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Fox’s Chris Wallace: Trump Shouldn’t Be ‘Denigrating’ Intelligence Agencies

Fox News’ Chris Wallace sat down with David Axelrod for a lengthy discussion that hit upon President-elect Donald Trump‘s criticisms of the intelligence community.

Wallace reflected on his life and career and even talked about the “big dividing line” at his own network between the newspeople like himself and the more opinionated primetime lineup.

When Axelrod brought up how Trump-friendly Sean Hannity has been, Wallace brought up the biggest Trump critics on Fox and defended how overall Fox’s news operation really does provide balance missing in a lot of the mainstream media.

A little later Axelrod brought up Trump’s criticisms of the intel community and Wallace said, “One of the things I’ve been talking about is how Trump, in his tweets, talks about the intelligence community and puts intelligence in quotes. You know, that’s––you can’t have that. You can’t have the president denigrating the 17 agencies of patriots who risk their lives, in many cases, to try to give them the best information to make decisions.”

He also thinks that “the embrace of Assange by conservatives has been disgraceful.” (His colleague Hannity has conducted multiple interviews with Assange in the past few months.)

You can listen to the full podcast here.

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