Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah told reporters that before he even sat down in the Oval Office, “The president said, ‘No oversight. You can’t talk about anything that has to do with oversight,”’ Chaffetz responded: “Fair enough.”
At a briefing at his Capitol office following the 30-minute meeting with Trump, Chaffetz said he is unlikely to grant requests by Democrats to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving Trump’s businesses.
Chaffetz had promised before the election that he would investigate Democrat Hillary Clinton for years.
The congressman insisted his committee will pursue a “vigorous oversight agenda” under an all-Republican government.
“I think on the surface it’s tougher to do oversight when it’s your own party, but you have a job to do,” Chaffetz said.
“My job is not to be the president’s cheerleader, but I do want to fix things. And there are a lot of broken things. And there’s always somebody doing something stupid somewhere.”