We’re calling on Americans to start local reading groups across the country and to join us for a once-weekly broadcast to discuss the Mueller Report.
The Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, otherwise known as the Mueller Report, is the 448-page report prepared by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III that was released in redacted form to the public on Thursday, April 18, 2019. The document is incredibly important for a number of reasons. It stands as the most in-depth summary that the United States government has produced about the Russian effort to interfere in the 2016 election on behalf of Donald Trump, and it chronicles a President and a White House intent on obstructing the investigation into that effort.
Donald Trump and his Attorney General, William Barr, are betting that most Americans will not read this report for themselves.
So far, they are right. According to a CNN poll, only 24% of Americans say they have read any of Mueller's report, A full 75% have opted not to read the 448-page document, and just 3% report having read the entire thing.
We need to change that, because this is too important. The report joins similar documents as a historical record that will be debated for decades, even as its conclusions continue to reverberate through today’s politics. Because of the blatant attempts by the administration to cover up and lie about the contents of the report, it is imperative for all Americans to know what is in this document, what questions still remain and what it means for the future of Donald Trump’s presidency and beyond.
Working with policy and legal experts, we will review the report over the course four weeks, spending two weeks on each of the report’s two volumes. We will scrutinize every page — including footnotes and redactions — for what they might tell us about the investigations at the heart of the report and their consequences. And, we’ll challenge you each week to help raise awareness in your community about the report and the ongoing hearings on corruption in the White House.
How can I participate?
You can start a reading group of your own in your own group or community.
You can sign up to receive a weekly reading guide and information about a weekly online discussion.
You can encourage others in your community to engage with the report and its findings — we’ll send you suggestions!
Over the course of four weeks, we will read the Mueller Report together, section by section. We will hear from legal and policy experts to explain its contents and address key questions, and we will debate and discuss its findings online. Our ultimate goal is that Mueller Book Club participants not only will understand the implications of the report, but that they will use that understanding to inform their friends, family and communities about what it means to them.
All book club participants will read the entire report over a four-week period.
With experts and analysts, we will analyze the report’s findings and conclusions.
In online forums, we will discuss the questions and implications of the report.
Together, we will share our understanding of the report with our communities.