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

Conservative commentator Mark LevinMark Reed LevinProgressive group endorses three House freshmen Mark Levin hits ex-Fox News reporter over his criticism: 'He was very comfortable hobnobbing with conservatives' Hannity mocks NBC for making Maddow a debate moderator MORE on Wednesday ripped into Fox News host Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Chris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Democrats point to Trump rhetoric on immigration in wake of two mass shootings MORE after the anchor voiced criticism of "opinion people" at the network for their coverage of a letter special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE sent to Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrCurrent and former prosecutors respond to Barr's 'concerning' comments on progressive DAs Attorney General Barr's license to kill Medical examiner confirms Epstein death by suicide 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 IngrahamChris Wallace becomes Trump era's 'equal opportunity inquisitor' Trump retweets baby elephant video Fox News closes out July as most-watched cable network for 37th straight month 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.