GOP Rep. Jim Banks penned a Fox News op-ed on Sunday calling for Rep. Adam Schiff’s phone records to be subpoenaed, after the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee obtained phone records as part of his party’s partisan impeachment inquiry and released them.
In the phone records Adam Schiff subpoenaed, there were calls involving Rep. Devin Nunes, ranking member on the Intelligence Committee, as well as Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and investigative reporter John Solomon.
“I join many Americans in being sick and tired of powerful, entrenched Democrats like House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff breaking rules, crossing the line and never being held accountable,” Banks wrote. “This is why I’ve called for a tit for tat. I want Schiff’s phone records to be subpoenaed by the only person in Washington with the power and opportunity to do it.”
That being Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham.
“None of these people were notified that their call records were being subpoenaed. They were surprised to see their private phone records published in Schiff’s report arising out of the impeachment inquiry his committee conducted regarding President Trump,” Banks added.
“It doesn’t take a constitutional lawyer to recognize that subpoenaing these call records violates the spirit of the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unlawful searches and seizures.”
Banks also said that Adam Schiff is “so brazen” here because “he knows he’ll get away with it.”
“Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media have given Schiff a free pass,” he penned. “They’ve gleefully folded Nunes and his phone records with Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, in their snowballing conspiracy theory that is fueling the impeachment inquiry.”