Chris Wallace Asked Putin Why So Many Of His Political Opponents Wind Up Dead
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Monday that he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin why people who oppose the former KGB head seem to end up either dead or near death.
Wallace said on Fox News that he asked Putin in an interview, “Why do so many of your political opponents end up dead or close to it?” He called the sit down, which airs Monday night, with Putin “one of the more remarkable interviews” he’s ever had.
The interview took place shortly after Putin denied having any compromising information on President Donald Trump during a joint press conference with the U.S. president Monday.
Wallace said he also gave the Russian president a copy of the indictment against 12 Russians allegedly involved in hacking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. Putin refused to accept the document, according to Wallace.
The president refused to acknowledge that Russian agents attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, causing many within his own party to throw criticism his way.
Trump was expected to take a hard line against Putin and address election interference and other topics, like the Russian annexation of Crimea, during the press conference, but he punted. (RELATED: Trump Talks Putin Election Meddling)
Republicans and Democrats legislators condemned Trump following the press conference, calling out the president for looking weak and throwing their support behind special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.