Prominent Fox News host Chris Wallace spoke this week ahead of Election Day to the question of the place of Clinton’s email controversies in the days and months ahead — and his answer was surprising to say the least.
Wallace appeared on the Fox News program Outnumbered when the show’s co-host Harris Faulkner asked the veteran news anchor what he thought would be the future of the Clinton email investigation in a potential Clinton presidency.
And, speaking of the hype over the Clinton email investigation, Wallace began quite bluntly, saying, “I hate this.”
He went on, explaining why exactly he hates the hype over the Clinton email scandal so much.
After noting that, in his view, “We’ve had an awful lot on this,” and noting that he thinks “it’s a legitimate issue,” since Clinton “did create this problem” through using a private email server while secretary of state, Wallace blasted the pre-eminence given to the controversy by Clinton’s many Republican opponents.
Wallace said that “the idea, that you hear Republicans threatening new investigations… of the [potential] president-elect, you have Republicans… like John McCain and Richard Burr and Ted Cruz saying we’re not going to confirm any of her nominees for the Supreme Court, we’re just going to block it,” is completely out of line.
A host then cut in to say to Wallace: “But you know what Jason Chaffetz would say, as he sits on this couch often, and he tells us, ‘I have a job to do.'” Chaffetz is, of course, one of the Congressional Republicans most intimately involved with the Clinton email “investigation.”
Wallace, however, was hardly impressed.
He went on: “I don’t care. There are other things to do. America has other problems. I just think that, if she’s the next president, and even if she isn’t, let’s get on with life. It is not like the email issue hasn’t been litigated and the Clinton Foundation, we’re going back to Whitewater in the 1990s, which went nowhere. Let’s address people’s problems, and the things that affect their daily lives.”
One of the other hosts cut in after Wallace, saying, “There’s something that sounds so fishy about the [Clinton] Foundation.” The Clinton Foundation is often coupled with the the Clinton email scandal in discussion of haunting elements of Hillary Clinton’s past. Critics allege that interests donating to the Clinton Foundation were given special treatment at the State Department while Clinton served as secretary of state.
However, Ms. Fox host, nobody asked you how things “smelled” to you in an effort to shape the future direction of the United States heading into Election Day.
Wallace, on the other hand, is on-point, to say the least. The Clinton email investigation has long turned into nothing more than an elaborate smear campaign, since in all the many months in which it has gone on, no evidence of Clinton ever actually breaking any law has been revealed.
Watch the segment featuring Wallace below.
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