Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law | Michigan governor seeks to pause Medicaid work requirements | New front in fight over Medicaid block grants House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Why a second Trump term and a Democratic Congress could be a nightmare scenario for the GOP MORE (D-N.Y.) is urging top intelligence officials to meet with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE after the commander in chief lashed out at the intelligence community earlier Wednesday.  

Schumer sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsFormer US intel official says Trump would often push back in briefings Hillicon Valley: Amazon to challenge Pentagon cloud contract in court | State antitrust investigation into Google expands | Intel agencies no longer collecting location data without warrant Intelligence agencies have stopped collecting cellphone data without warrants: letter MORE on Wednesday, saying that it was "incumbent" that the former senator, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray "insist on an immediate meeting" with Trump in the wake of his remarks.

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"You cannot allow the President’s ill-advised and unwarranted comments today to stand. … He is putting you and your colleagues in an untenable position and hurting the national interest in the process. You must find a way to make that clear to him," Schumer wrote in the letter. 

In a separate tweet on Wednesday night, Schumer added that it's "past time for U.S. Intelligence Community leaders to stage an intervention" with the president.

Schumer said he wants Coats, Haspel and Wray to use a meeting with Trump to "educate" the president about "the facts and raw intelligence underlying the Intelligence Community assessments."  

"Impress upon him how critically important it is for him to join you and the leadership of our intelligence community in speaking with a unified and accurate voice about national security threats," he added.

Trump sparked bipartisan backlash on Capitol Hill Wednesday when he lashed out at top intelligence community officials after Coats contradicted comments the president has made about Iran.

Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerHillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware Senators sound alarm on dangers of ransomware attacks after briefing Hillicon Valley: Dueling bills set stage for privacy debate | Google co-founders step down from parent company | Advocates rally for self-driving car bill | Elon Musk defamation trial begins | Lawsuit accuses TikTok of sharing data with China MORE (D-Va.) said Trump is "undermining" the intelligence community; meanwhile, Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneCongress races to beat deadline on shutdown Hillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware Senators inch forward on federal privacy bill MORE (R-S.D.) told reporters that he would "prefer the president would stay off Twitter."

Schumer, in his letter, called Trump's criticism "extraordinarily inappropriate."

"I applaud you and your colleagues in the Intelligence Community for being clear-eyed about the threats we face, but you cannot allow the President’s ill-advised and unwarranted comments today to stand," the Senate Democratic leader wrote.  

Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the intelligence community found that Iran is not seeking to develop its nuclear weapons capabilities, basing his remarks on an intelligence assessment.

Trump reiterated in his tweet on Wednesday morning that Iran is "testing Rockets (last week) and more." He also appeared to mock officials within his own administration saying "perhaps Intelligence should go back to school!" 

"The Intelligence people seem to be extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran. They are wrong!" Trump added in his tweet.