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Trump: Fox News 'panders' to Democrats by having on liberal guests

President TrumpDonald TrumpDonald Trump Jr. calls Bruce Springsteen's dropped charges 'liberal privilege' Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow McConnell says he'd back Trump as 2024 GOP nominee MORE on Sunday renewed his criticism of Fox News, claiming that the network was pandering to the Democratic Party by repeatedly hosting liberal lawmakers to discuss the impeachment inquiry. 

"Don’t get why @FoxNews puts losers on like @RepSwalwell (who got ZERO as presidential candidate before quitting), Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalBiden 'disappointed' in Senate parliamentarian ruling but 'respects' decision House Democrats to keep minimum wage hike in COVID-19 relief bill for Friday vote Bill would strip pension for president convicted of felony MORE, David CicillineDavid CicillineHouse passes sweeping protections for LGBTQ people The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J A-OK, Tanden in Trouble Six ways to visualize a divided America MORE and others who are Radical Left Haters," Trump said on Twitter just hours after Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBill Gates: Goal of eliminating emissions by 2030 'completely unrealistic' Fox News's Chris Wallace praises Biden's discipline Klobuchar: Impeachment trial 'was about not hiding history' MORE hosted Cicilline, a Democratic congressman from Rhode Island, on "Fox News Sunday."

"The Dems wouldn’t let @FoxNews get near their bad ratings debates, yet Fox panders," Trump added, referencing the Democratic National Committee's decision to block Fox News from hosting a Democratic presidential primary debate. "Pathetic!"

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Trump has repeatedly gone after Fox News and its hosts in recent months over their coverage of the impeachment inquiry and their willingness to talk to Democratic lawmakers about it. He singled out Fox News host Shannon Bream in late November, asking why she would "waste airtime" by hosting Swalwell, a Democratic congressman from California and a member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees. 

"Fox should stay with the people that got them there, not losers!" Trump said. 

He also attacked Wallace as "nasty" and "obnoxious" earlier that month after the broadcaster aggressively questioned House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Ahead: One-shot vax, easing restrictions, fiscal help The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J A-OK, Tanden in Trouble Feehery: How Republicans can win by focusing on schools MORE (R-La.) over Trump's dealings with Ukraine. 

On Sunday, Wallace and Cicilline, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, discussed Democrats' movement on drafting articles of impeachment against the president. Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMinimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster House Democrats to keep minimum wage hike in COVID-19 relief bill for Friday vote Schiff sees challenges for intel committee, community in Trump's shadow MORE (D-Calif.) said last week that she had directed the panel's chairman, Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse Judiciary split on how to address domestic extremism George Floyd police reform bill reintroduced in House Nadler presses DOJ to prosecute all involved in Capitol riot MORE (D-N.Y.), to move forward with that step. 

Cicilline said on "Fox News Sunday" that the House had seen “a classic example of an impeachable offense.”

“The focus is on the president’s misconduct, asking a foreign government to interfere in our elections. ... I think all of the potential articles of impeachment are on the table. That will be a decision the Judiciary Committee makes, but the Judiciary Committee will have all the evidence,” he said. 

Most of Fox News's hosts have not commented on Trump's attacks. But Fox News host Neil Cavuto delivered a vigorous defense of Wallace after the president lashed out in November, saying in a monologue on his show that journalists are "obligated to question" the president and his defenders, even if it means "inviting your wrath." 

"The best we can do as journalists is be fair to all, including you, Mr. President," Cavuto said. "That’s not fake doing that. What is fake is not doing that. What is fake is saying Fox never used to do that. Mr. President, we have always done that."

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment. 

"While you’re busy tweeting insults, we’re busy working to honor our oath of office to protect and defend the constitution and safeguard our democracy," Cicilline said in a tweet featuring Swalwell and Jayapal, a Democratic congresswoman from the state of Washington.