House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is required to consult with the ranking member before transferring the committee’s impeachment materials to the Judiciary Committee. Still, he did not, thus violating the House rules, according to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.).
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Nunes on Friday, Dec. 6, wrote a letter to Schiff to express his objection, saying the committee’s chairman disregarded the impeachment rules by sending the investigative findings to the Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler without consulting him so that he could meet a bogus deadline for impeaching President Donald Trump.
“I write in objection to your December 6, 2019 transfer of additional records and other materials relating to the Democrats’ partisan impeachment inquiry to the House Committee on the Judiciary,” Nunes wrote in the letter obtained by Fox News.
Nunes cited the rules governing the impeachment inquiry that the Democrat-led House passed in October to accuse Schiff of misconduct.
“Pursuant to Section 3 of House Resolution 660 (H. Res. 660), the ‘chair of the Permanent Select Committee or the chair of any other committee having custody of records or other materials relating to the inquiry referenced in the first section of this resolution is authorized, in consultation with the ranking minority member, to transfer such records or materials to the Committee on the Judiciary,’” he wrote.
Nunes claimed Schiff violated the House Resolution 660, urging the chairman to immediately provide him a full accounting of documents that were provided to Nadler.
“Your consistent and blatant disregard for the rules is alarming,” Nunes wrote. “I can see no reason for you to continue to ignore these rules, which the Democratic majority put in place, other than to meet a bogus deadline of impeaching the President by Christmas.”
“I urge you to put an immediate end to your vendetta against the President, stop your constant rule-breaking, and begin treating this Committee and its oversight responsibilities with the seriousness they deserve,” the Republican lawmaker wrote.
In another attack at Schiff, Nunes said that he is planning to take legal action after his phone records were leaked in the Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry report that Schiff has released recently.
Speaking on “Fox & Friends” on Saturday, Nunes blasted Schiff for violating his “civil liberties.”
“I believe I am the first member of ever to have [my] phone records exposed like this. We’re definitely going to take legal action. We need to get to court to try to stop that from happening again,” Nunes said.