Chaffetz sets exit date, cites 'mid-life crisis'


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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, gives an interview on the KSL Newsradio's "The Doug Wright Show" in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Thursday that he will resign from Congress next month, saying a "mid-life crisis" compelled him to step away from his chairmanship of the House Oversight Committee as it is poised to launch an investigation into President Donald Trump's firing of the FBI director.

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