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 SchiffWhite House, GOP defend Trump emergency declaration Schiff: Evidence of collusion between Trump campaign, Russia 'pretty compelling' Schiff: 'Hard to imagine a poorer case' than Trump's on emergency declaration MORE (D-Calif.) joked that President TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration 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.