While the House Intelligence Committee spearheaded the public impeachment inquiry Chairman Adam Schiff subpoenaed and published phone records of several people, including investigative reporter John Solomon.
Solomon has written extensively on how Vice President Biden became the Obama administration’s point person on Ukraine.
Schiff also obtained transcripts of conversations involving California Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, the committee’s ranking member, and Rudy Giuliani.
Per the Daily Caller:
NEWS: Rep. Adam Schiff obtained call records for journalist John Solomon, the president’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Rep. Devin Nunes as part of the impeachment inquiry.
See pg. 157 of Democratic impeachment report. pic.twitter.com/RYbOv4Vjv2
— Ivan Pentchoukov (@IvanPentchoukov) December 3, 2019
Schiff has refused to say how he obtained the documents.
“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., declined to say how the House obtained the phone records.” https://t.co/r5Q60L4Ct9
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 3, 2019
The report noted a series of phone calls between Giuliani and the White House Office of Management and Budget on Aug. 8, suggesting the president’s lawyer was working behind the scenes to affect the dispersal of military assistance to Ukraine.
The impeachment report also targets Giuliani’s calls with Nunes on April 10 around the time that Trump removed Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch from her office.
“I find it deeply concerning, at a time when the president of the United States was using the power of his office to dig up dirt on a political rival that there may be evidence of members of Congress complicit in that activity,” Schiff writes.