Report: former staffer confirms Jason Chaffetz is under FBI investigation

One day after Jason Chaffetz announced out of nowhere that he won’t be seeking reelection to Congress in 2018 and that he won’t be running for any other office, he followed it up today by hinting that he may not even finish his term. Now comes a report that one of Chaffetz’s own former staffers is confirming that Chaffetz is under FBI investigation, and that it’s going to become public before much longer.

Six days ago we brought you the story of an intel community source asserting that Russia had blackmail material on Jason Chaffetz and that the FBI knew about it (link). But now comes a corroborating report from Dave Bernstein, an online political pundit whose sources have a history of being proven correct. Here’s what Bernstein has shared:

“According to a former Jason Chaffetz staffer, Chaffetz is also the subject of an ongoing investigation for campaign finance fraud. A friend of Chaffetz at FBI told him the investigation could not be kept quiet for much longer, that Intel committee would soon find info on him. Benghazi has Russian ties too, but Chaffetz’s staffer could not verify the connection. Some of his current staffers may be implicated. Per the former Chaffetz staffer, this is one of the reasons they resigned. The former staffer also says Chaffetz’s staff is in panic mode.”

Bernstein posted all of the above in a series of tweets (link). Unlike the previous source, he doesn’t mention Russia. But both sources point to the FBI being onto Chaffetz for his wrongdoing. My own best guess at this point is that the “campaign finance fraud” described above is actually illegal donations from Russia, and that Russia has since been using this secret to blackmail Chaffetz into making sure his House Oversight Committee didn’t seriously investigate the Trump-Russia scandal.

Last month Palmer Report reported that Jason Chaffetz’s largest campaign donor is an illegal pyramid scheme that does business in Russia (link). It’s not yet clear whether this is connected to the FBI investigation or the Russian blackmail. Now we wait to see whether the next shoe to drop is Chaffetz’s resignation, or the official reveal of the heightening FBI investigation into him. Contribute to Palmer Report

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  1. I am not Herbert on April 20, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    …huh! =P

    …maybe this COULD catch Goudy too! =D

  2. Claudia Groh on April 21, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Very good!!
    Hurry up get this wrapped up on all of them!

  3. Susan on April 21, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Good. The self-righteous little prick. Just like the big grump in the white house, just like Flynn, like all those pointing fingers and demanding prosecution, methinks Jasonouttathehouse should’ve kept his own damn yard clean.

  4. Dorian on April 21, 2017 at 4:12 am

    As documented. NRA rec’d 30 million from Torchin for the Trump campaign. He’s the Russian banker who is wanted in Spain as a mob boss and accused of money laundering. This justice will go even deeper to Ryan and other notable Republicans who accepted money from NRA like Chaffetz. The Russians have infiltrated the NRA and Alt Right groups posing as they are down with the cause while infiltrating our political system and creating propaganda and fake news for one reason, to lift the sanctions so legal and mostly illegal money can be laundered and invested into American banks and real estate, and to continue to drill for oil in the Baltic Sea, a $500 billion dollar project for Russia and Exxon Torchin was scheduled to meet Trump and others at the NRA Convention, and his assistant, Butina. held rallies in South Dakota and posing as a gun lover while convincing these people that relations with Russia should be better as Americans. These criminals will go to jail and the truth is being exposed. I’m so ready!!! May God Bless America and continue to bring justice to all of these criminals who would do anything for power and money.

    • Jone Carlson on April 21, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Dorian: Your post explains a lot, including the hand-picked choices for members of the Electoral College. Where is the $30M to the NRA ‘documented’? I’d like to see that … as well as seeing FL’s AG Pam Bondi (re: Electoral College rep) get cuffed and stuffed.

    • LadtStClaire on April 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      I’ve said all along, that this was going to go very deep, I the Republican Party! It’s getting BIGLY for sure.

  5. Beautiful Brigade on April 21, 2017 at 8:19 am

    No worries: when this rises to SCOTUS, they’ll rule the donation is legal because money is speech.

  6. Missy on April 21, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Good now let’s get the rest of these self righteous Republicans especially trump

  7. TAllen on April 21, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Campaign funds quid pro quo Benghazi investigations?

  8. Janet Madsen on April 21, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving hypocrite!!

  9. Deborah Silvia on April 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    It appears that 1 by 1 the entire GOP has been involved with Russian plot to elect DT. The entire GOP is the swamp that needs to be drained !

  10. Bobby Robinson on April 21, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Don’t worry they will vote and defend them (republiKKKan) as long as they continue to promise to build that wall and keep Muslim out.they all will get elected again by race baiting. Don’t forget Obama care all those little black and brown sick babies getting free Healthcare. Can’t have that.the hell with America as long as we stop that nothing else matter.

  11. JOEL W ARNOLD on April 21, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    It is all coming down, and just watch the rats turn on each other in a frenzy to cover their own rears. It would be fun to watch if it didn’t mean a complete collapse of government and the danger we could be threatened with, until this Trump toilet is flushed.

  12. Dark Snark II on April 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    The sooner this guy hues down the better.

  13. DJ Allyn on April 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Wait until we find out that Jason Chaffetz was receiving campaign funds from Russia in exchange for his never-ending Benghazi investigations.

    It would certainly explain a lot…

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