Fox News opinion host Laura Ingraham on Friday suggested that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-N.Y.) abused his power by working with the National Security Agency (NSA) to obtain Rep. Devin Nunes’s (R-Calif.) phone records. Ingraham was immediately contradicted by a former NSA attorney who said the host’s allegations were so uninformed that it was “honestly astonishing.”
The Ingraham Angle segment centered on the House Intel Panel’s Impeachment Report, which contained phone records showing Rep. Nunes phone contacts with the Rudy Giuliani and Giuliani’s recently indicted business associate Lev Parnas. Ingraham and her guest, Sara Carter, both claimed to have heard from a “knowledgeable source” that Schiff obtained Nunes’s records with the help of the NSA.
Carter has reportedly been