Trump says Schiff should be forced to resign

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' MORE said Thursday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSunday shows preview: Coronavirus poses questions about school safety; Trump commutes Roger Stone sentence Pelosi plans legislation to limit pardons, commutations after Roger Stone move Trump defends Roger Stone move: He was target of 'Witch Hunt' MORE (D-Calif.) should be forced to resign from Congress.

“Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!” the president said in an early morning tweet.

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The tweet comes after Schiff told The Washington Post that he believes evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia "undoubtedly" exists and can be found by his committee, even though a summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's investigation said there was not evidence to support that conclusion.

Schiff said that the special counsel's investigators did not look at whether Trump was subject to the influence of foreign powers, adding that his committee would continue to pursue an investigation into whether the president's campaign worked with Russia or other countries in 2016.

Schiff has long claimed that there is evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, saying in the months leading up to the summary of Mueller's report that there was evidence of collusion in "plain sight."

Since Attorney General William BarrBill BarrGOP senator says Trump commuting Stone was a 'mistake' Barr recommended Trump not give Stone clemency: report Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence MORE released a summary of Mueller's report, several other Republicans have also called on Schiff to step down.

Among them was White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwaySources say DeSantis undercutting fundraising for Republican National Convention because of personal dispute: report Democrats see victory in Trump culture war Kellyanne Conway on Trump niece's book: 'I believe family matters should be family matters' MORE, who said earlier this week that Schiff "has no right as somebody who has been peddling a lie day after day after day unchallenged."

Schiff on Monday dismissed calls for his resignation.

“I’m more than used to attacks from my GOP colleagues, and I would expect nothing less,” he said. 

Trump often criticizes the congressman, and earlier this month called him "little shifty Schiff" after Democrats pushed to investigate the president's finances.

Updated at 7:30 a.m.

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