Request Denied: Graham Will Not Subpoena Biden's Phone Records
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) is angry that Democrats have subpoenaed phone records from Republican Rep. Devin Nunes, and others involved in the impeachment process, who side with the president. He wrote a letter asking Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to subpoena Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-Calif.) phone records and the records of both Bidens.
Graham declined to do so Thursday.
“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,” said Banks. “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.”
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) December 4, 2019
Banks said Schiff's actions were in appropriate.
"I think it's completely inappropriate that Adam Schiff would've surveilled Devin Nunes and an American journalist without their knowledge," said banks, on Tony Katz Today.
He said AT&T must also be held accountable for turning the records over easily, though Banks categorized Schiff's subpoena as a threat.
"If Democrats supported that type of egregious tactic in the House, with Devin Nunes and an American journalist, then Lindsey Graham should go and get bi-partisan support in the Senate to issue subpoenas," said Banks.
PHOTO: Rep. Jim Banks on CSPAN