Rep. Banks Calls for Schiff and Biden Phone Records to Be Subpoenaed

With Rep. Nunes phone records being exposed by House Intel Chair Adam Schiff, Rep. Jim Banks is calling for Lindsay Graham to subpoena Schiff’s phone records as well.

Jim Tweeted “@RepAdamSchiff has repeatedly misled public about his comms w/ the whistleblower. They deserve to know full extent of coordination.

Schiff should be held to his own standard. It’s time to see his, @MarkSZaidEsq and Hunter Biden’s phone records.”

Banks then sent the following letter to Lindsay Graham.

Banks also posed the question:

Why did @ATT fork over private phone records of American citizens just because @RepAdamSchiff asked? @Apple didn’t even unlock a terrorist’s iPhone when the FBI requested it.

National Review reports Representative Jim Banks (R., Ind.) sent a letter to Senator Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) on Wednesday asking the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman to subpoena the call records of House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), a day after Democrats revealed they subpoenaed AT&T phone records showing contact between Representative Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) and Lev Parnas.

Banks also called for the phone records of Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the whistleblower’s lawyer Mark Zaid, in order to determine the extent of communication between Schiff and potential Republican impeachment witnesses. On Wednesday, House Democrats quickly shut down Republicans’ request during the first Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing on to have Schiff testify.

“The public has a right to know with whom Rep. Adam Schiff has coordinated his impeachment effort and if America’s national security is at risk in any way as a result of Rep. Schiff’s actions,” Banks’s letter reads. “ . . . This quixotic impeachment inquiry must be shelved, Mr. Chairman. And Rep. Adam Schiff should be held to the same standard to which he holds others. It is time to see his phone records.”

Update: Lindsey Graham told reporters Thursday that he would not subpoena Schiff’s phone records. “I don’t have any desire to subpoena Adam Schiff’s phone records. We’re not going to do that,” Graham said. “When members start subpoenaing each other as part of Oversight, the whole system breaks down.”

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