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."
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?
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.
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.