Pelosi knocks Nunes amid mounting calls for Schiff's resignation

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — California monitoring 8,400 people for coronavirus | Pence taps career official to coordinate response | Dems insist on guardrails for funding Overnight Energy: Murkowski, Manchin unveil major energy bill | Lawmakers grill EPA chief over push to slash agency's budget | GOP lawmaker accuses Trump officials of 'playing politics' over Yucca Mountain Hillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment MORE (D-Calif.) criticized Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesEthics complaint filed against Nunes asks how he's paying for lawsuits The Hill's Morning Report - Can Sanders be stopped? Trump creates new headaches for GOP with top intelligence pick MORE's (R-Calif.) leadership while chairman of the House Intelligence Committee as Republicans call for the resignation of his successor atop the panel, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment House Intelligence lawyer Goldman leaving committee Schiff presses top intel official to declassify part of report on Khashoggi killing MORE (D-Calif.). 

".@RepAdamSchiff’s calm, professional leadership is something we should all be proud of," Pelosi tweeted Friday. "Unlike his predecessor, his time as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been a shining example of how to responsibly carry out the committee’s mission."

On Thursday, Pelosi called Nunes's behavior as the previous chairman of the committee "almost criminal" during a press conference and also criticized those targeting Schiff. 

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"They're afraid of the truth; they're afraid of competence; they're afraid of a leader who is recognized in our country for being calm, professional, patriotic," she said. "I'm so proud of the work of Chairman Adam Schiff — in stark contrast to the irresponsible, almost criminal behavior, of the previous chair of the committee."

Following Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrHillicon Valley — Presented by Facebook — Federal court rules tech giants can censor content | Trump upends surveillance fight | Senate passes bill barring federal funds for Huawei equipment Trump upends controversial surveillance fight Former impeachment managers clash over surveillance bill MORE's summary of the Mueller probe on Sunday, Republicans have been increasingly calling for Schiff to step down from his role on the committee. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary MORE tweeted on Thursday that Schiff should be forced to resign

"Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!" he wrote. 

Barr on Sunday told Congress that Mueller's report on his investigation into Russia interference in the 2016 election did not contain evidence that Trump's campaign coordinated with Moscow and did not provide sufficient evidence to pursue and obstruction of justice charge against him.

Schiff has said that his Intelligence Committee will continue its own investigations into the president. 

Nunes has been a strong supporter of Trump. When he was head of the committee, Republicans released an intelligence memo claiming that the Justice Department had abused its surveillance powers.