Join the Mueller Book Club

Join the Mueller Book Club

by digby

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Michigan Rep. Justin Amash last week became the first Republican member of Congress to announce that, in his view, the Mueller Report proves President Donald Trump should be impeached.

None of Amash’s GOP colleagues have signed on to his assessment. Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, for one, said Amash “has reached a different conclusion than I have. ... I don’t think impeachment is the right way to go.”

But Romney, an occasional Trump critic, did add that “every individual has to make their own judgement.”

To do that, it helps to have read Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report about Russia’s election interference and President Trump’s response to the various investigations into it.

That is what the Mueller Book Club is trying to get Americans to do.

The book club, sponsored by a collection of activist groups, offers free PDF and audio downloads of the report. It is establishing reading groups around the country and offering online forums and guides. The organizers insist that reading the report from “cover to cover ... is incredibly important” and points out, with alarm, that a recent poll found that 75 percent of Americans “have opted not to read the 448-page document, and just 3 percent report having read the entire thing.” You can sign up on the website to be part of a local reading group.

The book club at the moment is a work in progress, with parts of the website still featuring “placeholder text.” But various Mueller Report readers -- including Oregon’s senior senator, Ron Wyden -- have gotten the ball rolling by using social media to highlight pertinent excerpts and their own analysis. In this form, the report almost reads like a John Grisham thriller. Check out some examples below:

This thread contains images with passages from the Mueller Report. I will add new ones as I create them.

If you want, share them on Facebook, Instagram, print on fliers or t-shirts or postcards.

I want to show America what's in that report.
— Tami Burages (@tburages) May 12, 2019

President made just as jurors were considering whether to convict or acquit Manafort.”

From page 132: “Evidence concerning the President’s conduct towards Manafort indicates that the President intended to encourage Manafort to not cooperate with the government. ...”
— Char Sachson (@charsachson) May 20, 2019

Let’s not forget that one of the biggest overlooked bombshells in the #MuellerReport was Russia’s 2016 infiltration of a voting technology company.
— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) May 13, 2019

Yes. I just read this page of the #MuellerReport on @cspan. Tune in as we make our way through volume 2. You deserve to know the truth ➡️
— Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon (@RepMGS) May 17, 2019

Check out the Mueller Book Club, here.