House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) scolded House Intelligence Committee Democrat counsel Daniel Goldman on Monday, Dec. 9, impeachment hearing for refusing to answer questions related to decision to subpoena the phone records.

Goldman was presenting House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s report at a Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing as part of the ongoing Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 

The report was released last week, including phone records that showed coordination between House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), President Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, journalist John Solomon, and others. The records were used to allege that Nunes and Giuliani tried to smear U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

Nunes declined the claim, saying that Schiff violated his civil rights and he was looking at legal options to fight back.

During the opening of questioning by the Republican minority, Collins confronted Goldman about who was behind the decision to order the phone numbers that matched particular members of Congress and the press and then to publish the records in the impeachment report. But Goldman failed to answer whether he or Schiff made the relevant decisions. 

“Where’s Adam? Where’s Adam?” At one point, Collins asked Goldman during his questioning. “It’s his report.”

Collins alongside Republicans have been calling for Schiff to testify before the Judiciary Committee in its impeachment hearing but Schiff said he is not a “fact witness.”

“First and foremost, the first person that needs to testify is Adam Schiff. Adam Schiff is the author of this report,” Collins told Fox’s Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” last week. He said if Schiff “chooses not to testify, then I really question his veracity and what he’s putting in his report.”

Schiff stated in his 300-page report that President Trump seriously misused the power of his office for personal political gain by seeking foreign intervention in the 2020 election and obstructed Congress by instructing officials to defy subpoenas.

“The evidence that we have found is really quite overwhelming that the president used the power of his office to secure political favors and abuse the trust American people put in him and jeopardize our security,” Schiff said at the time of the release.