this time they got so stupid and greedy they hooked up with another country instead of just being on the take to big money interests here as usual. This is big, and new, but it’s not a complete singularity. It’s the end-point of a long continuum.

    • Tommye J Winkley on April 20, 2017 at 5:42 pm

      Exactly my thoughts!!

  12. Justin Sayin on April 16, 2017 at 7:30 am

    In the 60’s and 70’s the Brits learned that “follow the sex” was the way to investigate and capture the treasonous within their government. In the last 2 decades it’s “follow the money” and it will lead you to the money grubbers who will do anything to retain their Gov. jobs. Russia has combined both tactics SEX & $$ and controls those who want the money but are wary of the trap of sex and then those who think they are above all others and grab the money and revel in the sex=tRUMP. We may have to wait to mid terms to get full investigation as tRUMP will either fire Comey, demand Sessions get involved and stop things of just up and resign. But, we must never give up and hound him and the other turn coats right into the slam. Just my 2 cents but passionate about those 2 cents!

    • Egon on April 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      “follow the money” is the advice deep throat gave to woodward & bernstein during the watergate investigation 40 years ago. it’s always valid.

  13. Donna on April 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Very interesting announcement of Chaffetz’s retirement from politics this morning on Facebook.

  14. zephbe on April 19, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Chaffetz says he will not seek re-election in 2018.

  15. Wendy M Burke-Bartle on April 19, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Just saw that Chaffetz has announced he won’t be seeking elected office in 2018. People seem to think he has his eye on the governorship, though.

  16. Dig Dug on April 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Now that he declared he isn’t running again in 2018 I think there could be something to this.

  17. Annette on April 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    And now Chaffetz is not running for re-election . . . .Curiouser and curiouser.

  18. James Maguire on April 19, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    No wonder he has just announced that he is not running for re-election. As republicans always say, before the roof caves in, “He wants to spend more time with his wife and kids.” Yea, before he goes to jail.

  19. Mandy on April 21, 2017 at 11:36 am

    So it appears that the Russian connection must be to the Democrat Party and not Republicans.

    • Bill Palmer on April 22, 2017 at 12:47 am

      Considering that Trump and Chaffetz are both Republicans, and that no Democrats play into this story in way shape or form, I’m afraid your comment makes no sense at all.

      • Leon Ashbrook on April 22, 2017 at 8:24 pm

        We may well discover that ‘Mandy’ is a Russian mole dedicated to sowing false news and spreading inuendo and fomenting divisions among us.

    • Leon Ashbrook on April 22, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      Yes indeed. The Russian connection is, not must be, tied to the Democratic Party, in that the Democratic Party DNC was the focus of the Russian Hacking to assist Trump in being re-elected. The ‘connection’ must have worked since we now have an unfit President who may well lead the world into WWIII. I take it this is the message you mean to convey.

  20. Sammy on April 21, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Karma is a bitch!

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