Trump: Schiff should be forced out of office

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Tlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE said Wednesday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett Schiff5 things to watch as Trump, Dems clash over investigations Mueller mystery: Will he ever testify to Congress? Overnight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not' | Key Republican calls threats credible | Warren plan targets corporate influence at Pentagon MORE (D-Calif.) should be removed from office after Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTlaib calls on Amash to join impeachment resolution 5 things to watch as Trump, Dems clash over investigations GOP lawmaker: Trump has engaged in multiple actions that 'meet the threshold for impeachment' 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) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe 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 Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Treasury rejects Dem subpoena for Trump tax returns | Companies warn trade war about to hit consumers | Congress, White House to launch budget talks next week | Trump gets deal to lift steel tariffs on Mexico, Canada Congressional leaders to launch budget talks with White House RNC chair on Alabama abortion bill: I would have exceptions for rape, incest MORE (R-Calif.) called for Schiff to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayDem criticizes newest calendars for Trump Interior chief as 'fake' Bush economics director says psychiatrists labeled Trump 'total narcissist' Hatch Act complaints jumped nearly 30 percent Trump's first year in office: report 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."