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Fox News’ Chris Wallace says impeachment case against Trump ‘serious issue’ with ‘troubling set of facts’

Fox News anchor and host Chris Wallace suggested Thursday that the Democrat-led impeachment against President Donald Trump was a legitimate effort based on a “troubling set of facts.”

Calling it a “serious issue” for the president, Wallace said, “Look, for all the talks about politics and polarization, this revolves around a troubling set of facts.



“President Trump made a phone call to President Zelensky of Ukraine on July 25 and in that phone call did ask for the Ukrainian government to investigate issues that would have went down to the political benefit of Donald Trump, namely Democratic involvement the 2016 election, the question of Burisma and Joe Biden and there seems to have been some link between that and aid to Ukraine and also a White House meeting,” he continued.

“It’s a serious issue. You can argue it doesn’t rise to the level of impeachment,” he added.

“You can argue that it wasn’t a crime,” Wallace noted. “But it is a serious issue. It’s a troubling set of facts. I don’t think it’s a terrible idea that the Senate is going to discuss that.”

Critics of the Democrat-led impeachment have argued that presidents engage in such conversations with foreign leaders all the time. And they point to former Vice President Biden’s video during a Council on Foreign Relations event in 2018 in which he admits to threatening the withholding of $1 billion in aid unless Ukraine fired a prosecutor investigating corruption linked to a company that was employing his son, Hunter, as a board member for $50,000 per month.




They also point to an incident involving former President Barack Obama, who was caught on a hot mic telling then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in 2012 that he would “have more flexibility” after his reelection to negotiate a deal to remove U.S. missile defenses from Eastern Europe.

“This is my last election … After my election I will have more flexibility,” Obama told his Russian counterpart.

“I understand your message about space,” replied Medvedev. “I will transmit this information to Vladimir.”

8 Comments

  1. Why doesn’t Chris Wallace investigate Perkins-Coie instead of sweeping their involvement under the Clinton rug?

    As an ordinary US citizen and in country veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, I want to know how the law firm of Perkins-Coie of Seattle gets off peddling money for the Clinton campaign to pay for the Steele Dossier produced with Russian collaboration and how Marc Elias, the political representative of the Perkins-Coie law firm gets off from any repercussians as he was directly involved in this matter with the DNC. It’s time that the Attorney General look into this law firm which is directly responsible for transactions of money for the Steele Dossier. The real swamp in DC is in the Law Firms, who make the swamp work efficiently.

  2. Chris Wallace had his feeling hurt by Trump and now he’s out to get him. He’s joined the ranks of Napolitano in the fools vendetta brigade. He’s Fox News’ Pee Wee Herman and he’s an unadulterated hate-filled hack. Fire him Fox News — many people are looking for your alternative.

  3. Wallace is a registered Democrat. His interviews are biased against Republicans in general and Trump in particular. I gave up watching him a few years ago. He interrogates those with whom he disagrees – almost always Republicans. And softballs Democrats.

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