Trump: Schiff should be forced out of office

President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE said Wednesday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOfficers offer harrowing accounts at first Jan. 6 committee hearing Live coverage: House panel holds first hearing on Jan. 6 probe Five things to watch as Jan. 6 panel begins its work MORE (D-Calif.) should be removed from office after Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote Native Americans are targets of voter suppression too 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) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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 McCarthyTim Ryan slams McCarthy for mocking Capitol physician, mask mandate McCarthy knocks Pelosi, mask mandate: 'This House has broken the country's trust' GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate MORE (R-Calif.) called for Schiff to step down as Intelligence Committee chairman.

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayAides who clashed with Giuliani intentionally gave him wrong time for Trump debate prep: book 7 conservative women who could replace Meghan McCain on 'The View' Karen Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' 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."