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Watch the Mueller Report: ‘The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts’

Via Deadline.com: The cast for last night’s live-streamed all-star reading (from New York City’s historic Riverside Church) of The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts – playwright Robert Schenkkan’s adaptation of the Mueller Report – included Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, John Lithgow, Frederick Weller, Ben Mckenzie, Michael Shannon, Noah Emmerich, Justin Long, Jason Alexander, Gina Gershon, Wilson Cruz, Joel Grey, Alyssa Milano, Kyra Sedgwick, Alfre Woodard, Piper Perabo, Zachary Quinto, and Aidan Quinn.

But performers who were unable to appear in person – including Sigourney Weaver, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mark Hamill – joined in this taped segment, outlining 10 possible acts of obstruction of justice committed by Donald Trump. Annette Bening kicks things off, with Hamill, Mark Ruffalo, Louis-Dreyfus and others each tackling a possible obstruction. Bening brings it home at the end.

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Stars Read the Mueller Report

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Mixed Messages from Mueller

New York Times: “At long last, the sphinx of Washington spoke on Wednesday, and here is what President Trump heard: ‘Case closed.’ Here is what the president’s adversaries heard: ‘Time to impeach.’”

New York Times

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Keep The Story Straight: What Mueller Said Was That It’s Out of His Hands

If you’re already seeing the spin crop up in your friends’ social media posts, keep them straight. Mueller didn’t say what the Trump team claims. He did NOT say, as Sarah Sanders did:

The report was clear—there was no collusion, no conspiracy—and the Department of Justice confirmed there was no obstruction.

Sanders is correct if by, “Department of Justice” you mean only Attorney General William Barr.

What Mueller himself said is that he investigated what he was engaged to look into, and that it’s not his place to indict the president. In fact, only Congress can take action on the misdeeds of a president. And that’s called impeachment.

Enumerati

Dems to Stage a Dramatic Reading of the Redacted Mueller Report

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“More than 20 House Democrats will stage a marathon public reading of the entire redacted Mueller report beginning Thursday at noon, and likely ending in the early morning hours of Friday,” the Washington Post reports.

Enumerati

A Majority of Americans Want to Hear from Mueller

54%

A new Economist/YouGov Poll finds that a 54% of Americans agree with congressional Democrats about wanting to hear from special counsel Robert Mueller himself about the Russia investigation and its findings, while just 20% disagree. Also interesting: By 54% to 22%, Americans want the full Mueller report released to Congress.

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Almost Everybody Wants Mueller’s Report to Be Public

87%

A new CNN poll finds that 87% of Americans say special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators should produce a full, public report on their findings, a sentiment that crosses party lines.

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Giuliani Wants Chance to ‘Correct’ Mueller’s Report

“As a matter of fairness, they should show it to you — so we can correct it if they’re wrong. They’re not God, after all. They could be wrong.”

— Rudy Giuliani, telling The Hill that President Trump’s legal team should be allowed to “correct” special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report before Congress or the American people get the chance to read it.