Dec 9, 2019

Chris Wallace: Trump allegations are "far broader than the Clinton impeachment"

Fox News' Chris Wallace said Monday that the Ukraine-linked allegations against President Trump are "far broader than the Clinton impeachment," calling them "an issue of foreign policy, national security."

The big picture: Wallace was responding to a statement from Ken Starr, who headed the 1998 investigation that led to the impeachment of President Clinton, that House Democrats' inquiry was "narrow" and focused on charges of abuse of power regarding Ukraine and obstruction of Congress. Wallace pushed back on that assertion, calling the inquiry against Trump "a much bigger issue than whether or not Bill Clinton lied about sex."

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House Judiciary Committee hears impeachment evidence

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The House Judiciary Committee heard the evidence behind the impeachment inquiry on Monday in a marathon nine-and-a-half hour hearing.

Why it matters: The committee is likely only days away from drafting formal articles of impeachment against President Trump — and this hearing was one of House Democrats' last chances to summarize their case against the president to the public.

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Chris Wallace: Trump waged "most direct sustained assault" on press in U.S. history

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Fox News host Chris Wallace delivered a vehement critique of President Trump on Wednesday, accusing him of engaging in the most "direct sustained assault" on the free press in U.S. history, The Guardian reports.

Why it matters: Wallace's comments come amid a schism between Fox News' daytime anchors, who have largely stuck to straight news reporting, and primetime opinion hosts, who tend to fervently defend the president.

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Read Doug Collins' opening statement in debate over articles of impeachment

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, slammed Democrats for "abusing their power" in his opening remarks at Wednesday's hearing to debate the two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

The big picture: Collins accused Democrats of "lying" about the criteria for impeachment and said, "the biggest, most dangerous lie is that the president, as an American citizen, is guilty until proven innocent."