President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE in a tweet late Monday went after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffJan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows Schiff: Criminal contempt charges possible for noncooperation in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks MORE (D-Calif.), who leads one of the three panels spearheading the impeachment inquiry.
"The only crimes in the Impeachment Hoax were committed by Shifty Adam Schiff, when he totally made up my phone conversation with the Ukrainian President and read it to Congress, together with numerous others on Shifty’s side," Trump wrote.
"Schiff should be Impeached, and worse!" he added.
The only crimes in the Impeachment Hoax were committed by Shifty Adam Schiff, when he totally made up my phone conversation with the Ukrainian President and read it to Congress, together with numerous others on Shifty’s side. Schiff should be Impeached, and worse!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2019
Earlier in the day, he also lamented that Schiff is "upset that we didn’t inform him before we raided and killed the #1 terrorist in the WORLD!?"
"Wouldn’t be surprised if the Do Nothing Democrats Impeach me over that! DRAIN THE SWAMP!!" he added.
Can you believe that Shifty Adam Schiff, the biggest leaker in D.C., and a corrupt politician, is upset that we didn’t inform him before we raided and killed the #1 terrorist in the WORLD!? Wouldn’t be surprised if the Do Nothing Democrats Impeach me over that! DRAIN THE SWAMP!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2019
Trump frequently goes after Schiff, whose panel, in addition to the House Foreign Affairs and House Oversight and Reform committees, is investigating the president's dealings with Ukraine. The inquiry was launched last month after revelations that Trump had pushed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE, a leading Democratic presidential candidate, and Biden's son.
While discussing a rough transcript of the Trump-Zelensky call, Schiff paraphrased at certain points, saying Trump told the foreign leader to “make up dirt on my political opponent.”
His comment sparked criticism from Republicans, and a resolution, which has since failed, was introduced to censure him.
Schiff has defended his comments, calling them partially a parody.
"My summary of the president’s call was meant to be, at least part, in parody. The fact that that’s not clear is a separate problem in and of itself," he said last month.
"Of course, the president never said, ‘If you don’t understand me I’m going to say it seven more times,’ my point is, that’s the message that the Ukraine president was receiving in not so many words," he added.
Trump announced Sunday that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a U.S. military raid and said he did not inform congressional leadership over a fear of leaks.