First Rep. Adam Schiff gets his Miranda Rights read to him by a citizen and now he’s being sued for having “abused his power” during the impeachment hearings.
Let’s just say the Democrat congressman is not having a good week.
On Friday, according to TheBlaze, government watchdog Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against Schiff — the House Intelligence Committee Chairman — for “failing to respond to a public records request.”
The watchdog submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request wanting to learn how exactly Schiff managed to retrieve the personal phone records of some of the top Republicans — like Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Devin Nunes. Additionally, Schiff had personal data from some American citizens, such as reporter John Solomon and President Donald Trump’s lawyers during the impeachment probe.
“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?” said Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch President.
The official lawsuit charges that Schiff, who got hit with Judicial Watch’s FOIA request on Dec. 6, not only didn’t respond to the FIOA request, but is withholding info despite the “common-law right of public access to examine government records.”
The Dec. 6 request asked for “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.”
Nunes was shocked that his personal information was able to be taken in the manner that it was.
“I believe I am the first member of ever to have [my] phone records exposed like this,” Nunes told Fox News earlier this month. “We’re definitely going to take legal action. We need to get to court to try to stop that from happening again.”
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