Kellyanne Conway somehow, somehow threatened that the Mueller report will never be published

CUOMO: – When this survey comes out, Kellyanne, I'll give you all the time you need to discuss her findings. I believe that it is essential for the American people. The offer will still be valid.

CONWAY: Great. Let's see if there is a report to discuss.

CONWAY: And let's see when these endless investigations will end.

CUOMO: It's up to you to play.

CONWAY: The American people want their elected officials to focus on the issues, and my boss is.

CUOMO: No, they want this report, Kellyanne.

CONWAY: And let's see if Congress, controlled by democracy, begins to … No.

CUOMO: Yes –

CONWAY: Here's what I see, Congress under democratic control. Adam Schiff, chairman of the intelligence council of the House, said, "We will continue to investigate." Tom Steyer lobbying (Speaker of the Judiciary of the House) Jerry Nadler –

CUOMO: No. The Mueller probe, forget the politicians for a second. The Mueller probe needs to put a report on and we should all get it.

CONWAY: You have the anti-Semitic woman from Minnesota, you have the socialist –

CUOMO: Forget the Democrats. Focus on the facts. This report should be made public and I hope you agree with that, as well as the chairman. He should want it more than anyone else.

CONWAY: It depends on – it's up to the director Mueller to decide – it's up to Mr. Mueller to decide.

CUOMO: No, that's not it. No it is not.

CONWAY: We produced over a million

CUOMO: He has a very specific mandate. He gives it to the AG, and the AG will decide what to do with it, and that's your boy. So, hopefully, it will come out.

There are many things to unwrap here. But let's start with this from Conway: "Let's see if there is a report to discuss."


Mueller spent almost two years investigating how the Russians tried to interfere in our presidential election. There were 199 charges related to the probe. Thirty-nine individuals and entities were charged. Seven people pleaded guilty. Four were sentenced to imprisonment. The 2016 Trump campaign chairman, the deputy campaign chairman, the personal / repair lawyer, the long-time political svengali and the national security advisor have all been involved or pleaded guilty. Everything's going good here.

Given this level of wrongdoing, the idea that Mueller's findings might never see the light of day is ridiculous.

But even more disturbing is what Conway suggested. That the publication of the Mueller Report be linked in one way or another to the way congressional Democrats act – and if they continue their investigations of the Trump administration. So, if the Democrats start acting more like Trump (and Conway) want them to act, then maybe we can see the Mueller report?

It is also interesting to note here that Conway mentions the controversy sparked by the anti-Semitic tweet of Ilhan Omar, representative of Minnesota. .

What does this have to do with whether or not Mueller's report should be made public? I will answer this question for you: it has nothing to do with it. Absolutely nothing.

One last icing on the cake is in Conway's responses. And it's this: "That's – it's up to – it's up to Director Mueller – it's up to Mr. Mueller."

Conway suggests that Mueller has the last word on whether to publish his report. Not true! The report is sent to Attorney General Bill Barr once completed – and Barr makes a call to find out what needs to be published and to what extent.

During the confirmation hearing before the Senate, it was difficult for Barr to decide whether he would accept the publication of the full report.

"My goal will be to provide as much transparency as possible, according to the law," said Barr in his opening statement to the hearing. "I can assure you that when judgments are rendered by me, I will only make them according to the law and will not allow any personal, political or other abusive interest to influence my decision."
Trump, too, did not mean that he would like Barr to publish the full Mueller report. "Totally up to the Attorney General," Trump said in an interview with CBS earlier this month. "It depends on the Attorney General, I do not know, it depends, I do not know what it's going to say."

I must believe that Conway knows all that. And that his comments to Cuomo are just an attempt to unravel the White House. But his assertion that the report should or should not see the day depends on how Democrats are acting in Trump's favor right now at the end of Mueller's trial goes beyond mere rotation. It's threatening – both and on a subject where such behavior is totally inappropriate.

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