Rep. Jim Banks is urging Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham to subpoena AT&T for the phone records of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Joe and Hunter Biden.
In a letter sent to Graham on Wednesday, Banks also called for a subpoena of the phone records of Mark Zaid, The Hill reported.
Zaid is the attorney for the Ukraine whistleblower, whose complaint earlier this year helped kick off an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
“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,” Banks, an ally of the president in the House, said in his letter to Graham.
“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,” Banks added.
The Indiana Republican said the American people “already know that our national security is threatened by pursuing impeachment.”
“It seems @ATT is willing to fork over personal phone records to anyone waving a subpoena in their face. Time for @RepAdamSchiff to get a taste of his own medicine,” Banks tweeted on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, Schiff released a 300-page impeachment report containing records of Rep. Devin Nunes’ calls.
Republican lawmakers and many conservative pundits condemned the move, accusing Schiff of invading the privacy of a fellow member of Congress to score a “few extra political points,” as the Washington Examiner’s editorial board put it.
Fox News host Judge Andrew Napolitano suggested Schiff may have committed an ethical breach by releasing Nunes’ phone records.
In a Fox News opinion piece, Sen. Rand Paul called Schiff’s actions “shameful” and said he should be “formally censured” by the House for his actions.