Breaking: House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff Resigns
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff has resigned from his position stating "I have no further plans to be involved with the government."
"I don't think it's OK. I think It's immoral, I think it's unethical, I think it's unpatriotic, and yes, I think it's corrupt, and evidence of collusion," Schiff said. "I do not think that conduct, criminal or not, is OK. And the day we do think that's OK, is the day we look back and say that is the day America lost its way. The American people have spoken so I will move aside. I have no further plans to be involved with the government."
On Thursday March 28th nine Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee signed a letter calling on House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff to resign as chairman, Rep. Mike Conaway, the Republican who led the panel's Russia investigation.
Conaway pointed to the release of the special counsel's summary on Sunday to accuse Schiff, a California Democrat, of having "abused your position to knowingly promote false information."
"Your actions both past and present are incompatible with your duty as chairman," Conaway said at the beginning of a public committee hearing on Russian money laundering, reading from the letter. "We have no faith in your ability to discharge duties."
The call from the Republicans on the committee for Schiff to step down escalate the Republican attacks on Schiff, who has come under fire for his claims of collusion after Attorney General Bill Barr's letter to Congress quoted special counsel Robert Mueller's report as saying it "did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."
President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday morning that Schiff should resign from Congress as well.
After continued pressure Schiff finally resigned on Monday. Questions amounted on capital hill with little answers. Nancy Pelosi has since tweeted a statement expressing her disappointed in the move but still insisted that there was in fact Russian collision.
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