/Key Words: AT&T says it was ‘required by law’ to turn over the call records featured in the House Intelligence impeachment report

Key Words: AT&T says it was ‘required by law’ to turn over the call records featured in the House Intelligence impeachment report


‘Like all companies, we are required by law to provide information to government and law enforcement agencies.’

That’s Jim Greer, a spokesman for AT&T, reportedly responding generically to a question from Talking Points Memo about whether the company

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had been subpoenaed for the call logs that became a conspicuous element of the impeachment report released Tuesday afternoon by the House Intelligence Committee.

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The logs showed apparent and previously undisclosed contacts, for example, between the House committee’s ranking member, Rep. Devin Nunes, and both Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, and the since-indicted Giuliani associate Lev Parnas; between Giuliani and the Office of Management and Budget, which is believed to have actively held up the congressionally apportioned military aid to Ukraine; and between Giuliani and the White House, including reported calls to the Situation Room. (See the full text of the House Intelligence Committee report, including the call logs.)

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Giuliani phone records from Aug. 8 of this year.

“In all cases,” the AT&T spokesman said, according to the Talking Points Memo report, “we ensure that requests for assistance are valid and that we act in compliance with the law.”

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