Fox News' Chris Wallace Warns of Own Network's Bias: 'Opinion People' on Fox 'May Be Pushing Political Agenda' on Mueller Letter

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Fox News host Chris Wallace warned that his colleagues on the network "may be pushing a political agenda" over their coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller's letter to Attorney General William Barr. Fox News Screenshot

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Wednesday warned viewers that some opinion-based coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller's letter to Attorney General William Barr on his own network may be biased and to set the record straight, he went over the "facts."

Without naming specifically which hosts he was referring to, Wallace urged viewers to focus on the "facts" and to disregard the other Fox News figures downplaying of the significance of Mueller's letter during a Wednesday appearance on Shepard Smith Reporting.

"I know there are some people who don't think this March 27 letter is a big deal," Wallace said. "Some opinion people, some opinion people who appear on this network, who may be pushing a political agenda."

"But, you know, we have to deal in facts. And the fact is that this letter from the special counsel, and it was one of at least three contacts with the Attorney General between March 25 and March 27, was a clear indication that the [special counsel] was upset, very upset, with the letter that had been sent out by the Attorney General, and wanted it changed, or wanted it at least added to and the Attorney General refused to do so," he continued. "He felt the Attorney General's letter was inaccurate."

"What he says in the letter is, 'You didn't reflect what we found in the report,' and there were a lot of people—having read now the full report, or as much as it has not been redacted—agree that he didn't reveal what was fully in the report," the host added.

"Again, those aren't opinions, that's not a political agenda, those are the facts."

Fox News' Chris Wallace: Some opinion people who appear on this network who might be pushing a political agenda don't think the Mueller letter is a big deal. But we have to deal in facts -- the fact is this letter was a clear indication that Mueller was very upset w/ Barr.

— Lis Power (@LisPower1) May 1, 2019

The New York Times and the Washington Post on Tuesday revealed the existence of a letter sent by Mueller to Barr sometime between March 25 and 27, where he detailed his objection with how his Russia report was summarized by the Attorney General.

"The summary letter the Department sent to Congress and released to the public late in the afternoon of March 24 did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office's work and conclusions," Mueller wrote to Barr shortly after the latter released his four-page summary of the special counsel's investigation.

"There is now public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation," Mueller added. "This threatens to undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigations."

Wallace's statements on the matter on Wednesday contrasted those made by a Fox & Friends panel earlier that morning, where the hosts defended Barr in the wake of immense backlash to the attorney general's handling of the report.

"They're misinterpreting it," Fox News co-host Ainsley Earhardt said, commenting on the letter. "Yeah, exactly," co-host Steve Doocy replied.

After a short discussion, Earhardt concluded that Muller "had a problem with the media coverage, not the summary."