Schiff, et al. at the 'desperate' stage: Nunes

Friday, December 6, 2019
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Rep. Adam SchiffWhile the impeachment spotlight has moved on from House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, he's still finding ways to get headlines.

On Tuesday, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-California) released to the press phone records he subpoenaed from AT&T and Verizon on a slew of Trump supporters, including colleague and ranking committee member Congressman Devin Nunes (R-California), Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, reporter John Solomon, and Fox host Sean Hannity. In a statement released on Wednesday, Nunes responded: "The Democrats' impeachment charade is flailing, and desperate people do desperate things."

In an interview with OneNewsNow, Ken Blackwell of Family Research Council argues that Schiff is guilty of a crime similar to that he's accusing of President Donald Trump.

"It's a frightening thought that for political purposes a chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the House could actually subpoena the phone records of American citizens," Blackwell offers.

The records only showed who called who and for how long; no content of any calls was revealed.

Blackwell says in an actual criminal case, sometimes phone records can be useful.

"If [Schiff] didn't have such a record of lying, you might think that there's a legitimate purpose," says the FRC senior fellow. "But this is clearly for political purpose – and I think that, at minimum, is an abuse of power, and in the main I think it is illegal and should be thoroughly investigated and questioned. "

Congressman Jim Banks (R-Indiana) is asking Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) to get Schiff's and Joe Biden's phone records. Blackwell offers another suggestion:

"In the final analysis … [Senator Graham] should, in fact, call Representative Schiff in as a fact witness and grill him," he tells OneNewsNow. "And if, in fact, there's some code of honor and secrecy, a pact among members of Congress, I know that that doesn't cover their staffs.

"… Their staffs were involved in … the execution of this request, and I think at minimum we should have those staffs subpoenaed to testify in front of the Senate committee."

Nunes, one of those whose records were released, called Schiff's move a "gross abuse of power."

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