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Rep. Devin Nunes: Why Is AT&T Turning Over Phone Records To Adam Schiff?


Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) reacts to House Judiciary Committee's first public hearing on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' Nunes said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has created a precedent where AT&T has to comply with subpoena requests.

TUCKER CARLSON: I know you have talked about this but the new chairman of your committee, the House Intel Committee, somehow pulled the phone records of the president's lawyers. Now we are going to assess with an attorney in a second whether that was even legal.

My question to you is how did he do that and in what pretext? How did this happen?

REP. DEVIN NUNES (R-CA): He has subpoena power. So when the Democrats gained control, they have subpoena power. We knew he had issued. He notified us that he had subpoenaed some phone numbers. We didn't know who those numbers were. And, of course, because it's in the SCIF and it's classified, we can't talk about it.

CARLSON: I'm sorry to interrupt. A subpoena from whom?

NUNES: He subpoenaed from AT&T, phone records.

CARLSON: Why could AT&T give this up?

NUNES: That's a good question. That is a very good question.

CARLSON: Why wouldn't AT&T say buzz off, take it to court?

NUNES: AT&T should have at least went to court to try to see if what they were going to do was the right thing.

CARLSON: Could they do that for my phone records or your phone records?

NUNES: It appears like they could. If Adam Schiff now wants to go out and subpoena. They have now set a precedent where Adam Schiff can go get any phone number he has, send it to AT&T and AT&T is going to comply.

CARLSON: Is there a limit to his power?

NUNES: I am not aware of any previous time that we subpoenaed phone numbers on the House Intelligence Committee. Maybe before my time they did but I find it very strange. if you look at what he did then, it's not just the president's phone records, okay, or the president's lawyer's phone records, he also was able to get a journalist, a journalist now. John Solomon, who they hate, who they say is a conspiracy theorist.

He was able to figure out that was John Solomon's phone number. So now you have a journalist involved. Then he was able to get my number, right? And because I had talked to Rudy Giuliani and somehow that's now a crime, and then I make it into his report. And we have to remember, I just want to back everybody up.

We spent the last three years at first if any Republican ever talked to any Russian at any time, even if you are Russian-American, that was a no-no. Then we were criticized. We switched to Ukraine. If you talk to any Ukrainian that's now a crime. Now I can't even talk to Rudy Giuliani who I've known for 10 years. That's supposedly a crime. And I'm in his report for supposedly doing something wrong. So this is -- this is wrong.

And whatever is happening in this town is wrong. I'm going to look at whatever legal remedies I have because I actually have some civil rights here too.

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