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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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I. The Special Counsel’s Investigation – Mueller Report Volume 1

Section 1 of Volume 1 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” The section is titled “I. The Special Counsel’s Investigation” from pages 11 to 13 of the report.   Presented by Timberlane Media – patreon.com/timberlanemedia Donate anonymously – glow.fm/insider Or Donate with Crypto Music by Lee Rosevere

Executive Summary to Volume 1 – Mueller Report

This section covers the “Executive Summary to Volume 1” from pages 4 to 10 of the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.”  Russian Social Media Campaign (1:16) Russian Hacking Operations (3:27) Russian Contacts with the Campaign (6:06) 2015 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (7:26) Spring 2016 Russian Contacts with…
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Introduction to Volume 1 – Mueller Report

On April 18, 2019, the Department of Justice released the “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” In June and November of 2020, previously unredacted information was released. With these releases, this is the first of 13 sections that will be re-released to attempt to provide the most up-to-date and…
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Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee

This episode is a reading of a September 22, 2020, Congressional Research Service report titled, “Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee.” The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is an event of major significance in American politics. Each appointment is of consequence because of the enormous judicial power the Supreme Court…
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Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration’s Decimation of the State Department

On July 28, 2020, the Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relations released a 46-page report documenting their concerns with regard to length vacancies of key positions within the State Department, the vetting of nominees for Presidential appointees that have to be confirmed by the Senate and issues of morale under Secretary…
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The Horowitz Report Executive Summary – Review of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

On December 9, 2019, U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 478-page report titled, “Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation.” This report identified at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications. It also found no evidence that political bias…
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Middle East Marshall Plan (Part 2): Corporate interests push to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

This episode builds off of the previous show’s reading of the February 2019 Interim Staff Report for the Committee on Oversight and Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. Months after the February report, the same House committee released a July 2019 document titled, “Corporate and Foreign Interests Behind White House Push to Transfer U.S.…
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Middle East Marshall Plan (Part 1): Whistleblowers concern with transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

This episode covers a February 2019 Interim Staff Report for the Committee on Oversight and Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. This report is titled, “Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with  Trump Administration’s Efforts to Transfer Sensitive Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia.” EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (2:51) Summary of Whistleblower Concerns (9:26) Limitations and Next Steps (13:14)…
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Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results of a National Pulse Survey March 23-27, 2020

On April 3, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a 41-page report documenting the significant challenges facing the health care industry in caring for patients with COVID-19.  With widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), concerns were mounting at hospitals around keeping staff safe. There were concerns of hospitals being overwhelmed…
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