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Trump calls top Intel Dem 'Sleazy Adam Schiff'

Trump calls top Intel Dem 'Sleazy Adam Schiff'
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President Trump criticized Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHouse Democrats want to silence opposing views, not 'fake news' White House defends not sanctioning Saudi crown prince over Khashoggi What good are the intelligence committees? MORE (Calif.) in a tweet on Monday, referring to the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee as "sleazy" and "biased."

"Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into 'Russia,' spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!" Trump tweeted Monday.

Schiff on Sunday said that Trump is concerned that the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election could include his finances.

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“The president is clearly worried” about accusations that Russia laundered money through the Trump Organization, Schiff told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“What concerns me the most is anything that could be held over the president’s head that could influence U.S. policy,” Schiff added.

Trump in an interview last week said that it would be "a violation" for special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate his or his family’s finances beyond looking for potential ties between Trump’s campaign staff members and the Kremlin.

Trump has in the past decried the Russia probe as a "witch hunt" and as a Democratic excuse for losing the presidential race.