Schiff: Trump's calling news 'fake' should set off 'alarm bells'

Rep. Adam Schiff says Trump wants to distract attention from Russia probes.

Schiff spent nearly two hours at the White House on Friday reviewing a set of intelligence documents that, he said he was told, were the same that GOP Rep. Nunes saw on his controversial night-time trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue earlier this month.

The California Democrat said the fact that he interpreted the intelligence information differently than Nunes "is exactly why it’s so important you don't share documents with just one person or even two people."

"They need to be shared with both full committees," he said, referring to the House and Senate intelligence committees, which are both investigating possible ties between Russia and associates of President Trump.

“How does the White House know that these are the same materials that were shown to the chairman if the White House wasn't aware what the chairman was being shown?” Schiff said Sunday. “It was told me ... that these materials were produced in the 'ordinary course of business.' The question for the White House and Mr. Spicer is, 'the ordinary course' of whose business?”

"If these were produced either for or by the White House, then why all of the subterfuge?" Schiff said. "There’s nothing ordinary about the process that was used here at all."

“I would tell people whenever they see the president use the word ‘fake’ it ought to set off alarm bells, and I think that is really what has gone on here,” Schiff said

Trump over the weekend publicly bashed the news media over his Twitter for focusing on what he calls the "fake" Russia story.