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 SchiffOn The Money: Cain withdraws from Fed consideration | Says he didn't want 'pay cut' | Trump sues to block subpoena for financial records | Dems plot next move in Trump tax-return battle Pelosi downplays impeachment post-Mueller report Pelosi, Dems struggle to find unity in Mueller response MORE (D-Calif.) joked that President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers 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.