Schiff says phone records show Nunes may have been ‘complicit’ in Ukraine affair , House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said .
Tuesday that phone records unearthed in the impeachment investigation raised questions about whether his Republican counterpart on the committee, Rep. Devin Nunes, might have been “complicit” in a White House plot to pressure Ukraine.
“It is, I think, deeply concerning that at a time when the president of the United States was using the power of his office to dig up dirt on a political rival that there may be evidence that there were members of Congress complicit in that activity,”
Said Schiff, the California Democrat who led the House impeachment inquiry investigation. “But the allegations are deeply concerning. Our focus is on the president’s conduct first and foremost. It may be the role of others to evaluate the conduct of members of Congress.”
Schiff spoke to the press after releasing a 300-page report detailing the findings of his committee’s investigation. The report is being referred now to the House Judiciary Committee, where articles of impeachment against President Trump will be drafted.
In the report, the Intelligence Committee divulged new details about a series of phone calls in early April among a handful of individuals, including Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer; Lev Parnas, “Ukrainians who sought to play by the old corrupt rules sought to remove me.
They apparently succeeded in orchestrating the removal of a U.S. ambassador. How could our system fail like this?” Yovanovitch said. former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko told Solomon in an article published ,
March 20 that Yovanovitch had given him a list of people not to prosecute, The Intelligence Committee impeachment report paints Parnas as an intermediary between Solomon .