Fox News’ Chris Wallace Hammers Pence After Trump Says Sessions Should Prosecute Op-Ed Writer: ‘Political Disloyalty’ Is ‘Not Illegal’

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Hammers Pence After Trump Says Sessions Should Prosecute Op-Ed Writer: ‘Political Disloyalty’ Is ‘Not Illegal’

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday hammered Vice President Mike Pence about Donald Trump’s claim that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should “investigate” the author of the anonymous op-ed published Thursday in the New York Times, explaining there’s nothing illegal about the writer’s actions.


“What are the national security grounds to investigate that article?” Wallace asked the vice president. “What law did the writer break?”

“We’ll we’ll find out,” Pence coyly replied. After Wallace reminded the president there was no classified information revealed in the Time op-ed, Pence repeated “we will see” about prosecuting the author of that piece,

“I think the president's concern is that this individual may have responsibilities in the area of national security,” Pence claimed. “If they've now published an anonymous editorial think they are misrepresenting themselves, that they are essentially living a lie within this administration, and trying to frustrate and subvert the agenda the president was elected to advance, that's an important issue.”

“Political disloyalty, it’s certainly troubling, it's not illegal,” Wallace replied.

Pence called the New York Times op-ed an “assault on our democracy,” urging the author to “do the honorable thing, step forward and resign.”

Watch the video below:

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Close
alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.