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Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday he will resign from Congress next month, a move that calls into question the future of the House Oversight Committee’s investigation he promised to lead about President Trump’s firing of the FBI director and his presidential campaign’s ties with Russia. Comey was fired last week as the FBI investigates whether Trump’s presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russia to influence the outcome in his behalf. The Utah Republican, who had just started his fifth term in Congress, used his post as chair of the oversight committee to doggedly investigate Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election and raise his political profile. On Tuesday, he pledged to get the memos Comey reportedly wrote about his meeting with Trump in which the president allegedly asked him to shut down the FBI investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The former kicker for the Mormon-owned Brigham Young University football team was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008.

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