Special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr last week on his two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, and a circus has ensued. As speculation mounts around Barr’s letter to Congress summarizing his “principal conclusions” of the special counsel’s report—which many have read and misread to fit their own biases and suspicions—it is important to remember that neither the public nor Congress has seen the full report. On this week’s pod, Judd Legum, founder of the Popular Information newsletter and former editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress, helps us break down the spectacle that has consumed so much of Washington and beyond.
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Daniella Gibbs Legér is the executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center. Chris Ford is the broadcast coordinator at the Center.