Fox News' Wallace Slams Network's 'Opinion People' for Distorting Facts of Mueller Investigation

'Some opinion people, some opinion people who appear on this network, who may be pushing a political agenda'

Attorney General nominee William Barr is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 15, 2019.
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Fox News host Chris Wallace slammed “some opinion people” on his own network Wednesday after host Laura Ingraham accused him of agreeing “with these other cable networks” in his coverage of Attorney Bill Barr and Robert Mueller’s letter to Barr.

“Now, I know Chris Wallace at the top of your hour was indicating that I guess that he kind of agrees with these other cable networks that this was an attempt by the DOJ to spin what the conversation was between Barr and Mueller," Ingraham said on Wednesday.

She added, "So I don’t know if Chris Wallace has information that I don’t have, but that he is saying that Barr is perpetuating a lie about this conversation between him and Mueller?”

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Hours later Wallace responded in a segment of his own.

“I know there are some people who don’t think this March 27 letter is a big deal,” Wallace said. “Some opinion people, some opinion people who appear on this network, who may be pushing a political agenda.”

“But, you know, we have to deal in facts. And the fact is that this letter from the special counsel, and it was one of at least three contacts with the Attorney General between March 25 and March 27, was a clear indication that the [special counsel] was upset, very upset, with the letter that had been sent out by the Attorney General, and wanted it changed, or wanted it at least added to and the Attorney General refused to do so,” he continued. “He felt the Attorney General’s letter was inaccurate.”

“What he says in the letter is, ‘You didn’t reflect what we found in the report,’ and there were a lot of people—having read now the full report, or as much as it has not been redacted—agree that he didn’t reveal what was fully in the report,” Wallace argued.

“Again, those aren’t opinions, that’s not a political agenda, those are the facts.”