Trump says Schiff should be forced to resign

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE said Thursday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Senate Republicans muscle through rules for Trump trial The Memo: Day One shows conflicting narratives on impeachment 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) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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 BarrWilliam Pelham BarrThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump trial begins with clashes, concessions Barr wrote 2018 memo contradicting Trump's claim that abuse of power is not impeachable Brent Budowsky: McConnell, Roberts and Trump on trial 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 ConwayKellyanne Conway: Martin Luther King would oppose impeaching Trump George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' White House pushes back on Parnas allegations 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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