Trump rails against Fox News for planning interviews with Schiff, Comey

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE late Saturday ripped Fox News for scheduling interviews with former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump remarks put pressure on Barr Ex-deputy attorney general says Justice Dept. 'will ignore' Trump's threats against political rivals DOJ weakens policy on investigating elections: report MORE and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGreenwald slams Schiff over Biden emails on Fox Hillicon Valley: DOJ accuses Russian hackers of targeting 2018 Olympics, French elections | Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats | House Democrats slam FCC over 'blatant attempt to help' Trump Federal commission issues recommendations for securing critical tech against Chinese threats MORE (D-Calif.), saying that the decision was an example of the network's efforts to be "politically correct." 

"Hard to believe that @FoxNews will be interviewing sleazebag & totally discredited former FBI Director James Comey, & also corrupt politician Adam 'Shifty' Schiff," Trump tweeted. "Fox is trying sooo hard to be politically correct, and yet they were totally shut out from the failed Dem debates!"

In a separate tweet, Trump suggested that Fox News was becoming more like MSNBC and CNN, networks he often targets over its coverage. 

"They’ll all die together as other outlets take their place. Only pro Trump Fox shows do well. Rest are nothing. How’s Shep doing?" he added, referencing former Fox News host Shepard Smith, who departed from the network in October. 


Comey and Schiff are set to appear on "Fox News Sunday" with host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSupreme Court's Pennsylvania mail ballot ruling tees up test for Barrett Commission approves rules to mute mics at final Trump-Biden debate 10 steps toward better presidential debating MORE to discuss the House's impeachment inquiry and the findings of the Justice Department's inspector general report into the origins of the FBI's probe into Trump's campaign. 

The interview with Comey will arrive just days after Inspector General Michael Horowitz's conclusion that FBI agents were not motivated by political bias when they launched investigations into associates of President Trump during the 2016 campaign.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz's report found that the FBI had an "authorized purpose" when it pushed forward with its probe of George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosNot treason, not a crime — but definitely a gross abuse of power Tale of two FBI cases: Clinton got warned, Trump got investigated Trump says he would consider pardons for those implicated in Mueller investigation MORE, Michael Flynn, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortDOJ veteran says he's quitting over Barr's 'slavish obedience' to Trump Bruce Ohr retires from DOJ Don't forget: The Trump campaign gave its most sensitive data to a Russian spy MORE and Carter Page. But he also criticized certain elements of the FBI probe, including how agents carried out an application to the secretive court created by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to monitor Page.


Trump has frequently attacked Fox News and some of its broadcasters over its coverage in recent months. He called Wallace "nasty" and "obnoxious" in November after the host aggressively questioned House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseJordan vows to back McCarthy as leader even if House loses more GOP seats Cedric Richmond's next move: 'Sky's the limit' if Biden wins Candymakers meet virtually with lawmakers for annual fly-in, discuss Halloween safety MORE (R-La.) about the impeachment inquiry into Trump's dealings with Ukraine. 

Trump last week accused Fox News of pandering to the Democratic Party by hosting Democratic members of Congress on its programs. 

"The Dems wouldn’t let @FoxNews get near their bad ratings debates, yet Fox panders," he tweeted, apparently referencing the Democratic National Committee's refusal to let Fox News host a debate. "Pathetic!"

Fox News has not commented on Trump's continued criticism of its news coverage. Wallace said in a speech at the Newseum last Wednesday that Trump's attacks against the press amounted to the most "direct, sustained assault on the freedom of the press" in U.S. history.

Wallace's interview with Comey figures to delve deeply into his time at the FBI as agents began an investigation into associates of the Trump campaign. While the former FBI head has expressed vindication in the wake of the findings, Trump and others have claimed that the report shows wrongdoing occurred. 

Attorney General William BarrBill BarrThe Hill's Campaign Report: Two weeks to the election l Biden leads in new polls as debate looms l Trump pressures DOJ on Hunter Biden Trump remarks put pressure on Barr Meadows says Trump did not order declassification of Russia documents MORE said in a statement that the report showed the FBI “launched an intrusive investigation of a U.S. presidential campaign on the thinnest of suspicions.”