The Mueller report is 203,028 words long. Here’s a much shorter version, centered around its primary subject.
The President said, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go.”
The President had not directed Flynn to discuss sanctions with Kislyak.
The President told White House Counsel Donald McGahn to stop Sessions from recusing.
The President took Sessions aside at an event and urged him to “unrecuse.”
The President was personally under investigation.
The President decided to terminate Comey.
The President had decided to fire Comey before hearing from the Department of Justice.
The President told Sessions, “I’m not going to do anything or direct you to do anything.”
The President had ordered him to have the Special Counsel removed.
The President had directed McGahn to have the Special Counsel removed.
The President praised Manafort in public, said that Manafort was being treated unfairly.
The President had been repeatedly told he was not personally under investigation.
The President declined to be interviewed.
The President thought the Russia story was developed to undermine the legitimacy of his election.
The President asked Flynn to resign.
The President reiterated that he hoped Comey would stay on as FBI director.
The President greeted Comey and said he looked forward to working with him.
The President asked him to repeat it, so he did.
The President was unhappy with Flynn for other reasons at this time.
The President was not good by December 2016.
The President did not acknowledge any FBI interest in or contact with Flynn.
The President requested loyalty, has remained consistent throughout.
The President was upset and asked him for information on the conversations.
The President took office.
The President asked him whether he had lied to the Vice President.
The President responded, “Okay.”
The President hugged Flynn, shook his hand, and said, “We’ll give you a good recommendation.”
The President said, “Now that we fired Flynn , the Russia thing is over.”
The President said, “[w]hat do you mean?”
The President told Christie to call Comey and tell him that The President “really like[s] him.”
The President met with Comey, Sessions, and other officials for a homeland security briefing.
The President dismissed the other attendees and stated that he wanted to speak to Comey alone.
The President sent him away.
The President returned to Flynn, saying “he is a good guy and has been through a lot.”
The President asked Comey to stay behind.
The President told reporters , “General Flynn is a wonderful man.”
The President did not say that Flynn had lied to him.
The President said that Flynn was just “doing the job,” and “if anything, he did something right.”
The President did not want Flynn saying bad things about him.
The President told him, “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go.”
The President told her he had never asked Comey to stay behind in his office.
The President told McGahn he did not think he had crossed any lines.
The President told Christie that firing Flynn would put an end to the Russia inquiries.
The President was trying to have McFarland lie.
The President was very upset with him and did not think he had done his duty as Attorney General .
The President opened the conversation by saying, “I don’t have a lawyer.”
The President told advisors he wanted to call the Acting Attorney
The President thought Comey was acting like “his own branch of government.
The President was “beside himself” over Comey’ s testimony.
The President was under a cloud and it made it hard for him to govern.
The President asked Comey what could be done to “lift the cloud.”
The President said several times, “We need to get that fact out.”
The President said, “I know you told me not to, but I called Comey anyway.”
The President asked Coats to intervene with Comey and “stop “ the investigation.
The President was concerned about the impact of the Russia investigation on his ability to govern.
The President met with McGahn, Sessions, and Sessions’s Chief of Staff Jody Hunt.
The President became very upset and directed his anger at Sessions.
The President said, “This is terrible Jeff.”
The President said the same thing each time.
The President had decided to fire Comey and asked for Sessions’s and Rosenstein’s views.
The President started the meeting by saying, “I’m going to read you letter. Don’t talk me out of this. I’ve made my decision.”
The President said that Comey should be removed and asked Sessions and Rosenstein for their views.
The President told Rosenstein he would appr ec iate it if Rosenstein put it in his letter anyway .
The President insisted that it be included.
The President asked what he should do.
The President responded, “Yes.”
The President participated in an interview with Lester Holt.
The President told Holt, “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.”
The President said, “As far as I’m concerned, I want that thing to be absolutely done properly.”
The President affirmed that he expected the new FBI director to continue the Russia investigation.
The President told McCabe he fired Comey for that reason.
The President had already decided to fire Comey.
The President wanted to protect himself from an investigation into his campaign.
The President had a motive to put the FBI’s Russia investigation behind him.
The President had decided to fire Comey before the White House solicited those recommendations.
The President did not follow up with McGahn on his request to have the Special Counsel removed.
The President said to him, “you were supposed to protect me,” or words to that effect.
The President said he wanted Sessions to stay.
The President shook Sessions’s hand but did not return the resignation letter.
The President told him that the letter was back at the White House, somewhere in the residence.
The President did not respond when Bannon pushed back on the stated conflicts of interest.
The President was strongly considering firing the Special Counsel.
The President was considering firing the Special Counsel.
The President was upset with him.
The President was under investigation.
The President was at Camp David.
The President said something like, “You gotta do this.”
The President had called at least twice and in one of the calls asked “have you done it?”
The President wanted the Department of Justice to take action to remove the Special Counsel.
The President was himself being investigated for obstruction of justice.
The President knew that he should not have made thos e calls to McGahn.
The President sought to use his official powers to remove the Special Counsel.
The President had asked Lewandowski to get Sessions’s resignation.
The President told Priebus that he had to get Sessions to resign immediately.
The President did not directly say so.
The President relented and agreed not to ask Sessions to resign.
The President sent another tweet shortly before this one.
The President sought to exclude his and his campaign’s conduct from the investigation’s scope.
The President met with Lewandowski alone in the Oval Office.
The President said he did not want to know about it and they should not go to the press.
The President responded, “then just say that.
The President told Hicks to say only that Trump Jr. took a brief meeting and it was about Russian adoption.
The President had not approved the statement.
The President knew about the emails.
The President had been personally involved in preparing Trump Jr.
The President didn’t sign off on anything.
The President was not involved in the drafting of the statement.
The President rejected Trump Jr.’s draft statement
The President did not mention the offer of derogatory information about Clinton.
The President sought to prevent disclosure of the emails in those official proceedings.
The President asked him if Brand was good, tough, and “on the team.”
The President asked Sessions to reverse his recusal from campaign-related investigations.
The President told Porter to “Keep in touch with your friend,” in reference to Brand.
The President asked to speak with Sessions in the Oval Office at the end of a cabinet meeting.
The President said , “I don’t know if you could un-recuse yourself.
The President Tried to Fire the Special Counsel
the president began to argue that Mr. had three conflicts of interest.
The President asked Sanders to contact McGahn about the story.
The President complained about the Times article to Porter.
The President said that McGahn leaked to the media to make himself look good.
The President suggested that McGahn would be fired if he did not write the letter.
The President followed through with firing him on that basis.
The President said , “I never said to fire Mueller.”
The President asked McGahn , “Did I say the word ‘fire’?
The President asked McGahn whether he would “do a correction,” and McGahn said no.
The President was testing his mettle to see how committed McGahn was to what happened.
The President said , “I’ve had a lot of great lawyers, like Roy Cohn.”
The President “did have that conversation” about removing the Special Counsel.
The President was referring to Donaldson’s notes, which The President thought of as McGahn’s notes.
The President said, “Fake news, folks.”
The President said he might “have to get rid of’ McGahn if McGahn did not comply.
The President asked for Flynn’s resignation on February 13, 2017.
The President told the press , “I feel badly about a lot of them.”
The President said, “I don’t want to talk about that.”
The President commented on the trial from the South Lawn of the White House.
The President said, “I don’t talk about that now.”
The President did not take further questions.
The President said: “[Cohen] makes a better deal when he uses me, like everybody else.”
The President said that flipping was “not fair” and “almost ought to be outlawed .”
The President suggested that it was “very brave” that Manafort did not “flip”.
The President said, “It was never discussed, but I wouldn’t take it off the table.”
The President had already described the treatment of Manafort.
The President responded with a series of tweets predicting that Cohen would not “flip.” …
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Here’s a transcript from the latest episode of Artist in the Archive. You can listen to the full episode here.
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