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    FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action


    During the House impeachment proceedings, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a report which included the phone records...

    What made it especially troubling was Schiff wouldn’t explain who was subpoenaed or how, and if it was a Congressional subpoena straight to the companies, it was a troubling abuse of power.

    ...the FCC Commissioner, Brendan Carr, is calling Schiff out over what he believes are abuses of his subpoena power and Carr wants answers.

    ...Carr said the problem was that Schiff did this in secret, without giving the people whose records were grabbed the opportunity to respond or fight the request.

    Carr sent Schiff’s House Intel Committee a formal letter not only calling out their prior actions, but indicating that Schiff/the Committee may still be getting people’s records.

    Carr points out in his letter that Schiff isn’t allowed to get the records from the phone company without consent from the citizen or in accordance with the law — that there has to be judicial review. Nor did they establish any legitimate legislative purpose in subpoenaing the records.

    Carr mentions substantial fines in his letter but there may be further action that could be taken.

    FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    ...Carr points out in his letter that Schiff isn’t allowed to get the records from the phone company without consent from the citizen or in accordance with the law — that there has to be judicial review. Nor did they establish any legitimate legislative purpose in subpoenaing the records.
    Carr is grabbing at straws because congress doesn't need judicial review of their subpoenas....

    "...Congressional rules empower all its standing committees with the authority to compel witnesses to produce testimony and documents for subjects under its jurisdiction. Committee rules may provide for the full committee to issue a subpoena, or permit subcommittees or the chairman (acting alone or with the ranking member) to issue subpoenas.

    As announced in Wilkinson v. United States,[9] a Congressional committee must meet three requirements for its subpoenas to be "legally sufficient." First, the committee's investigation of the broad subject area must be authorized by its chamber; second, the investigation must pursue "a valid legislative purpose" but does not need to involve legislation and does not need to specify the ultimate intent of Congress; and third, the specific inquiries must be pertinent to the subject matter area that has been authorized for investigation.

    The Court held in Eastland v. United States Servicemen's Fund[10] that Congressional subpoenas are within the scope of the Speech and Debate clause which provides "an absolute bar to judicial interference" once it is determined that Members are acting within the "legitimate legislative sphere" with such compulsory process. Under that ruling, courts generally do not hear motions to quash Congressional subpoenas; even when executive branch officials refuse to comply, courts tend to rule that such matters are "political questions" unsuitable for judicial remedy. In fact, many legal rights usually associated with a judicial subpoena do not apply to a Congressional subpoena. For example, attorney-client privilege and information that is normally protected under the Trade Secrets Act do not need to be recognized.[11]..."

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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Throw the book at the scumbag.
    "Redstate" fail.

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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    "Redstate" fail.
    The difference is when Schiff proceeds with a subpoena, he does his research to make sure he's within the law. Remember who appointed Carr. Those folks don't do research as they believe they are above the law.

    Schiff is on Trumps enemies list. Enough said.

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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Carr is grabbing at straws because congress doesn't need judicial review of their subpoenas....

    "...Congressional rules empower all its standing committees with the authority to compel witnesses to produce testimony and documents for subjects under its jurisdiction. Committee rules may provide for the full committee to issue a subpoena, or permit subcommittees or the chairman (acting alone or with the ranking member) to issue subpoenas.

    As announced in Wilkinson v. United States,[9] a Congressional committee must meet three requirements for its subpoenas to be "legally sufficient." First, the committee's investigation of the broad subject area must be authorized by its chamber; second, the investigation must pursue "a valid legislative purpose" but does not need to involve legislation and does not need to specify the ultimate intent of Congress; and third, the specific inquiries must be pertinent to the subject matter area that has been authorized for investigation.

    The Court held in Eastland v. United States Servicemen's Fund[10] that Congressional subpoenas are within the scope of the Speech and Debate clause which provides "an absolute bar to judicial interference" once it is determined that Members are acting within the "legitimate legislative sphere" with such compulsory process. Under that ruling, courts generally do not hear motions to quash Congressional subpoenas; even when executive branch officials refuse to comply, courts tend to rule that such matters are "political questions" unsuitable for judicial remedy. In fact, many legal rights usually associated with a judicial subpoena do not apply to a Congressional subpoena. For example, attorney-client privilege and information that is normally protected under the Trade Secrets Act do not need to be recognized.[11]..."

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    Congress can't subpoena private documents.
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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    Quote Originally Posted by The AntiDonald View Post
    The difference is when Schiff proceeds with a subpoena, he does his research to make sure he's within the law. Remember who appointed Carr. Those folks don't do research as they believe they are above the law.

    Schiff is on Trumps enemies list. Enough said.
    Or, maybe he thinks he's above the law.
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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Carr is grabbing at straws because congress doesn't need judicial review of their subpoenas....

    "...Congressional rules empower all its standing committees with the authority to compel witnesses to produce testimony and documents for subjects under its jurisdiction. Committee rules may provide for the full committee to issue a subpoena, or permit subcommittees or the chairman (acting alone or with the ranking member) to issue subpoenas.

    As announced in Wilkinson v. United States,[9] a Congressional committee must meet three requirements for its subpoenas to be "legally sufficient." First, the committee's investigation of the broad subject area must be authorized by its chamber; second, the investigation must pursue "a valid legislative purpose" but does not need to involve legislation and does not need to specify the ultimate intent of Congress; and third, the specific inquiries must be pertinent to the subject matter area that has been authorized for investigation.

    The Court held in Eastland v. United States Servicemen's Fund[10] that Congressional subpoenas are within the scope of the Speech and Debate clause which provides "an absolute bar to judicial interference" once it is determined that Members are acting within the "legitimate legislative sphere" with such compulsory process. Under that ruling, courts generally do not hear motions to quash Congressional subpoenas; even when executive branch officials refuse to comply, courts tend to rule that such matters are "political questions" unsuitable for judicial remedy. In fact, many legal rights usually associated with a judicial subpoena do not apply to a Congressional subpoena. For example, attorney-client privilege and information that is normally protected under the Trade Secrets Act do not need to be recognized.[11]..."

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    If you'll read the article... the issue isn't whether the committee can issue a subpoena, but whether the chairman can do it without disclosing that he issued a subpoena, who it was to, what was requested, or received. I would also question how he could do so without disclosing the subpoena and information to the minority party.

    Second, they question the disclosure of protected information to the public - something that is illegal. (And, it's something Schiff claimed wouldn't happen).

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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Congress can't subpoena private documents.
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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    Link, counselor?
    Asked and answered.
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    Re: FCC Commissioner Calls Out Adam Schiff Over His Secret Subpoenas, May Take Action

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    "Redstate" fail.
    Exactly- Congress has oversight.
    Well except when it comes to Trump

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