Chaffetz talks about "scandals" brewing in Washington

Chaffetz talks about "scandals" brewing in Washington

Chaffetz talks about "scandals" brewing in Washington
SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 Utah) - The White House is turning into a political circus and President Obama is coming under fire.

Obama is getting heat for the Benghazi attack, the IRS targeting conservative ground and the Justice Department spying on the Associated Press, a major news organization.

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz said the skepticism of the Obama administration has never been higher.

"The President preaches openness and transparency, but he doesn't practice it," Chaffetz said.

Chaffetz is leading the way on investigating the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead. He said if Obama purposely mislead people and if there is a cover up, Obama could be impeached.

"It's not my goal," Chaffetz said of a possible impeachment. "That's not the end game, but I'm not willing to take it off the table."

Tom Panuzio, a Homeland Security expert, said a possible impeachment is just an attempt to embarrass the President.

"You don't point fingers prior to making sure that the investigation is concluded," Panuzio.

He said the same goes for the AP probe. The government, protected under the Patriot Act, has the right to look into something if may compromise national security.

"They wanted to identify where the source of the national security leak was and the Justice Department, utilizing the tools post 9/11, is allowed to do that," he said.

But he said we will have to wait and see if the government went too far. Chaffetz believes Obama did.

"I just want him to do what he said he was going to do," Chaffetz added. "Be open. Be transparent, bu he hasn't and that's why I think he's finding himself in a difficult situation with three major scandals brewing and not a lot of answers out of the White House."

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