GOP House Intel member says Schiff 'needs to step aside' after Mueller investigation

Rep. Mike TurnerMichael Ray TurnerGun epidemic is personal for lawmakers touched by violence Dayton Democrat launches challenge to longtime GOP rep Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress MORE (R-Ohio) on Tuesday joined calls for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Schiff says Trump intel chief won't comply with subpoena over whistleblower Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate MORE (D-Calif.) to step down following the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's investigation.

“I do believe he needs to step aside," Turner, a member of the panel, said on CNN's "New Day." "I think that his leadership is compromised.”


“One, he wasn’t being straight with the American public, or really with you. When we would have hearings in the Intel committee on the Trump campaign and coordination we would hear witness after witness come in and say, 'I have no evidence of collusion, I don’t know anyone else who has evidence of collusion,' and he would walk out to the cameras and say ‘We’re getting close.’

“The second issue why we’re concerned about his leadership is that he would then say, ‘And the Republicans are obstructing my ability to do this.' It’s very divisive, he’s been dishonest with the American public about what was actually happening in the intel committee.” 

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrGOP signals unease with Barr's gun plan NRA says Trump administration memo a 'non-starter' Sinema touts bipartisan record as Arizona Democrats plan censure vote MORE sent a letter to Congress this weekend revealing that Mueller's investigation had not found evidence of collusion between President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE's 2016 campaign and Russia.

Since the release of Barr's letter, Republicans and members of the Trump administration have called out Schiff for his insistence that coordination did occur. 

The California lawmaker has said for months that there is evidence of collusion in "plain sight."

Schiff's committee is currently conducting its own Russia investigation and has previously spoken with multiple Trump associates, including the president's former attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenSenior HUD official reprimanded for making political statements on the job New York attorneys subpoena eight years of Trump tax returns: report Eric Holder says Trump is subject to prosecution after leaving office MORE.

Schiff, one of Trump's most outspoken critics, said Sunday that he trusted Mueller's judgment while also calling for the full release of the report.

"Mueller did not find sufficient evidence to establish conspiracy, notwithstanding Russian offers to help Trump’s campaign, their acceptance, and a litany of concealed interactions with Russia," Schiff tweeted. "I trust Mueller’s prosecutorial judgement, but the country must see the evidence."