The work presented here is an index to the Mueller Report (Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III, issued in two volumes by the U.S. Department of Justice, Washington D.C., March 2019) .
The Special Counsel Investigation began with indications that Russian interests were interfering in U.S. politics and the 2016 Campaign by posing as U.S. persons on social media and by hacking political campaign sites. Further information prompted the FBI to open an investigation on July 31, 2016, into whether individuals associated with the Trump Campaign were coordinating with the Russian government in its interference activities.
This investigation continued into the presidency of Donald Trump. On May 17, 2017, the acting Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, appointed Robert S. Mueller, III, as Special Counsel to continue the investigation. Mueller led a team of FBI lawyers over the next 22 months, and reported to the current Attorney General, William Barr, on March 22, 2019. Barr looked over the Report and redacted many passages in it. The Report was finally released to Congress on April 18, 2019.
The Report is a well researched, highly detailed, logically argued, and still relevant document of 448 pages, lacking one important element – an index. The first release was not even searchable, but that was rectified quickly. Yet online searching is a crude tool. To be effective, the Report needs an index.
The Index presented here indexes every significant person, organization, and topic discussed in the Report. The Index is valid for all editions of the Report that use the official Department of Justice page numbering.
Further developments of this Index will include both a printed book and an ebook. Additionally, the Index will be distributed as a web page, in which hot links will be provided from every index reference to the actual page of the Report referred to. Information in redacted passages will be added to the Index as it becomes available. In all these forms the Index will be a convenient tool for consulting the Report and an essential addition to the historical record.
The opinions of experts as well as the general citizenry are solicited regarding this Index. Please address comments and suggestions to:
July 14, 2020
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