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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Thursday night slammed the Trump administration Justice Department for subpoenaing Apple data from the accounts of himself and at least one other Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which Schiff now chairs.

“It’s just another terrible abuse of the rule of law,” the California Democrat told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, admitting he was “shocked on the one hand, not surprised on the other” by the data grab, first reported in The New York Times. 

Schiff described the DOJ’s willingness to target Trump’s enemies and its “shield to protect those who lied for him” as “disgraceful” and “a body blow to our democracy.”

He reserved particular scorn for former Attorney General Bill Barr, calling out his “long pattern of duplicity” for doing Trump’s bidding.

“I view Bill Barr as the second most-dangerous person in the country after Donald Trump and this is just further proof of that,” said Schiff.

According to multiple news reports, prosecutors from the DOJ in 2017 and 2018 subpoenaed Apple and an internet service provider for data from Democrats on the intelligence committee.

They also obtained metadata from committee members’ aides and family members in a bid to root out whoever leaked classified information about Trump’s ties to Russia. Prosecutors legally gagged Apple. The order expired this year, allowing the company last month to notify the targets.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) said Thursday his data had also been sought.

Schiff said the true scope of the department’s “fishing expedition” was unclear. He called on the DOJ’s independent inspector general to investigate.

Trump “repeatedly and flagrantly demanded that the Department of Justice carry out his political will,” and tried to use the department as a “cudgel against his political opponents and members of the media,” Schiff said in a statement.

“The politicization of the department and the attacks on the rule of law are among the most dangerous assaults on our democracy carried out by the former president,” Schiff added.

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