Two GOP lawmakers took aim at Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffJan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows Schiff: Criminal contempt charges possible for noncooperation in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks MORE (D-Calif.) on Thursday in a video mocking the House Intelligence Committee chairman over his claims about the Russia investigation.
In a video posted by Rep. Mark GreenMark GreenGOP senators seek to block dishonorable discharges for unvaccinated troops A quick reaction force in India could prevent the worst of Taliban rule in Afghanistan Overnight Defense: Troops head back to Afghanistan to aid diplomatic evacuation MORE, the congressman and fellow Tennessee GOP Rep. Tim BurchettTimothy (Tim) Floyd BurchettGOP's Banks burnishes brand with Pelosi veto House bill targets US passport backlog Lawmakers spend more on personal security in wake of insurrection MORE pretended to unveil an exclusive copy of the "Schiff report," or the evidence that Schiff has asserted exists to prove collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.
"I got the Schiff report!" Burchett, dressed in a brown overcoat, tells a grinning Green in the video before handing over a manilla envelope marked as such.
"Holy cow, he's got the Schiff report," Green exclaims in response. "There's gotta be proof of collusion, evidence in here, right?"
The two then open the envelope, revealing it to be empty.
Republicans in Congress have recently turned their attention to knocking Schiff after the Intelligence Committee chairman maintained that evidence exists of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite the conclusion of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE.
Mueller, who investigated the issue for nearly two years, did not find sufficient evidence to conclude that President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE's campaign conspired with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election, according to a summary of the special counsel's report released by Attorney General William BarrBill BarrTrump pushes back on book claims, says he spent 'virtually no time' discussing election with Lee, Graham Woodward: Milley was 'setting in motion sensible precautions' with calls to China Barr-Durham investigation again fails to produce a main event MORE on Sunday.
“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,” Schiff told CNN this week.
The chairman on Thursday aggressively pushed back on calls from GOP lawmakers and Trump for him to step down from his position atop the panel, defending his past comments about Russian election interference that his committee has also investigated.
"My colleagues may think it is OK the president's son was offered dirt as part of an effort to help Trump," Schiff said in his statement. "You might think it is OK. I don’t."