If you've watched even one news broadcast over the last couple of years you know that Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, has been busy. He has spent the last 22 months investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent attempts by the president, Donald Trump, to obstruct said investigation. Now that the findings of his investigation have been released, it's important we read them for ourselves. However, since you might not have time to read a 448-page, information-dense, legal report, I've decided to read it to you.
This episode concludes Section III of Volume I of the Mueller Report: "Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations." Narration of this episode will cover the second half of the section, which is comprised of the fourth and final subsection D: "Trump Campaign and the Dissemination of the Hacked Materials."
This episode, Episode 5, Part I, will cover sections A, B, and C, which are respectively subtitled: “GRU Hacking Directed at the Clinton Campaign”, “Dissemination of the Hacked Materials”, and “Additional GRU Cyber Operations”. These three sections cover 14 pages and include 81 footnotes.
This section begins to outline the who and what of the Russian government's interference in the 2016 elections in the United States.
This section of the Mueller Report provides us with information on the genesis of the investigation, the scope of the Special Counsel's mandate, and the structure and procedures of the Office of the Special Counsel.
The Special Counsel lays out the contents of Volume I of the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election. The Summary is divided into sections covering the Russian Social Media Campaign, the Russian Hacking Operations, Russian Contacts with the Trump campaign, and The Special Counsel's Charging Decisions.