Jason Chaffetz Claims ‘Deep State’ Fought Back Against Him And Dug Into His Personal Life

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

Former Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah said the “deep state” has tried to “embarrass” him by using the government to dig into his personal past.

“There is a concerted effort. Remember, when [President] Donald Trump first started, there were leaks. There were just absolute leaks that were going on,” Chaffetz said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.

“The president would have a discussion with a foreign leader — that would get out, declassified information,” he added. “This is how the deep state operates.” (RELATED: Jason Chaffetz Explains Why Benghazi Hero Has Every Right To Be Furious With Obama For Calling The Attack A ‘Conspiracy’)

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Chaffetz claimed he was targeted by the Secret Service and Internal Revenue Service and said the government sent a spy to monitor his activities.

“They did it to me personally,” he continued. “As a member of Congress when I was a chairman of the Oversight Committee, I had the Secret Service, more than 40 agents, delve into my background because they wanted to embarrass me — more than a dozen offices, the IRS.”

“I mean, they sent a spy essentially to just watch what I do,” Chaffetz concluded. “It’s amazing how brazen they are. The State Department did this.”

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