Schiff on Trump calling him 'phony': I though he was 'supposed to be good' at nicknames

Schiff on Trump calling him 'phony': I though he was 'supposed to be good' at nicknames
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDebate builds over making Mueller report public Media reliability questioned over report Trump directed lies to Congress Giuliani defends Trump going after Cohen's father-in-law MORE (D-Calif.) joked that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCoast Guard chief: 'Unacceptable' that service members must rely on food pantries, donations amid shutdown Dem lawmaker apologizes after saying it's never been legal in US to force people to work for free Grassley to hold drug pricing hearing MORE should be more consistent with his nicknames for lawmakers after Trump called him "phony" on Saturday. 

"Wait a minute, Mr. President. Am I a phony, or sleazy, a monster or little? Surely you know the key to a good playground nickname is consistency. I thought you were supposed to be good at this," Schiff tweeted in response to Trump. 

 

The comment by Schiff was in response to a Trump tweet misquoting Fox News.

“'Congressman Schiff omitted and distorted key facts' @FoxNews So, what else is new. He is a total phony!" Trump tweeted.

Trump, known for frequently nicknaming his political opponents, called Schiff "liddle' Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster of no control," earlier in the week.

Schiff and Trump went back and forth on Twitter Saturday, following the release of the Democrats' intelligence memo. 

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Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released their memo after days of negotiation with the White House and the Justice Department over redacting classified material from the final release.

In the memo, Democrats say the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign was not prompted by an unverified dossier created by ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, and was instead the result of multiple credible leads.

The Democratic version also accuses the Republican committee chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.), of not reading underlying classified documents that they say were not made available to other House members and contradicted the claims made in his memo.