It looks like Devin Nunes was not the only one that Schiff got the phone records for. Schiff spied on Devin Nunes’ staff, investigative reporter John Solomon and Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal attorney. That is a strict no no and I am awaiting the identification of the judge that approved the subpoenas if any judge actually did. If not, they should drop the carrier that turned over the records without a fight.
The entire episode was based on a fake news report by CNN and the Daily Beast that said Nunes traveled to Vienna and met with the former prosecutor Joe Biden got fired, Viktor Shokin. Nunes has already filed a $435 million dollar defamation suit against CNN and his team is now working on a suit against the Daily Beast. The next step will be Adam Schiff for civil rights violations.
The rules of the House requires a committee chair to notify all members when they are going to subpoena anyone or anything. Schiff did this but he used fake phone numbers in his notification. AT & T gave up the records without a fight and congress should immediately drop them and hire a service that will fight for it’s customer’s privacy rights. It should not be used for political gain.
Yes and no — and I’m not being wishy-washy here. We got the — he [Schiff] has to inform us of a subpoena. He informed us, showed us the subpoena on September 30th. They were random numbers — there were five random numbers. We didn’t know what the hell these numbers were about. So we didn’t know what they were working on — they don’t have to tell us what they are working on. And then, middle of November, just a few weeks ago, we get three thousand pages of phone records. What the hell is this, right? No names associated with the numbers. And so still, today, we don’t know who al live of those numbers belong to. The only reason I know about the one number is because I have Rudy Giuliani’s personal cell phone number. And so then they were able to get all the calls that I had with Rudy Giuliani, which — I mean, the joke is, I had, like, three calls with Rudy Giuliani — and then they used it to smear me in their report, again , that somehow Rudy Giuliani and I were conspiring to get an ambassador fired — an ambassador who I hadn’t even heard of until they brought her in a few weeks ago. It’s just nutty stuff.
Levin noted that the Democrats had also spied on Nunes’s staff and investigative reporter John Solomon.
I’m going to be looking for all my legal options on this, too. I mean, my civil liberties were violated here. … Adam Schiff, just because he’s chairman, doesn’t have the right to go subpoena — put a big fishing net out there — go grab a bunch of phone numbers, and have AT&T give you all the people they’ve talked to, and then him smear me and say, “Oh, he had all these conversations with Rudy Giuliani.”