On Episode 59 of War Room: Impeachment, former White House Cabinet Secretary Bill McGinley said Adam Schiff’ and the Democrats should make all information they obtained as a result of subpoenas available to Republican colleagues, rather than just selective phone records.
The conversation – including Steve Bannon, Jason Miller, and Raheem Kassam – was prompted by the obtaining and publishing of multiple individuals’ phone records.
McGinley explained: “It raised the question of what other evidence did they collect that didn’t make it into the report?”
The former Cabinet Secretary expanded: “I think the Republicans need to ask for an inventory of the evidence collected by the Intelligence Committee. The reason I bring up [Schiff’s] role as a quasi prosecutor for the House of Representatives is under the Constitution, a Supreme Court case, it’s called the Brady Rule: prosecutors are required to disclose to the defendant’s counsel exculpatory evidence in their possession, whether or not they request it.”
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“So if Chairman Schiff, and Daniel Goldman former Southern District of New York prosecutor, have collected evidence that didn’t make it into the report that could be exculpatory for this President – and exculpatory can both mean going to the merits of the accusation against him or in the form of punishment – then that should be disclosed to the President.”
McGinley was not the only one asking for all the raw evidence.
He noted: “You saw a lot of the Republicans yesterday on the Judiciary Committee asking: ‘why are we not permitted to see the raw evidence from the Intel Committee? Why are we getting a summary of what you think your best case is in the form of some story that you want to tell in twelve pages in the executive summary and otherwise. We can draw our own conclusions. Deliver the raw evidence. We’ll go through it and decide what we think goes to the merits of the case, what is exculpatory, and what is not relevant.’”