Trump: Schiff should be forced out of office

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE said Wednesday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Schiff: Diplomacy with Iran 'only way out of this situation' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (D-Calif.) should be removed from office after Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Words matter, except to Democrats, when it involves impeaching Trump Justice OIG completes probe on FBI surveillance of ex-Trump campaign aide 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 MuellerFox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal 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 McCarthyPence extends olive branch to Cummings after Trump's Baltimore attacks Marijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis McCarthy: Trump traveling to Baltimore shows he cares about the city MORE (R-Calif.) called for Schiff to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayO'Rourke's debate moment reignites gun debate on Sunday shows Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Conway: Trump keeping 'many options on the table' on Iran retaliation, meeting with Iranian leaders 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."