Schiff defiant: 'Undoubtedly, there is collusion'

House Intelligence Committee Chairman 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.) said in a new interview that he believes evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia "undoubtedly" exists and can be found by his committee, even though a summary of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's investigation said there was no evidence to support that conclusion.

Schiff told The Washington Post that the special counsel's investigators did not look at whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE was subject to the influence of foreign powers and said that his committee would continue to pursue an investigation into whether the president's campaign worked with Russia or other countries in 2016.

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“Undoubtedly, there is collusion,” Schiff told the Post. “We will continue to investigate the counterintelligence issues. That is, is the president or people around him compromised in any way by a hostile foreign power?"

"It doesn’t appear that was any part of Mueller’s report," he continued.

Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzMatt Gaetz, Roger Stone back far-right activist Laura Loomer in congressional bid Gaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Progress slow on coronavirus bill MORE (R-Fla.), a vocal supporter of Trump's, told the newspaper that Schiff was guilty of telling falsehoods about the Russia investigation and his committee's progress.

“He essentially spent 22 months lying to the country,” Gaetz said.

Schiff came under fire earlier this week from White House allies who have called for his resignation as chairman of the Intelligence panel over his comments claiming to have found evidence of collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia.

"Adam Schiff should resign," White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump and allies grapple with how to target Harris Conway: Harris is going to have to answer for marijuana prosecutions in California Webb: Lincoln versus Lincoln Project MORE said. "He has no right as somebody who has been peddling a lie day after day after day unchallenged. Unchallenged and not under oath. Somebody should have put him under oath and said, 'You have evidence? Where is it?"

“I’m more than used to attacks from my GOP colleagues and I would expect nothing less,” Schiff responded to CNN.

The Mueller investigation, which lasted for almost two years and resulted in dozens of criminal charges for Trump associates unrelated to accusations of collusion with Russia, ended over the weekend with no further indictments being issued by prosecutors.

Trump and his allies have since claimed victory, accusing Democrats and the media of spinning stories about the investigation to conclusions not supported by the facts.