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Schiff Asserts Privilege Over His Impeachment Phone Record Subpoenas

From Tom Fitton’s article for NewsMax:

Last December we sued Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for their controversial impeachment-related subpoenas for phone records, including those of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer.

This case raises very serious questions about personal privacy and the power of the federal government to violate it.

Schiff and the committee, represented by the Office of General Counsel for the House of Representatives, have now asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss the lawsuit.

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

In their 14-page motion Schiff and the committee claim “sovereign immunity;” “Speech or Debate Clause” privilege; immunity from FOIA and transparency law; that the records are secret; and that the public doesn’t need to see them.

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