On Tuesday, the committee released a report on the impeachment questions that included records of calls from Nunes, presidential attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, reporter John Solomon, Fox News host Sean Hannity, a Giuliani connection Lev Parnas, and other White House partners.
Schiff subpoenaed both AT&T and Verizon for the details. The act has sent a chill amongst Republicans concerned about the chairman’s reach.
Appearing on ” Tucker Carlson Tonight” with host Tucker Carlson, Nunes said Schiff’s actions were extraordinary.
” They have now set a precedent where Adam Schiff can go get any contact number he needs to AT&T and AT&T is going to comply,” Nunes explained.
Carlson asked if there was a limitation to Schiff’s power as chairman: “Can he get my email, too?”
” If you look at what he did then, it’s not simply the president’s phone records– fine– or the president’s legal representative’s phone records, he also had the ability to get a reporter who they dislike … who they state is a conspiracy theorist,” stated Nunes. “And, he was able to figure out that was John Solomon’s contact number.”
” Then, he was able to get my number, right? And, due to the fact that I had talked with Rudy Giuliani and somehow that’s now a crime, and then I make it into his report,” Nunes discussed further.
” And, we need to remember … we spent the last three years, initially if any Republican ever spoken with any Russian at any time– even if you are Russian-American– that was a no-no. Then we were criticized,” he continued. “We changed to Ukraine If you speak with any Ukrainian that’s now a crime. Now, I can’t even talk to Rudy Giuliani who I have actually understood for 10 years. That’s apparently a criminal activity.”
Nunes is currently taking legal action against CNN for character assassination after reporter Vicky Ward reported declares that he had actually fulfilled with Ukranian prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in Vienna in 2018 to dig ” up dirt” on Hunter and Joe Biden
” So, this is– this is incorrect,” Nunes said. “And, what is happening– whatever is occurring in this town is incorrect.”
He promised to take a look at “whatever legal treatments I have” because “I actually have some civil rights here, too.”
The leading spokesperson for Democrats on the Home Intelligence Committee said Thursday that they “did not subpoena call records for any member of Congress or their personnel … or for any journalist.”
” Any questions about the fact that Members, congressional staff, or reporters appear in call records released by the Committee ought to be directed at those people, who touched with people of investigative interest to the impeachment query,” Patrick Boland told The Daily Beast.
Fox News’ Brian Flood, Nick Givas, and Brooke Singman added to this report.