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Trump says Schiff should be forced to resign

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE said Thursday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Trump pardons Flynn | Lawmakers lash out at decision | Pentagon nixes Thanksgiving dining hall meals due to COVID-19 Democratic impeachment leaders blast Trump's pardon of Flynn Trump pardons Michael Flynn 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 BarrNew DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad Clyburn: Biden falling short on naming Black figures to top posts Five federal inmates scheduled for execution before Inauguration Day 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 ConwayWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report Press: Where is Jim Baker when we need him? 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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