“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade on Wednesday expressed doubt as to whether special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE knows the specifics outlined in his own 448-page report.
The morning show was discussing the announcement that Mueller will publicly testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 17.
“I don’t think he knows the details of the report,” Kilmeade claimed.
“He better,” co-host Steve Doocy interjected. “His name is on it."
“He is like the king of England on this; he assigns the people,” Kilmeade continued. “They’re gonna say ‘Why are most of them Democratically affiliated? Aren’t you concerned about the perception if you hire people like that to do this job? Do you understand why some feel there was an agenda in there?'”
He noted that hearings can sometimes be a “ping-pong” with Democrats but predicted that it “could go the other direction” with Republicans fielding tough questions.
“If he doesn’t know it now, I’m pretty sure he’s sitting with a highlighter going over it because he’s going to want to make it his moment,” Jedediah Bila said.
Brian Kilmeade: "I don't think [Robert Mueller] knows the details" of the Mueller report. pic.twitter.com/LIFGxdDEkY— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) June 26, 2019
Mueller has previously resisted called for testify before Congress about his investigation into Russia’s election interference.
Last month, he said any testimony his office would give "would not go beyond" what is already laid out in the public version of his report.
Rep. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerBiden to raise refugee cap to 125,000 in October Ocasio-Cortez, Bush push to add expanded unemployment in .5T spending plan Angelina Jolie spotted in Capitol meeting with senators MORE (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffJan. 6 panel subpoenas four ex-Trump aides Bannon, Meadows Schiff: Criminal contempt charges possible for noncooperation in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks MORE (D-Calif.), the chairman of the Intelligence panel, both issued separate subpoenas for Mueller’s public appearances on Tuesday.
"Americans have demanded to hear directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE and his associates' obstruction of the investigation into that attack," Nadler and Schiff said in a joint statement.