Pelosi knocks Nunes amid mounting calls for Schiff's resignation

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCongress exits with no deal, leaving economists flabbergasted Trump says he'll sign USPS funding if Democrats make concessions Pelosi calls Trump attacks on mail-in voting a 'domestic assault on our Constitution' MORE (D-Calif.) criticized Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesSunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief The Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Negotiators 'far apart' as talks yield little ahead of deadline 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 SchiffNewsom says he has already received a number of pitches for Harris's open Senate seat Here's who could fill Kamala Harris's Senate seat if she becomes VP Democrats ramp up warnings on Russian election meddling 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. 


"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 BarrBill BarrEx-FBI lawyer Clinesmith to plead guilty in Durham probe Barr says some results on probe into Russia investigation could be released before election Hillicon Valley: 'Fortnite' owner sues Apple after game is removed from App Store | Federal agencies seize, dismantle cryptocurrency campaigns of major terrorist organizations 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 TrumpUPS, FedEx shut down calls to handle mail-in ballots, warn of 'significant' problems: report Controversial GOP Georgia candidate attempts to distance from QAnon Trump orders TikTok parent company to sell US assets within 90 days 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.