Appearing on CNN with Chris Cuomo, Rep. Adam Schiff reacted to the new report that alleged that the Trump admin had secretly subpoenaed Apple for House Democrats’ data.
Schiff told Cuomo “I think there needs to be an internal investigation within the Department of Justice. Not just involving, you know, this abuse of power with respect to our committee, but also what they were doing to reporters and press organizations, the attorney general’s intervention in certain cases like Roger Stone and Mike Flynn and others.”
“In the case of Mike Flynn, this person twice pled guilty,” he added. ” Bill Barr went to the extraordinary step of seeking to have that case dismissed. The judge, in that case, appointed someone to advocate someone against the Justice Department. That just doesn’t happen very often, if ever. So I think the department needs to really clean house and look at all of these ways in which the department was abused and take corrective steps and implement new policies and to make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
Inspector General Michael Horowitz announced in a statement a probe will take place and ‘will review the “use of subpoenas and other legal authorities to obtain communication records” belonging to members of Congress, their associates and the news media “in connection with recent investigations of alleged unauthorized disclosures of information to the media by government officials.’