Chris Wallace: 'This has been a disaster for the Democrats' and 'for the reputation of Robert Mueller'

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceImpeachment puts spotlight on Georgia Republican eyeing Senate Fox's Cavuto reads mean letters urging him to stay away after Trump criticism Trump gives shoutout to Doug Collins ahead of next phase of impeachment hearings MORE called former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts House impeachment hearings: The witch hunt continues Speier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump MORE's testimony "a disaster for the Democrats" and "for the reputation of Robert Mueller" during a discussion on the network Wednesday morning, comments that were later retweeted by President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE.

Wallace's remarks on Mueller come as the former FBI director testifies before two congressional committees on Wednesday.

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"I think this has been a disaster for the Democrats, and I think it’s been a disaster for the reputation of Robert Mueller," Wallace told anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. "[He] doesn’t seem to know things that are in the report.

"He’s been attacked a number of times, and you would think that almost anybody else would have defended his own integrity, the integrity of the investigation," Wallace continued. "Over and over, Mueller just sits silent and lets the attacks from the Republicans to sweep over him and says nothing."

"I think it does raise questions about the degree to which he actually was in charge of and in control of this report, because he doesn’t seem very much in control or charge of what the final report was. I should say whether he was in charge of the investigation, because he doesn’t seem in charge of what the report actually says," he added.

Trump later quoted Wallace in a tweet sent around the time the hearing paused for a short break.

All of the major broadcast networks and cable news networks are offering wall-to-wall coverage on Mueller's testimony.

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Wallace rejoined Baier and MacCallum after Mueller concluded his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee to share that he had exchanged an email with a Democratic committee staff member who attempted to set expectations around what party members had hoped his testimony would provide.

"I had an email exchange after that with member of the Democratic committee staff," Wallace said before quoting one part of the exchange. "We did not expect Robert Mueller to, quote, and I love this expression, 'to be the most expressive witness. But we thought we could in this exchange bring the 448-page report to life.'

Later in the discussion, the veteran newsman stated that House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills MORE (D-Calif.) may end up being the big winner as a result of Mueller's uneven performance since she has been pushing back against the party's left blank on the drive for impeachment.

"The real question is: Is this going to be a game changer? Is this going to change -- we had 95 Democrats vote for impeachment. Are a lot more now going to vote [for impeachment]?" Wallace asked.

"And, more importantly, Nancy Pelosi says, will there be any bi-partisan to buy-in on this? I don't see this changing many minds. And I don't see there any more move to impeachment," he continued.

"To the degree that Nancy Pelosi really doesn't want to go down that route, she may end up being the big winner today because I don't think that the drive for impeachment gained any momentum. In fact I think it lost some," Wallace concluded.