Nunes: 'Sickening' that Schiff obtained his phone records

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesDemocratic lawmaker says Nunes threatened to sue him over criticism Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers mull Trump's war power, next steps with Iran Soleimani killing deepens distrust between Trump, Democrats MORE (R-Calif.) said Sunday that it was “sickening” that Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Defense: GAO finds administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid | Senate opens Trump trial | Pentagon to resume training Saudi students soon Schiff schedules public hearing with US intel chief  Harris calls for Parnas to testify at Senate trial MORE (D-Calif.) had obtained his phone records as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry.

“I think the whole thing is just sickening, but he did it to one of my current staff members and one of my former staff members who he doesn’t like,” Nunes said on Fox News's “Sunday Morning Futures.”

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Nunes also denied having worked with President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Parnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine Parnas: Environment around Trump 'like a cult' MORE to get former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Parnas says he told Trump Yovanovitch was badmouthing him. Trump turned to aide and said 'fire her' Overnight Defense: GAO finds administration broke law by withholding Ukraine aid | Senate opens Trump trial | Pentagon to resume training Saudi students soon MORE fired, telling Fox’s Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoBannon says Trump should delay State of the Union until after impeachment trial Mnuchin dismisses 'rumor' that China's commitments in phase one of trade deal was changed in translation GOP rep: Pelosi is leaving a 'sad' legacy MORE, “If I wanted an ambassador fired, I’d pick up the phone, and I’d call the president. And I’m quite sure the president would take my call, and I’m quite sure the president would probably listen to me.”

“I would have no reason to work it through staff, work it through people I don’t know, work it through Rudy Giuliani. The whole thing is absurd on its face,” he added.

Nunes said the release raised questions of whether “just one member because he doesn’t like someone and he’s a political opponent of someone, can that member just subpoena records and then release just to embarrass or to create a distraction or to build whatever fantasyland narrative that they continue to build?”

Schiff has denied subpoenaing Nunes’s phone records. Addressing the pushback over obtaining the records on Sunday, Schiff told CBS’s Margaret Brennan that “the blowback has only come from the far right.”

“Every investigator seeks phone records to corroborate, sometimes to contradict, a witness’s testimony,” Schiff said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”