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Delivering the Mueller Report, in audiobook-style format, without political commentary. Due to the wide public interest in the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election," this project started with the belief that quality audio of the report should be available for anyone to hear -- and not hidden behind a paywall or require a subscription. For many of us, reading through the report page-by-page is too time consuming. This is the report, availabl ...
 
Bringing you unfiltered public documents that deserve to be more accessible. Dan Williams, the voice behind the Mueller Report Audio podcast, reads some of the most important government documents for those who want the information, but may be too busy to read or simply want to do other things while consuming the information.
 
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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…
 
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 …
 
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. Nu…
 
On Friday, July 19, 2020 the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. Unredacted information in this section is located from 3:53 to 4:34 and 18:32 to 19:06. On April 18, 2019, the Department of Justice released the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidenti…
 
On Friday, July 19, 2020 the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. Unredacted information in this section is located from 1:59 to 2:38. Section III is delivered in four parts. This section covers the introduction to the section as well as part A, GRU Hacking Directed at the Clinton Campaig…
 
On Friday, July 19, 2020 the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. Unredacted information in this section is located from 6:50 to 8:03. Part 2 of 4 from Section III: Russian Hacking and Dumping Operations. This section explains the investigation's look into DCLeaks, Guccifer 2.0 and the us…
 
On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. This section of the Mueller Report contains the newly available information. Previously, this section had been heavily redacted up to section 1e, and the first four subsections are now largely unredacted. Most of the new a…
 
On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. This episode is a re-release of this section of the Mueller Report with the newly available information. Apart from a couple of mentions of Roger Stone's name, the unredacted material is primarily from 7:34 to 9:04 and 49:…
 
On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. In the days ahead, I'm planning to re-release sections of the Mueller Report with the newly available information. Apart from two mentions of Roger Stone's name, the primary unredacted material is from 12:57 to 13:17 in th…
 
On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. In the days ahead, I'm planning to re-release sections of the Mueller Report with the newly available information. Apart from an earlier mention of Roger Stone's name, the unredacted material is from 6:36 to 8:04 in this s…
 
On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. In the days ahead, I'm planning to re-release sections of the Mueller Report with the newly available information. This section's unredacted material is from 30:36 to 30:40. Part 4 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of…
 
On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. In the days ahead, I'm planning to re-release sections of the Mueller Report with the newly available information. The only unredacted material in this section appears at 33:26 and ends at 33:47. Part 11 of 12 from Section…
 
On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Department of Justice released unredacted portions of the Mueller Report relating to Roger Stone. In the days ahead, I'm planning to re-release sections of the Mueller Report with the newly available information. This is part 10 of 12 from Section II. Factual Results of the Obstruction Investigation. This subsection of…
 
This episode goes back to 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 Co…
 
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 concern…
 
With concerns around just how long the COVID-19 pandemic could impact our lives, the fact that we are in a presidential election year has brought up a number of questions. Does the President have the authority to cancel or postpone the election? What is the framework in place if an emergency keeps us from voting in November or we are somehow unable…
 
COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments to Individuals: Considerations on Using Advanced Refundable Credits as Economic Stimulus What is a refundable tax credit? (3:01) What does “advancing” a tax credit mean? (4:37) How long would it take for the IRS to begin issuing advanced credits? (6:54) How many individuals could receive an advanced refundable tax cre…
 
This episode begins with a recap of the amendments that were proposed during nearly 12 hours of arguments on the second day of the impeachment trial. The podcast covers the President's support for the rules in Senate Resolution 483 and the reasoning behind the opposition for these rules. SR483 was adopted with a 53-47 vote. Pat Cipollone's Opening …
 
Watching multiple news outlets, it can be interesting to hear how public documents are characterized in different ways. One of the reasons I'm doing this show is so people can hear the words for themselves and make their own decisions, rather than relying on others to characterize a document for them. After seeing this exchange on the Daily Show wi…
 
On Friday, December 13th, the House Judiciary Committee did something that had only been done twice before in history by voting on and passing articles of impeachment. The two articles of impeachment are contained within House Resolution 755 titled, "Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors." Th…
 
This episode focuses on October’s Incursion into Syria and the withdrawal of US troops that was reported on the in media. However, this episode provides a much deeper understanding of the issues in the region and offers information and analysis on five points with regard to Turkey: Turkey’s strategic orientation toward the United States and Russia,…
 
Over the past two weeks, the House Intelligence Committee heard from a dozen witnesses regarding military aid that had been held back from Ukraine. Senator Ron Johnson is one of 17 members of the Senate Ukraine caucus and was among the delegation who attended the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine. Last week, he was asked by Ho…
 
Continuing the series of episodes following the House impeachment inquiry and focusing on the opening statements of testimony, David Holmes testified in the morning of Nov. 21, 2019, before the House Intelligence Committee. Mr. Holmes, a career Foreign Service Officer, testified that he was present when Ambassador Gordon Sondland spoke directly wit…
 
This episode continues the series following the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, focusing on the opening statements from witness testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Dr. Fiona Hill testified in the morning of Nov. 21, 2019, before the House Intelligence Committee. Dr. Hill is the former National Security Council se…
 
Continuing the series of episodes following the House impeachment inquiry and focusing on the opening statements of testimony, Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, testified in the afternoon of Nov. 20, 2019. Cooper was asked to testify because, as part of her duties, she interacted with Ukrainian offici…
 
This episode continues the series following the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, focusing on the opening statements from witness testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, was appointed to the position by President Trump and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 29, …
 
This episode continues the series following the impeachment inquiry, focusing on the opening statements of the House testimony. Ambassador Kurt Volker was the first to testify behind closed doors on Oct 3. That testimony resulted in the text messages that were released surrounding concerns of withholding military assistance. For those text messages…
 
This episode provides the House impeachment inquiry statement from Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Col. Vindman was the second person to testify on Tuesday November 19. He is an Army officer, an Iraq War veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart, and is recognized as an expert in Russia and Ukraine. In July 2018, he was detailed to the White Hou…
 
This episode provides the House impeachment inquiry statements of Jennifer Williams and Timothy Morrison. The following two episodes will feature the opening statements of two others who testified on Tuesday, November 19. Jennifer Williams serves as the Special Adviser for Europe and Russia in the Office of the Vice President. Timothy Morrison is t…
 
On Friday, November 15, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. This is her full opening statement. This will be a busy week of testimony for the House Intelligence Committee. Tuesday morning: Jennifer Williams, Special Advisor for Europe and Russia, Office of …
 
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a full committee open hearing for the impeachment inquiry with Ambassador William B. Taylor and Mr. George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, both appearing as witnesses. George Kent Testimony (1:21) Bill Taylor Testi…
 
On October 31, 2019, the House of Representatives voted 232-196 on a resolution that provides the rules of the impeachment investigation. What is an impeachment investigation and why might it important to have a recorded vote? Excerpts from recent report by the Congressional Research Service titled Congressional Access to Information in an Impeachm…
 
In the previous three episodes, this show has offered a reading of the White House memo that documented the call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine, the whistleblower's complaint, and texts released by Congress surrounding the issue of withholding military assistance from Ukraine. On October 8, Pat Cipollone, Counsel to the Presid…
 
On October 3, 2019, three committees in the House of Representatives joined in providing an update with regard to impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Their press release states that current and former State Department officials produced documents surrounding the concern of withholding military assistance from Ukraine around the same ti…
 
On October 3, 2019, three committees in the House of Representatives joined in providing an update with regard to impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Their press release states that current and former State Department officials produced documents surrounding the concern of withholding military assistance from Ukraine around the same ti…
 
On September 26, 2019, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a declassified whistleblower complaint. The complainants letter alleged that President Trump sought to pressure the Ukrainian President to take actions to help the president's 2020 re-election. The complaint is available via the House Permanent Select Committee on …
 
On September 26, 2019, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a declassified whistleblower complaint. The complainants letter alleged that President Trump sought to pressure the Ukrainian President to take actions to help the president's 2020 re-election. The complaint is available via the House Permanent Select Committee on …
 
On September 25, 2019, President Donald J. Trump released a declassified, unredacted memorandum of a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from July 25th, 2019. The released memorandum is available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Unclassified09.2019.pdf Even though this document is only four…
 
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