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Senate Russia Report Vol. 1: Russian Efforts Against Election Infrastructure

This is a reading of the first volume from the five-volume Report of the Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate on Russian Active Measures Campaigns and Interference in the 2016 U.S. Election. This document focuses specifically on Russian efforts to attack our election infrastructure. It explains security concerns with various U.S. voting machines, the…
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The Second Impeachment Report: Materials in Support of H. Res. 24, Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors

On January 25, 2021, the House of Representatives delivered a single Article of Impeachment against President Trump to the United States Senate. On January 12, 2021, the majority staff of the House Judiciary Committee released the first public staff report detailing the events of January 6, 2021, when insurrectionists broke into the U.S. Capitol. The…
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IV. Conclusion – Mueller Report Volume 2

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…
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III. Legal Defenses to the Application of Obstruction-of-Justice Statutes to the President – Mueller Report Volume 2

Part A of this subsection of Volume 2 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. Part B 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. This…
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II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation – Mueller Report Volume 2

This episode covers Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation, pages 15 to 158 of Volume 2 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” This section of the report details the evidence obtained. Beginning with an overview of how Russia became an issue in the 2016 presidential…
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I. Background Legal and Evidentiary Principles – Mueller Report Volume 2

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…
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Executive Summary to Volume 2 – Mueller Report

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…
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Introduction to Volume 2 – Mueller Report

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.   Presented by Timberlane Media – patreon.com/timberlanemedia Donate…
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V. Prosecution and Declination Decisions – Mueller Report Volume 1

As part of the final section of Volume 1 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election,” 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. V. Prosecution and Declination Decisions (1:14)…
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IV. Russian Government Links To and Contacts With The Trump Campaign – Mueller Report Volume 1

This Section describes the principal links between the Trump Campaign and individuals with ties to the Russian government, including some contacts with Campaign officials or associates that have been publicly reported to involve Russian contacts. The Office investigated whether those contacts constituted a third avenue of attempted Russian interference with or influence on the 2016…
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