Chris Wallace said that the obsession with former FBI Director James Comey's testimony regarding his private conversations with President Trump has done great damage to the perception of the current White House.

The now fired FBI director appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday to discuss allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

The "black cloud over the administration" is "there to stay" and has done "great damage," Wallace said.

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“He described the Russia investigation as ‘a cloud’ that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country,” Comey's written testimony read regarding a March 30 phone call with the president. He added that President Trump asked Comey what he could do to "lift the cloud." 

Wallace pointed out that cable news networks have featured almost nothing but wall-to-wall Comey coverage, crowding out anything else the White House might have wanted to say about the president's agenda.

"We weren't talking about healthcare. We weren't talking about infrastructure. We weren't talking about tax reform. We didn't take the president's speech," he remarked.

President Trump's poll numbers are down to 34 percent as of yesterday, according to Quinnipiac, Wallace also noted.

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