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[THE INDEX] tab allows readers to access the index on its own, in text form:

  • use the A to Z bar to quickly go to a topic

  • enter Ctrl-F to find a word or phrase

  • or browse it, simply to explore

[THE REPORT] tab allows readers to reference the index side-by-side with The Mueller Report, both in PDF form:

  • the PDFs can be scrolled through, zoomed into/out of, searched by page number, and printed directly from the website

  • if using the index alongside the printed book, the most useful editions are those that retain the original pagination of the Department of Justice report; for instance, The Mueller Reportauthored by the Washington Post staff, published by Simon & Schuster 



Now, start with a research topic. For example, let's say you want to research the Mueller team's discriminating use of these related terms:


  COLLUSION         CONSPIRACY            COORDINATION           


  • Find the entry for “collusion” in the Index (or look for the wordstem “collude”). 

  • Then, for each page reference in the entry, go to the corresponding page in the Report. 

  • Do the same for the other terms, “coordination” and “conspiracy.”


Here is a sample of Notes made from consulting the Index as described above:



     discussion, I.­2, 180–181


     charges of, I.174

     discussion, I.2, 180–181

coordination, potential, I.2, 180–181

     foreign agent statutes, I.181–183

          governing law, I.181–182

     not established, I.66, 127, 131


page I.2

"But collusion is not a specific offense or theory of liability found in the United States Code, nor is it a term of art in federal criminal law."


page I.174

"On February 16, 2018, a federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment charging 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities . . . with violating U.S. criminal laws in order to interfere with U.S. elections and political processes. The indictment charges all of the defendants with conspiracy . . ."


page I.127

"Ambassador Kislyak continued his efforts to interact with Campaign officials with responsibility for the foreign-policy portfolio-among them Sessions and Gordon-in the weeks after the Convention. The Office did not identify evidence in those interactions of coordination

beween the Campaign and the Russian government."

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