The Mueller Report: A Reading

Ep 6: IV Russian Government Links to and Contacts with the Trump Campaign (part 1)

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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.
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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.
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Ep. 7: IV Russian Government Links to and Contacts with the Trump Campaign (part 2)
This episode is part two of several needed to cover Volume I, Section IV of the Mueller Report, which is entitled “Russian Government Links to and Contacts with the Trump Campaign.” Today’s narration will cover Section A, Part 3, Carter Page, and Part 4, Dimitri Simes and the Center for the National Interest (or CNI), a think tank with expertise in and connections with the Russian Government. These sections relate the Russian contacts of Trump campaign policy advisor, Carter Page, and detail the connections to the Trump campaign--including with then-Senator Jeff Sessions and Trump son-in-law, Jared Kushner--through CNI and its CEO, Dimitri Simes, all during the period of the campaign from September 2015 through election day, November 8, 2016. Carter Page, if you’ll recall, was the subject of a FISA warrant—FISA an acronym for the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows for surveillance of agents of foreign governments. Trump has repeatedly used this warrant as the basis for his claim that the Obama administration spied on his campaign. If you’d like more details on this controversial FISA warrant, Phillip Ewing breaks it all down in an article on the NPR website (which also includes a full copy of the redacted document itself). You can find a link to the article on the podcast webpage: www.papertrailmedia.co/podcast.
47:08
December 9, 2019
Ep 6: IV Russian Government Links to and Contacts with the Trump Campaign (part 1)
Volume I, Section IV of the Mueller Report--"Russian Government Links to and Contacts with the Trump Campaign" explores the events and connections between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. A very lengthy and very dense section, its narration will be split among three episodes.  This Episode 6, Part I, will cover the first half of subsection A: "Campaign Period (September 2015--November 8, 2016). Among the subject detailed in this episode are the Trump Organization's efforts to find Russian partners and Russian government support for a Trump Tower project in Moscow to Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos's contacts, which in part initially helped spark the investigation into the Trump campaign's Russian contacts.
1:37:27
November 18, 2019
Ep. 5, Pt. II: III Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations (Subsection D)
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."
40:46
October 15, 2019
Ep. 5, Pt. I: III. Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations (Subsections A, B, and C)
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.
58:35
September 22, 2019
Ep. 4 II Russian "Active Measures" Social Media Campaign
This episode begins to explore the findings of Russia's social media campaign within the United States and how it interfered with U.S. political discourse during the 2016 presidential election.
40:04
July 24, 2019
Ep. 3 I. The Special Counsel's Investigation
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.
16:13
May 12, 2019
Ep. 2 Executive Summary to Volume I
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.
33:43
May 7, 2019
Ep. 1 Introduction to Volume I
Setting the parameters of the investigation.
11:38
May 3, 2019
Introducing The Mueller Report: A Reading
Welcome. Here's what you can expect from this podcast.
03:02
April 30, 2019
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