For Immediate Release: January 31, 2020
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
Washington, D.C.: Ed Martin, president of Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, filed a FOIA request today with Rep. Adam Schiff’s office demanding copies of all digital and paper correspondence between Schiff, his staff, and former NSC staff Eric Ciaramella. Mr. Martin delivered the request by hand this morning to Schiff’s office.
“Adam Schiff has paraded this blatantly political sham in front of the cameras long enough,” said Martin. “Schiff and his staff have wasted taxpayer dollars and precious time Congress should be using to work for the American people. We must demand these partisan hacks reveal the true roots of their plot against our duly elected president.
“I demand that Adam Schiff hold himself to the same standard he’s been preaching about in the Senate chambers. You’re absolutely right, Adam — no one is above the law. It’s time for House Manager Schiff to put himself under the spotlight of FOIA and produce all communication between him, his team, and an Obama-era political appointee named Eric Ciaramella. That name has long been associated with members of Schiff’s staff. There is overwhelming digital evidence suggesting the current impeachment is the direct result of a coordinated attack on our president that began even before he took the oath of office.
“This is a sham impeachment in search of a crime. We must turn on the lights of transparency, shut down this insane congressional gridlock, and force the people’s elected representatives to get back to real work. Adam Schiff can lead the way by releasing the documents we demand — without delay. Turn over the Ciaramella information now!”
Read a copy of our FOIA request here.