: Schiff 'has not paid the price, yet’

President continued to ratchet up his rhetoric against Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., tweeting Sunday that the lawmaker has not "not paid the price, yet," for his actions pushing for ’s impeachment and conviction.

"Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!" exclaimed.

Rep. Adam Schiff. (Screenshot:

Rep. Adam Schiff. (Screenshot:

Rep. Adam Schiff. (Screenshot: "Meet the Press"/NBC)

Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, responded to 's tweet later in the morning during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."

"This is a wrathful and vindictive president. I don't think there's any doubt about it," he said. "And if you think there is, look at the president's tweets about me today, saying that I should pay a 'price.'"

"Do you take that as a threat?" moderator Chuck Todd asked.

"I think it's intended to be," Schiff replied.

On CNN's "State of the Union," Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., who's also a House impeachment manager, responded to the tweet by saying "really ought to get a grip and be a little more presidential.”

has made Schiff, the chairman of the House Intel Committee, a lead target of his Twitter broadsides for months. Schiff spearheaded the House investigation of the administration's freeze of military aid to Ukraine and requests that Kyiv investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. 

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The House ultimately impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, and Schiff is leading his chamber’s uphill push for the Republican-controlled Senate to convict the president and remove him from office.

In particular, has fixated on Schiff paraphrasing a call between the president and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky as a request to “make up dirt on my political opponent [Biden.]” has even gone as far as to falsely suggest that Schiff may have committed treason.

"The Impeachment Hoax is a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before," tweeted Sunday before pivoting to another attack on Schiff: "Shifty is now exposed for illegally making up my phone call, & more!"

Schiff told "Meet the Press" that he didn't have any regrets characterizing 's Ukraine phone call as a blunt request for help in the 2020 election.


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