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April 19, 2019

Here’s a Visual of how much was Redacted in the Mueller Report.

Redacted Mueller Report / all pages in one

 

 

Here’s a Visual of how much was Redacted (blacked-out) in the Mueller Report.

Congress, at least, needs to see (all of) it. They’ve already demanded it.
But McConnell will block any action in Senate.

I am not surprised President Trump’s handpicked stooge is defending him, instead of We the People.

“As it turns out, in some cases, Barr’s characterizations were incomplete or misleading. The Mueller report is more damning of Trump than the attorney general indicated.

The New York Times and The Washington Post reported April 3 — after Barr’s letter was released — that some of Mueller’s investigators were frustrated by the attorney general’s limited disclosures about their work…” ~ Washington Post

What matters is what comes next. It matters to all of us—a Democratic President could overrun our rule of law and get away with it in much the same manner.

 

Of note, on page 290 of the publicly available PDF. Labelled Page 78 on the actual report:

“I’m fucked.” ~ President Donald J. Trump

Resources, via Reddit:

Here is the report from the Justice Department: https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf

Text-searchable version props to u/ecafyelimshttps://viewfromll2.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/mueller-report.pdf

Barnes & Nobles’s free ebook version link, props to u/reddsophia88https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131278152?ean=9781454938125

Calibre is a very good software to read different formats of e-book: https://calibre-ebook.com/download


This report is 448 pages long, is split between 2 volumes, and contains a lot of information. Volume 1 is about the factual results of the Mueller investigation of Russia’s Interference in the 2016 presidential election and its interaction with the Trump Campaign. Section 1 is about the scope of the investigation, section 2-3 is about major ways Russia interfered in the 2016 election, section 4 is about the link between Russian Government and individuals associated with the Trump Campaign and Section 5 sets forth the Special Counsel’s charging decisions. Volume 2 is about the President’s action towards the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election and related matters, and his actions towards the Special Counsel’s investigation. The volume also separately states its framework and the considerations that guided the investigation.


A Very Brief Summary on Volume 1:

  • Russian-based organizations, Internet Research Agency (IRA) and Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Army (GRU), are primarily responsible for Russian Interference. IRA is responsible for social media campaigns and information warfare and GRU is responsible for hacking the Democratic National Committee and numerous email accounts, extorting information related to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign.

  • Between 2015 and 2016, Various forms of contact have being made between members of the Trump Campaign and individuals who are allegedly connected with the Russian government and military. In 2015 Trump signed a letter of intent to build Trump Tower Moscow by early next year Michael Cohen began talking about it with the Press Secretary of Russian Government. In Spring 2016 George Papadopoulos made contacts with several people with Russian government connections and attempted to arrange a meeting between the campaign and the Russian government but it did not work.

  • On Summer 2016, as Trump is set to become the Republican presidential nominee, a meeting between a Russian Lawyer, Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and Trump Jr. took place regarding information that would incriminate Hillary Clinton, but the information was not there. Days after the meeting a cyber security firm and DNC announced that the DNC has been hacked. A Campaign adviser was later dismissed for his tie with Russian intelligence officers (whom one of them was criminally charged for conspiracy), as well as his travel to Russia and his pro-Russia policy attracted media attention. WikiLeaks released hacked DNC emails and confidential info on July 2016, and the FBI opened investigation on ties between Russia and the Trump campaign soon afterwards. On August 2016, Paul Manafort met with his long time business associate with alleged Russian intelligence ties to discuss on Ukrainian affairs and strategy on winning certain Democratic states, and prior to the meeting he shared internal polling data with the associate.

  • On Fall 2016, soon after Trump’s comment on women was video-leaked, stolen emails from John Podesta by the GRU in March 2016 were released to WikiLeaks, and FBI at the time still continue the investigation. The Department of Homeland Security and the office of direct national intelligence issued a statements that indicated Russia government’s pivotal role on the hacking and disclosure of DNC emails and documents. After the election, Russia immediately congratulated Trump on his victory and several prominent Russian businessman began their effort to make inroads into the new administration. Two days before 2017, President Obama decided to impose sanction on Russia for its role on interfering the election, and Russia decided not to retaliate as a result of Michael Flynn’s request.

  • On January 7th, 2017, Trump was briefly by members of the intelligence community, that they have high confidence on Russia’s interference of the election. Immediately after that, 3 different congressional and senate Committees have begin their effort on conducting inquiries on Russian election interference. In a March 2017 hearing, ex-FBI director James Comey testified that he had been authorized on investigating the Russian interference and to discover if there’s any criminal links behind it. The investigation continued until May 9th, 2017, when Comey was fired by Trump.

  • On May 17th, 2017, Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein confirmed that Robert Mueller will be appointed and be authorized as a special council to continue the investigation Comey has confirmed in his congressional testimony, as well as matters arise directly from this investigation and any efforts related to interference and obstruction of justice. Trump reacted negatively to this.


Here is the excerpt on President Trump’s reaction on Ex-Attorney General Jeff Session’s appointment of Robert Mueller on Page 290:

On May 17, 2017, Acting Attorney General Rosenstein appointed Robert S. Mueller, ITT as Special Counsel and authorized him to conduct the Russia investigation and matters that arose from the investigation. The President learned of the Special Counsel’s appointment from Sessions, who was with the President, Hunt, and McGahn conducting interviews for a new FBI Director. Sessions stepped out of the Oval Office to take a call from Rosenstein, who told him about the Special Counsel appointment, and Sessions then returned to inform the President of the news. According to notes written by Hunt, when Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair and said, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’ m fucked.” The President became angry and lambasted the Attorney General for his decision to recuse from the investigation, stating, “How could you let this happen, Jeff?” The President said the position of Attorney General was his most important appointment and that Sessions had ” let [him] down,” contrasting him to Eric Holder and Robert Kennedy. Sessions recalled that the President said to him, “you were supposed to protect me,” or words to that effect. The President returned to the consequences of the appointment and said, “Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.”

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