Strassel, Attkisson would like to know when Schiff will be held accountable by media for ‘snooping’ on free press

With all eyes on the latest on Democrats’ impeachment circus show, it seems that attention turned away from House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff “snooping” on members of the press.

The California Democrat came under fire after the release of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment inquiry report which included phone records for Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and others, including the committee’s ranking member, Rep. Devin Nunes and members of the press like John Solomon.

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Schiff would not disclose how Democrats obtained the call logs but Republicans were not about to let it slide.

“I want to know all the people Adam Schiff is spying on. Are there other members of Congress that he is spying on? And what justification does he have?” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday.

“This is a textbook abuse of power,” a House Republican involved in the impeachment proceedings told the publication. “Schiff clearly went through these phone records for the purely political purpose of reverse engineering them to find his political opponents and then gratuitously publish their names. Doing this to a journalist — John Solomon — is particularly abusive.”

But many in the liberal media did not step up to condemn Schiff’s actions, not to anyone’s surprise.

The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel called out her “fellow members of the media,” saying their silence was “deafening.”

Democrats would “have more credibility if they didn’t abuse their surveillance powers for drive-by smears of Republicans and a free press,” Strassel wrote in an op-ed for the Journal published Wednesday.

One person with a clear opinion on the issue is Emmy award-winning investigative journalist, Sharyl Attkisson, who responded to Strassel’s tweet.

Attkisson had also responded to a tweet by Solomon.

The “Full Measure” host sued former Attorney General Eric H. Holder, the FBI and others in 2014 alleging she was being spied on and her computers were hacked. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed by a federal court but Attkisson’s comments on Schiff’s actions drew plenty of response on social media as Twitter users agree with her and Strassel.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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