Fox News’s Chris Wallace on Friday slammed “the spinning that has been done by the president’s defenders” over an intelligence community whistleblower’s complaint as “astonishing” and “deeply misleading”
The “Fox News Sunday” anchor’s condemnation comes as Trump supporters attempted to spin the allegations that President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading 2020 presidential candidate, while withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in U.S. military aid.
“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 not surprising but it is astonishing, and I think deeply misleading,” said Wallace on “America’s Newsroom.”
“Let’s look at what the whistleblower says. The whistleblower says that there was a troubling call in which the president asked the Ukrainian president to investigate and to look at the allegation of this doing by Vice President Biden and by his son,” he continued.
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“We now have a rough transcript of that phone call and that’s exactly what happened. The whistleblower — and this was back in August — said that for a very unknown and surprising reason the administration had held up aid to Ukraine. That was not widely known at the time but in fact, it turns out that it was the case,” he added.
“I guess that’s all I’m really saying. For a lot of the efforts for a lot of people defending the president and pretending this is nothing, it isn’t nothing, it’s something,” Wallace later concluded.