Schiff fires back at Trump: Stop tweeting on 'Executive Time' and do something

Schiff fires back at Trump: Stop tweeting on 'Executive Time' and do something
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffPelosi pulls vote on FISA bill after Trump veto threat Hillicon Valley: House FISA bill in jeopardy | Democrats drop controversial surveillance measure | GOP working on legislation to strip Twitter of federal liability protections Democrats drop controversial surveillance amendment MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump marks 'very sad milestone' of 100K coronavirus deaths DOJ: George Floyd death investigation a 'top priority' Lifting our voices — and votes MORE after Trump called the California Democrat "one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington."

"Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of 'Executive Time,' " Schiff tweeted.

"Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or...really anything else."

The tweet comes after Trump on Monday accused Schiff of leaking confidential information.

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“Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper!” Trump tweeted, referring to the former FBI director, a Virginia senator, a former CIA chief and former national intelligence chief. 

"Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!"

Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has been a vocal critic of Trump. In recent days, he became a central figure objecting to the release of a Republican-crafted memo that alleges surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice.

The four-page memo was released Friday after Trump declassified the document. The president tweeted that it “totally vindicates” him in the ongoing probe into Russian election interference.

Schiff said this past weekend that the memo does “quite the opposite,” and multiple Republicans said Sunday that the memo does not vindicate Trump.

Schiff also warned Sunday that Trump is trying to turn the Department of Justice into a “personal political tool.”