“Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace pushed back forcefully when Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) compared Hillary Clinton’s use of private email to that of former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
“I do want to get back to the point that I wanted to finish…that is the comparison with Secretary Powell is—“ Schiff began.
“No! I’m sorry,” Wallace interrupted. “Hillary Clinton is running for president. Colin Powell is not running for president. The rules in 2004 were completely different. They’re completely different guidelines.”
Wallace said the guidelines about email use was repeatedly strengthened prior to Clinton’s time as secretary of state.
“Hillary Clinton was operating in a different world. Can we please stay to the issue of what Hillary Clinton did or didn’t do and not talk about Colin Powell?” the anchor added.
When Schiff tried to push back, Wallace claimed that Powell is “irrelevant” in the case of Clinton’s private email scandal.
The Democratic congressman ultimately admitted Clinton shouldn’t have used a private server and there were hacking attempts made. However, he again tried to steer the conversation back to Powell.
“Not on Powell,” Wallace replied sharply. “Forgive me, I’m going to keep going. We’re done with Colin Powell.”
Watch the tense segment below (the tense moments begin at around the 7-minute mark):