The number of the U.S. Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121.
Feel free to call, then ask to be put through to Congressman Adam Schiff’s office. And then? Then ask when the Congressman will be releasing his phone logs.
It seems, as discussed in The Wall Street Journal, Congressman Schiff has set himself up as a one-man police state. The title of this WSJ editorial?
Schiff’s Surveillance State: The Democrat demands and then discloses, the call logs of his opponents
The editorial notes this:
“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.
….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.
…The press corps might also notice that Mr. Schiff’s targets include one of their own—Mr. Solomon, who was until recently a columnist at The Hill and whose reporting called attention to Ukraine’s involvement in the 2016 election. How is Mr. Solomon’s reporting trail relevant to impeachment? The media usually condemn government officials who use surveillance to track and intimidate the media, but here they are cheering Mr. Schiff on.
Mr. Schiff’s extraordinary and secret plunge into metadata, followed by its gratuitous public disclosure, is one more example of the partisan score-settling that motivates this impeachment exercise. In the cause of impeaching Donald Trump, anything goes.”
Got that? A Member of the United States Congress – the US Government – has been acting out the role of the old Soviet-style commissars, spying on the private phone logs of a fellow congressman, various private citizens, and, alarmingly, a member of the press. The very stuff of a police state. And the hate-Trump media turns a blind eye to this.
But since those are the new rules?
The American people have the right to access the phone logs of Commissar Schiff – and more.
“More” specifically meaning journalists and other private citizens. After all, if the government can demand the private phone logs of a congressman, private citizens, and a journalist, then simple fairness demands that others in the government – not to mention the public – have the same right.
So following the Schiff model here is a small list of phone logs that would be of interest:
- Congressman Adam Schiff and every Democrat on the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.
- The three left-wing law professors who “testified” to the Judiciary Committee.
- The phone logs of every witness who testified as a member of the State Department and the White House national security staff.
- Every reporter covering the impeachment story for The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and NBC.
Can you imagine the uproar if, say, Senate Judiciary Chairman Senator Lindsey Graham followed up on this? Cue the outrage.
And yes, there should be outrage. This is very, very dangerous. It is the stuff of a police state.
But Commissar Adam Schiff has gone down that road. For which he should be censured at a minimum if not expelled from Congress altogether.