Shep Smith explodes: Trump family's "deception" is "mind-boggling"


Unlike some of his conservative colleagues at Fox News, Shepard Smith isn't buying that the White House's relationship with the Russian government is a "nothing burger".

But on Friday afternoon, a Fox host went off on the Trump administration's handling of Russian Federation in a way we've rarely seen.

Reacting to yet another revelation that another detail in the story that the Trump administration is telling about Donald Trump, Jr.'s meeting with a motley crew of suspicious characters is false, an incredulous Smith asks what most of us have been thinking: "If there's nothing there, and that's what they tell us, why all these lies?"

Skeptics would soon realize, Smith suggested, that the media was accurate in its noting that the Trump administration lies.

"We're still not clean on this, Chris", Smith lamented.

"The deception ... is mind-boggling", Smith said to Chris Wallace on camera. "Why is it lie after lie after lie?" "It wasn't even memorable, didn't write it down, didn't tell you about it, because it wasn't anything so I didn't even remember it, with a Russian interpreter in the room at Trump Tower", Smith said. If all of that, why all these lies? My grandmother used to say when first we practice to - Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.

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Wallace reiterated what he said earlier today about the damaged credibility of the White House here, adding that "if you're a fair-minded citizen, you ought to be concerned about the fact that we were repeatedly misled about what this meeting concerned". "And why are we getting told all these lies?"

Wallace was seemingly caught off guard by Smith's candor.

Reactions from both ends of the political spectrum were heated on Twitter.

Trump still has his defenders on Fox, namely Sean Hannity, but the Trump Jr. emails and the administration's lies are even turning some people at Fox News against this administration.

SMITH: Fox News can now confirm: new.