Schiff and the House Intelligence Committee Sued for Phone Subpoenas Targeting Trump

January 12, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

Judicial Watch announced it today filed a lawsuit against Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and the House Intelligence Committee for the controversial subpoenas issued for phone records, including those of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer.

The phone records led to the publication of the private phone records of Giuliani, Congressman Devon Nunes, journalist John Solomon, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, attorney Victoria Toensing, and other American citizens.

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit under the public’s common-law right of public access to examine government records after it received no response to a December 6, 2019, records request (Judicial Watch v Adam Schiff and U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (No. 1:19-cv-03790)):

  • 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;
  • All responses received to the above-referenced subpoenas.

Schiff is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, currently serving as Chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Schiff is being sued in his capacity as Chairman of that committee. The new lawsuit states:

  • The records are of critical public importance as the subpoenas were issued without any lawful basis and violated the rights of numerous private citizens.
  • Disclosure of the requested records would serve the public interest by providing information about the unlawful issuance of the subpoenas.
  • The requested records fall within the scope of the public’s right of access to governmental records as a matter of federal common law.

“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?” asked Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“Schiff and his Committee ran roughshod over the rule of law in pursuit of the abusive impeachment of President Trump. This lawsuit serves as a reminder that Congressman Schiff and Congress are not above the law.”

The above was a curated press release from Judicial Watch.

Recent Comments

  1. JP

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    January 12, 2020 @ 3:12 pm

    Your Comment*Keep going after that MF until he has nothing left. His is the ultimate smug-assed politician criminal.

    • Mary Lynn

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      January 12, 2020 @ 3:44 pm

      You are SO right! I cannot wait for him to get his! Pencil neck and balloon face, go to Hell

      • adam shiff is the whistleblower?KATHYKOOL

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        January 13, 2020 @ 6:33 am

        adam shiff is the whistleblower. he is nothng but a liar.

    • Stephane

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      January 12, 2020 @ 4:46 pm

      Schitt can break the law. ( he thinks so). what will they do really? La clunt is not in jail. Her husband the murderer is not in jail. nadler, pelosi, and so many other have been circumventing the laws forever, and they still keep their job at doing nothing. When will the electorate see justice?

    • travis

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      January 13, 2020 @ 1:20 am

      President Trump is right , SCFFITY IS A PENCIL NECK GEEK

      • ward

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        January 13, 2020 @ 3:29 am

        Stephane; The dems have already sank 3 miles below whale schitt with bo & hilary as their anchor !

    • Linlee

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      January 13, 2020 @ 7:12 pm

      He is a low down sneaky snake! 😵 I’m glad to see this happen as he believes he IS above the law. 😠 I hope he and many others get “kicked to the curb!”🐖

    • Bobby Senich

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      January 13, 2020 @ 10:15 pm

      Adam Schiff and Pelosi need to b kicked out of congress and fined heavily! We do not need any more liars , they do not represent the American public

  2. Karen Le Seure

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    January 12, 2020 @ 3:13 pm

    I am a big believer in ‘the eyes are the mirror to ones soul’. You can look at Schiff’s eyes and tell he is a good for nothing. Along with him is that Peter Strozr (sp)

    • Linlee

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      January 13, 2020 @ 7:16 pm

      Amen to that! All democraps are corrupt and have no morals! 👎 Hopefully things will change. Way to go Tom! 👍

  3. Dan

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    January 12, 2020 @ 3:13 pm

    Anything that can be done to a dirtbag like Shiff should be done. His handeling of the impeachment was done like a Mafia trial and Shiff and Pelosi both should be banned from congress forever with no benefits like retirement and healthcare.

    • Your 1st Grade Teacher

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      January 12, 2020 @ 4:41 pm

      I tawt you betur spellun. It’s Schiff

  4. I Love My Country

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    January 12, 2020 @ 3:14 pm

    If it were not for Judicial Watch, the corrupt, scandalous, liars, communist Democrats would be doing alot more!! Donate to this organization, it is one of the few, like President Trump, that love our country and have the courage to go against the swamp!!!

  5. Linda DuBois

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    January 12, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

    It’s about time Schiff is taken to task. He’s such a slimy individual. He’s done nothing but create hate and discontent throughout this great country we live in. He should spend the rest of his life in prison.

  6. James Macleod

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    January 12, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

    They should all be sued for abuse of power & obstruction of the truth.

  7. Joan gilbert

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    January 12, 2020 @ 3:35 pm

    The American people are not dummies and will toss out Sciff , Peloi and the radical squad, along with 12 district representatives who voted to Impeach with no crimes, out of office at the ballot box.

  8. Mike

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    January 12, 2020 @ 3:38 pm

    What can we do to get these congressmen and women out. All I ever hear is we need to have them resign. They would still collect their pensions and are filthy rich on our tax money. They need to be fired and some in prison

    • Edward E.

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      January 12, 2020 @ 4:05 pm

      Agree…. Donate to Judicial Watch

    • Mike

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      January 12, 2020 @ 5:24 pm

      Politicians still collect pensions in prison, the only tbing that stops the pension is death.

  9. Alfredo

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    January 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

    The Ode of Schiff:
    The Legend of The Inveterate Politician

    There was once an Inveterate Politician
    Whose almighty fangs would sparkle in the dark
    Creating fear and horror to all

    Many brave voters tried to de fang
    The Inveterate Politician
    But those fangs were reinforced with gold
    And the legend of the Inveterate Politician
    Thrived on and on

    Then one day an American Eagle
    Snarled the startled Inveterate Politician
    And flew high in the sky
    ‘Please save me!’
    The Inveterate Politician screamed
    But the talons were razor sharp
    And no one could hear

    A wise Chief saw arms and legs dangling in the air
    And asked the Great Spirit
    Why is justice so cruel and so harsh?

    The Great Spirit opened the bowels of earth very wide
    The wise Chief peered into the bottomless maw
    And was shocked at what he saw

    In one corner farmers wailed in fear
    Their hollowed eyes were sad
    ‘These hordes stole our harvest’ they said

    They are now eating ravenously from huge plates
    While we barely have a few bread crumbs
    They feast on the feeding troughs
    They suck the sow with glee
    And will never pay anything back’

    Oh, Great Spirit!
    How could the world be turned upside down like this?

    It was very easy my dear Chief
    Politicians created a cadre of voters
    Who feast on the harvest of the Good People

    ‘Justice is not always blind’ said the Great Spirit
    ‘Judgment Day is always nearby!’
    The Great Spirits abhor greed, cruelty and power
    That is why those who live by these evils
    Shall always be punished in due course!
    Alfredo- Used by permission from the Copyright Holder

  10. Edward E.

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    January 12, 2020 @ 4:08 pm

    Excellent

  11. GRACEY MENDOZA

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    January 12, 2020 @ 4:11 pm

    YES YES YES !! ITS ABOUT TIME THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT SOB SCUM BALL AND THE REST OF THE SCUMMIES SHOULD GET OLD PELOSI AND SCHUMMER FOR SURE FOR ABUSE OF POWER AND TREASON AGAINST THE PRESIDENT AND KICK THE SQUAD OUT OF OUR COUNTRY SEND THEM TO IRAN THEY SEAM TO CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THE TERRORIST, ALL OF CONGRESS AND SOME OF THE SENATE NEED TO BE GONE ALSO AND THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE !!! DRAIN THAT SWAMP !!!! VOTE RED VOTE TRUMP 2020 !!!!!

  12. Louie

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    January 12, 2020 @ 4:53 pm

    Adum Shitt needs be locked up forever

  13. Sharon O (NY Republican)

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    January 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

    It’s about time we stand for America. Republicans need to investigate and prosecute all of them.
    Why have we become so passive?
    Why do we allow the behavior?
    Everyone from Clinton and Obama down need to be investigated for their illegal actions. From Hillary’s emails to Benghazi to spying with illegal wire taps to the wasted money spent on Russia-gate, to the Brett Kavanaugh debacle to Flynn and many others.
    My only question is why aren’t we going after all of them?? Comey, Peter boy and his girl Lisa, just to mention a few… All of them.

    And now in the face of the Presidents strength against Iran and the well known terrorist (who by the way is responsible for much spilled American blood) do we have to listen to people like Nancy and her girls Ilhan Omar, Talib and Ocasio Cortez. Sickening. All of them.
    Omar especially slapping the face of all those who really do suffer from PTSD. Claiming in one breath how ill she feels and then moments later you see her laughing it up with her girl Talib while the conversation of another representative is discussing a solemn topic.
    Her behavior makes me sick. But oh.. wait… I’m just a republican… my feelings don’t matter… because how should I put it… oh yea,… deplorable… that’s it… I must be deplorable. Yep… and just think “we the people” that she hates so much are paying her and the others salary!!!
    These Liberals don’t care about anything but themselves.

  14. Proud vet

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    January 12, 2020 @ 5:01 pm

    I want to know when this lowlife lawyer who should be in prison with the rest of the bar for what they have done to this country and are worse than the criminals we have in the presence is going to pay for his buckeye treasonous crimes?

  15. Frank

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    January 12, 2020 @ 5:21 pm

    These left wing radical socialist communists are untouchable. I truly believe that not a single one of them will ever go to jail for their crimes. Crimes they committed right in our faces. For God’s sake they closed the case on Hillary the criminal. Horowitz’s investigation, I believe was biased and the conclusions were soft. Obama set the table in by implanting his people throughout the government from top to bottom. He had 8 years to do this. A headline in the Epoch Times indicated that a vast majority of the DOJ employees donated money to the Democrats and Clinton. This is probably true with all of the agencies like the IRS and the State Dept etc. It will be almost impossible to reverse this. The communist manifesto is in play here. Justice and the Constitution have flown out the window. So sad.

  16. Joan Freda

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    January 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

    The more lies and dodo they pile on Trump the stronger he gets. Keep it up ,you braindead libs, it’ll all come crashing down on you very soon….

  17. Jeff

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    January 12, 2020 @ 6:08 pm

    They’ll break any law, up to and including assassination, to gain power and to avoid prosecution. All Democrats should be considered a cornered wild rabid animal and to use extreme caution and use any force necessary to overcome their corrupt actions and stature.

  18. keenan mcguire

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    January 12, 2020 @ 6:09 pm

    i ALSO do not believe anyone will go to jail! so glad i am 64 ,I only have a little while to put up with this B.S. If they do not repent I will never see any of them again!!! PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!

  19. Lynn

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    January 12, 2020 @ 6:21 pm

    The Swamp is too deep, they can threaten, Bribe and eliminate those who stand in their way.
    Only the Creator, can take Judgement against them in the end.
    But, if Americans would stand together and DEMAND Justice, instead of just bidding their time leaving it to the Patriots , maybe the good guys in Government, would stand up finally, and support those who put them in office.

  20. M. Estep

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    January 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

    The Democrats are doing the exact things they accuse President Trump of doing.
    Evil will NOT always go unjudged.
    I don’t know if I will live to see it, but it surely will be done.

  21. kevin

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    January 12, 2020 @ 6:40 pm

    The demonrats are a bunch of lawless criminals and should all be arrested for TReason!!!

  22. kevin

    Reply
    January 12, 2020 @ 6:42 pm

    Everything they blame the right for THE LEFT are actually commiting.

  23. Carol

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    January 12, 2020 @ 8:05 pm

    The Demorats all need to be voted out in November if we are ever going to get anything productive done in our great Country! And those that participated in this unlawful, evil scam need to be prosecuted!

  24. Martin

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    January 12, 2020 @ 8:40 pm

    Liberal fantasy land is where you will find him……Butterfly nets and straight jackets……

  25. Robert Goss

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    January 12, 2020 @ 10:16 pm

    He just like Pelosi and Schumer also swallwell. They will all get there’s swift and precise.

  26. Carmine Tocco

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    January 12, 2020 @ 11:44 pm

    Schiff, Pelosi, Clinton’s, Bidens etc. Are the enemies within our great country.
    And they will be dammed.

  27. Brian Beaudine

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    January 13, 2020 @ 12:38 am

    I think it would be appropriate and overdue to start referring to the House Speaker as “Palooka” which is a very old term for a has been boxer/fighter.

  28. Agustin Arreaga

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    January 13, 2020 @ 3:41 am

    I want to live long!
    I want justice done!
    I want the scums gone!
    I want Donald triumph!
    I want to live again four more years!
    I want the patriots UnitedI
    I want to thanks our President for his invisible strength!
    And finally I want to salute all the comments! Bravo! Bravo!

  29. Andrew Klain

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    January 14, 2020 @ 2:29 pm

    Adam Shitty Schiff , Nancy Palooka Pelosi , Sameless Shumer, and all of the rest of the Delusional Liars need to be incarcerated for a very long time for their misdeeds !! There is a special place down in the nether world for the likes of the Clintons, Obama, and all other enemies of the USA !

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