Fox & Friends host says program will ‘absolutely’ accept Mueller report findings

"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade said Wednesday that the anchors on the program would "absolutely" accept a final report from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE, even if it reflects poorly on President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE

Kilmeade made the comment in response to a question from a listener while appearing on "The Dan Abrams Show" on Sirius XM Radio. But the co-host of the popular morning program added that he wouldn't be ready to accept all of a report's conclusions if a final report lacks comprehensive details. 


"If they come up with a one pager that says, '25 connections, I think he should be removed from president,' I would go wait a second, where are the 25, how’ve you concluded that," Kilmeade said. "What don’t I know, what didn’t I know."

Dan Abrams, ABC News' chief legal analyst, noted in response that Mueller's history shows that his findings will likely be presented in an "in-depth" fashion. 

"If he does do a deep dive, and let's not even speculate on what he concludes, but concludes something that the president is not happy with. Are you prepared to accept it?" Abrams asked. 

"I would be prepared to accept it, if I can understand it," Kilmeade replied, before noting that he'd consult with a legal expert if he had any questions about it. 

"If there are some links there that have not been disclosed and are understood and it makes Trump come to a press conference say 'I did this and that,' and he’s right, yeah," Kilmeade continued. "But it’s got to be something I understand... I hope he’s going to put together an airtight case either way."

Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin is believed to be nearing its end. 

His team has indicted or secured guilty pleas from more than 30 people as part of the probe, by the New York Times's count. The people include former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign aide Richard Gates and Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.

Trump has repeatedly derided Mueller's probe, often referring to it as a "witch hunt."

The president has maintained a cordial relationship with Fox News throughout his tenure, with many of the hosts vocally supporting his policies. Trump has also appeared for sit-down interviews with a variety of the network's hosts.