The House Intelligence Committee has released phone records showing extensive communications between Rudy Giuliani and the White House, as well as interactions involving top Intelligence Committee Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and several other key figures in the impeachment inquiry.
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) gave a press conference on Tuesday slamming Ranking Republican Nunes for his apparent connection to the Ukraine scandal.
The House Intel report contained a number of call logs revealing multiple conversations between Nunes, Rudy Giuliani, and indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas.
The calls are detailed in the report’s coverage of the smear campaign against Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, which further connects Nunes to the allegations that he spoke with former Ukrainian officials as part of the efforts to find dirt on former vice president Joe Biden.
More calls between Devin Nunes and Lev Parnas, including one that lasted 8 minutes on April 12. pic.twitter.com/ghBOKKHohc
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Asked if he had concerns about Nunes’ appearance in the call records and whether the ranking Republican should recuse himself, Schiff said “[it is] deeply concerning that 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 that there were members of Congress complicit in that activity.”
“There’s a lot more to learn about that and I don’t want to state that that is an unequivocal fact, but the allegations are deeply concerning,” Schiff continued. “Our focus is on the president’s conduct first and foremost. It may be the role of others to evaluate the conduct of members of Congress.”
Schiff calls revelations about Nunes in his committee's report "deeply concerning" pic.twitter.com/lHj1M89Ifu
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