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Jason Chaffetz Blasts Sessions, Time For Him ‘To Go’

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Former Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions Saturday, saying he should leave the Department of Justice.

When asked about Sessions on “Fox & Friends,” Chaffetz, who served on the House Judiciary committee, said Sessions is the reason why there is a special counsel, and criticized the former Alabama senator for his leadership over the Justice Department.

“It pains me to say this a little bit, [but] I don’t think the attorney general is up to the job he’s doing,” Chaffetz said. “The reason there is a special counsel is because he had to recuse himself from everything. I think it’s time for the Attorney General to go.”

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Chaffetz also said there should not even be a special counsel and praised Inspector General Michael Horowitz, saying he will come up with the most definitive report in the time frame.

The former Utah congressman also criticized Sessions for not prosecuting Bryan Pagliano, the IT technician in charge of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, who did not respond to a congressional subpoena. (RELATED: Does Bryan Pagliano Pleading The Fifth Mean Hillary Is More Likely To Be Deposed In Judicial Watch Case?)

“Can a person with this bad of a record go into human resources?” Chaffetz joked. “I mean that’s just unbelievable.”

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