Trump: Only crimes in 'Impeachment Hoax' committed by 'Shifty Adam Schiff'

 Trump: Only crimes in 'Impeachment Hoax' committed by 'Shifty Adam Schiff'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem MORE in a tweet late Monday went after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Sunday shows — New impeachment phase dominates 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. 

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. 

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 BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete MORE, a leading Democratic presidential candidate, and Biden's son. 

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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.