Pelosi knocks Nunes amid mounting calls for Schiff's resignation

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Energy: Lake Mead's decline points to scary water future in West | White House leads opposition to raising gas tax | Biden taps ex-New Mexico lawmaker for USDA post Trump against boycotting Beijing Olympics in 2022 House Democrats' campaign arm raises almost million in May MORE (D-Calif.) criticized Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesTech privacy practices under scrutiny after DOJ subpoenas GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas CNN reporter's phone and email records secretly obtained by Trump administration: report 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 SchiffCyber concerns dominate Biden-Putin summit Senate on collision course over Trump DOJ subpoenas Lawmakers urge Biden to be tough on cybersecurity during summit with Putin 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 BarrLieu calls Catholic bishops 'hypocrites' for move to deny Biden communion The Hill's Morning Report - After high-stakes Biden-Putin summit, what now? Senate Judiciary Democrats demand DOJ turn over Trump obstruction memo 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 TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report 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.