Brian Kilmeade, one of the “Fox & Friends” hosts on the Fox News network, suggested on Wednesday morning that Robert Mueller, the former special counsel who oversaw the formation of the government report that bears his own name, doesn’t know much about the details held within.
Kilmeade implied that Mueller’s work was more of a chief delegator rather than a person with a direct role in the matter.
“I don’t think he knows the details of the report…He’s like the King of England on this. He assigns the people,” Kilmeade said.
Kilmeade made a concession in his criticism, which wasn’t based on anything other than his own suppositions, that Mueller could “bone up” on the report, given that he has a few weeks to do so before he’s scheduled to testify before Congress.
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
It’s possible that Kilmeade is speaking from personal experience rather than any legitimate suspicions about Mueller’s competence.
Earlier this year, shortly after Attorney General William Barr crafted a 4-page summary of the report that Mueller submitted to him, the “Fox & Friends” panel tried to spin the summary as sufficient in place of the actual report, as it wasn’t going to be something most people would have wanted to read.
Within that discussion, Kilmeade admitted he had skipped the proper research work for one of his high school assignments.
“I have a confession. I never ready the Odyssey,” Kilmeade said, per reporting from The Daily Beast. “I only read the Monarch notes.”
Kilmeade insisted that he “still got a very good grade.”
According to previous reporting from HillReporter.com, Mueller is slated to speak before two committees of Congress about his eponymous report and its findings. He agreed to do so on Tuesday evening, shortly after the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees issued subpoenas for him to appear on Capitol Hill.
Mueller stated at a May 29 press conferenced that he wanted to avoid testimony, and that he believed his report “speaks for itself.”