Shepard Smith Loses It on Trump-Russia: 'The Deception ... Is Mind-Boggling'

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He took White House officials to task over their failure to disclose meetings with Russian officials and nationals during the president's 2016 presidential campaign and transition period before he took office.

Regarding the meeting with an ex-Soviet agent, Wallace admitted he wasn't sure how "serious " it was, but said the problem goes deeper than that.

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.

But not everybody at Fox is drinking from the water cooler that dispenses Kool-Aid, there are a couple of journalists with integrity at the Fair and Balanced network, Shep Smith and Chris Wallace. "And one day they are going to realize we are not".

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Smith went on to criticize Jared Kushner for failing to report the names of these individuals on his necessary clearance paperwork. None of these people made it. "My grandmother used to say, 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive'".

Since then, the list of known participants in the meeting has grown to include a Russian-American lobbyist, an interpreter and another person who has not yet been identified. "And why are we getting told all these lies?"

"The deception, Chris is mind boggling", he continued, referring to Fox News' Chris Wallace. "Thank you Shepard for telling the truth".

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He berates members of the public who distrust the media saying: "There are still people out there who believe we're making it up".

It doesn't happen often, but the Fox hosts are right. Lies that are calculated to fit in with a false narrative, and lies that are calculated to muddy the waters. "They were lying about talking to the Russians, about something".

He said it may be bad or embarrassing, but the ongoing dribble of new information is even more damaging.

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