“The View’ welcomed guest Stacey Abrams to the show on Wednesday to talk about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report when co-host Meghan McCain accused Democrats of trying to bring the investigation back to life.
But the Georgia Democrat wasn’t having it. She quickly noted that the investigation’s conclusions still haven’t been fully released.
“I don’t think every conversation needs to be about the Mueller report or about investigations, but Americans want to know what happened,” Abrams said. “We’ve lived through this for two and a half years. We were the targets of misinformation from somewhere, and we want to know what’s true.”
Abrams then claimed that Republicans’ efforts to keep the Mueller report a secret from the public has built a mistrust between parties.
“Technically, people can get around a lot of stuff,” Abrams said. “Leaks have happened. I’m not suggesting they should, I’m just saying they happen. But here’s the thing, I think we are a stronger nation when we can admit what happened. Anything that’s classified that needs to be redacted can be redacted, but the truth of the matter should be made public, and you should not have someone who disparages the process being the person who determines whether or not we see it.”
McCain then accused Democrats of playing partisan games with the Mueller report now that the attorney general’s summary claims the investigation turned up no evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.
“Every Democrat says wait for the Mueller report, wait for the Mueller report, and now it comes out and it seems like Democrats don’t like the results, and so we’re not accepting the results of the Mueller report,” McCain said.
Host Joy Behar pointed out that the results had not been released yet, and Abrams agreed.
“That’s exactly right, we don’t know the results of the Mueller report,” Abrams said. “We know the results of the summary of a reading of a report by a partisan that was just appointed by the person who was the subject of the report. That’s the problem.”
The audience cheered her description of the situation, but McCain continued to complain
“I mean this with — I respect you, but you have to understand from — I’ve made it quite clear my feelings on President Trump,” McCain said. “But I do believe that when you have the breakdown of what we can trust when it fits whichever narrative that we want, and I myself have many questions still remaining, but they came out and said that there was no collusion, definitively, Mueller said no collusion, so you don’t accept there was no collusion from Mueller?”
But Abrams had the last laugh.
“But the Mueller report was not simply about collusion,” Abrams explained. “That was a pundit summary of a complicated question, which is what happened preceding the 2016 election. I don’t know the answer because I haven’t seen the report.”
Take a look at the argument in the video clip below: