Speed Reads

comey day

Fox News' Chris Wallace says Comey's testimony was 'very damaging' for Trump

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace's overwhelming verdict on former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony: It wasn't good for President Trump's political reputation.

In a segment Thursday after Comey testified before Congress on his conversations with Trump regarding the ongoing investigation into Russia's election meddling, Wallace declared Comey's testimony "politically ... very damaging to the president." "Repeatedly, James Comey called the president a liar, said that he lied about that the FBI was in disarray, that he defamed him, defamed the FBI, said that the reason he kept those kinds of notes in the first place is that he thought [Trump] was the kind of man who would lie about those kinds of things," Wallace said. "It's not good stuff to have said on national television."

On the flip side, Wallace said that if he were Trump's lawyer he'd be "pretty happy." "[R]epeatedly, and up to the day he was fired, Comey says there is no evidence that led to an investigation of Donald Trump. He was not under investigation and on the question of obstruction of justice — while he said that's still an open question that will have to be decided by the special counsel, Robert Mueller — he certainly didn't indicate that he viewed it as obstruction of justice," Wallace said.

Watch Wallace discuss Comey's testimony below. Becca Stanek