Nicolle Wallace Swipes at Fox & Friends for Decrying Leaks: That Show is ‘Not a Leak-Free Zone Either’


After Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy denounced White House leakers Tuesday morning, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace took aim at his remarks, suggesting they were hypocritical just hours later on her own show.

“Now, this coming from a morning anchor at a network in receipt allegedly of leaked text messages from two FBI  [agents],” she said. “I mean, this is not a leak-free zone either. No one that covers government or politics or the White House is immune to receiving information that a principal may not want out there.”

Wallace was responding to Doocy’s comment this morning that “the president is not getting good advice” and that “he is owed the sanctity of a private conversation, but nonetheless there is leaking going on in the White House like nobody’s business.” Doocy added that “it’s just sad that the president cannot trust his own staff who he hired.”

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway recently told Fox News she expected more staff shakeups because of the ongoing leaks.

“There are all kinds of leaks,” she said. “Some leaks exist to hurt, I guess, colleagues, some exist because they disagree with the policies that are being put forth, but none of them are helpful.”

While some White House officials are outraged over their inability to plug the leaks, Wallace noted there have been a handful of credible leaks on which news organizations have reported, citing MSNBC’s coverage of the planned ousting of former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster.

“Some of the stories that Kellyanne Conway and her colleagues have called fake news have blamed on leakers have turned out to be true,” Wallace said. “Often the stories they squeal the loudest about turn out to be true in the shortest order.”

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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