Fox News’ Chris Wallace didn’t mince any words for his audience on Thursday: Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony was very bad news for President Donald Trump.
Specifically, Wallace was struck by the fact that Comey repeatedly said that Trump is a liar.
“Politically, I thought it was very damaging to the president,” Wallace said on Fox shortly after Comey’s testimony ended. “Repeatedly, James Comey called the president a liar, said that he lied that the FBI was in disarray, that he defamed him, defamed the FBI. [He] said that the reason he kept those kinds of notes in the first place was because this was the kind of man who would lie about those kinds of things.”
Wallace also noted that it was wholly inappropriate not only for Trump to ask Comey to drop the Flynn investigation, but also to kick Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions out of the room before doing so.
“It’s not good stuff to have said on national television,” he said.
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Fox's Chris Wallace explains why today's hearing was very damaging to Trump politically. Remember this when his network defends Trump. pic.twitter.com/pVZP2xUL0D
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) June 8, 2017