In an early morning tweet on Thursday, President Donald Trump has requested the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to resign from his position. Trump has publicly accused Schiff of “knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking”.
In his tweet, Trump wrote: “Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!”
While in an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity from Fox News on Wednesday night, President Trump had nothing nice to say about Schiff. “He should be forced out of office,” Trump said to Hannity. “He is a disgrace to our country.”
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“In one way you could say it’s a crime what he did because … he was making horrible statements that he knew were false. He would go on, night after night, talking about collusion -- the collusion delusion," Trump said to Hannity about Schiff.
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller finally released his report about the Russian meddling during the presidential election in 2016. After two years of investigations and 37 indictments, Mueller concluded that there was no evidence that indicated that Trump was involved with Russia.
A continuous critic of the president, Schiff has shown even more commitment to his claims that Trump and his administration colluded with Russia during the presidential election, despite what Mueller has to say.
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According to the Washington Post, after reading William Barr’s summary of Mueller’s report Schiff said: “Undoubtedly, there is collusion.” He continued by telling the Washington Post that Mueller’s report didn’t cover whether or not Trump and his administration were actually compromised by a foreign power.
Trump is clearly not the only one feeling a bit hostile towards Schiff. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans have called for Schiff to resign from his position of leadership of the intelligence committee.
Despite people’s opinions of him, Trump maintains his innocence. “I’ll tell you one thing about Russia, if they had anything on me, it would have come out a long time ago,” said President Trump.
According to Attorney General William Barr, Mueller’s report will be made available to the public in the following weeks, with some of the information redacted, of course.