Fox News’ Chris Wallace gave Democrats an assist when he concluded that Ambassador Taylor’s testimony was “very damaging to the President.”
House Speaker Pelosi shared the video of Wallace and added:
Donald Trump’s indefensible misconduct and gross abuse of power have been, once again, corroborated.
The evidence is piling up. According to Chris Wallace from Fox News, it was “very damaging to the President.”
No one is above the law.
Donald Trump's indefensible misconduct and gross abuse of power have been, once again, corroborated.
The evidence is piling up. According to Chris Wallace from Fox News, it was "very damaging to the President."
No one is above the law. pic.twitter.com/yzfACdys2f
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) November 14, 2019
Republicans had a very different take.
Rep. Steve Scalise tweeted that “The Dems’ star witness got all his info 2nd or 3rd or 4th hand.”
The Dems' star witness got all his info 2nd or 3rd or 4th hand.
Today he was asked point-blank if the people he got that info from could've gotten it wrong. (Spoiler: they did)
His response? "People make mistakes."
THIS is what Dems are basing impeachment off of? Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/6idjcywev4
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) November 13, 2019
Matt Gaetz tweeted an exchange between Rep. Jordan and Ambassador Taylor where Jordan referred to Taylor as the Democrats’ “Star Witness.”
Gaetz added “Their star witness knows nothing.”
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) November 13, 2019
The Hill reports “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace called the testimony to the House Intelligence Committee of William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, “very damaging to President Trump” during impeachment hearings analysis early Wednesday afternoon.
Taylor testified around Trump’s urging of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden as the first witness chosen by House Democrats to testify.
“I think that William Taylor was a very impressive witness and was very damaging to the president,” Wallace said, while cautioning that questioning by GOP House members may change his initial perspective.
“He took very copious notes at almost every conversation — when he put quotes in his opening statement, he said those were direct quotes from what was said. It also doesn’t hurt that he has a voice like Edward R. Murrow,” Wallace added.
“He is a pretty impressive presence up there. And, I think, very nonpolitical,” Wallace noted. “He went out of his way to talk about what he knew, what he was specifically testament to. The only thing he talked about was a strong feeling that it was in the U.S. national security interest to support Ukraine in the fight against Russia. But he certainly wasn’t taking any partisan position.”
Taylor came out of retirement earlier this year after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked him to lead the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
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