McCarthy calls for Schiff to resign

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Published on March 28, 2019 - Duration: 00:57s

McCarthy calls for Schiff to resign

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday repeated Republican calls for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to resign in the wake of the Mueller report that cleared President Trump and his campaign of colluding with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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McCarthy calls for Schiff to resign

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: House minority leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday repeated Republican calls for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to resign in the wake of the Mueller report that cleared President Trump and his campaign of colluding with Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Republicans on the House committee used the start of a hearing on Russia and efforts to influence U.S. elections to attack Schiff.

They said all nine Republican panel members had signed a letter asking him to quit.

Schiff, who has not been accused by authorities of leaking classified information, responded strongly as the hearing erupted into acrimony.

He delivered a laundry list of the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians, from Donald Trump Jr. welcoming a Russian offer of dirt on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, to short-lived national security adviser Michael Flynn secretly discussing U.S. sanctions on Russia with Moscow's ambassador.

"You might say that's all OK.

You might say that's just what you need to do to win.

But 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.

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