‘What Else Is Mr. Schiff Hiding?’ Judicial Watch Sues Schiff Over ‘Lawless’ Impeachment Inquiry

Judicial Watch, the team of patriotic lawyers hell bent on getting at the truth, have issued a lawsuit against Rep. Adam Schiff and his lawless House Intelligence Committee, accusing the California Democrat of believing he is "above the law."

Judicial Watch, the team of patriotic lawyers hell bent on getting at the truth, have issued a lawsuit against Rep. Adam Schiff and his lawless House Intelligence Committee, accusing the California Democrat of believing he is “above the law.

The lawsuit was filed under the public’s common-law right of public access to examine government records and seeks information regarding the controversial subpoenas issued for phone records, including those of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer. 

Adam Schiff abused his power to secretly subpoena and then publish the private phone records, in potential violation of law, of innocent Americans. What else is Mr. Schiff hiding?” asked Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

The phone records led to the publication of the private phone records of Giuliani, Congressman Devon Nunes, journalist John Solomon, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, attorney Victoria Toensing, and other American citizens.

Schiff and his Committee ran roughshod over the rule of law in pursuit of the abusive impeachment of President Trump. This lawsuit serves as a reminder that Congressman Schiff and Congress are not above the law.”

Per Judicial Watch: Records request (Judicial Watch v Adam Schiff and U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (No. 1:19-cv-03790)):

  1. All subpoenas issued by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on or about September 30, 2019 to any telecommunications provider including, but not limited to AT&T, Inc., for records of telephone calls of any individuals;
  2. All responses received to the above-referenced subpoenas.

Schiff is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, currently serving as Chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schiff is being sued in his capacity as Chairman of that committee. The new lawsuit states:

The records are of critical public importance as the subpoenas were issued without any lawful basis and violated the rights of numerous private citizens.

Disclosure of the requested records would serve the public interest by providing information about the unlawful issuance of the subpoenas.

The requested records fall within the scope of the public’s right of access to governmental records as a matter of federal common law.

Adam Schiff abused his power to secretly subpoena and then publish the private phone records, in potential violation of law, of innocent Americans. What else is Mr. Schiff hiding?” asked Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

Schiff and his Committee ran roughshod over the rule of law in pursuit of the abusive impeachment of President Trump. This lawsuit serves as a reminder that Congressman Schiff and Congress are not above the law.

Baxter Dmitry

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