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Chris Wallace: White House Trying to 'Undercut the Credibility' of Russia Probe

(Fox News' "Outnumbered Overtime")

By    |   Thursday, 25 January 2018 05:51 PM

The White House is working out of the "Special Counsel 101" playbook by criticizing Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice's Russia investigation, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Thursday.

Wallace appeared on the network's "Outnumbered Overtime" program and said the Trump administration is doing what former President Bill Clinton's White House did during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

"What struck me is this is just special counsel 101. We saw this with Bill Clinton, with Ken Starr and that investigation in the late 90s, the investigation of Monica Lewinsky and lying to the grand jury," Wallace said.

"And one of the things that a White House does when they're under fire is they do everything they can to discredit a special counsel's investigation so if and when the special counsel decides to allege charges, bring charges against a sitting president, they try to undercut their credibility."

Wallace admitted the practice was successful in Clinton's case because he was not charged criminally with any crimes and he was able to remain in office.

"The [Trump] White House is doing everything they can to undercut the credibility of the Mueller investigation so that if they come up with any conclusions that are hostile to this president, they can say, 'well, we told you so,'" Wallace concluded.

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By criticizing Robert Mueller and the Department of Justice's Russia investigation, the White House is working out of the "Special Counsel 101" playbook, according to Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.
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