Schiff: Evidence of collusion is 'in plain sight'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffCBS's Major Garrett: Democrats walking away from bribery, extortion allegations against Trump 'in full public view' The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — House Dems charge Trump with abuse, obstruction of Congress in impeachment articles Trump, White House rip Democrats over impeachment articles MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday evening said there is evidence "in plain sight" of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“There was a big difference between whether there was evidence of collusion — and I think that evidence is in plain sight — and whether you can establish proof beyond a reasonable doubt of a criminal conspiracy,” he told CNN.

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Schiff also questioned whether Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrBarr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe Barr: 'I haven't looked into' whether Ukraine meddled in 2016 election Facebook tells Trump administration it will not create messaging 'backdoor' for law enforcement MORE would be able to come to an unbiased conclusion about special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's findings.

"You have [an] attorney general who applied for the job by talking down any potential obstruction conviction or indictment who then went to a Senate confirmation and refused to recuse himself," Schiff said. “He has now done the job he applied for, which is attempt to exonerate Mr. Trump. That ought to deeply concern people.”

Mueller on Friday submitted to Barr his highly anticipated report on Russian interference in the 2016 elections and whether there was coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Barr on Sunday sent a letter to Congress with his summary of the findings. He said in the four-page letter that Mueller did not find evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinRosenstein, Sessions discussed firing Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe Judge rules former WH counsel McGahn must testify under subpoena MORE also determined there was not sufficient evidence in Mueller's report to charge President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE with obstruction of justice.

Democrats, meanwhile, have called for releasing the full report. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has asked Barr to turn over the full report by April 1.