Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch joined Raheem Kassam and Jason Miller on Episode 57 of War Room: Impeachment to discuss the Democrats obtaining and even releasing the phone records of multiple individuals, including the President’s personal attorney.
Kassam began: “The Democrats have not just obtained from telephone companies but published call records of the House Minority Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, the President, the President’s lawyer, journalists, journalists’ sources – I thought this was America?”
Fitton responded: “I saw that and I could not believe that these call records were obtained. I don’t know how they were obtained, I don’t know if it was a subpoena, or a letter, or a leak – I don’t know. But we’ll find out, maybe today.
“But the idea that you had these politicians in the House go after the President’s lawyer’s call records without providing the President with any ability to object or highlight the fact: ‘hey, this is my lawyer. You going after his communications [and] who he’s calling reflects on his representation of me and strikes at my God-given right to have a confidential relationship with my attorney as protected by the Constitution.’”
“Obviously this is unconstitutional, legally speaking this is way outside the moral boundaries,” Miller said. “Do you think that there is also a criminal implication here? And would this not just open up the floodgates for Senate Republicans to say, ‘you know what, we want to find out every time that Adam Schiff or one of his committee members spoke with the whistleblower or anybody else.’”
Fitton replied, expanding on the phone records issue: “If there was a leak of these materials then it could get into the issues of crimes. Of course the heart of this impeachment goes back to an illegal leak, in my view, of material which was the contents of a classified phone call the President had with the President of Ukraine – it was classified at the time.
“The second part of your question is I don’t know what else can be done in response to this. This is just a political game right now with these hearings. They are not substantial in terms of the Constitution, and Republicans don’t have any rights, abilities, or powers to go after anything at this point.”