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Good luck discovering the Mueller report on the Justice Division’s web site

You shouldn’t have any bother acquiring a transcript and video of the legal professional basic’s deceptive “no collusion” speech from the Justice Division (it’s on the company’s homepage they usually’ve tweeted it out), however good luck discovering the precise report, which actually doesn’t exonerate the president of wrongdoing.

Sure, thousands and thousands have the chance to learn the redacted model of the 400-page “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Election: Volumes I and II” — or, because it’s extra colloquially recognized, “The Mueller report.” However first it’s a must to discover it.

The excellent news is that you simply gained’t need to file a Freedom of Info Act request to acquire it, which is a aid, because the Justice Division, in a letter to ThinkProgress yesterday, mentioned it should want an extra 10 days to course of that request. (We plan on obstinately insisting that they hew to this settlement.)

The unhealthy information is that you simply gained’t discover the report instantly obtainable on the principle web page of the Division of Justice’s web site, even supposing the report is at present essentially the most compelling cause to go to the DoJ’s web site within the first place.

On their essential web page, nonetheless, you’ll readily uncover a hyperlink to Legal professional Common William Barr’s ready remarks on the discharge of the Mueller report in addition to a hyperlink to a video of Barr delivering these remarks. (Make certain you begin the video on the 19:04 mark until you want ready and watching a preview card for 20 minutes.)

As a way to find the report itself, it’s a must to navigate to the a part of the Justice Division’s web site that’s particularly been sectioned off for the particular counsel’s workplace at justice.gov/sco. On the DOJ’s essential web page, nonetheless, there’s no point out that the particular counsel’s part exists. There’s no hyperlink, both. The particular counsel doesn’t present up on the division’s organizational chart.

Fortunately, it may be discovered by typing “particular counsel” into the search bar.

It’s all a bit of obtuse, particularly contemplating the truth that there are completely good locations on extra distinguished pages to stash a hyperlink to the report.

Right here is the place a standard particular person would possibly look forward to finding a hyperlink to the Mueller Report.

An inquiry to the Justice Division’s webmaster returned this reply: “Thanks on your e-mail to the U.S. Division of Justice Webmaster. The Report is posted at  https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf and linked from the Particular Counsel’s site at https://www.justice.gov/sco.”

DOJ Public Affairs Specialist Peter Carr equally affirmed to ThinkProgress that the report may very well be discovered on the particular counsel’s part of the webpage. Inquiries concerning the choice to exclude a hyperlink on the principle web page, or whether or not there is perhaps a hyperlink to the report appended to the web page sooner or later, went unanswered.

Maybe the simplest factor to do below the circumstances is simply get the Mueller report from us:

 

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