Full Court Press host Greta Van Susteren has smeared her former Fox News Channel colleague Christopher Wallace for withholding his source while reporting that a “well connected Republican” informed him the GOP could vote to impeach President Donald Trump.
“Chris Wallace should know better than to use anonymous ‘well connected Republican’ – he should name names or not say this at all as without the identity (what is a ‘welll [sic] connected??’),” Van Susteren posted to Twitter Sunday. “[I]ts purpose is merely to smear and cause trouble – name names or don’t say this at all.”
Van Susteren joined Fox after a contract-bidding war back in 2002, where she hosted On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren until 2016.
On this weekend’s broadcast of Fox’s News Sunday, Wallace, claimed a “well-connected,” Washington D.C.-based Republican informed him that if the Senate takes up an impeachment trial — there is a 20 percent chance that GOP senators wills support the president’s removal.
“I talked to a very well-connected Republican in Washington this week, someone whose name you would know well, who says that if the House votes to impeach and it gets to a trial in the Senate, there’s now a 20 percent chance, he believes — obviously, that is just an estimate — now a 20% chance enough Republicans would vote with Democrats to impeach the president,” Wallace shared in an interview with acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
“That’s just absurd,” Mulvaney responded. “The comment about the 20 percent is just a person who clearly doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”
“The president is extraordinarily popular at home,” he added.