House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit that would give access to secret subpoenas he used to get access to phone records of a number of impeachment witnesses or potential witnesses, including some members of Congress.
Schiff made the phone records public during impeachment hearings last year to the outrage of several impacted individuals, who accused him of abusing his power.
“The records are of critical public importance as the subpoenas were issued without any lawful basis and violated the rights of numerous private citizens,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton argued.
Fitton also said that “the requested records fall within the scope of the public’s right of access to governmental records.”
Schiff’s lawyers argued back that Judicial Watch has not said specifically why it wants the records.
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