Jason Chaffetz claims ‘deep state’ is ‘scared to death’ of Trump, Barr exposing misconduct

“I think they’re scared to death of Donald Trump and Barr and Durham and certainly Horowitz because they don’t want people peeling back the onion [and] looking under the hood at how these people have operated at the Department of Justice.”

(Talia Kaplan – Fox News) Former Utah congressman and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday that the so-called  “deep state” is “scared to death” that President Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr, Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham, and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz will expose misconduct at the Department of Justice during the Russia investigation.

Chaffetz spoke in response to an online petition urging Barr to resign and praising four federal prosecutors who withdrew from the sentencing of former Trump adviser Roger Stone over perceived interference from the White House. According to Politico, more than 1,100 former Justice Department employees have signed the petition.

The signatures were gathered by Protect Democracy, a nonprofit legal group that had also gathered signatures for a letter claiming Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report presented enough evidence to charge Trump with obstruction of justice.  View article →