Rep.’Shifty’ Schiff and House Intel Panel Face Lawsuit for Targeting Trump with Phone Subpoenas
Featured photograph: Beltway scuttlebutt predicts the indictment of Andrew McCabe (left) and Jim Comey for some of the high-suspicious actions while at the FBI.
For months the American people witnessed the charade of an investigation of President Donald Trump by the Democratic Party-controlled House of Representatives. In fact, a sizable part of the population appears to think the name of Congressman Adam Schiff is synonymous with the term “impeachment.”
While Rep. Schiff, nicknamed Shifty Schiff, kept telling Americans he possessed an abundance of evidence to prove Trump’s guilt, he never once — during all of his television and radio appearances — gave interviewers and audiences one scintilla of proof to back up his and the Democrats vitriolic aspersions.
Unfortunately for the Democratic Party, their march towards the impeachment of a President they despise appears to have become a walk in the Sahara Desert.
One example of this twist of fate is the latest lawsuit filed on Friday by the nation’s most prolific and successful nonprofit, nonpartisan legal groups. This time, rather than naming a government agency as the defendant, the lawsuit’s attorneys have filed a lawsuit against serving politicians.
During an appearance Friday night on Fox News Channel’s Hannity Show, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told the guest host, former Congressman Jason Chaffetz, that his organization filed a lawsuit against Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the House Intelligence Committee for the controversial subpoenas issued for phone records, including those of former U.S. Attorney and Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, who now serves as President Trump’s legal counsel.
The phone records led to the publication of the private phone records of Giuliani, Congressman Devin Nunes, journalist John Solomon, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, attorney Victoria Toensing, and other American citizens.
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit under the public’s common-law right of public access to examine government records after it received no response to a December 6, 2019.
“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.”