The Mueller Report The ongoing Special Counsel investigation also referred to as the Mueller Probe or Mueller Investigation is a United States law enforcement and counterintelligence investigation of the Russian governm
The ongoing Special Counsel investigation also referred to as the Mueller Probe or Mueller Investigation is a United States law enforcement and counterintelligence investigation of the Russian government s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election This investigation includes any possible links or coordination between Donald Trump s presidential campaign and The ongoing Special Counsel investigation also referred to as the Mueller Probe or Mueller Investigation is a United States law enforcement and counterintelligence investigation of the Russian government s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election This investigation includes any possible links or coordination between Donald Trump s presidential campaign and the Russian government, and any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation The scope of the investigation reportedly includes potential obstruction of justice by Trump and others The investigation, since it began on May 17, 2017, has been conducted by the United States Department of Justice Special Counsel s Office, headed by Robert Mueller, a Republican and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI This book chronicles the legal actions Mueller has taken against Trumps associates in the 2016 Presidential Elections Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Kindle Edition, 210 pages Published March 10th 2019 More Details ASIN B07PHDQS99 Other Editions 185 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Mueller Report, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Talking about colluding with the Russians, how do people deal with the fact that in September 30, 1963 President Kennedy reopens a secret channel of communication between himself and Nikita Khrushchev 1 likelike 3 months ago See all 2 answers Phil Nothing could be irrelevant, or factually different than what happened in 2016 When reasoning analogically it is always necessary to be sure the Nothing could be irrelevant, or factually different than what happened in 2016 When reasoning analogically it is always necessary to be sure the analogy is comparable in every respect, otherwise it is a logical fallacy This fails in every respect As others have pointed out, should not be used to troll, especially with such a clumsy attempt less flag Did you know Mueller reported no less than 12 times Trump and his crew were cleared of any sort of BS with the Russians to undermine the 2016 elections 1 likelike 3 months ago See all 5 answers Phil There is nothing of the kind in the report Indeed, the report cites numerous interactions between the campaign and indirectly Trump and the Russians There is nothing of the kind in the report Indeed, the report cites numerous interactions between the campaign and indirectly Trump and the Russians The latter is what would be expected Even in legitimate transactions, staff handles details rather than the principal In criminal actions it is even imperative that the principal is not directly involved as it provides plausible deniability As a result Trump uses the Mafia defense of I didn t tell those guys to do that That is how John Gotti became the Teflon Don, and Al Capone used that in connection with the St Valentines Day massacre in 1929 No, the report documents numerous interactions with Russia and also that Trump obstructed efforts to investigate those interactions Nothing could be less true than James McDonald s assertion less flag See all 37 questions about The Mueller Report Lists with This Book Best Books to Become an Informed Voter 846 books 1,022 voters Books to Read under the Trump Administration 1,046 books 396 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.13 Rating details 1,784 ratings 474 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 468 More filters Sort order Apr 18, 2019 Matthew Alampay Davis rated it did not like it The previous owner used a black highlighter on all the interesting bits and the main character has no redeeming qualities flag 606 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Apr 18, 2019 Robert Lyle rated it it was amazing All the other reviewers are just Russian to conclusions flag 121 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 19, 2019 Cathy rated it did not like it This is a science fiction parody of a futuristic society that elects a reality tv star to run the government of a first world country Characters are not well developed and appear clueless throughout the story The protagonist or antagonist is what I m thinking is an irredeemable misogynistic racist narcissist that might be suffering from dementia Antics ensue with a cast of characters that run the gamut of want to be mobsters to russian dupes The one star rating is because the plot stretche This is a science fiction parody of a futuristic society that elects a reality tv star to run the government of a first world country Characters are not well developed and appear clueless throughout the story The protagonist or antagonist is what I m thinking is an irredeemable misogynistic racist narcissist that might be suffering from dementia Antics ensue with a cast of characters that run the gamut of want to be mobsters to russian dupes The one star rating is because the plot stretches the imagination and the author expects us to suspend disbelief and buy in to the fact that a country could elect such an individual Also, my copy was all marked up Sorry Mr Mueller, this just wasn t my cup of tea flag 88 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 18, 2019 Lisa rated it did not like it The main character is a danger to the world, but ultimately gets away with his crimes as many supporting characters support his terrible behaviour flag 82 likesLike see review Apr 18, 2019 Caspin rated it it was amazing This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here That mofo is guilty flag 76 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 18, 2019 Pamela Jones rated it really liked it Too many tired tropes The charactersugh They were so 2 dimensional And the lead protagonist No one could be THAT stupid flag 67 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 26, 2019 Betsy Robinson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Free Justice Dept PDF at 5 31 19 UPDATE I thought it might be good to add my Facebook post following Mueller s address to the public.When a writer or speaker opens with a very strong message, and then closes with the same, one can be fairly certain that is the point We were and are being attacked by a foreign power.Isn t it astounding that somebody can write 448 pages detailing that, get up in front of national TV cameras and reiterate it, but what g Free Justice Dept PDF at 5 31 19 UPDATE I thought it might be good to add my Facebook post following Mueller s address to the public.When a writer or speaker opens with a very strong message, and then closes with the same, one can be fairly certain that is the point We were and are being attacked by a foreign power.Isn t it astounding that somebody can write 448 pages detailing that, get up in front of national TV cameras and reiterate it, but what gets discussed is whether or not we should impeach an obstructionist.If we took this attack seriously, what would we do differently We might never post anything that is most likely sourced to a troll to divide us We might cease calling one another names, blaming, fueling the national divide Yes, we can ask our representatives to follow Mueller s directive to investigate further and likely indict once the perp is out of office, but nobody is listening to what Mueller is really warning of because we are all so brainwashed into our side of right Oh, how I wish people would read his damned report Now, my original review Like a good book, this report has a solid structure each section builds on the previous one, if you contemplate the stated facts.We may think we already know most of the information in this report via the media, but reading the first section account of Russian interference in our elections by affecting our culture is a personal experience unlike hearing news It is chilling to read about specific Russians masquerading as Americans, setting up organizations and rallies, and sowing lies that bloom and grow exponentially as they are repeated by the likes of Trump et al as well as millions of ordinary citizens If you read this blow by blow, you will experience the truth of the words We were attacked Mueller reports facts, but I believe metaphor is the best way to convey the impact of those facts to anyone who doubts we were attacked or to anyone, like me, who accepts that we were attacked and that it is ongoing , but who hasn t viscerally connected with what this means Imagine that alien beings infiltrated all of our communications grids They became part of our phone conversations, the media we consume, and our culture Imagine these aliens have studied our American culture and can mimic it, blending in so seamlessly that they can participate in our communities as any local does They get to know people, learn their vulnerabilities, and craft just the right things to say to trigger their deepest fears and angers, thereby making these Americans unwitting alien surrogates, carrying the carefully crafted messages further into our culture to create maximum conflict and my opinion eventually war, thereby changing the world stage because people will no longer wish for democracy if this is the result Imagine these aliens infiltrate our voting mechanisms, knowing better than we do how they work and all kinds of statistics about the layout of our electoral college and what kind of pressure and persuasion will work best where.Imagine that these aliens, who have been preparing for this time for many years, are essentially psychologically sophisticated beings highly focused on a well researched mission They have observed us like cells in petri dishes And after long preparation, they have now visibly manipulated us for motives that have nothing to do with our well being and everything to do with destroying our standing in the world and thereby all alliances between countries, allowing them to do what they want unchallenged.This is what has been going on and The Mueller Report makes you know and feel it Following the specifics of the attack is a section on Trump campaign contacts with Russia and Russians I have no idea how much foreign contact is customary for potential candidates for office, but the enormity and sometimes secrecy of contacts between Trump surrogates, including people like Jared Kushner who had no idea or preparation for what he was doing, and Russian representatives is considerable I can only assume that the sheer volume of them is yet another manifestation of the stealthy effort to infiltrate, building on the first section of this report even if Trump did not conspire offer a quid pro quo for help Trump s avarice for business in Russia as a real estate developer plus his amorality made him the perfect target, and his media megaphone simply turned the disruptive messages into a high decibel weapon of mass disruption.Any leader even one who benefitted from these infiltration actions should be alarmed for our democracy and our sovereignty But this is not the case with Trump I believe Mueller s conclusion that Trump s campaign s actions did not meet the legal definition of conspiracy, although they gratefully received a lot of help that was offered from Russia via WikiLeaks and they even invited it I accept that indictments against Trump Jr et al were precluded because they didn t know that accepting foreign contributions of stolen documents was unlawful, and ultimately they failed to obtain them But since the facts of this clear and ongoing attack have come to light, there has been an essential lack of a natural life preserving patriotic response due to Trump s need to see himself as a winner Despite the fact that he won the election and holds the office of president, he apparently believes his win is so tenuous that he must do anything to kill any reality that makes him appear, in his own eyes, illegitimate Hence, vol II of this report a blow by blow record of his obstruction of justice, provable chronic lies, attempted manipulations, attempts to coerce witnesses by promise or intimidation, and attempts to order other people to lie, along with a roadmap for further action left to congress I read this section first, then on the entire document read through, skipped or skimmed most of it because it repeated information I d read in the media and in Comey s book And I did not read the last section, pp 371 394, which is an analysis of law, obviously directed to lawyers who Mueller is assuming will take further action I skipped most of the Appendices, except C which are Trump s answers to questions, which can be summarized as I don t recall This is a riveting read, and not that lengthy because of all the redactions Also, you can skim those sections in the Russia connection section e.g Paul Manafort, although his level of quid pro quo and general amorality is jaw dropping and sure sounds like conspiracy and skip or read only headlines and analyses for the matters you re familiar with from other reading For me, the real impact came from the details of the attack in the first section.To anybody who criticizes this report without reading it, I say Please, please, please keep quiet until you ve read it And to anybody right wingers or left who dismisses it without reading it because it does not find Trump guilty of conspiracy, I say You are missing the point This report was done because our country was attacked by a foreign power, and if you take the time to learn the facts, it might prevent you from falling victim to ongoing infiltration and attack.Arguably, America s most potent export is our culture via our movies, music, and television It has made the USA a place that people want to visit or live It gives hope to people whose freedoms are crushed, and hope used to give the USA a certain standing in the world, no matter our considerable arrogance and flaws So it doesn t take brilliance for an adversary to take advantage of our arrogance by supplying zero sum issues for us to be certain we re right about and erupt in battle over Marketing companies are filled with psychology experts who target us with similar tactics to sell product This is not genius it is simple psychology and marketing being used, after deep research into the mechanics of our system, to disrupt and destroy our culture, dividing people to conquer them Thus far, Putin has probably been victorious beyond his wildest dreams In one of the most intriguing largely redacted exchanges on page 149, an unnamed probably Russian person emails a Russian oligarch just after Trump has won the election Putin has won And it will get worse for us if we don t understand what s going on Mueller spells it out I hope people will read this report flag 64 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Apr 19, 2019 Lori Cotten rated it it was amazing Everyone should read this before taking anyone s word for what it says flag 52 likesLike see review Apr 19, 2019 Mark rated it did not like it Terrible crime novel Put down after 400 pages It appears Mueller has never written a book before Characters in said story appear too stupid to resemble real life people, let alone the high IQ President It is simply not possible for people to be this moronic 4 page book synopsis released does not resemble the actual plot at all Pre release marketing promo by a visibly corrupted Kermit, again, did not do service to the book False marketing all along Main character continues to tweet altern Terrible crime novel Put down after 400 pages It appears Mueller has never written a book before Characters in said story appear too stupid to resemble real life people, let alone the high IQ President It is simply not possible for people to be this moronic 4 page book synopsis released does not resemble the actual plot at all Pre release marketing promo by a visibly corrupted Kermit, again, did not do service to the book False marketing all along Main character continues to tweet alternate storylines after release, further confusing readers Main character appears to be deranged, further shrinks the reading market Author claims all this to be fact But it could only be fiction if such a sham is allowed to happen, and McConnell turns the other way It s impossible for the greatest country in the world to be a banana republic, right Terrible debut novel by otherwise earnest author, and corrupt co editor One star flag 45 likesLike see review Apr 19, 2019 Clemlucian x1f3f3 x1f308 the villains quest rated it did not like it TRUMP IS A CUNT flag 45 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 18, 2019 PD Paricxit rated it it was amazing Trump is guilty of Obstruction of Justice Every Republicans should be voted out in 2020 Remember that worst scandals in Obama times were things like Wearing Bike Helmet while riding a bike Democrats need to harden up and stop being too soft Make the Green New Deal the law, get proper health care and tax the rich appropriately flag 32 likesLike see review James Mc Donald worst scandals in Obama times The House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over docume worst scandals in Obama times The House has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress over his failure to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal, the first time Congress has taken such a dramatic move against a sitting Cabinet official IRS targets Obama s enemies The IRS targeted conservative and pro Israel groups prior to the 2012 election Benghazi This is actually three scandals in one The failure of administration to protect the Benghazi mission the changes made to the talking points in order to suggest the attack was motivated by an anti Muslim video and the refusal of the White House to say what President Obama did the night of the attack.The Justice Department performed a massive cull of Associated Press reporters phone records as part of a leak investigation.The Justice Department suggested that Fox News reporter James Rosen is a criminal for reporting about classified information and subsequently monitored his phones and emails Holder perjury I Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress he had never been associated with potential prosecution of a journalist for perjury when in fact he signed the affidavit that termed Rosen a potential criminal.The ATF Fast and Furious scheme Federal agencies allowed weapons from U.S gun dealers to walk across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers The ATF summarily lost track of scores of those weapons, many of which were used in crimes, including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from companies HHS might regulate The money would be used to help her sign up uninsured Americans for Obamacare.An Agriculture Department effort that started as an attempt to compensate black farmers who had been discriminated against by the agency but evolved into a gravy train delivering several billion dollars in cash to thousands of additional minority and female farmers who probably didn t face discrimination.The General Services Administration in 2010 held an 823,000 training conference in Las Vegas, featuring a clown and a mind readers Resulted in the resignation of the GSA administrator.Veterans Affairs in Disney World The agency wasted than 6 million on two conferences in Orlando An assistant secretary was fired.The Justice Department was accused of using a racial double standard in failing to pursue a voter intimidation case against Black Panthers who appeared to be menacing voters at a polling place in 2008 in Philadelphia.There s a whole lot however, I think the best one is when Obama reported he was funding ISIS Apr 26, 2019 05 15PM Christi Cox But he isn t Did you read the book Sep 01, 2019 07 16PM May 03, 2019 Christine rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves kindle, general nonfiction, crime and trial, politics, 2019 5 stars is somewhat misleading I mean, it s a government report It isn t riveting But you should read it.You realize 1 Mueller is fair.2 You find out it wasn t collusion that they were looking for.3 Perhaps there wasn t coordination but the campaign was really chummy with the Russians.4 How the Russians and WikiLeaks manipulated the election.5 While there are quite a few redactions, it is very interesting where they occur and what isn t said.6 Barr is a liar.7 Kushner and Trump lied mo 5 stars is somewhat misleading I mean, it s a government report It isn t riveting But you should read it.You realize 1 Mueller is fair.2 You find out it wasn t collusion that they were looking for.3 Perhaps there wasn t coordination but the campaign was really chummy with the Russians.4 How the Russians and WikiLeaks manipulated the election.5 While there are quite a few redactions, it is very interesting where they occur and what isn t said.6 Barr is a liar.7 Kushner and Trump lied than we knewLook, read it flag 31 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Apr 19, 2019 Karen Nelson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Excellent fact checking So sorry the ending was disappointing The Fake President is being held to a lesser standard of behavior than a toddler in a busy IHOP I really disliked the main character and superb writing and research proves him such a treasonous asshole I ll read his next book, The Indictment of January 2021 flag 29 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Karen Nelson Why are you so angry That s what I don t understand All the trumpeters are always so angry And most of them are white men and women May 23, 2019 05 52AM Christi Cox He s not angry He s pointing out the facts and it looks like you are the angry one.Karen Sep 01, 2019 07 55PM Apr 18, 2019 Oliver rated it liked it review of another edition It s compelling but the main character is so hard to relate to World building s a little shaky, barely passes the bechdel test I d check out his next book though flag 27 likesLike see review Jun 23, 2019 Ross Blocher rated it really liked it review of another edition With all the talk of the Mueller Report, and its ongoing relevance in the coming years, it is important for everyone to know its contents The William Barr summary and Trump himself has done much to misinform the public about the findings of the nearly two year investigation Thankfully, the official summaries are quick to digest, and Audible has provided a great public service by making an audio version freely available It s 19 hours long might want to set Audible for 1.25x reading speed to With all the talk of the Mueller Report, and its ongoing relevance in the coming years, it is important for everyone to know its contents The William Barr summary and Trump himself has done much to misinform the public about the findings of the nearly two year investigation Thankfully, the official summaries are quick to digest, and Audible has provided a great public service by making an audio version freely available It s 19 hours long might want to set Audible for 1.25x reading speed to shave off a few hours , full of legal jargon now I get references to supra and nexus , and riddled with redactions, yet manages to remain engaging and well read.The report s 440 pages of material is divided into two volumes the first looking at Russian interference in the US election and the Trump campaign s relationship to Russian sources, and the second looking at the efforts of Trump s administration to obstruct justice In the first volume, Mueller makes it clear from the beginning that collusion has been used incorrectly by the media and endlessly by Trump , when the correct area of law is conspiracy He is able to determine that Trump did not knowingly conspire with the Russians in order to win the election, but the Russians absolutely did interfere with our election and substantially influenced the process and national discussion They did so with a desire to see Trump elected, and they waged massive campaigns on social media with hundreds of thousands of posts that were shared millions of times, incited actual protests and meetups, and hacked and leaked private information from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee While Trump did not knowingly conspire with the Russians, he often encouraged their actions, and they were able to take advantage of his poorly organized and poorly informed campaign There were many connections between the Trump campaign transition team and the Russians, which have resulted in a number of arrests and convictions Trump is thrilled that the report found no collusion , but at best the first volume shows that he and his closest associates are utterly incompetent.The second volume lays out Trump s obstruction of justice, which is where the case for impeachment really lies Mueller scrupulously outlines why he legally can t convict a sitting president, but does not absolve the president of wrongdoing I wish he could have stated it clearly, but this sentence is still pretty powerful if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so I wish it wasn t cloaked in a conditional statement and double negative, but those paying attention know there s meat here In particular, Trump s firing of Comey, his anger at Jeff Sessions recusal and subsequent attempt to remove the Attorney General, his stated desire to remove Mueller, resistance to testimony, and numerous false statements in the media, all point to Trump s actions to influence, obstruct, and impede the due administration of justice Which is illegal, and obvious to any objective observer And yet, Mueller goes to great lengths to give Trump and his administration every benefit of the doubt Even when Trump is clearly lying and flouting the law, Mueller considers that many of those actions may have had other motivations, and he cannot prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Trump intended to break the law Instead, he might have been pandering the media or servicing his own ego It is frustrating to read these exculpatory explanations knowing Trump would gladly lie and take advantage of them , and yet it makes the remaining, irrefutable examples of obstruction all the stronger.There s so much here, but those are the broad strokes Much is redacted, and often frustratingly so some of it is obviously juicy material Some content is redacted because it would expose investigatory techniques, other passages because they are part of an ongoing investigation, still others because they came from a grand jury, and some material contains personal information Here s hoping a less redacted version is forthcoming Trump s legal counsel did not permit him to answer questions in person, but instead submitted written answers Mueller would have fought for an in person interview, but finally decided that he had enough material from other sources and that the inevitable fight wasn t worth extending an already long running investigation Trump s written responses are laughable First of all, because there s zero percent chance he wrote them himself Trump does not have the capability to compose the cogent sentences found in the appended answers, and they are carefully designed to provide no new information Instead, they repeatedly claim the inability to remember anything of substance More grist for the obstruction mill, as far as I m concerned Here s hoping that, if congress can t get impeachment proceedings going now, that Trump s re election defeat is followed with a lengthy prison sentence flag 23 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 23, 2019 Debbie Buried in Her TBR Pile rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves audible version too, non fiction A must read for all Americans and voters alike Make up your own mind Although redacted, the information provided is profound This is a definite roadmap for Congress flag 21 likesLike see review Apr 19, 2019 Chelsea Preiss rated it did not like it I thought it was and flag 20 likesLike see review Jun 02, 2019 Ray rated it liked it Shelves politics, ebook, nonfic The Mueller Report by Robert S Mueller, a somewhat different kind of book review Well, I made it I slugged through the entire report It s all free online, and I didn t even have to steal it As eBooks go, this is not the most entertaining page turner There are a lot of footnotes, for example, which tend to interrupt the flow Moreover, as a narrative this is one of the all time most anticlimactic tomes out there As a book on its own merits, it s really about the news cycle context t The Mueller Report by Robert S Mueller, a somewhat different kind of book review Well, I made it I slugged through the entire report It s all free online, and I didn t even have to steal it As eBooks go, this is not the most entertaining page turner There are a lot of footnotes, for example, which tend to interrupt the flow Moreover, as a narrative this is one of the all time most anticlimactic tomes out there As a book on its own merits, it s really about the news cycle context than anything else All this makes it rather difficult to judge But let us try Firstly, there is Volume I This section heavily details Russian interference in that infamous 2016 election via social media spamming as well the DNC hack Is this still a controversial fact in some circles If you are interested in learning about the IRA the Internet Research Agency this report is as good a source as any If you dismiss it as a left wing conspiracy theory or something, then nothing will really convince especially some legalistic government report The schizophrenia of the U.S government at this time is quite fascinating, how the highest level of the executive branch can have such a different spin than the entire intelligence apparatus although recent tweets may have finally admitted that he had help, if we are going to get into tweets.Which perhaps is the whole point In these post truth times, can anyone be convinced of anything any Then we have endless detail on collusion Yes, outright collusion There s a colorful cast of characters, such as foreign policy expert George Papadopoulos and the ever present diplomat Sergey Kislyak There s Richard Gates, Roger Stone, and of course Don Jr and the big tower meeting What a stream of reports and reports and reports about how much they welcomed Russian help and even tried and failed to collude but couldn t get as far as they liked due to incompetence It does not make for a very satisfying read To learn all this, and then find out that the legal term for conspiracy is so narrow that they ultimately find it inconclusive and then don t charge the big guy Cue the right wing exoneration talking points One particularly close example of what may be illegal, as far as specifically trading campaign work for favors, is the question of the Republican party changing their stance on the Russian invasion of the Ukraine at the RNC convention This highlights the entire problem with the report right there we have a question that is unanswered Did or didn t officials in the campaign trade influence It s even part of the written answers with the president, which were dismissed and not followed up on More on that failure of a Q A below These near misses continue, again and again it s a running theme Was it illegal for Don Jr to have a meeting with Russians, whether or not it was really about adoptions The answer is yes, due to campaign finance law But then it is written that let s go ahead and not charge him because he probably didn t know it was illegal and it would be hard to prove intent in court and whatever in this case ignorance of the law is apparently a valid excuse So much painstaking research, and so much giving up These impossible standards keep making it frustrating for the reader.Not that there aren t plenty of convictions and crimes uncovered Paul Manafort was a pretty large get, let s acknowledge that But when it comes to the most powerful of the powerful, there is a sense of exasperation That in the end, America is about protecting those who are too big to lose and the system will always find a way to make sure those on top will never face the consequences they deserve.And now we have gotten to Volume II Obstruction Here is where it may or may not get good There are the ten examples of the president unambiguously obstructing justice to the best of his ability Public witness tampering, changing the story on firing Comey, live on TV no less, demands of loyalty, the whole thing There s quite a lot And please don t give me that line about how there can t be obstruction if there s no underlying crime 1 That s not true, period If it was true, wouldn t it be an incentive to obstruct because if it works criminals would get away with the crime 2 More importantly, there were so many crimes The president s personal lawyer Cohen lied about the Moscow tower, is in jail now, and let s not even get into the campaign finance violation with the porn star affair hush money If nothing else simply firing Comey in order to protect his friend Michael Flynn, a criminal, then that is clearly obstructing justice It s not only about evidence of collusion conspiracy at the top It s still plenty about obstructing investigations to protect his dirty circle If that s not corrupt, what is So, then it all ends in a pathetically lame copout in which DOJ guidelines say they can t indict so they don t bother indicting Yes, Mueller went on television trying to explain his logic puzzle of how you can t charge a crime with someone who isn t on trial, even though at the same time it s not an exoneration, punting to Congress as he hints that only they can hold the office to account Yeah, like that s going to go well This is the core frustration of this document, and this entire era we live in It is postmodern enough that everybody gets their own talking point You get to interpret the whole investigation however you want, witch hunt or call to impeachment pick and chose your own interpretation Attorney General Barr certainly wants you to interpret it in a political way that benefits his side, based on his initial coverup y behavior Mueller simply wants you to be smart enough to read 400 pages and decide for yourself one of the most na ve positions possible in this age In the end, everybody is unsatisfied and the waters couldn t be muddier So if you want a sense of closure after reading this, you will still have a long while to wait as we see how history unfolds So far, to put it lightly, I m not sensing anything close to a national consensus in the near future.Isn t it amazing This was supposed to be it, and the polls still show that right wingers believe what they believe, they even have a few quotes to highlight to defend their position While the rest of the country vaguely listen to mainstream news summations and have ever so slightly leaned towards kinda maybe let s investigate and maybe impeach even though it s for naught cause of the Senate.Sadly, it seems that perhaps obstruction totally works and the people will never know The appendix in which the president submits his written answers are certainly of the same Mueller even says or less outright that the questionnaire isn t enough but he must give up because a subpoena would take too long and he wants to get this damn thing over with Over thirty answers of I don t remember with no chance to follow up Once again, the system let s the powerful get away with anything Hell, perhaps all the good stuff is redacted There are a lot of redactions So if this is a coverup, then one can only conclude that coverups work The story is still continuing The television drama won t be over any time soon In the meantime, the vast majority of Americans will not read this free report They won t even read the summaries I suppose all that s left is to depend on the Democrats, and that is a sad notion indeed The country is in trouble For these reasons above, for this humble reader at this particular time in history, one can only judge this report however full of facts to be a disappointment Three stars at most flag 19 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Apr 19, 2019 Chris Beneke rated it really liked it I was a little reluctant to buy this book after hearing a boring synopsis by the Attorney General But it was kept me really interested all the way through Had many of the elements of a good crime story, but then somehow the half witted protagonist escapes prosecution when he becomes President flag 18 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 18, 2019 Gilderoy Lockhart rated it it was amazing The President of the United States of America is the worst kind of Muggle imaginable flag 17 likesLike see review Apr 20, 2019 Christof Anderson rated it really liked it US GOVERNMENT has clearly read Nabokov, but being able to appreciate smart satire and being able to execute it are two very different disciplines All the trademarks are here a protagonist whose incompetence and lack of self awareness beggars belief but whose inherently unreliable narration lends the author cover from moral consideration Taking a page from Pale Fire, The Mueller Report tells its story not through direct narration but instead through a metafictional context But whereas Pale Fi US GOVERNMENT has clearly read Nabokov, but being able to appreciate smart satire and being able to execute it are two very different disciplines All the trademarks are here a protagonist whose incompetence and lack of self awareness beggars belief but whose inherently unreliable narration lends the author cover from moral consideration Taking a page from Pale Fire, The Mueller Report tells its story not through direct narration but instead through a metafictional context But whereas Pale Fire s text is concealed within the ostensible narrator s commentary, The Mueller Report instead channels the story through the eyes of secondary witnesses It s a compelling approach but one that doesn t quite work These secondary actors lack depth, and their regular leaps of logic and ethical boundaries stretch suspension of disbelief even by the standards of gross satire And while characters like Charles Kinbote and Humbert Humbert are vile and obscene in their characterization, there s a charm to their delusion that defies, without excusing, their actions.What little sympathy readers might be able to squeeze from Nabokov s gross caricatures are missing from Trump, leaving a character who is little than a raw and pitiful collection of grotesqueries That one could find a pedophile like Humbert modestly, if circumstantially, endearing but find no such affection for Donald J Trump is telling, and it s hard to tell if this is intended or if it s a failure on the part of the author No such character could reasonably exist in the real world, and yet, one wonders if US GOVERNMENT might be speaking less to the nature of his character and to what was once deemed the banality of evil This Trump sometimes seems less a character and a force of nature, a figure of parable, a toddler that has soiled its pants and yet refuses to let them be changed as he cries for a second scoop of ice cream.Some might argue that the true protagonist here is not Trump himself but the shadowy Mueller, and there the Kinbote parallels are at their most relevant It s a subtler approach to Nabokov s notion of the unseen yet omnipresent narrator Mueller s unwavering approach to some conceptual standard of impartiality reveals the inherent flaw in such notions As clear and present evidence of crime stacks again and again upon itself, Mueller demures, noting that none of the evidence sustains the standards of prosecution.What we re left with is a story of accountability, in which all the actors, big and small, are complicit in the actions of a man who is little than a child or else a man who pretends to be as such Each new witness in the endless parade of interviews is as complicit as Trump, and Mueller, by virtue of his proclaimed mission, is as culpable as anyone And as with all the players in this sordid story, he passes that culpability to the next in line, until the only character left accountable for the crimes is the reader themselves It s a daring and clever decision on the part of US GOVERNMENT and one that wavers between deftness and on the nose clumsiness.But cleverness alone is not enough to transform a good story into a great one, and this is a text that strains beneath the weight of its own ambition It plays coy but not coy enough The facade that there is intended to be some level of ambiguity in the circumstances that play out are quickly dispersed The guilt of Trump is hard to question The only question that s left is how much one must strain their conscience to act as if shades of gray remain There s value in the message being relayed here, but at well over 400 pages, it could use the strong hand of an editor It s hard to read the Mueller Report without feeling a tangible sense of sickness and personal guilt, and for that, US GOVERNMENT should be commended Few books manage to make the reader an actionable character in their story Fewer still manage to elicit such a challenging sense of our own ethics.It s easy for us to say that, were the character of Trump real, we would put him to trial for his crimes It seems the only actionable course But it s a notion that US GOVERNMENT deftly and nihilistically argues against.I worry their conclusion is correct flag 16 likesLike see review Jul 06, 2019 Mehrsa rated it it was amazing Ok hear me out this is long and you already know how it ends, but it s a must read Not because you have to know the details nothing was all that new , but mostly because it s riveting and also such a great legal treatise It was fun to read the legal codes related to each charge and see how Mueller s team interpreted cases to set a standard and then put Trump s behavior against those standards Super dry and legal, but also really fascinating I hope my fellow law professors are planning to t Ok hear me out this is long and you already know how it ends, but it s a must read Not because you have to know the details nothing was all that new , but mostly because it s riveting and also such a great legal treatise It was fun to read the legal codes related to each charge and see how Mueller s team interpreted cases to set a standard and then put Trump s behavior against those standards Super dry and legal, but also really fascinating I hope my fellow law professors are planning to teach courses just on this report.As for our president, I don t think he colluded with Russia I do think he obstructed justice both because he s a complete idiot and he thinks he s a mob don as opposed to the executor of the nation s laws and constitution When will this all be over flag 16 likesLike see review May 02, 2019 Richard rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommends it for fans of Franz Kafka Recommended to Richard by James Comey Shelves social political, funny, history subversive, nonfiction apocalyptic, adult Robert Mueller has been recognized as the pre minent comic genius of the end of the epoch dominated by the United States In his sole work that has has survived, the contrast between the dry, legalistic tone and the portrayal of the grotesque buffoon at the heart of the tale astonished and delighted readers when it was published in the first quarter of the twentieth century.The film adaptation, The Adults in the Room, a mock documentary which came a year later, was considered even hilario Robert Mueller has been recognized as the pre minent comic genius of the end of the epoch dominated by the United States In his sole work that has has survived, the contrast between the dry, legalistic tone and the portrayal of the grotesque buffoon at the heart of the tale astonished and delighted readers when it was published in the first quarter of the twentieth century.The film adaptation, The Adults in the Room, a mock documentary which came a year later, was considered even hilarious, with the almost monkish character of the author maintaining his calm as he examines and documents the absurd antics of the president and his bewildered and bungling staff.It isn t clear why the president in that film was given orange tinted skin, since there s no evidence in the original text for that detail, but most scholars agree it was chosen to accentuate his clownish appearance, juxtaposed against his alarming deceitfulness, barbarism, and licentiousness.The success of the film appears to have been one of the triggers for the collapse of civil order in the country, since the then actual president apparently used it, along with other less well documented events, as the pretext for a declaration of martial law This took place on the eve of an important national election, although reports describing this are controversial, since they may conflate the actual president with the better known fictional portrayal Nevertheless, it is well documented that several of the actors from the film, as well as its director, disappeared during the civil unrest under mysterious circumstances, although Mueller himself was said to have been warned beforehand and thus escaped.Ironically, very little is known of the historic presidency of that period due to the overwhelming influence of Mueller s opus It is highly unlikely that the president the United States elected could have been anything as extreme as the incompetent monster portrayed in the report , but even today, centuries later, his name is commonly used to insult enemies and frighten children flag 16 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Apr 18, 2019 Mariam rated it did not like it When you re hoping Arya shows up, and instead season 1 Sansa knocks on the door flag 16 likesLike see review Apr 18, 2019 David Gross rated it liked it Shelves non fiction, political theory The report is split into the Russia stuff and the obstruction of justice stuff , a.k.a the crime the cover up As is foretold in the legends of our ancestors, the cover up is juicier and substantial Also, it s all about the Donald The Russia stuff, not so much.The Russia stuff turns out to be kind of a nothingburger after all Don t get me wrong if I were Putin I d have the report translated into Russian, bound in gilt leather, and distributed as gifts to everyone at the KGB o The report is split into the Russia stuff and the obstruction of justice stuff , a.k.a the crime the cover up As is foretold in the legends of our ancestors, the cover up is juicier and substantial Also, it s all about the Donald The Russia stuff, not so much.The Russia stuff turns out to be kind of a nothingburger after all Don t get me wrong if I were Putin I d have the report translated into Russian, bound in gilt leather, and distributed as gifts to everyone at the KGB or whatever he s calling it these days with their holiday bonuses Well done, guys You cooked it It just doesn t look like they needed any help from Team Trump to do it.The investigators didn t get a lot of cooperation from some key people, and lots of documents conveniently went missing, so there may be to it than this But judging how much else leaked out from this not particularly careful group of nitwits I wouldn t be surprised if we re getting most of the story here And it s pretty much what we already know, minus the breathless insinuations of the Rachel Maddow crowd.Everybody at Team Trump lied about it anyway because that s how they roll And because Trump told them to because His Ego He hated the thought of people saying he didn t win because of his own strategic brilliance Plus, nobody seemed to have a really good grasp of what was legal and what wasn t who does so they figured lying to federal investigators was probably the wisest course of action it wasn t.So on to the cover up It s just page after page of Trump obstructing justice lying, telling other people to lie, calling people into his office to tell them to tell other people to lie, threatening the people investigating him, dangling pardons, threatening the people testifying against him, trying to get various people at Justice fired for not stopping their investigation, and so forth.There s this one part where, out of a clear blue sky, Chris Christie parachutes in from out of nowhere Christie, despite his best efforts, has thus far been mostly untainted by the Trump administration s activities He pulls up next to Trump on his dream mobile and says hey, cowboy, yeah, those special prosecutors are the suck, but, you know, they only get worse if you pick at them Just ignore them as much as you can, and govern as badly as you can, for as long as you can, is my advice to you, cupcake Chances are it ll all blow over And you re reading the report and you think to yourself Finally A voice of sanity But Trump doesn t even pause to catch his breath He s like F% that guy MOAR LIES BIGGER OBSTRUCTIONS It s relentless And crazy His own team in the White House doesn t know what to do with him Everybody s like tell him to stop obstructing teh justice And they re like I did, but he did it anyway as soon as I left his office The political people are trying to put the brakes on him, while the career people are trying to cover their asses and figure out how long they can pretend they didn t hear that latest illegal thing he ordered them to do.And it all started because he was frustrated that his people weren t making it perfectly clear to the media that he was NOT being investigated for any of that Russia stuff So he fired Comey Which launched the obstruction of justice investigation Which made it all about him I can t tell if this was monumentally stupid, or insanely clever in the bizarro world of Trump s psychological motivators.Meanwhile the White House is leaking like a thundercloud on a rainy day as everyone is trying to get their stories straight, Trump is going outside the White House entirely to try to find messengers who are willing to convey his commands of unethical behavior through back channels, and aghast people at all levels are trying to make sure they re not the ones who are gonna take the fall.The upshot of this is that we ve heard most of this stuff before if we ve been reading the papers That and the fact that half of his witness tampering was done via public tweets There is something jaw dropping about seeing it all collected together in one place, though.But then the big cop out arrives Mueller co basically say However, he is The President, and so it would be very strange for his own justice department to try to hold him to account for this That s what impeachment is for So we re not going to give our opinions as to whether The President is guilty of obstruction of justice But he s definitely not not guilty, if you know what we mean Punt Take it away, Congress fat chance flag 15 likesLike see review View 1 comment Apr 19, 2019 Owlseyes inside Notre Dame, its so strange a 15 hour blaze and30 minutes wait to call the firemenand marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves trump jr subpoenaed, i read part of it, trump executive privilege, mueller returns to private life, privilege over mueller report, ag barr held in contempt, congress now has a say, pelosi the case is not closed, 448 pages, substantive redacted part Depending on which side of the aisle you re at, there are different interpretations of the Report, the bad ones and benevolent ones You may choose Like the two next ones IS THE RUSSIAGATE SIMILAR TO WATERGATE OR MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN WATERGATE The Report for free didn t get it right Mueller didn t like the spintps washingtonexaminer neAnd Depending on which side of the aisle you re at, there are different interpretations of the Report, the bad ones and benevolent ones You may choose Like the two next ones IS THE RUSSIAGATE SIMILAR TO WATERGATE OR MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN WATERGATE The Report for free didn t get it right Mueller didn t like the spintps washingtonexaminer neAnd today, Barr absent at the House Judiciary Hearing yesterday he d been there for at least 6 hours My guess ain t over for the Democrats.More Chapters to come A LOT MORE BOOKS WILL BE WRITTEN ABOUT THIS CASE.UPDATENew version of the Report is new Nune s view, that the Report is a fraud , somehow cooked uptps saraacarter nunes muellerUPDATECelebrities in denial, won t let go UPDATEThe Mueller Report staged and read out loud, in The Investigation A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts Someday as film those who haven t read it, a re written Report like some don t agree with the title of the book It s clear Mueller didn t write this report says Alan Dershowitz He suggested the book should be titled as follows The Staff Report.UPDATE 27th July 2019 I agree with most of the comments on the Mueller s Hearings a bust , a disaster , now democrats have less than nothing So much expectation, and fuss, for nothing The lady in the couch could well be the Democrat Party flag 14 likesLike see review View all 18 comments Jun 17, 2019 Steph They Them Wickedjr Reads rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves own, own audiobook, 2010s, nonfiction, politics The Main Character is completely unbelievable and a one dimensional villian Characters are too stupid to be real people The plot is ridiculous A horribly written dystopia And all the good bits have been blacked out flag 15 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Apr 19, 2019 Kate rated it it was amazing Classic comedy I lol d at many points while reading Imagine a vicious and corrupt Michael Scott from the Office combined with Joffrey Baratheon from Game of Thrones and that gives you a hint of the main character, President Trump The point of view is 3rd person, and very objective in tone The formality gives the comedy of a bite bc it comes across rather dry It s very readable for a report like this It s truly remarkable a real human being can be this insanely stupid and corrupt flag 14 likesLike see review Apr 19, 2019 Devorah Blachor rated it did not like it The main protagonist is a complete farce and I can t believe anyone would vote for such a Studio 54 has been bloated ego diaper baby flag 13 likesLike see review May 12, 2019 Misericordia The Serendipity Aegis rated it it was ok Overpriced fiction Pricier than the GOT.A bunch of journalists couldn t keep their greedy and pathetic little hands from writing an intro on how they understood or didn t this report Q A New York banker told the campaign about an outreach he d received from senior Kremlin officials and tried to invite Trump to Russia Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko emailed Trump s assistant to ask the then candidate to attend a Russian economic forum c Why is it such a big issue to invite Overpriced fiction Pricier than the GOT.A bunch of journalists couldn t keep their greedy and pathetic little hands from writing an intro on how they understood or didn t this report Q A New York banker told the campaign about an outreach he d received from senior Kremlin officials and tried to invite Trump to Russia Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko emailed Trump s assistant to ask the then candidate to attend a Russian economic forum c Why is it such a big issue to invite anyone to a Russian economic forum Why isn t everyone who was there, prosecuted Paranoid much Q This is the end of my presidency, Trump said, by Mueller s account, when he learned of the special counsel s appointment I m fucked c Nope This is some Rosalind something s account of allegedly Mueller s account of allegedly Trump s account Rumours, basically And some people read this part as a part of the Mueller s report Q Mueller team wrote that their work was at times stymied by the lies witnesses told and the communications that they deleted or failed to maintain c Welcome to real life investigation, pal It s always like that, no matter what you investigate.Q And they said Trump himself, in resisting a sit down interview, had provided inadequate written answers that stated than 30 times he does not recall or remember or have an independent recollection of information investigators asked about c Once again It s normal in a free country People have the freedom to send you packing And it s your job yo unearth things Real things.Q The report is doubly astonishing because, in a town fueled by leaks, Mueller largely kept his work under wraps c It was all very out of wraps What, we are supposed to congratulate the guy on not running a reality show while he was at it So, Mueller s ramblings Yes We can safely congratulate the jourmalism with its premature death And say bye bye to our collective and individual freedom of speech See, how Assange is referred to Q Julian Assange The founder of the antisecrecy organization known as WikiLeaks, which published hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton s campaign, Julian Assange and his group were of great interest to special counsel investigators The legal battle over his extradition to the United States will likely take years c Note that the guy is a journalist and is not even a US subject He has the right to publish anything he wants He could shout anything he wants from the nearest roof, if he wants to That s freedom of speech for you, suckers Obviously, to some people this concept has somehow become foreign What the hell is this world coming to if legal state try to suppress people s basic rights Anyway The guy who published info, no matter how secret and damaging to certain dirty politicians shouldn t be prosecuted They shouldn t even dream of it What they should ponder is the following Who is that dolt that runs that easily hackable security Why are they not employing white hats to test the systems for penetration routs Etc Security should be secure The guy who can t perform, well, they should consider firing him So, the letters contained all kinds of shady stuff Maybe they should consider that their politicians are doing not what they should be doing Even considering punishing a journalist is akin to shooting the messenger With a boomerang One, which their kids will see returning and smacking them right in their family jewels personal freedoms The freedoms that they are dismantling with gusto, starting with the freedom to speak out Welcome to the fish bowl.TBC flag 11 likesLike see review View all 11 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 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