Chris Wallace ‘Pushes Back’ on Ken Starr’s ‘Narrow’ Portrayal of Dems’ Anti-Trump Impeachment Push

Fox News analyst personally believes this effort against the president is 'far broader than the Clinton impeachment'

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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on Monday seemed to be chomping at the bit to return fire to former independent counsel Ken Starr, a Fox News contributor — whom he felt was downplaying the impeachment allegations against President Donald Trump.

Wallace said the charges against Trump are “not narrow, but far broader than the [Bill] Clinton impeachment.”

Wallace also said the case against Trump is “a much bigger issue than whether or not Bill Clinton lied about sex.”

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“I just want to push back a bit, respectfully, but that’s what we do here at Fox, on Ken Starr and Andy McCarthy, but particularly Ken Starr on his characterization of this process and what we heard today,” said Wallace, not holding back.

“When he was speaking just a couple of moments ago, he said that the presentation of the case against the president is narrow, prosecutors look at the world through dirty windows, it’s slanted,” added Wallace.

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“When you compare this to the Clinton impeachment, which was basically about whether or not the president had lied under oath about sex — I’m not talking about whether or not this story is true or not — but the allegation that President Trump conditioned support for a key foreign policy ally on political benefit to him strikes me as not narrow, but far broader than the Clinton impeachment and the effort that was made by you and Republicans then to impeach him,” said Wallace.

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“And in addition, you said earlier today that, well, there’s no prospect that this is ever going to go anywhere in the Senate, as if that should somehow affect the way that the House proceeds,” he added.

“There was certainly never any prospect that Bill Clinton was going to be removed,” Wallace went on.

“It seems that there’s a very different standard in how the Clinton impeachment went and how this impeachment is being judged.”

“This seems to be about a much bigger issue — whether or not you believe the president did it is a different issue, but is seems to me it’s about an issue of foreign policy, national security, the security of our elections. It’s a much bigger issue than whether or not Bill Clinton lied about sex.”

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This piece originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.

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