Trump called Michael Atkinson a "disgrace" after informing Congress late Friday night that he intended to fire him. In letters to the House and Senate intelligence committees, Trump wrote that he had lost confidence in Atkinson but gave little detail.
President Trump on Friday abruptly fired the inspector general of the intelligence community, sidelining an independent watchdog who played a pivotal role in his impeachment even as his White House struggled with the deepening coronavirus pandemic.
Trump's efforts to have Ukraine investigate the Bidens were central to the impeachment charges he faced. Romney was the only Republican who voted to convict.
Democrats have demanded more information about Barr's intervention in the case of Roger Stone, a longtime Trump confidant who was convicted in November of lying to Congress and other charges.
"In a way I do feel like I'm introducing myself to a number of the senators," Schiff said in an interview with The Associated Press before arguments resumed on Thursday.