Schiff brushes off calls for resignation: 'I am more than used to attacks by my GOP colleagues'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Is US weighing military action against Iran? The Hill's Morning Report - Is US weighing military action against Iran? Schiff: Intelligence agencies focused on Russian interference 'even if the president isn't' MORE (D-Calif.) late Monday brushed off calls for his resignation from Republicans in the wake of a summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE's investigation that showed investigators found no evidence to conclude there was a conspiracy between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump says 'Failing New York Times' should be held 'fully accountable' over Russia report Trump tweets ICE will begin removing 'millions' of undocumented migrants MORE's campaign and Russia in 2016. 

“I’m more than used to attacks from my GOP colleagues and I would expect nothing less,” he told CNN. 

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The California Democrat also said on Monday that he accepts the conclusions of the special counsel's investigation from a legal perspective, saying: "I certainly accept the finding that he could not establish proof beyond a reasonable doubt of a criminal conspiracy.”

However, Schiff added that “if there are interactions between the president, his family, his campaign people and the Russians that are compromising, we are going to look to the Mueller report to find out what he established.”

"There are a lot of open questions," he said. 

His remarks came a day after Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrForeign interference is a threat to the 2020 elections — presidential interference is, too Foreign interference is a threat to the 2020 elections — presidential interference is, too America's crisis of compassion is a Constitutional crisis, too MORE released a brief summary of "principal conclusions" reached by Mueller’s team following its nearly two-year probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the president’s team colluded with Moscow. 

Barr’s summary asserted that the probe found no evidence of criminal conspiracy committed by the president or any members of his team "despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign."

Since then, some Republicans have called for Schiff’s resignation, citing past comments from the top Democrat, who has said repeatedly there was plenty of evidence of collusion. For months, Schiff has said there is evidence of collusion in "plain sight."

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump's 2020 campaign strategy is to be above the law Democrats ask OSC to review whether Kushner violated Hatch Act Democrats ask OSC to review whether Kushner violated Hatch Act MORE lashed out against Schiff on Monday, saying he “should resign.”

"He has no right as somebody who has been peddling a lie day after day after day unchallenged. Unchallenged and not under oath,” she said on "Fox & Friends.” “Somebody should have put him under oath and said you have evidence, where is it?"

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyThe Congressional Award — a beacon of hope  The case for congressional pay raises McConnell defends Trump amid backlash: 'He gets picked at every day' MORE (R-Calif.) also called for Schiff to step down as House Intelligence Committee chairman on the heels of Barr’s summary, while also saying the Democrat “owes the American public an apology.” 

"Schiff has met the standard that he has imposed on other members of Congress of when they should step back from their positions,” he said.

"He has exceeded that standard, and there is no question he should step down from the Intel chairmanship," McCarthy added.