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The Mueller Report
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion | Alan Dershowitz, Robert S. Mueller, Special Counsel's Office U.S. Department of Justice
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NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER. There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III's into President Donald Trump's possible collusion with Russia. His momentous findings can be found here, complete with: The 300+ pages of the historic report, as released by the Justice Department An introduction by constitutional scholar, eminent civil libertarian, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz. The relevant portions of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the 1999 provisions written by former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, which establish and regulate the powers of the special counsel. Rod Rosensteins 2016 order appointing Robert Mueller III as special counsel and outlining the scope of his investigation. Attorney General William Barrs four-page summary of the report, as sent to Congress. Barr's explanation of the four reasons for redacting the report, and a key for identifying them in the color-coded report The wait is over. Robert Mueller, a lifelong Republican, has concluded his investigation and submitted its findings to Attorney General William Barr. Barr has told Congress that Mueller found no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and did not come to a conclusion on obstruction of justiceneither concluding the president committed a crime nor exonerating him. But Muellers report was over 300 pages and Barrs summary was only four pages, raising questions about the conclusions of a historic investigation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller IIIs probe into Russian influence on the 2016 election of Donald Trumpincluding links between the campaign and Russian interests, obstruction of justice by President Trump, and any other matters that may have arisen in the course of the investigationhas been the focal point of American politics since its inception in May 2017. Democrats in the US House of Representatives hoped to use the report to begin impeachment proceedings, with the support of those critical of the president. Media tracked Muellers every move, and the investigation was subject to constant speculation by political pundits everywhere. It resulted in the indictments of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and many others. President Trump and his supporters affirmed that the investigation was a witch hunt and the product of a plot by the political establishmentthe deep stateto delegitimize his presidency. Muellers findingsat least according to Barrallowed the latter to claim victory. But now, thanks to a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler for the full report, a resolution from the House of Representatives to release the full report to the public (though blocked in the Senate by Mitch McConnell), and popular demand, its time for public to judge if that is true. The Mueller investigation will join Watergate, and the Mueller Report will join the 9/11 Commission Report, the Warren Report, and the Starr Report, as one of the most important in history. The Mueller Report is required reading for everyone with interest in American politics, for every 2016 and 2020 voter, and every American. Its now available here as an affordable paperback, featuring an introduction from eminent civil libertarian, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, who provides a constitutional, civil law-based commentary sorely needed in todays media landscape.
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Leftcoastzen
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It‘s just so damn depressing.To see it sitting there sad,so dry , so much material blacked out.I might find it online and dip into it again, but enough for now.
Life is too short.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yep... I couldn‘t do it either. Sadly 4d
vivastory I feel like the Ukraine shenanigans are the cliff notes version of what happened with Russia 4d
Leftcoastzen @vivastory Yep , that‘s what I‘m thinking. 4d
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Billypar This is the only audiobook to date that I've listened to at 2x speed. The redactions were so annoying, especially when it was a part that seemed really interesting or important. 4d
Leftcoastzen @Billypar not surprised, must be weird on audio.🤔 4d
Billypar A bit weird, yes, with the chipmunk narrator having to repeat 'Redaction, harm to ongoing matter.' at random points. 😁 4d
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Leftcoastzen
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Well at least you can‘t get bogged down in some sections of the report.🙄

Nebklvr No joke 2mo
RealBooks4ever Holy cow! 😳 2mo
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JenniferEgnor
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion | Alan Dershowitz, Robert S. Mueller, Special Counsel's Office U.S. Department of Justice
Pickpick

Warning: this introduction by Dershowitz is BIASED! There are many redacted lines, but there is a lot of obvious guilt on every page. Every American should read this report. #dumptrump

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freyaheart
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From what I have been told this is an essential read but is also incredibly dry.

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JenniferEgnor
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion | Alan Dershowitz, Robert S. Mueller, Special Counsel's Office U.S. Department of Justice
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Are you reading it???

Donald J(ackass) Trump needs to be thrown in the oubliette at Warwick Castle.

freyaheart Oubliette, my brain went straight to Labyrinth. 3mo
JenniferEgnor Lol! Some people don‘t think they actually exist or that they were used for imprisonment...they were. Perfect place for him! #dumptrump 3mo
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Nebklvr
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Mehso-so

I hope if I am ever suspected of a crime people work this hard to give me an out. Our cyber security seems crap and no one seems to take that seriously. This report is repetitive and looks at ever aspect as if under a microscope. I look forward to hearing Special Council talk.

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Nebklvr
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If Congress weren‘t a bunch of pansies....sorry pansies, unfair.

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Nebklvr
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So that whole “no collusion” rant....more BS

MyNamesParadise Wow. Just...wow 😞 4mo
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jpmcwisemorgan
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I switched versions and can‘t find one that actually looks like the one I‘m reading. 🤷‍♀️

To be honest, that first sentence of the second paragraph is all I needed to know. I mean, I already knew it but seeing it in an official document, in black and white - that‘s what I wanted.

jpmcwisemorgan @BookishMarginalia It‘s happening again too, I think. And the media just wants to keep going on about poor 45 voters and how Dems need to win them over. There‘s not a lot of reporting on some of the problems with voting machines. I‘ll see an article and then it‘s dropped from the news. There‘s an occasional article about gerrymandering or voter suppression and then it‘s dropped. We have serious problems, Russia is only one of them. 4mo
BookishMarginalia Agreed. It‘s disheartening but we can‘t ever give up. 4mo
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Melismatic
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This came thru on my Audiobook yesterday! Happy early [Redacted: Harm to Ongoing Matter] of July!

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Nebklvr
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Summer reading

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have the same thing! 5mo
Nebklvr @Riveted_Reader_Melissa how‘s it going for you? 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Nebklvr Slow.... I can only read a section or two before I‘m completely disgusted and have to put it down for awhile. But I‘m determined to finish before he testifies! 4mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa How are you making out? 4mo
Nebklvr @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Same. There is a lot of repetition 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Nebklvr There is, especially in the beginning. But I‘m in the Russian interference now, and disgusted by how deep it was and how little they‘ve done to make anything more secure since then. 4mo
Nebklvr @Riveted_Reader_Melissa We seem to be completely slack in cybersecurity. Up to pg 350 now. This is slow 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Nebklvr Yes it is! I had to put mine down for awhile, slow and disheartening. But page 350! Good for you! That‘s excellent... you‘re almost there! 4mo
Nebklvr @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Not much new except more indepth look at how each item could or could not be construed as obstruction. 4mo
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Ireadkidlit
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion | Alan Dershowitz, Robert S. Mueller, Special Counsel's Office U.S. Department of Justice
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The Sun Also Rises-E. Hemingway
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-C. Kaufman
Here Comes the Sun-G. Harrison

Thanks Jody, this was fun to think about on an overcast Denver morning!

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🌞💙 5mo
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Sweettartlaura
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I‘m going in...

Susannah Oh, you‘re brave! 5mo
Sweettartlaura @Susannah doing it with a group of friends - it should help - though I might explode in a fit of rage 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
Susannah I‘m glad you‘ll all have each other to vent to. 5mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom My husband has been working his way through it. I want to read it too eventually! 5mo
AlaMich Given his comment of a few days ago that there would be nothing wrong in accepting help from a foreign entity, one wonders why he used up all his words denying that he had done it in the first place? 🤔🤬🤯 5mo
Sweettartlaura @alamich “used up all his words” ... 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
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kelli7990
The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion | Alan Dershowitz, Robert S. Mueller, Special Counsel's Office U.S. Department of Justice
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Mehso-so

My #tbrjar picked this audiobook for me to listen to and this is my review for it.

#tbrjarpick

Nebklvr It would be hard to listen to with all of the redacted areas. Hard enough in print. 4mo
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RebL
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There‘s the free online version, but I like to hold my books. There‘s the “People‘s Version” with no context. There‘s the version with a Conservative forward. Then there is this version—the Jeff Bezos version. Perhaps slanted in the supplemental info, BUT it has a cast of characters and a timeline. I‘m the kind of reader who needs that help.

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Gina
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"...Sean Hannity... retweeted or responded to tweets posted to these IRA controlled accounts."

IRA is the Russians

I think this book needs to be in the horror genre...

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Gina
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This is going to be a quick read! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA

NamasteReading hahaha 🤣 6mo
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Gina
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" including multiple u.s. political figures who retweeted IRA created content"

IRA: internet research agency LLC a Russian organization funded by Yevgeniy Prigozhin

We have a serious problem when our own political figures don't even know fact from fiction! This is so terrifying...

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Emilymdxn
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I enjoyed this a lot more than I was expecting! I wasn‘t expecting to enjoy it at all but I‘m glad I read it. Surprisingly readable (even with all the redactions) and I feel I took in a lot of information that I‘ve been able to understand and explain to people rather than it just washing over me. The US legal system seems so different to the UK‘s so this was good background for understanding how hard it actually is to get rid of a president.

WorldsOkayestStepMom My husband brought it home from the store last month, and I had been holding off on reading it until I got someone else's perspective on it! Thanks for the review!! 6mo
Susannah Great review! It *is* hard to get rid of a US president, but I think that‘s actually a good thing ... most of the time. Right now, however, I wish we Americans could give Trump a dose of his own medicine and tell him “you‘re fired.” It seems to get worse every day, doesn‘t it? Hang in there. 6mo
Emilymdxn @Susannah it was surprising to read as a British person as we get rid of prime ministers half way through their term all the time - it‘s happened twice in my lifetime and will probably happen again v soon so it was originally hard for me to get my head round it! I guess I forget how different the systems are sometimes! 6mo
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Emilymdxn @WorldsOkayestStepMom Happy to help! 6mo
Susannah I was telling a friend of mine how appealing it sounded to be able to call elections when they need to occur even if it‘s not in the standard time table. I can see where it would underscore instability, but sometimes changes must be made! The US does have recall elections for lower offices, but presidents can only be removed via impeachment and conviction or via the guidelines laid out in the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution. ☹️ 6mo
Emilymdxn @Susannah i find US systems for this stuff so fascinating. In the uk they resign fairly frequently, so it‘s not a huge deal when they do, and a no confidence vote in their own party can result in them being replaced by another MP from that party without an election, or there can be a snap election like we had last time. Theresa May has been refusing to leave for months now tho so maybe our system doesn‘t make it as easy as it should 😐 6mo
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Yeah_I_Read
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This is like reading a spy novel or watching an episode of Homeland; then you remember it‘s real life 😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫😫

4thhouseontheleft 😩 😤 😣 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Right! It‘s amazing, and infuriating...how anyone can read that and think, no problems here is beyond me. And then he called Russia yesterday and talked about the report and the Russian hoax with Putin! 🤯 6mo
Yeah_I_Read @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I am so shocked by the extent of the Russian “interference.” I can‘t believe more people aren‘t outraged by this, no matter their political affiliation. 6mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Yeah_I_Read I know, you‘d think no matter their party it‘d be Russia Commissions, Election Protection Policies across the board. But nope, one whole group is just acting like it‘s still didn‘t happen or wasn‘t important because it benefited them...and how shortsighted is that, because it won‘t always benefit you or the best of your party. The hypocrisy is surreal. 6mo
Yeah_I_Read @Riveted_Reader_Melissa yes! Exactly. All I can think of is how powerful the Clinton campaign must have been, as in I‘m sure they had top of the line people, equipment, security etc. so if it can happen to them, and other prestigious democratic institutions, how can people think it couldn‘t happen to anyone or any campaign. Also the fact that the Russians played on already divisive issues in our culture and promoted hate and intolerance should be (edited) 6mo
Yeah_I_Read Abhorrent and loudly condemned by everyone in government 6mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Yeah_I_Read I completely agree! 6mo
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JessNevertheless
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Listening at work today. This isn't actually the WaPo version but is free on audible. #audiobook

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Susanita
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My congressman is getting a little cheeky.

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FashionableObserver
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I‘m reading the report on the DOJ website. The subtitle should be “Harm to Ongoing Matter”. 🙄

Samplergal We are so fucked. We really need to take to the streets. 7mo
FashionableObserver @Samplergal I keep a pair of nikes in my trunk for moments such as this. I‘m ALWAYS ready to march! (They also come in handy in the event of the apocalypse. A gal can only run in heels for so long! 🤣😅😬😫) (edited) 7mo
Samplergal @FashionableObserver I‘m in. Guess we better make some calls to area code 202 today. 7mo
FashionableObserver @samplergal Yes: phone calls are a great start! (Keep those Nikes ready, though. I have a feeling we may be using them soon...) 7mo
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LivingReflections
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Because I enjoy tormenting myself, I guess....

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AmyG
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My reading material for the day.

Megabooks I ordered it, but my mom‘s not doing hot today, so I‘m not sure I‘ll get to it. 7mo
Susanita Godspeed. 7mo
AmyG @Megabooks I hope she feels better. @Susanita Ha! 7mo
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BethM I don‘t think I can lol. 7mo
AmyG @BethM I don‘t blame you. 😳 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks Doing the same double duty here! I hope your mom feels better soon. Mine has knee replacement surgery Tuesday. 👍 7mo
Megabooks Thank you Amy and @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 💕 I hope your mom has a successful surgery, Melissa, and recovers quickly. My mom had polio, and she‘s having problems with post-polio and arthritis. She‘s going to the doc tomorrow for a cortisone shot. I hope it helps. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks I hope it does too, good luck today! 7mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Although I expect whatever is released (possibly tomorrow) to be heavily redacted, I have to give B&N credit for sending out emails to offer it free pre-converted to NOOK format and you can pre-order it now.

#MuellerReport

AlaMich Good for them!! 7mo
jpmcwisemorgan Part of me wants to read it even if it‘s heavily redacted but the other part of me wants to wait until the people of Twitter get their hands on it. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jpmcwisemorgan I‘ll probably do both, but the Tweets will be much faster at reading and posting about it, I‘m sure they‘ll have it on Twitter before I even get a chance to read it. 7mo
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AmyG Twitter always have everything announce a beat or two before the news. 7mo
Megabooks I ordered it 🙋🏻‍♀️! It‘s probably 2 pages after being redacted. 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks Right! 😂 I hate to laugh about something so serious, but I wouldn‘t be surprised if it‘s shorter than the summary. I doubt we‘ll really see anything until it‘s old enough to be requested by the Freedom of Information Act year‘s from now. I‘m disgusted Congress hasn‘t gotten the whole unredacted thing already, they have committees with top security clearances for National Security issues, they should have had the whole thing immediately 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m thinking I‘ll wait until some discussion has come to light. Plus, we leave Sunday night for vacay. I really want to leave US politics behind for a bit if I can ... 7mo
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage I wouldn‘t take this on vacation!! Melissa - Congress members should‘ve gotten unredacted day 1! 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree, enjoy your vacation, the craziness will be here when you get back! 7mo
kspenmoll @BarbaraTheBibliophage Leave this all behind; it will be here when you return. Agree with @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 7mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kspenmoll @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Megabooks You‘ve all solidified my feelings—thanks! 7mo
Megabooks Melissa, @BarbaraTheBibliophage The Washington Post just said on Twitter that it will be “lightly redacted”. I am so curious about what the Trump administration‘s definition of lightly is? 😳 7mo
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vivastory
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I will definitely be reading this when it's available. Introduction by Alan Dershowitz? Really?! I don't understand having someone who was vocally opposed to the special counsel investigation from the beginning write an introduction. They could have found a more objective legal scholar. Preferably one who is not currently accused of involvement with a sex trafficking ring.

AlaMich 🙄🙄🙄🙄 8mo
LauraJ Good point. 8mo
Leftcoastzen Indeed🙄👏 8mo
sprainedbrain That‘s very on-point with the shitshow we‘ve been dealing with for the last 2 years... 🙄 8mo
Suet624 I don‘t understand this. The report just came out. How can there be a book already? Do we even need an introduction? 8mo
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