U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, who is leading the Congressional impeachment inquiry, told Pompeo to get out of the way.
"We are deeply concerned about Secretary Pompeo's effort now to potentially interfere with witnesses whose testimony is needed before our committee, many of whom are mentioned in the whistleblower complaint," Schiff said at a press conference. His remarks come one day after Pompeo pushed back on House Democrats' efforts to take depositions from State Department officials, accusing the lawmakers of bullying and intimidation.
"And we want to make it abundantly clear that any effort by the secretary, by the president or anyone else to interfere with the congress' ability to call before it relevant witnesses will be considered obstruction of the lawful functions of congress," Schiff said.
Chairman Schiff appears unconcerned with President Trump's baseless attacks on his character.