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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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III. Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations – Mueller Report Volume 1

Section III of Volume 1 of the Mueller Report describes the Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations. The primary topics include GRU hacking directed at the Clinton campaign; the investigation’s look into DCLeaks, Guccifer 2.0 and the use of Wikileaks; the investigation’s findings of the Russian efforts to target individuals involved in the Clinton Campaign and…
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II. Russian “Active Measures” Social Media Campaign – Mueller Report Volume 1

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 (Volume 1).” The November 2020 update to this section uncovers…
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