Democratic California Rep. Adam Schiff dismissed concerns from his critics who claimed it was wrong to release hundreds of pages of details about his colleague contained in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report.
“The blowback is only coming from the far right,” Schiff said Sunday on Face the Nation. “Every investigator seeks phone records … Here we had testimony that the president charged Rudy Giuliani with carrying out this plot. Naturally, we wanted phone records to point out they had those conversations.”
Last week, Republicans, including ranking House Intelligence Committee member Devin Nunes, threatened to sue Schiff for releasing call logs of Nunes’s phone conversations with the president’s lawyer.
Schiff said the committee did not subpoena Nunes or any other Republican member of the committee.
“We did not subpoena any journalist’s call records,” Schiff said. “That is just simply false information being pushed by the president’s defenders.”
However, if congressional Republicans were involved in the scheme now at the center of the Democratic impeachment investigation, Schiff said they should also be held accountable.
“The fact that Nunes or Rudy Giuliani show up in this scheme, doesn’t make them irrelevant [and] does not give them a pass,” he said.
Author: Dominick Mastrangelo
Source: Washington Examiner: ‘The blowback is only coming from the far right’: Schiff defends release of Nunes’s call records