President Trump has spent much of this week defending his behavior during a July 25th phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine thanks to a whistleblower complaint from the White House sparked a “formal impeachment inquiry” announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Now, predictably, there is a war brewing within the mainstream media as to just what this complaint means, how it should be handled, what sort of credibility the allegations carry, and whether or not this will actually lead to articles of impeachment being introduced in Congress.
For the most part, things are lining up as suspected; the left is railing against the Commander in Chief as they often do, while republicans seem to be circling the wagons with gusto. There are a few notable deviations, however, with Utah Senator Mitt Romney and Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse both displaying some concern over the President’s alleged actions.
On Fox News, longtime anchor Chris Wallace chimed in today, and his take was not exactly what one would expect from the right-leaning network.
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Wallace said, “The spinning that has been done by the president’s defenders over the last 24 hours since this very damaging whistleblower complaint came out, the spinning is is not surprising but it is astonishing, and I think deeply misleading.”
That wasn’t all.
He added, “What is clear from reading the complaint that it is a serious allegation, that a lot of it has proven to be borne out already. The whistle-blower lays out a blueprint from talking to various officials in the White House, various officials in the State Department. And to dismiss this as a political hack seems to me to be an effort by the president defenders to try to make nothing out of something and there is something there.”
Wallace’s remarks stand in stark contrast to the words of republicans such as Senator Ted Cruz, who earlier today intimated his belief that this whole fiasco is akin to a “circus”.
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