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Former Fox News Host Greta Van Susteren Calls Out Chris Wallace for ‘Smearing Trump’

He claimed he had talked to a 'very well-connected Republican' in Washington about impeachment — but he wouldn't name the person

Former Fox News host and well-respected journalist Greta Van Susteren called out her former colleague Chris Wallace on Sunday.

Susteren took to Twitter to scold someone who appears to be a notorious Trump-hater for smearing President Donald Trump and causing trouble.

Wallace has been bashing the president and feeding the “impeachment hoax” frenzy, as some people see it.

On Sunday, Wallace turned his so-called “serious” political talk show into an immature gossip fest, in my view, by claiming that a “well-connected” Republican senator told him that there’s a “20 percent chance the GOP will vote to impeach Trump.”

“Wallace cited an overwhelming House vote criticizing the president’s policies in Syria and an op-ed by Senate Majority Leader  Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) slamming Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from that country,” as The Hill noted.

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“He then said he had ‘talked to a very well-connected Republican in Washington, someone whose name you would know well, who says that if the House votes to impeach and it gets to a trial in the Senate, there’s now a 20 percent chance enough Republicans would vote with Democrats to impeach the president.'”

Van Susteren, a professional journalist, blasted Wallace for using these types of cheap, “fake-news” tactics.

She said the longstanding anchorman should “know better.”

She questioned what “well connected” even means and went on to tell Wallace, “Name names or don’t say this at all” — and posted a screenshot of Wallace’s words.

It’s great to see her call out Wallace for this #NeverTrump, CNN-esque stunt.

Did this so-called “well-connected” senator take an official poll?

How did this person get that magic “20 percent” number?

Is he literally asking all the senators how they will vote on impeachment — when there’s no evidence and no official inquiry?

Is a “well-connected” senator admitting to that level of stupidity?

That person should be booted out of his position, as I see it.

Then Chris Wallace repeats this nonsense in order to fuel the impeachment flames — all for ratings and political agenda.

But this is what our fake news does today: They try to make a story out of nothing.

The Senate will never vote to impeach Trump because if they did, every single GOP senator who voted to impeach would lose their jobs — and they’d be responsible for starting the next great United States civil war.

“In truth, there is unease among many Republicans about the Syrian retreat and Ukraine fiasco,” noted PJ Media.

“But there is no indication that any Republican senators — including Trump foe Mitt Romney — are willing to commit political suicide and vote for impeachment. If it comes out that Trump held a gun to the head of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky and assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on a document ordering an investigation of Biden, there’s a small chance Trump would lose his job.”

A version of this piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.

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