Schiff says investigators seeking to identify who Giuliani spoke to on unlisted '-1' number

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats exit briefing saying they fear elections under foreign threat Nunes declines to answer if he received information from Ukraine lawmaker meant to damage Biden Hillicon Valley: House panel grills tech CEOs during much anticipated antitrust hearing | TikTok to make code public as it pushes back against 'misinformation' | House Intel panel expands access to foreign disinformation evidence MORE (D-Calif.) said late Tuesday that House investigators are looking into who President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE's personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiNunes declines to answer if he received information from Ukraine lawmaker meant to damage Biden Democratic attorneys criticize House Judiciary Democrats' questioning of Barr Swalwell: Barr has taken Michael Cohen's job as Trump's fixer MORE was speaking to on a call with a mysterious "-1" phone number.

Schiff confirmed during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper that House Democrats were looking into the owner of the number, which was included in call logs released by the Intelligence panel on Tuesday. The Democratic chairman declined to say who the number belongs to but suggested a potential link to Trump himself.

"We can’t confirm yet who that '-1' number belongs to, but certainly there was indications in the trial of Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneNew HBO documentary lets Gaetz, Massie, Buck offer their take on how to 'drain the swamp' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Brawls on Capitol Hill on Barr and COVID-19 Democrats blister Barr during tense hearing MORE that when he was communicating with the president, it would show up in phone records as a '-1' number," Schiff said, referencing the political strategist convicted of witness tampering and making false statements to Congress in November.

“Here you have Rudy Giuliani in communication with the Office of Management and Budget, in communication with the White House, and you also have presidential conduct in the form of tweets and other actions around the timing of different communications,” Schiff added.

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Schiff said further investigation to fill in gaps in the records was still necessary but maintained that "even in the absence of that, the evidence is overwhelming that the president was using Giuliani to coerce Ukraine into these investigations, and that’s documented in text messages [and] witness testimony."

“Rudy Giuliani had only one client in the administration, and that was Donald Trump, so who is he talking to in the course of this smear campaign against [former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie] Yovanovitch? Who is he talking to in pursuit of these political investigations in Ukraine?” Schiff said, adding that “circumstantial evidence” suggested Giuliani was also in touch with acting White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyFauci says positive White House task force reports don't always match what he hears on the ground Bottom line White House, Senate GOP clash over testing funds MORE.

The phone records released Tuesday showed extensive communications between Giuliani and the White House as well as other key figures in the impeachment inquiry.

The White House dismissed the Intelligence panel's report as the “ramblings of a basement blogger” and insisted there was no evidence of wrongdoing by the president.