Fox's Chris Wallace: You give SCOTUS interviews 'extra effort, because they're so smart'

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Ryan Wrecker and Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace chatted about overcoming nerves when interviewing prominent officials, including Supreme Court Justices.

"Look, I mean you want to be at your best, and you know they're gonna be smart, but I've interviewed a bunch," says Wallace. "I've interviewed Anthony Kennedy, and I've interviewed [Antonin] Scalia, and I've interviewed [Stephen] Breyer, this is the second time [this weekend]."

Wallace chuckled, "Vladimir Putin I was a little nervous about, that I gotta say. But no, [with] Supreme Court Justices you give it extra effort, because they're so smart and you also know they're good at wiggling out of answering the question."

The ever-looming question is whether Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from the court in time for President Joe Biden to nominate his replacement.

"He didn't want to talk about it," Wallace tells Wrecker, "if you watch the interview, you'll see, I deftly bring it up, and get him to say as much as he's willing to say. Without him holding me in contempt of court."

Wrecker and Wallace also take a moment to promote Wallace's new book: Countdown bin Laden.

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