Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace called former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony a “disaster” for Democrats on Wednesday.
Wallace’s comments come as Mueller testifies before two House committees over his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and potential obstruction of justice by President Trump.
The “Fox News Sunday” host told anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum the hearing has been a disaster for the Democrats and the reputation of Mueller, saying the former FBI director "doesn't seem to know things that are in the report."
Mueller's testimony has been marked by stuttering and regularly asking committee members to repeat their questions. At one point, Mueller, referring to Trump, called him "Trimp." Oftentimes he looked confused and was slow to react.
Calling into account Mueller's performance, Wallace questioned the level of his involvement in the investigation.
"I think it does raise questions about the degree to which he actually was in charge of and in control of this report because he doesn’t seem very much in control or charge of what the final report was, I should say whether he was in charge of the investigation because he doesn’t seem in charge of what the report actually says," he added. (The Hill)
Wallace supported his claim by citing Mueller's failure to defend himself and the integrity of his investigation.
"He’s been attacked a number of times and you would think that almost anybody else would have defended his own integrity, the integrity of the investigation," Wallace continued. "Over and over, Mueller just sits silent and lets the attacks from the Republicans to sweep over him and says nothing."
The president himself tweeted Wallace's remarks decrying the reputation of Mueller.
“This has been a disaster for the Democrats and a disaster for the reputation of Robert Mueller.” Chris Wallace @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2019
Mueller's sad performance is far from over. He is set to testify in front of the House Intelligence Committee today as well.
Watch Wallace's comments here: