While speaking to Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures, GOP Representative Devin Nunes said he will take legal action against Rep. Adam Schiff for leaking his phone records in a political maneuver to embarrass and smear the Republican lawmaker.
“We’re putting together a legal team. Republican members of Congress have to be concerned because if they every spoke to any of these people their records will be released. And I think journalists should be concerned… So state law, I’m a California, so for sure state law, you cannot release somebody’s phone records. So for sure that right has been violated. But we also have to look at the constitutional aspects of this.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) earlier released phone records of Republican Devin Nunes and other allies of President Trump as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s Impeachment report. The stunning revelation that Democrats obtained the phone records of their political rivals was a fresh detail found in their lengthy report, which is mostly a rehash of arguments they’ve already made in favor of impeachment.
Schiff, the Intel Committee’s chairman, obtained telephone records involving Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking Republican on the committee, Nunes staffer Derek Harvey, conservative journalist John Solomon, and Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, among others.