Adam Schiff & The House Intelligence Committee Rocked By Lawsuit For Issuing Congressional Subpoenas

Adam Schiff & The House Intelligence Committee Rocked By Lawsuit For Issuing Congressional Subpoenas


The Obama surveillance state lives on. Democrats love to cloak themselves as the
defenders of human rights. Despite the cover provided the totalitarian left by the Marxist
media, civil libertarians are aware of the threat that they pose. Democrats and the radical left – at this
point there is no discernible difference – don’t flinch when trampling the rights of individuals
in their never-ending quest to achieve the “greater good.” Perhaps with an education system that teaches
the relevance of constitutionally-based civics in everyday life, and a mainstream media that
wasn’t four-square pushing a Marxist agenda, we would never have arrived at this point.
But we have. Staunch Obama defender and surveillance state
proponent Adam Schiff sought and received the private phone records of citizens, journalists,
and fellow politicians. This is antithetical to our Fourth Amendment and should not be
tolerated by anyone. As we have come to expect, yesterday Judicial
Watch came to the rescue of the Fourth Amendment. (Washington, DC) – 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.” It shouldn’t take a degree in civics to
understand the threat Chairman Schiff’s overreach poses to the civil liberties of
every American. Unfortunately, too many Americans have no
understanding of the importance that their constitutional protections provide them and
their loved ones. The Ranking Member of the House Intelligence
Committee, Devin Nunes, who was one of those targeted by Schiff’s lawless subpoenas,
appeared with Tucker Carlson to discuss the problems with allowing this to go unpunished: Nowhere is authority given to congress to
arbitrarily subpoena the private phone records of citizens, journalists, and fellow politicians.
N.O.W.H.E.R.E. Nor, should it be. What chance would any private
citizen have to conduct their affairs if a higher power, with the power to craft a narrative
disparaging to that citizen, does not fear punishment for doing so.

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