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Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:28 PM

We hired the author of 'Black Hawk Down' and an illustrator from 'Archer' to adapt the Mueller

report so you'll actually read it

Editor's note

It feels as if nobody read the Mueller report. That's a shame, because it's an important document, depicting possible crimes by a sitting US president.

But not reading it makes sense. As a narrative, the document is a disaster. And at 448 pages, it's too long to grind through. For long stretches, it reads less like a story and more like a terms-of-service agreement. The instinct to click "next" is strong.
And yet, buried within the Mueller report, there is a narrative that reads in parts like a thriller, like a comedy, like a tragedy and, most important like an indictment. The facts are compelling, all the more so because they come not from President Donald Trump's critics or "fake news" reports, but from Trump's own handpicked colleagues and associates. The story just needed to be rearranged in a better form.

So we hired Mark Bowden, a journalist and author known for his brilliant works of narrative nonfiction like "Black Hawk Down," "Killing Pablo," and "Hue 1968." Our assignment for him was simple. Use the interviews and facts laid out in the Mueller report (plus those from reliable, fact-checked sources and published firsthand accounts) to do what he does best: Tell a story recounting Mueller's report that's so gripping it will hold your attention (and maybe your congressional representative's). We also hired Chad Hurd, an illustrator from the art department of "Archer." We asked him to draw out scenes from the report to bring them to life.

Here's what Bowden and Hurd gave us https://www.insider.com/mueller-report-rewritten-trump-russia-mark-bowden-archer-2019-7?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

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Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:42 PM

1. I'm about half way through it.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019, 02:55 PM

2. When is the made for tv movie coming out?

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Response to PufPuf23 (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2019, 03:00 PM

3. I read it.

Took me 2 weeks. I passed my copy on to be read by a friend. I guess anything that gets folks to read it will help.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019, 03:20 PM

4. thanks for the alert

I'm reading now, too.

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Sat Jul 13, 2019, 06:14 PM

5. I bought the WAPO printed edition when went to Dr. in Eureka Thursday.

Now sits on the back of the main toilet I use. Other books are a 1971 world atlas, a 1924 world atlas, Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces (from a lit seminar took as junior in HS), and Gleick's Chaos: Making a New Science. They have been there over a decade. Actually do not read on toilet but if have reason to tarry look at the old maps.

Hopefully Trump (and Barr) will be impeached and the Giants win another World Series before I finish reading the Mueller Report.

Related that to a friend yesterday who steered me to the insider synopsis.

"Just about the same feelings I had until coming across this piece. Please, give this one a try. Bowden did an excellent job in removing the coma-inducing aspects of the report and putting the various important findings in both excellent context and perspective."

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