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’)
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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