Trump lashes out at Fox News ahead of Wallace’s Sunday interviews with Comey, Schiff

According to the Democrats, Fox News is akin to state-run television, the propaganda arm of Dictator Donald Trump. But you wouldn’t know it by Trump’s recent tweets.

According to Politico, Trump lashed out at Fox News on Saturday night over its decision to book Sunday interviews with both former FBI Director James Comey and Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (CA), the House Intelligence Committee head whose televised impeachment hearings caught the attention of the nation — despite the fact that they failed to turn up any evidence of wrongdoing by Trump.

Trump tweeted Saturday:

“How’s Shep doing?”

In his tweet, Trump pointed to the Democratic National Committee’s March decision to bar Fox from hosting any of its 2020 presidential primary debates. Despite hiring former Democrat staffers and liberal hosts like Chris Wallace, it seems Fox can’t get on the left’s good side — and Trump isn’t happy with them either.

Trump, as usual, hit all the bases here, going from when CNN’s Chris Cuomo got upset after being called “Fredo” to the recent move by longtime Fox anchor Shepard “Shep” Smith to step away from the network. And Trump isn’t wrong about those mainstream media outlets’ failing ratings, either, according to The Washington Times.

The president’s tweets came after it was revealed that Chris Wallace, the Fox News Sunday host who is known to be critical of Trump, was scheduled to interview both Comey and Schiff on Sunday. The interviews touched on the impeachment inquiry, which the House is expected to vote on this upcoming Wednesday, and the recent release of Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on alleged abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by the FBI ahead of the 2016 election.

Schiff, of course, has been a central figure in both matters. Comey, on the other hand, is more prominent in the latter.

“He’s right. I was wrong.”

It was somewhat of a surprise to see the former FBI director on Fox, particularly after he tweeted last week that Fox & Friends had cut him from its programming following the release of Horowitz’s report, Breitbart noted. Fox later said in a statement saying that Comey was “not booked and was never confirmed to appear on Fox & Friends,” according to The Hill.

When Comey finally appeared alongside Wallace on Sunday, he was forced to admit that his “victory lap” following the release of Horowitz’s report wasn’t totally justified, The Hill noted.

“Seventeen significant errors in FISA process, and you say it was handled in a thoughtful and appropriate way,” Wallace pressed the former FBI chief. In response, Comey admitted: “He’s right. I was wrong… There was real sloppiness.”

As for Schiff, he wasn’t as willing to admit his wrongdoing. “I’m certainly willing to admit that the inspector general found serious abuses of FISA that I was unaware of,” Schiff told Wallace, according to Mediaite. “But I think it’s only fair to judge what we know at the time, not what would be revealed two years later.”

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