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(3,284 posts)
Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:40 PM Jul 2019

READ THIS: Mueller Report for Non Lawyers

Now EVERYONE can read the Mueller Report!! (Trust me, I bought the real thing and I was overwhelmed and being a lay person, just could not read it)

But now here is a version for us Lay Persons!!


Editor's note

It feels as if nobody read the Mueller report. That's a shame, because it's an important document, depicting possible crimes by a sitting US president.

But not reading it makes sense. As a narrative, the document is a disaster. And at 448 pages, it's too long to grind through. For long stretches, it reads less like a story and more like a terms-of-service agreement. The instinct to click "next" is strong.

And yet, buried within the Mueller report, there is a narrative that reads in parts like a thriller, like a comedy, like a tragedy — and, most important — like an indictment. The facts are compelling, all the more so because they come not from President Donald Trump's critics or "fake news" reports, but from Trump's own handpicked colleagues and associates. The story just needed to be rearranged in a better form.

So we hired Mark Bowden, a journalist and author known for his brilliant works of narrative nonfiction like "Black Hawk Down," "Killing Pablo," and "Hue 1968."

Our assignment for him was simple. Use the interviews and facts laid out in the Mueller report (plus those from reliable, fact-checked sources and published firsthand accounts) to do what he does best: Tell a story recounting Mueller's report that's so gripping it will hold your attention (and maybe your congressional representative's).

We also hired Chad Hurd, an illustrator from the art department of "Archer." We asked him to draw out scenes from the report to bring them to life.

Here's what Bowden and Hurd gave us …


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READ THIS: Mueller Report for Non Lawyers (Original Post) aeromanKC Jul 2019 OP
Thanks for this. Delphinus Jul 2019 #1
If only Rachel could do a series of Mueller Report Block A's to walk us through it aeromanKC Jul 2019 #3
Kicking for later reading smirkymonkey Jul 2019 #2
Started it but it's really long ... bookmarked to finish, seems quite good ... mr_lebowski Jul 2019 #4
The redaction's in the Report.. stillcool Jul 2019 #7
The little I've read so far is good! Control-Z Jul 2019 #5
Thanks! Sent this to my kids. Pacifist Patriot Jul 2019 #6


(3,284 posts)
3. If only Rachel could do a series of Mueller Report Block A's to walk us through it
Wed Jul 10, 2019, 01:59 PM
Jul 2019

But in lieu of that, hopefully this will help us get briefed before next week's testimony!!



(33,643 posts)
4. Started it but it's really long ... bookmarked to finish, seems quite good ...
Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:07 PM
Jul 2019

I do wish they'd mentioned that 'russian adoptions' is not some random thing. It's DIRECTLY related to US Sanctions against Russia under the Magnitsky Act. A more obvious 'code word' could not have been conjured up by anyone.

I'm sure I'll have some further complaints, given how obsessively I've followed this story, but ... overall it seems promising as a well-written understandable narrative.


(15,681 posts)
5. The little I've read so far is good!
Wed Jul 10, 2019, 02:30 PM
Jul 2019

I expected an excerpt with a link to purchase or download a "book" but it appears to be there in it's entirety, at the link - shorter than I would have expected. It is probably good for the average busy person, though. As it is I'll still have to wait until I can sit for a bit to read it.

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