Elise Stefanik defends Donald Trump’s secret Justice Division subpoenas
Donald Trump may not be in office, but stories still crop up about the things he did during his tenure. The New York Times recently announced that Trump’s Justice Department issued secret subpoenas seeking information on Democratic Congressmen Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell.
The former president and everyone involved in the espionage were quickly convicted, and many compared his actions to those of Richard Nixon. On Tuesday, Elise Stefanik, chairwoman of the House of Representatives Republican Conference, said Trump and the ministry did nothing wrong.
Stefanik told reporters:
“After serving on the House Intelligence Committee, we saw illegal leaks from our colleagues on the House Intelligence Committee and there were numerous referrals to the Justice Department. So I think it is important for the Justice Department to determine whether there have been any illegal leaks, leaks from members of Congress or their staff. “
The New York representative continued: “Let us also be very clear here that Adam Schiff, as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has released information about senior member Devin Nunes. his phone calls, as well [to] Reporter. It’s unethical. To be honest, I think that’s illegal. “
Schiff spokeswoman Lauren French quickly corrected the data set. She said in a statement: “Chairman Schiff, despite many other false claims, never issued phone record summons for members. As a member of our committee, Rep. Stefanik should know better. “
Once again, Trump and the Republicans have found themselves in a situation where they have no explanation for their actions. So it’s no wonder that Stefanik uses Whataboutism.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the shore.