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Trump: Schiff should be forced out of office

President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE said Wednesday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden administration open to restarting nuclear talks with Iran Kinzinger calls for people with info on Trump to come forward House Democrats renew push for checks on presidential pardons MORE (D-Calif.) should be removed from office after Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBiden administration withdraws from Connecticut transgender athlete case Justice Department renews investigation into George Floyd's death: report Putting antifa and Black Lives Matter on notice MORE said the Mueller report did not conclude that his campaign conspired with the Russian government in 2016.

“I heard they should force him off the committee, or off the committee chair … he should be forced out of office," Trump said in an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity. "He is a disgrace to our country.”

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“Schiff is a bad guy because he knew he was lying.”

Trump's comments came days after Barr sent a letter to Congress stating that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE's investigation did not find evidence of coordination between Trump's campaign and Moscow.

Since that revelation, Republicans and members of the Trump administration have called out Schiff for his insistence that coordination did occur. 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyDemocratic fury with GOP explodes in House Trump to attack Biden in CPAC speech McConnell knocks Pelosi Jan. 6 commission proposal: 'Partisan by design' MORE (R-Calif.) called for Schiff to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway calls for thorough Lincoln Project probe: 'The lying has to stop' Claudia Conway advances on 'American Idol,' parents Kellyanne, George appear The swift death of the media darlings known as the Lincoln Project MORE said on "Fox & Friends" on Monday that he should resign for his continued lies about the investigation into Trump.

"[Schiff] owes the American public an apology," McCarthy said in an interview with Politico. "Schiff has met the standard that he has imposed on other members of Congress of when they should step back from their positions."

Schiff, an outspoken critic of Trump, has said for months that there is evidence of collusion in "plain sight."

“For a year and a half he’d go on and just lie and lie and lie and leak and call up CNN and others," Trump said Wednesday.

Trump also suggested Schiff's comments about collusion could be criminal.

“He knew it was a lie, and therefore in one way you could say it’s a crime what he did."

Schiff's committee is currently conducting its own Russia investigation and has spoken with multiple Trump associates on the matter.

Schiff said after Barr's letter that he trusted Mueller's judgment, but also called for the full release of the report.

"Mueller did not find sufficient evidence to establish conspiracy, notwithstanding Russian offers to help Trump’s campaign, their acceptance, and a litany of concealed interactions with Russia," Schiff tweeted. "I trust Mueller’s prosecutorial judgement, but the country must see the evidence."