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Delivering the Mueller Report, in audiobook-style format, without political commentary. Due to the wide public interest in the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election," this project started with the belief that quality audio of the report should be available for anyone to hear -- and not hidden behind a paywall or require a subscription. For many of us, reading through the report page-by-page is too time consuming. This is the report, available piece-by-piece, for anyone to access it and listen in manageable portions. This podcast is not affiliated with or connected to the Special Counsel or the investigation.

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Introduction to Volume 1 (Mueller Report)
07:53

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 some background behind the creation of this audio podcast and the "Introduction to Volume 1" from pages 1 to 3 of the report. 

Introduction to Volume 1 (1:45)

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May 06, 2019
Executive Summary to Volume 1 (Mueller Report)
21:36

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 Social Media Campaign (0:10)
Russian Hacking Operations (1:47)
Russian Contacts with the Campaign (3:52)
2015 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (5:00)
Spring 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (5:30)
Summer 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (6:14)
Fall 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (9:18)
Post-2016 Election Russian Contacts with the Campaign (10:13)
The Special Counsel's Charging Decisions (14:38)

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May 06, 2019
I. The Special Counsel's Investigation (Mueller Report)
10:19

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.

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May 06, 2019
II. Russian "Active Measures" Social Media Campaign (Mueller Report)
22:28

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 2016 Presidential Election." This podcast covers pages 14 to 35 of the report.

This section is heavily redacted citing, in most cases, "Harm to Ongoing Matter," and we introduce a sound effect to help note the skipped areas of redaction, while trying to provide context for the redactions when possible.

Russian "Active Measures" Social Media Campaign (0:15)

  1. Structure of the Internet Research Agency (3:11)
  2. Funding and Oversight from Concord and Prigozhin (3:53)
  3. The IRA Targets U.S. Elections (4:51)
    1. The IRA Ramps Up U.S. Operations As Early As 2014 (4:56)
    2. U.S. Operations Through IRA-Controlled Social Media Accounts (6:02)
    3. U.S. Operations Through Facebook (8:21)
    4. U.S. Operations Through Twitter (11:39)
      1. Individualized Accounts (12:12)
      2. IRA Botnet Activities (13:49)
    5. U.S. Operations Involving Political Rallies (14:24)
    6. Targeting and Recruitment of U.S. Persons (16:32)
    7. Interactions and Contacts with the Trump Campaign (18:07)
      1. Trump Campaign Promotion of IRA Political Materials (18:48)
      2. Contact with Trump Campaign Officials in Connection to Rallies (20:27)

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May 06, 2019
III.A. GRU Hacking Directed at the Clinton Campaign (Mueller Report)
10:22

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 into the DCCC and DNC Networks

a. Initial Access (4:53)

b. Implantation of Malware on DCCC and DNC Networks (5:51)

c. Theft of Documents from DNC and DCCC Networks (8:05)

This podcast covers pages 36-41 of the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election."

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May 06, 2019
III.B. Dissemination of the Hacked Materials (Mueller Report)
17:24

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 Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election."

 B. Dissemination of the Hacked Materials

  1. DCLeaks (0:29)
  2. Guccifer 2.0 (2:55)
  3. Use ofWikiLeaks (7:10)
    1. WikiLeaks's Expressed Opposition Toward the Clinton Campaign (7:35)
    2. WikiLeaks's First Contact with Guccifer 2.0 and DCLeaks (8:46)
    3. The GRU's Transfer of Stolen Materials to WikiLeaks (10:27)
    4. WikiLeaks Statements Dissembling About the Source of Stolen Materials (15:06)

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May 06, 2019
III.C. Additional GRU Cyber Operations (Mueller Report)
06:21

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 from pages 49-51 of the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election."

C. Additional GRU Cyber Operations (0:13)

  1. Summer and Fall 2016 Operations Targeting Democrat-Linked Victims (0:30)
  2. Intrusions Targeting the Administration of U.S. Elections (2:23)

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May 06, 2019
III.D. Trump Campaign and the Dissemination of Hacked Materials (Mueller Report)
21:05

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 Wikileaks as well as the campaign's interest and efforts to obtain deleted Clinton emails.

This podcast covers pages 51-65 of the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election."

Trump Campaign and the Dissemination of Hacked Materials (0:23)

  1. Redacted [Harm to Ongoing Matter] (0:39)
    1. Background (0:43)
    2. Contacts with the Campaign about WikiLeaks (0:48)
    3. Redacted [Harm to Ongoing Matter] (2:55)
    4. WikiLeaks's October 7, 2016 Release of Stolen Podesta Emails (4:28)
    5. Donald Trump Jr. Interaction with WikiLeaks (6:30)
  2. Other Potential Campaign Interest in Russian Hacked Materials (8:55)
    1. Henry Oknyansky (a/k/a Henry Greenberg) (9:39)
    2. Campaign Efforts to Obtain Deleted Clinton Emails (11:52)

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May 06, 2019
IV.A. Russian Government Links To And Contacts With The Trump Campaign - Campaign Period (Mueller Report)
03:46

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 and individuals with ties to the Russian government.

Due to the length of each of these subsections, they will each be getting their own podcast episode: 1) Trump Tower Moscow Project, 2) George Papadopoulos, 3) Carter Page, 4) Dimitri Simes and the Center for the National Interest, 5) June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower, 6) Events at the Republication National Convention, 7) Post-Convention Contacts with Kislyak, and 8) Paul Manafort.

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May 06, 2019
IV.A.1 Trump Tower Moscow Project (Mueller Report)
28:13

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 Project.

Trump Tower Moscow Project (0:10)

  1. Trump Tower Moscow Venture with the Crocus Group (2013-2014) (1:16)
  2. Communications with I.C. Expert Investment Company and Giorgi Rtskhiladze (Summer and Fall 2015) (3:40)
  3. Letter of Intent and Contacts to Russian Government (October 2015-January 2016) (7:16)
    1. Trump Signs the Letter of Intent on behalf of the Trump Organization (7:24)
    2. Post-LOI Contacts with Individuals in Russia (10:38)
  4. Discussions about Russia Travel by Michael Cohen or Candidate Trump (December 2015-June 2016) (18:01)
    1. Sater's Overtures to Cohen to Travel to Russia (18:09)
    2. Candidate Trump's Opportunities to Travel to Russia (22:07)

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May 06, 2019
IV.A.2 George Papadopoulos (Mueller Report)
24:52

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 Campaign.

George Papadopoulos (0:10)

  1. Origins of Campaign Work (1:19)
  2. Initial Russia-Related Contacts (3:51)
  3. March 31 Foreign Policy Team Meeting (8:29)
  4. George Papadopoulos Learns That Russia Has "Dirt" in the Form of Clinton Emails (10:00)
  5. Russia-Related Communications With The Campaign (14:22)
  6. Trump Campaign Knowledge of "Dirt" (19:32)
  7. Additional George Papadopoulos Contact (21:31)

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May 06, 2019
IV.A.3 Carter Page (Mueller Report)
14:03

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 serving as a foreign policy adviser to the Trump Campaign. 

Carter Page (0:10)

  1. Background (0:57)
  2. Origins of and Early Campaign Work (4:02)
  3. Carter Page's July 2016 Trip To Moscow (5:58)
  4. Later Campaign Work and Removal from the Campaign (11:21)

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May 06, 2019
IV.A.4 Dimitri Simes and the Center for the National Interest (Mueller Report)
13:20

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 connections to the Russian government.

Dimitri Simes and the Center for the National Interest (0:11)

  1. CNI and Dimitri Simes Connect with the Trump Campaign (1:16)
  2. National Interest Hosts a Foreign Policy Speech at the Mayflower Hotel (4:13)
  3. Jeff Sessions's Post-Speech Interactions with CNI (7:51)
  4. Jared Kushner's-Continuing Contacts with Simes (9:48)

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May 05, 2019
IV.A.5 June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower (Mueller Report)
21:57

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 information damaging to Hillary Clinton.

June 9, 2016 Meeting at Trump Tower (0:11)

  1. Setting Up the June 9 Meeting (2:16)
    1. Outreach to Donald Trump Jr. (2:19)
    2. Awareness of the Meeting Within the Campaign (7:36)
  2. The Events of June 9, 2016 (10:31)
    1. Arrangements for the Meeting (10:36)
    2. Conduct of the Meeting (11:43)
  3. Post-June 9 Events (15:50)

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May 05, 2019
IV.A.6 Events at the Republication National Convention (Mueller Report)
08:49

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 Russian Ambassador at RNC and 2) toning down language with regard to Russia in the Republican Party platform.

Events at the Republican National Convention (0:11)

  1. Ambassador Kislyak's Encounters with Senator Sessions and J.D. Gordon the Week of the RNC (1:21)
  2. Change to Republican Party Platform (3:03)

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May 05, 2019
IV.A.7 Post-Convention Contacts with Kislyak (Mueller Report)
05:17

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 National Convention.

Post-Convention Contacts with Kislyak (0:11)

  1. Ambassador Kislyak Invites J.D. Gordon to Breakfast at the Ambassador's Residence (0:31)
  2. Senator Sessions's September 2016 Meeting with Ambassador Kislyak (1:19)

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IV.A.8 Paul Manafort (Mueller Report)
29:58

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 Manafort's, and who the FBI assesses to have ties to Russian intelligence.

Paul Manafort (0:11)

  1. Paul Manafort's Ties to Russia and Ukraine (4:05)
    1. Oleg Deripaska Consulting Work (4:44)
    2. Political Consulting Work (6:25)
    3. Konstantin Kilimnik (7:08)
  2. Contacts during Paul Manafort's Time with the Trump Campaign (9:37)
    1. Paul Manafort Joins the Campaign (9:41)
    2. Paul Manafort's Campaign-Period Contacts (11:14)
    3. Paul Manafort's Two Campaign-Period Meetings with Konstantin Kilimnik in the United States (16:27)
  3. Post-Resignation Activities (22:35)

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IV.B. Post-Election and Transition-Period Contacts (Mueller Report)
51:33

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 post-election and transition period contacts as Russian officials sought to make inroads with members of the Trump team following the election.

Post-Election and Transition-Period Contacts (0:12)

  1. Immediate Post-Election Activity (0:50)
    1. Outreach from the Russian Government (1:22)
    2. High-Level Encouragement of Contacts through Alternative Channels (3:07)
  2. Kirill Dmitriev's Transition-Era Outreach to the Incoming Administration (5:23)
    1. Background (6:35)
    2. Kirill Dmitriev's Post-Election Contacts With the Incoming Administration (8:50)
    3. Erik Prince and Kirill Dmitriev Meet in the Seychelles (11:48)
    4. Kirill Dmitriev's Post-Election Contact with Rick Gerson Regarding U.S. Russia Relations (20:05)
  3. Ambassador Kislyak's Meeting with Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn in Trump Tower Following the Election (25:25)
  4. Jared Kushner's Meeting with Sergey Gorkov (28:40)
  5. Petr Aven's Outreach Efforts to the Transition Team (33:10)
  6. Carter Page Contact with Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich (38:14)
  7. Contacts With and Through Michael T. Flynn (39:56)
    1. United Nations Vote on Israeli Settlements (41:05)
    2. U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

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May 05, 2019
V. Prosecution and Declination Decisions (Mueller Report)
52:10

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 Declination Decisions (0:24)

A. Russian "Active Measures" Social Media Campaign (2:01)

B. Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations (4:50 )

  1. Section 1030 Computer-Intrusion Conspiracy (4:56)
    1. Background (5:01)
    2. Charging Decision As to [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (6:51)
  2. Potential Section 1030 Violation By [Redacted - Personal Privacy] (7:02)

C. Russian Government Outreach and Contacts (7:58)

  1. Potential Coordination: Conspiracy and Collusion (9:52)
  2. Potential Coordination: Foreign Agent Statutes (FARA and 18 U.S.C. § 951) (12:38)
    1. Governing Law (12:59)
    2. Application (15:43)
  3. Campaign Finance (17:53)
    1. Overview Of Governing Law (18:32)
    2. Application to June 9 Trump Tower Meeting (21:12)
      1. Thing-of-Value Element (24:19)
      2. Willfulness (27:19)
      3. Difficulties in Valuing Promised Information (29:28)
    3. Application to [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (31:01)
      1. Questions Over Whether [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (31:12)
      2. Willfulness (31:22)
      3. Constitutional Considerations (31:43)
      4. Analysis as to [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (31:55)
  4. False Statements and Obstruction of the Investigation (32:09)
    1. Overview Of Governing Law (32:31)
    2. Application to Certain Individuals (35:06)
      1. George Papadopoulos (35:09)
      2. [Redacted - Personal Privacy] (40:08)
      3. Michael Flynn (40:17)
      4. Michael Cohen (43:25)
      5. [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (47:02)
      6. Jeff Sessions (47:11)
      7. Others Interviewed During the Investigation (50:34)

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May 05, 2019
Introduction to Volume 2 (Mueller Report)
06:06

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 justice in connection with the FBI's Russia-related investigations.

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May 04, 2019
Executive Summary to Volume II (Mueller Report)
21:42

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 focus on a series of actions by the President related to the Russian-interference investigations, and an overview of the constitutional issues raised by the Special Counsel.

Executive Summary to Volume II (0:11)

  1. Factual results of the obstruction investigation (0:26)
  2. The Campaign's response to reports about Russian support for Trump (0:33)
    1. Conduct involving FBI Director Comey and Michael Flynn (1:27)
    2. The President's reaction to the continuing Russia investigation (2:57)
    3. The President's termination of Comey (4:22)
    4. The appointment of a Special Counsel and efforts to remove him (5:40)
    5. Efforts to curtail the Special Counsel's investigation (7:06)
    6. Efforts to prevent public disclosure of evidence (8:29)
    7. Further efforts to have the Attorney General take control of the investigation (9:30)
    8. Efforts to have McGahn deny that the President had ordered him to have the Special Counsel removed (10:27)
    9. Conduct towards Flynn, Manafort, [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (11:22)
    10. Conduct involving Michael Cohen (12:22)
    11. Overarching factual issues (13:51)
  3. Statutory and Constitutional defenses (16:24)
    1. Statutory defenses (16:42)
    2. Constitutional defenses (17:33)
  4. Conclusion (20:09)

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May 04, 2019
I. Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles (Mueller Report)
13:19

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 "Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles," pages 9 to 14, from Volume 2 of the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election."

Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles (0:27)

  1. Legal Framework of Obstruction of Justice (0:32)
    1. Obstructive act (2:01)
    2. Nexus to a pending or contemplated official proceeding (2:36)
    3. Corruptly (4:24)
    4. Witness tampering (4:43)
    5. Attempts and endeavors (6:14)
  2. Investigative and Evidentiary Considerations (7:20)

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May 04, 2019
II.A. The Campaign's Response to Reports About Russian Support for Trump (Mueller Report)
16:51

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 presidential campaign. It then details, in four subsections, how Trump and his campaign responded to these issues.

II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation (0:35)

II.A. The Campaign's Response to Reports About Russian Support for Trump (2:27)

  1. Press Reports Allege Links Between the Trump Campaign and Russia (3:28)
  2. The Trump Campaign Reacts to WikiLeaks's Release of Hacked Emails (4:49)
  3. The Trump Campaign Reacts to Allegations That Russia was Seeking to Aid Candidate Trump (7:09)
  4. After the Election, Trump Continues to Deny Any Contacts or Connections with Russia or That Russia Aided his Election (11:28)

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May 04, 2019
II.B. The President's Conduct Concerning the Investigation of Michael Flynn (Mueller Report)
42:46

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 resulting FBI investigation. It provides details on President Trump's interactions with FBI Director Comey when Comey said the President asked for his loyalty.

The President's Conduct Concerning the Investigation of Michael Flynn Evidence (0:08)

  1. Incoming National Security Advisor Flynn Discusses Sanctions on Russia with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (1:28)
  2. President-Elect Trump is Briefed on the Intelligence Community's Assessment of Russian Interference in the Election and Congress Opens Election Interference Investigations (5:54)
  3. Flynn Makes False Statements About his Communications with Kislyak to Incoming Administration Officials, the Media, and the FBI (8:31)
  4. DOJ Officials Notify the White House of Their Concerns About Flynn (11:41)
  5. McGahn has a Follow-Up Meeting About Flynn with Yates; President Trump has Dinner with FBI Director Comey (14:04)
  6. Flynn's Resignation (18:32)
  7. The President Discusses Flynn with FBI Director Comey (21:52)
  8. The Media Raises Questions About the President's Delay in Terminating Flynn (25:14)
  9. The President Attempts to Have K.T. McFarland Create a Witness Statement Denying that he Directed Flynn's Discussions with Kislyak (26:38) 

Analysis (29:16)

  1. Obstructive act (29:25)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (33:32)
  3. Intent (34:50)

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May 04, 2019
II.C. The President's Reaction to Public Confirmation of the FBI's Russia Investigation (Mueller Report)
26:47

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 and the importance he placed on getting the word out that he wasn’t personally under investigation. 

The President's Reaction to Public Confirmation of the FBI's Russia Investigation (0:10)

  1. Attorney General Sessions Recuses From the Russia Investigation (1:02)
  2. FBI Director Comey Publicly Confirms the Existence of the Russia Investigation in Testimony Before HPSCI (6:26)
  3. The President Asks Intelligence Community Leaders to Make Public Statements that he had No Connection to Russia (11:43)
  4. The President Asks Comey to "Lift the Cloud" Created by the Russia Investigation (16:42)

Analysis (20:15)

  1. Obstructive act (20:28)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (21:50)
  3. Intent (22:26)

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May 04, 2019
II.D. Events Leading Up To and Surrounding the Termination of FBI Director Comey (Mueller Report)
31:58

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 for Comey's "loyalty."

Events Leading Up To and Surrounding the Termination of FBI Director Comey (0:09)

  1. Comey Testifies Before the Senate Judiciary Committee and Declines to Answer Questions About Whether the President is Under Investigation (1:39)
  2. The President Makes the Decision to Terminate Comey (4:55)

Analysis (20:35)

  1. Obstructive act (20:43)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (22:54)
  3. Intent (24:38)

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II.E. The President's Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel (Mueller Report)
27:21

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 out conflicts of interest, and steps McGahn took when he felt he had no choice but to resign his position in the administration.

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The President's Efforts to Remove the Special Counsel (0:40)

  1. The Appointment of the Special Counsel and the President's Reaction (1:58)
  2. The President Asserts that the Special Counsel has Conflicts of Interest (5:55)
  3. The Press Reports that the President is Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice and the President Directs the White House Counsel to Have the Special Counsel Removed (11:38)

Analysis (17:50)

  1. Obstructive act (18:00)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (21:37)
  3. Intent (23:22)

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II.F. The President's Efforts to Curtail the Special Counsel Investigation (Mueller Report)
17:55

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 Special Counsel to limit the scope to investigating election meddling for future elections only.

The President's Efforts to Curtail the Special Counsel Investigation (0:10)

  1. The President Asks Corey Lewandowski to Deliver a Message to Sessions to Curtail the Special Counsel Investigation (1:00)
  2. The President Follows Up with Lewandowski (3:47)
  3. The President Publicly Criticizes Sessions in a New York Times Interview (5:50)
  4. The President Orders Priebus to Demand Sessions's Resignation (7:24)

Analysis (11:46)

  1. Obstructive act (12:02)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (13:12)
  3. Intent (13:48)

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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)
20:11

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 involvement around crafting Trump Jr.'s response and avoiding a proactive strategy recommended by Hope Hicks.

The President's Efforts to Prevent Disclosure of Emails About the June 9, 2016 Meeting Between Russians and Senior Campaign Officials (0:08)

  1. The President Learns About the Existence of Emails Concerning the June 9, 2016 Trump Tower Meeting (0:51)
  2. The President Directs Communications Staff Not to Publicly Disclose Information About the June 9 Meeting (3:32)
  3. The President Directs Trump Jr.'s Response to Press Inquiries About the June 9 Meeting (6:04)
  4. The Media Reports on the June 9, 2016 Meeting (10:15)

Analysis (14:04)

  1. Obstructive act (14:15)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (16:35)
  3. Intent (17:15) 

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II.H. The President's Further Efforts to Have the Attorney General Take Over the Investigation (Mueller Report)
14:16

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 investigation.

The President's Further Efforts to Have the Attorney General Take Over the Investigation (0:08)

  1. The President Again Seeks to Have Sessions Reverse his Recusal (0:31)
  2. Additional Efforts to Have Sessions Unrecuse or Direct Investigations Covered by his Recusal (3:16)

Analysis (9:00)

  1. Obstructive act (9:14)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (10:51)
  3. Intent (11:27)

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II.I. The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel (Mueller Report)
17:34

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.

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The President Orders McGahn to Deny that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel (0:37)

  1. The Press Reports that the President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel (1:46)
  2. The President Seeks to Have McGahn Dispute the Press Reports (3:09) 

Analysis (8:50)

  1. Obstructive act (9:01)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (12:48)
  3. Intent (14:54)

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II.J. The President's Conduct Towards Flynn, Manafort, [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (Mueller Report)
24:01

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 Stone.

The President's Conduct Towards Flynn, Manafort, [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (0:08)

  1. Conduct Directed at Michael Flynn (1:05)
  2. Conduct Directed at Paul Manafort (3:59)
  3. [Redacted - Harm to Ongoing Matter] (14:28)

Analysis (14:40)

  1. Obstructive act (14:53)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (18:44)
  3. Intent (19:34)

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II.K. The President's Conduct Involving Michael Cohen (Mueller Report)
48:49

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 statements to attempt to distance Trump from Russia, and conduct by the President once Cohen began cooperating with the Special Council.

The President's Conduct Involving Michael Cohen (0:09)

  1. Candidate Trump's Awareness of and Involvement in the Trump Tower Moscow Project (2:00)
  2. Cohen Determines to Adhere to a "Party Line" Distancing Candidate Trump From Russia (8:06)
  3. Cohen Submits False Statements to Congress Minimizing the Trump Tower Moscow Project in Accordance with the Party Line (9:52)
  4. The President Sends Messages of Support to Cohen (19:51)
  5. The President's Conduct After Cohen Began Cooperating with the Government (25:53)

Analysis (36:00)

  1. Obstructive act (36:09)
    1. Whether the President or others aided or participated in Cohen's false statements to Congress (36:31)
    2. Whether the President took actions that would have the natural tendency to prevent Cohen from providing truthful information to the government (39:28)
  2. Nexus to a proceeding (41:40)
  3. Intent (42:02)

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II.L. Overarching Factual Issues (Mueller Report)
07:30

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 President's motives around the time of firing Comey. It also states that the President' s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, and was largely due to people surrounding the President declining to carry out orders.

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III.A. Statutory Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-Of-Justice Provisions to the Conduct Under Investigation (Mueller Report)
22:11

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 the Special Counsel's investigation: Section 1512(c)(2) of 18 U.S.C.

Legal Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-of-Justice Statutes to the President (0:29)

Statutory Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-Of-Justice Provisions to the Conduct Under Investigation (2:41)

  1. The Text of Section 1512(c)(2) Prohibits a Broad Range of Obstructive Acts (4:39)
  2. Judicial Decisions Support a Broad Reading of Section 1512(c)(2) (7:58)
  3. The Legislative History of Section 1512(c)(2) Does Not Justify Narrowing Its Text (12:11)
  4. General Principles of Statutory Construction Do Not Suggest That Section 1512(c)(2) is Inapplicable to the Conduct in this Investigation (15:28)
  5. Other Obstruction Statutes Might Apply to the Conduct in this Investigation (19:42)

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III.B. Constitutional Defenses to Applying Obstruction-Of-Justice Statutes to Presidential Conduct (Mueller Report)
29:42

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 when the President's official actions come into conflict with the prohibitions in the obstruction-of-justice statutes.

Constitutional Defenses to Applying Obstruction-Of-Justice Statutes to Presidential Conduct (0:09)

  1. The Requirement of a Clear Statement to Apply Statutes to Presidential Conduct Does Not Limit the Obstruction Statutes (1:56)
  2. Separation-of-Powers Principles Support the Conclusion that Congress May Validly Prohibit Corrupt Obstructive Acts Carried Out Through the President's Official Powers (7:29)
    1. The Supreme Court's Separation-of-Powers Balancing Test Applies In This Context (8:24)
    2. The Effect of Obstruction-of-Justice Statutes on the President's Capacity to Perform His Article II Responsibilities is Limited (11:54)
    3. Congress Has Power to Protect Congressional, Grand Jury, and Judicial Proceedings Against Corrupt Acts from Any Source (18:02)
  3. Ascertaining Whether the President Violated the Obstruction Statutes Would Not Chill his Performance of his Article II Duties (22:01)

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IV. Conclusion (Mueller Report)
06:12

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 him."

The podcast closes out with thanks to our Executive Producers and Associate Producers who initially helped to support this effort as well as others who helped provide value to this effort in some way.

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