CNN
Now playing
00:56
Rep. Schiff: It's time Trump got a time out
CNN
Now playing
01:08
Toobin: Trump censoring Democrats' argument
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) leaves while Senior Advisor Jared Kushner leaves meets with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) leaves while Senior Advisor Jared Kushner leaves meets with the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Now playing
02:36
Nunes' hometown split on FBI memo controversy
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff speaks to reporters about the recent disclosure of a meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign in the Capitol Visitors Center July 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Schiff said it was troubling that the Trump campaign did not tell the FBI that a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer reached out to them with an offer of information that would help their campaign against Hillary Clinton.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
House Intelligence Committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff speaks to reporters about the recent disclosure of a meeting between Donald Trump, Jr. and a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign in the Capitol Visitors Center July 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Schiff said it was troubling that the Trump campaign did not tell the FBI that a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer reached out to them with an offer of information that would help their campaign against Hillary Clinton.
Now playing
02:11
Trump will not declassify Dem memo
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02:  Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee conducting an investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 election.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 02: Carter Page, former foreign policy adviser for the Trump campaign, speaks to the media after testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. The committee conducting an investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Now playing
01:58
Schiff: Just part of dossier used for Page warrant
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 13:  Donald Trump Jr. leaves the Senate Intelligence Committee on December 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to be interviewed by the committee for its ongoing investigation of allegations of Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 13: Donald Trump Jr. leaves the Senate Intelligence Committee on December 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to be interviewed by the committee for its ongoing investigation of allegations of Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Now playing
01:06
Trump Jr. calls Nunes memo 'sweet revenge'
House Benghazi Committee Chairman, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), participates in a news conference with fellow Committee Republicans after the release of the Committee's Benghazi report on Capitol Hill June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
House Benghazi Committee Chairman, Trey Gowdy (R-SC), participates in a news conference with fellow Committee Republicans after the release of the Committee's Benghazi report on Capitol Hill June 28, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Now playing
01:56
Gowdy: GOP Memo doesn't impact Russia probe
Dick Durbin
CNN
Dick Durbin
Now playing
01:24
Durbin: Memo could cause constitutional crisis
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22:  House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Nunes said U.S. intelligence collected communications of President Donald Trump incidentally and legally during the transition period following the U.S. election.

  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Win McNamee/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 22: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes speaks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Nunes said U.S. intelligence collected communications of President Donald Trump incidentally and legally during the transition period following the U.S. election. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Now playing
01:22
Nunes says he didn't read FISA applications
raj shah ebof
CNN
raj shah ebof
Now playing
01:00
WH adamant Trump won't fire AG Rod Rosenstein
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08:  Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 08: Former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Now playing
01:02
James Comey on Nunes memo: That's it?
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein eulogizes his former boss and Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee at the Washington National Cathedral October 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. Bradlee died at his home in Georgetown October 21, 2014 at the age of 93. Bradlee was at the helm of the newspaper from 1968 to 1991, during which time it published the Pentagon Papers and stories documenting the Watergate scandal, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein eulogizes his former boss and Washington Post Executive Editor Ben Bradlee at the Washington National Cathedral October 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. Bradlee died at his home in Georgetown October 21, 2014 at the age of 93. Bradlee was at the helm of the newspaper from 1968 to 1991, during which time it published the Pentagon Papers and stories documenting the Watergate scandal, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Now playing
02:53
Watergate reporter: Darkest days since McCarthy
SCHIFF: REPUBLICANS VOTE TO RELEASE MEMO ON FBI -
CNN
SCHIFF: REPUBLICANS VOTE TO RELEASE MEMO ON FBI -
Now playing
02:44
Schiff: Memo cherry picks info from testimony
pool
Now playing
02:37
Here is what the Nunes memo reveals
Now playing
02:01
Trump on memo: A lot of people should be ashamed
clapper newday 2.2
CNN
clapper newday 2.2
Now playing
02:21
Clapper: Trump tweet is pot calling kettle black
CNN
Now playing
02:52
Anderson Cooper: Nunes memo is a phony drama
quigley ac 1.31.18
CNN
quigley ac 1.31.18
Now playing
01:04
Rep. Quigley: Nunes acting as agent of the WH
Washington CNN —  

Hours off of receiving a second Twitter attack from President Donald Trump, California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff said White House chief of staff John Kelly should put the President in “time out.”

“It may be time for General Kelly to give the President a time out,” Schiff said in an interview on Monday with CNN’s Jim Sciutto. “I think the country would certainly benefit from that anyway.”

Trump tweeted about Schiff on Monday morning, shortly before praising Schiff’s Republican counterpart, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes for the release of a controversial GOP memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI against a former Trump campaign adviser.

“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 Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!” Trump tweeted.

In his interview Monday afternoon, Schiff noted it might be an upgrade from the time last year that Trump called him “Sleazy Adam Schiff.”

“First he attacked me some months ago, calling me ‘sleazy Adam Schiff,’” Schiff said. “Now it’s ‘little Adam Schiff,’ which I don’t know, seems better?”

Schiff further denied he or his staff were behind leaks of sensitive information and said he thought the line of attack stemmed from his public confirmation that Donald Trump Jr. declined to answer questions in a House Intelligence Committee interview by citing attorney-client privilege.

“They were embarrassed by the fact that the President’s son claimed some attorney client privilege when neither he nor his father is attorney nor client,” Schiff said, later adding, “We refuse to allow witnesses to come before our committee and say publicly they’re fully cooperating and then invoke bogus privileges.”

Schiff’s comments came shortly before the House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote to release a Democratic memo from Schiff, rebutting claims from the GOP memo released Friday. Schiff said he anticipated enough Republicans would support release to send the memo to the White House for declassification, and while allowing for the possibility Trump could block release of the memo and expressing concern he might redact some of it for political purposes, Schiff said he expects Trump will allow it to become public as well.

“We do have other options in which we can seek to make it public, but I would think that the White House would be very hard-pressed, after saying the want the Republican memo to come out in the interest of full transparency, to then censor the Democratic memo,” Schiff said.