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WSJ Editorial Board: Did Anyone Catch @RepAdamSchiff’s Petty Revenge Against the GOP in His Impeachment Report?
Schiff was digging up dirt on his opponents, which supposedly is why Trump needs to be removed from office. I guess that the circus act now has expanded towards Republicans in Congress because the Trump Derangement tantrum hasn’t subsided.
It’s also a reminder to Republicans that they need to be brutal and merciless against Democrats next year. If that means ending friendships, then so be it. We’re at war. The Wall Street Journal editorial board raked Schiff over the coals over this revelation:
“Adam Schiff’s 300-page House Intelligence impeachment report doesn’t include much new about Mr. Trump’s Ukrainian interventions.
But it does disclose details of telephone calls between ranking Intelligence Republican Devin Nunes, Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, reporter John Solomon, former Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, the White House, and others.
The details are “metadata” about the numbers and length of the calls, not the content.

The impeachment press is playing this as if the calls are a new part of the scandal, but the real outrage here is Mr. Schiff’s snooping on political opponents.
The Democrat’s motive appears to be an attempt to portray Mr. Nunes, a presidential defender and Mr. Schiff’s leading antagonist in Congress, as part of a conspiracy to commit impeachable offenses.
‘It is, I think, deeply concerning, that at a time when the President was using the power of his office to dig up dirt on a political rival, that there may be evidence that there were members of Congress complicit in that activity’ Schiff told the press Tuesday.
Complicit in what? Doing his job of Congressional oversight? Talking to Mr. Trump’s lawyer to get a complete view of the Ukrainian tale? Apparently Mr. Schiff now wants to impeach Members of Congress too.
This is unprecedented and looks like an abuse of government surveillance authority for partisan gain. Democrats were caught using the Steele dossier to coax the FBI into snooping on the 2016 Trump campaign.
Now we have elected members of Congress using secret subpoenas to obtain, and then release to the public, the call records of political opponents.

Our sources says Schiff issued a subpoena in September to AT&T, demanding call logs for five numbers—including Mr. Giuliani’s.
Subsequent subpoenas to AT&T and Verizon demanded more details. Republicans were told of the subpoenas, yet under rules of committee secrecy couldn’t raise public objections.

Schiff’s metadata disclosures hardly bear on his impeachment case.
Giuliani had broadcast to the world that he wanted Ukraine to investigate Hunter and Joe Biden, but he is also Mr. Trump’s personal attorney. Does Schiff have a legal opinion saying he could ignore attorney-client privilege?
Mr. Schiff published a select log of Mr. Giuliani’s calls, but he presumably has a record of everyone Mr. Giuliani spoke to for months. Imagine the political outrage if Republicans had snooped on Bill Clinton’s attorneys.
Mr. Schiff’s accusations against Mr. Nunes are even more suspect. The Democrat doesn’t know the content of Mr. Nunes’s conversations, and the Republican says he believes his spring talks with Mr. Giuliani related to the Mueller report.
Mr. Nunes can speak to whomever he likes, and Mr. Schiff has no authority to investigate fellow Members.”
What a sniffling little baby, but this isn’t shocking. Remember how we got here. This so-called whistleblower filed the complaint that set this thing into motion. This person is a reported CIA agent, a registered Democrat, and had worked with a 2020 candidate.
Oh, and contact was made with Schiff’s staff prior to filing the formal complaint; Schiff probably knows this person and prepared to weaponize its contents to push the Trump impeachment scheme even further. Talk about collusion. Talk about the anti-Trump deep state.
Talk about @RepAdamSchiff utilizing and carving out his own small slice of a secret police state on Capitol Hill.
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