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By Luis Mercado 03/29/2019

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are calling for Chairman Adam Schiff to resign. They are accusing the California Democrat of fabricating a false narrative on the collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia and damaging the credibility of the committee panel.

 

During a hearing on Thursday, Texas Rep. Matt Conway read a letter arguing that Schiff was β€œat the center of a well-orchestrated media campaign claiming, among other things, the Trump Campaign colluded with the Russian government.” President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning calling for Schiff to resign saying “Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!”

 

Since Special Counsel Robert Mueller could not find any evidence between the Trump campaign and Russia, based on letter Attorney General William Barr sent to Congress, Republicans believe the current investigations under Schiff are an example of congressional overreach as well as abusing his position of power to promote false information.