Stacey Abrams: AG Barr's summary of Mueller Report like 'having your brother summarize your report card'

Monday, March, 25, 2019

(WRDW/WAGT) -- Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams wants Attorney General William Barr to release the full investigative report on President Donald Trump's ties to Russia put together by Robert Mueller.

Appearing at an event over the weekend in Los Angeles, Abrams blasted Barr's four-page summary of what was called a "comprehensive" investigation on alleged collusion between Trump and Russia during the 2016 campaign.

"I tend to think it's like having your brother summarize your report card to your parents," Abrams said. "We should be deeply suspicious, especially since he had 12 tardies and at least 3 times ditching class."

While Mueller's report ultimately exonerated the president on any allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia, Abrams says Barr's summary is not enough to mitigate concerns.

"It is deeply inappropriate for someone who is an avowed partisan, who, in part, auditioned for the job by disparaging the report to be responsible for summarizing the report," Abrams said.

Abrams called upon her recent experience in the gubernatorial race against former Secretary of State and now current Gov. Brian Kemp. Kemp, as secretary of state, had oversight of the 2018 race between the two that was ultimately decided by fewer than 55,000 votes.

"I am always suspect of a process that does not have independence and transparency, and I think we should demand that we get to see the report in full -- no redactions and no questions."

Abrams is now considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, with many calling her to enter the 2020 presidential election. She recently met with former Vice President Joe Biden to discuss her future with speculation mounting she might join his ticket if he decided to run for president himself.

"Vice President Biden and I had a lovely lunch. And we talked about food and we talked about, I mean look, we talked about the presidency and what it means. We talked about whether I was thinking about running. We talked about whether he was thinking about running. But we did not have that conversation and everything else is pure speculation made up by somebody else," Abrams said.