Fox’s Shep Smith on Trump Jr. meeting: ‘Mind-boggling’ deception

Fox News anchor Shep Smith went off on the “mind-boggling deception” in the Trump administration following Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer.

Smith on "Shepard Smith Reporting" urged the Trump administration to “come clean” about all of their ties to Russia, pointing out the repeated “lies” that members of the Trump team have told about who was at the meeting and what they discussed.

Trump Jr. originally denied that he met with any Russian officials, but eventually admitted to the meeting and released an email chain of him setting up the meeting. He revealed that he had been at the meeting with White House adviser Jared Kushner and Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort.

“If there’s nothing there, and that’s what they tell us, why all these lies?” Smith said. “The deception is mind-boggling and there are still people out there who think we’re making it up. And one day they are going to realize we are not.”

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Chris Wallace paused for a moment after Smith’s speech and added, “I don’t know what to say.”

Smith has made comments against the Trump administration in the past, including attacking the president for “belittling” reporters and fighting back on Trump calling the media “fake news." 

Wallace and Smith have been critical of the Trump administration while Fox commentators like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, known supporters of the president, often defend him.