During a press briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called out Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), saying he is of no concern to the White House, the Daily Wire reported.
A question regarding the leaked questions Special Counsel Robert Mueller supposedly wants to ask President Trump was brought up by Francesca Chambers, the Daily Mail’s White House correspondent.
For matters related to the investigation, Sanders redirected reporters to ask Trump’s outside legal representation.
Chambers then asked the press secretary about Schiff’s comments claiming that the reported questions that were leaked may indicate obstruction of justice on Trump’s part.
“Is the White House concerned, as Congressman Adam Schiff has said, that so many of the questions point to obstruction of justice?” Chambers asked.
“We here at the White House try never to be concerned with anything dealing with Adam Schiff,” Sanders responded.
Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, shot back at Sanders on Twitter, The Hill reported.
“If you’re not concerned, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, why won’t the President agree to an interview with Bob Mueller?” Schiff wrote. “His protestations of “no collusion, no obstruction” would be more convincing if he wasn’t trying to dodge answering questions under oath.”
The New York Times reports that one of Mueller’s questions for Trump is “What discussions did you have regarding terminating the special counsel, and what did you do when that consideration was reported in January 2018?”
President Trump has called Schiff out on Twitter a number of times, even referring to him as “the leakin’ monster of no control” at one point.
“Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with [James] Comey, [Sen. Mark] Warner [D-Va.], [John] Brennan and [James] Clapper!” Trump tweeted in February.