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Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election


Introduction to Volume 1 (Mueller Report)
May 6 • 7 min
Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election
Executive Summary to Volume 1 (Mueller Report)
May 6 • 21 min
On April 18, 2019, the Department of Justice released the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” This section covers the “Executive Summary to Volume 1” from pages 4 to 10 of the report. Russian…
I. The Special Counsel’s Investigation (Mueller Report)
May 6 • 10 min
This episode contains Section 1 of Volume 1 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” The section is titled “I. The Special Counsel’s Investigation” from pages 11 to 13 of the report….
II. Russian “Active Measures” Social Media Campaign (Mueller Report)
May 6 • 22 min
This episode covers the structure of the Internet Research Agency, the funding and oversight of the IRA, and the methods in which the IRA targeted the 2016 U.S. Election, as part of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the…
III.A. GRU Hacking Directed at the Clinton Campaign (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 10 min
Section III will be delivered in four parts. This section covers part A, GRU Hacking Directed at the Clinton Campaign, from Section III: Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations. 1. GRU Units Target the Clinton Campaign (2:02) 2. Intrusions…
III.B. Dissemination of the Hacked Materials (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 17 min
Part 2 of 4 from Section III: Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations. This section explains the investigation’s look into DCLeaks, Guccifer 2.0 and the use of Wikileaks from pages 41-49 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian…
III.C. Additional GRU Cyber Operations (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 6 min
Part 3 of 4 from Section III: Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations. This section offers the investigation’s findings of the Russian efforts to target individuals involved in the Clinton Campaign and entities involved in election administration…
III.D. Trump Campaign and the Dissemination of Hacked Materials (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 21 min
Part 4 of 4 from Section III: Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations. Note: Sections 1a through 1d are heavily redacted. From section 1e until the conclusion, the investigation’s findings focus on interactions between the Trump Campaign and…
IV.A. Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign - Campaign Period (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 3 min
This podcast covers page 66 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election,” which provides an introduction to the eight subsections ahead focusing on the principal links between the Trump Campaign…
IV.A.1 Trump Tower Moscow Project (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 28 min
Part 1 of 8 from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign. This subsection of Volume 1, pages 67-80, focuses on the Trump Organization and the Trump Campaign’s contacts with Russia surrounding the Trump Tower Moscow…
IV.A.2 George Papadopoulos (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 24 min
Part 2 of 8 from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign. This subsection of Volume 1, pages 80-95, focuses on George Papadopoulos and his contacts with Russia while serving as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump…
IV.A.3 Carter Page (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 14 min
Part 3 of 8 from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign. This subsection of Volume 1, pages 95-103, investigates Carter Page and his interactions with Russian intelligence and other contacts prior to and while…
IV.A.4 Dimitri Simes and the Center for the National Interest (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 13 min
Part 4 of 8 from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign. This subsection of Volume 1, pages 103-110, outlines interactions with the Center for the National Interest, a D.C.-based non-profit with expertise in and…
IV.A.5 June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 21 min
Part 5 of 8 from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign. This subsection of Volume 1, pages 110 to 123, details the events leading up to a June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower where the campaign expected to receive…
IV.A.6 Events at the Republication National Convention (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 8 min
Part 6 of 8 from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign. This subsection of Volume 1, pages 123 to 127, looks at two Russia-related topics from the Republican National Convention (RNC): 1) encounters with the…
IV.A.7 Post-Convention Contacts with Kislyak (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 5 min
Part 7 of 8 from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign. This subsection of Volume 1, pages 127-129, briefly covers encounters with Russian Ambassador Kislyak and members of the Trump team after the Republican…
IV.A.8 Paul Manafort (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 29 min
Part 8 of 8, the final subsection, from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign. This subsection of Volume 1, pages 129-144, details Paul Manafort’s interactions with Konstantin Kilimnik, a longtime employee of…
IV.B. Post-Election and Transition-Period Contacts (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 51 min
While Section IV.A. looked at the contacts leading up to the election. This section of Volume 1, pages 144-173 from Section IV: Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign, lists the findings from the investigation into the…
V. Prosecution and Declination Decisions (Mueller Report)
May 5 • 52 min
As part of the final section of Volume 1, pages 174-199, this section explains the Special Council’s decisions on whether to exercise its prosecutorial authority with regard to the evidence it found through the investigation. Prosecution and…
Introduction to Volume 2 (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 6 min
This episode covers the “Introduction to Volume 2,” pages 1 to 2, from Volume 2 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” This volume provides details toward whether the President had obstructed…
Executive Summary to Volume II (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 21 min
This episode covers the “Executive Summary to Volume 2,” pages 3 to 8, from Volume 2 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” The executive summary provides an overview of the investigation’s…
I. Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 13 min
This section explains the basic elements that are common to most of the relevant obstruction statutes and provides definitions relevant to events discussed in Section II relating to potential issues of obstruction of justice. This episode covers the…
II.A. The Campaign’s Response to Reports About Russian Support for Trump (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 16 min
Part 1 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, from pages 15-24, first provides and introduction to the section and then offers an overview of how Russia became an issue in the 2016…
II.B. The President’s Conduct Concerning the Investigation of Michael Flynn (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 42 min
Part 2 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, from pages 24-48, offers evidence surrounding Michael Flynn’s false statements about his conversations with the Russian Ambassador and the…
II.C. The President’s Reaction to Public Confirmation of the FBI’s Russia Investigation (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 26 min
Part 3 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 48-62, documents the days following the confirmation of the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference and the President’s reaction…
II.D. Events Leading Up To and Surrounding the Termination of FBI Director Comey (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 31 min
Part 4 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 62-77, provides the details surrounding the President’s decision to fire the FBI Director and the circumstances surrounding his request…
II.E. The President’s Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 27 min
Part 5 of 12 from Section II. Clean version. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 77-90, documents the reaction of the President when he heard the Special Counsel had been appointed, his efforts to point…
II.F. The President’s Efforts to Curtail the Special Counsel Investigation (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 17 min
Part 6 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 90-98, discusses direction from the President, intended for Attorney General Sessions, to deliver a speech announcing limitations on the…
II.G. The President’s Efforts to Prevent Disclosure of Emails About the June 9, 2016 Meeting Between Russians and Senior Campaign Officials (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 20 min
Part 7 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 98-107, focuses primarily on the communications strategy around the June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, including the President’s…
II.H. The President’s Further Efforts to Have the Attorney General Take Over the Investigation (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 14 min
Part 8 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 107-113, provides additional evidence regarding the President’s efforts to have Jeff Sessions unrecuse and take over the Russia…
II.I. The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 17 min
Part 9 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 113-120, analyzes the President’s efforts to have McGahn deny that he had been ordered to have the Special Counsel removed. Note: This…
II.J. The President’s Conduct Towards Flynn, Manafort, [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 24 min
Part 10 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 120-134, details the President’s conduct toward Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and a redacted name that many have speculated to be Roger…
II.K. The President’s Conduct Involving Michael Cohen (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 48 min
Part 11 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 134-156, details the President’s conduct toward Michael Cohen with regard to Cohen’s involvement in the Trump Tower Moscow Project, his…
II.L. Overarching Factual Issues (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 7 min
Part 12 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. The final subsection of Volume 2, pages 156-159, states that the President’s actions appear to divide into two distinct phases that show a possible shift in the…
III.A. Statutory Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-Of-Justice Provisions to the Conduct Under Investigation (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 22 min
Part 1 of 2 from Section III. Legal Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-of-Justice Statutes to the President. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 159-168, provides legal background of the obstruction-of-justice statute most readily applicable to…
III.B. Constitutional Defenses to Applying Obstruction-Of-Justice Statutes to Presidential Conduct (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 29 min
Part 2 of 2 from Section III. Legal Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-of-Justice Statutes to the President. This subsection of Volume 2, pages 168-182, explores how constitutional tension is reconciled through separation-of-powers analysis…
IV. Conclusion (Mueller Report)
May 4 • 6 min
The final subsection of Volume 2 is merely one paragraph on page 182 from the report and restates what was in the Introduction and Executive Summary, “While this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate…