Fox's Levin fires back at Chris Wallace for jab at 'opinion people'

Conservative commentator Mark LevinMark Reed LevinBarr: The left 'believes in tearing down the system' Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon MORE on Wednesday ripped into Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBiden town hall draws 3.3 million viewers for CNN Gates says travel ban made COVID-19 worse in US CNN slammed for soft questions during Biden town hall: 'The media is broken' MORE after the anchor voiced criticism of "opinion people" at the network for their coverage of a letter special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE sent to Attorney General William BarrBill BarrBarr says Ginsburg 'leaves a towering legacy' Republicans call for DOJ to prosecute Netflix executives for releasing 'Cuties' Trump doesn't offer vote of confidence for FBI director MORE

"Actually, you make no sense at all," Levin, the host of the Fox News show "Life, Liberty & Levin," said on Twitter. "That’s a fact."

The comments from Levin came amid an apparent feud between Wallace and fellow Fox News host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamEx-Pence aide: Trump spent 45 minutes of task force meeting 'going off on Tucker Carlson' instead of talking coronavirus Sean Hannity and Lou Dobbs to be deposed in Seth Rich lawsuit: report NYC living statue shows Trump desecrating graves of war dead, COVID-19 victims MORE over a letter Mueller wrote to Barr in March and its possible implications.

In the letter, Mueller voiced frustration over how Barr summarized the special counsel investigation in a four-page memo he sent to Congress. Mueller wrote that Barr "did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this Office's work and conclusions."


"I know there’s some people who don’t think that this March 27 letter is a big deal," Wallace said on Fox News on Wednesday. "Some opinion people, some opinion people who appear on this network ... may be pushing a political agenda, but we have to deal in facts."

Wallace added that the "fact is" that Mueller's letter showed he was "very upset" with how Barr initially portrayed the investigation's findings.

"There are a lot of people having read now the full report or as much as has been not redacted agree that he didn’t reveal what was fully in the report," Wallace said. "Again, those aren’t opinions. That’s not a political agenda. Those are the facts."

Wallace made the remarks after Ingraham questioned his coverage of the matter earlier that morning. 

"I know Chris Wallace, at the top of your hour, was indicating, I guess, that he kind of agrees with these other cable networks that this was an attempt by the [Department of Justice] DOJ to spin what the conversation was between Barr and Mueller," Ingraham said while speaking on "America's Newsroom."

She later added that she doesn’t "know if Chris Wallace has information that I don’t have, but that he is saying that Barr is perpetuating a lie about this conversation between him and Mueller?"

Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

The back-and-forth came as Barr testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his handling of Mueller's report. The Washington Post first reported Tuesday night that Mueller had expressed frustration to Barr over how he initially portrayed the investigation. 

Mueller's probe did not uncover evidence to conclude conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow during the 2016 election. But the report noted that Mueller could not "conclusively determine" that no criminal conduct occurred in regard to obstruction of justice. 

The Post first reported on Tuesday that Mueller wrote to Barr twice in March to raise concerns about his characterization of the report in the attorney general's letter to Congress.