In his report on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff revealed that he obtained personal phone records of several people closer to the investigation.
The Daily Caller reported that Adam Schiff was able to obtain the phone records of conversations involving Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes, the committee’s ranking member, Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and investigative reporter John Solomon, who has researched the role of former Vice President Joe Biden in Ukraine.
Adam Schiff refused to say how he obtained the documents.
The report noted a series of phone calls between Trump’s attorney Giuliani and the White House Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 8, suggesting the Giuliani was working behind the scenes to affect the dispersal of military assistance to Ukraine.
The impeachment report also targeted his calls with Nunes on April 10 around the time that the President removed Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch from her office.
“I find it deeply concerning, at a time when the president of the United States was using the power of his office to dig up dirt on a political rival that there may be evidence of members of Congress complicit in that activity,” Schiff writes.
The report stated that “President Trump’s scheme subverted U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine and undermined our national security in favor of two politically motivated investigations that would help his presidential reelection campaign”
“The inquiry uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.”