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Bringing you unfiltered public documents that deserve to be more accessible. Dan Williams, the voice behind the Mueller Report Audio podcast, reads some of the most important government documents for those who want the information, but may be too busy to read or simply want to do other things while consuming the information.

Latest Episodes

Executive Summary to Volume 1: Mueller Report, Nov. 2020 update

On April 18, 2019, the Department of Justice released the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." This section covers the "Executive Summary to Volume 1" from pages 4 to 10 of the report. Nov. 2020 additions are at 1:48, 2:03, and 20:23 Russian Social Media Campaign (1:16) Russian Hacking Operations (3:27) Russian Contacts with the Campaign (6:06) 2015 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (7:26) Spring 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (8:02) Summer 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (8:59) Fall 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (12:34) Post-2016 Election Russian Contacts with the Campaign (13:37) The Special Counsel's Charging Decisions (18:47) Mueller Report Audio -muellerreportaudio.com Presented by Timberlane Media - patreon.com/timberlanemedia Donate anonymously - glow.fm/insider Or Donate with Crypto Music by Lee Rosevere

--2 w ago
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Executive Summary to Volume 1: Mueller Report, Nov. 2020 update

Mueller Report - Introduction to Volume 1

The Mueller Report was released on April 18, 2019. Since that time, we've seen two updates to the document following court battles over the release of previously redacted material. With the latest release of unredacted text on November 2, 2020, this podcast is the beginning of an effort to re-record some sections, correct small errors, and repackage the sub-sections into their larger sections. This episode and the following 12 episodes will consist of the main sections from the two volumes of the Mueller Report. Look for these sections over the next two months.This is also a celebration of a milestone. This week, the Mueller Report Audio hit one million podcast downloads. With all of the support, it emphasizes the importance of ensuring this podcast offers the most complete and up-to-date version of this document. Thank you for helping to reach the milestone! These episodes are created based on the value-for-value model. Please support the podcast at governmentunfiltered.com by clicking the donate button for a one-time donation or by going to patreon.com/timberlanemedia to support monthly. If you'd like to donate anonymously, you can go to glow.fm/insider to donate on either a one-time or recurring basis. Follow the show on Twitter @GovUnfiltered or on Facebook at facebook.com/governmentunfiltered.

11 min2 w ago
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Mueller Report - Introduction to Volume 1

Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee

This episode is a reading of a September 22, 2020, Congressional Research Service report titled, "Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee." The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is an event of major significance in American politics. Each appointment is of consequence because of the enormous judicial power the Supreme Court exercises as the highest appellate court in the federal judiciary. This episode describes the process that has occurred since the late 1960s, as the Judiciary Committee’s consideration of a Supreme Court nominee almost always has consisted of three distinct stages—(1) a pre-hearing investigative stage, followed by (2) public hearings, and concluding with (3) a committee decision on what recommendation to make to the full Senate. Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee Government Unfiltered reports available through Audible: Turkey’s October 2019 Incursion Into Syria: Background, U.S. Relations and Sanctions In Brief The Trump Middle East Marshall Plan: 2019 Congressional Oversight Reports (coming soon) Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration's Decimation of the State Department (November/December) More unredacted information from the Mueller Report An audiobook I narrated following the release of the Mueller Report: Mental Model Mastery: How to Think Clear, Smarter and Faster. The Art of taking big decisions and Smart Bets

36 minOCT 5
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Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee

Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration's Decimation of the State Department

On July 28, 2020, the Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations released a 46-page report documenting their concerns with regard to length vacancies of key positions within the State Department, the vetting of nominees for Presidential appointees that have to be confirmed by the Senate and issues of morale under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's leadership. Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration's Decimation of the State Department (2:10) Executive Summary (2:28) Prologue - Diplomacy 101: Why the State Department Matters (11:46) Chapter 1 - Vacant Posts and Frequent Turnover: An America Less Present and Less Effective (22:50) Chapter 2 - The Trump Administration's Record on Diplomatic Nominees: Repeated Vetting Failures, Poor Judgement (44:52) Chapter 3 - A Culture of Fear and Mistrust: Attacks on Career Employees (1:00:09) Chapter 4 - A Crisis of Morale (1:20:04) Chapter 5 - Conclusion and Recommendations: The Challenges Ahead (1:42:30) Credits (1:56:04) Follow the show on Twitter @GovUnfiltered or on Facebook at facebook.com/governmentunfiltered.

120 minSEP 2
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Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration's Decimation of the State Department

The Horowitz Report Executive Summary: Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

On December 9, 2019, U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 478-page report titled, "Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation." This report identified at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications. It also found no evidence that political bias or improper motivations influenced the FBI's decision to use confidential sources or undercover employees to interact with Trump campaign officials in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. This episode provides the 19-page executive summary of the full report. Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation (2:31) Background (2:40) OIG Methodology (4:58) The Opening of Crossfire Hurricane and Four Related Investigations, and Early Investigative Steps (7:52) The Opening of Crossfire Hurricane and Four Individual Cases (7:59) Sensitive Investigative Matter Designation (1...

96 minAUG 3
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The Horowitz Report Executive Summary: Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

Middle East Marshall Plan - Corporate interests push to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

This episode builds off of the previous show's reading of the February 2019 Interim Staff Report for the Committee on Oversight and Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. Months after the February report, the same House committee released a July 2019 document titled, "Corporate and Foreign Interests Behind White House Push to Transfer U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia." After the February report, more than 60,000 pages of new documents were obtained by the committee revealing how "the Trump Administration has virtually obliterated the lines normally separating government policymaking from corporate and foreign interests," showing "the Administration's willingness to let private parties with close ties to the President wield outsized influence over U.S. policy towards Saudi Arabia," and questioning "whether the White House is willing to place the potential profits of the President’s friends above the national security of the American people." Help the show by nominating ...

105 minJUL 1
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Middle East Marshall Plan - Corporate interests push to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

Middle East Marshall Plan - Whistleblowers concern with transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

This episode goes back to a February 2019 Interim Staff Report for the Committee on Oversight and Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. This report is titled, "Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with Trump Administration’s Efforts to Transfer Sensitive Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia." EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (2:51) Summary of Whistleblower Concerns (9:26) Limitations and Next Steps (13:14) TIMELINE OF REPORTED EVENTS (14:39) Transition (14:54) January 1, 2017 (15:35) January 20, 2017 (16:19) Week of January 21, 2017 (16:57) January 27, 2017 (18:16) January 28, 2017 (21:07) Jan. 28, 2017, Email from McFarlane to Flynn and McFarland (23:19) January 29, 2017 (24:47) January 30, 2017 (25:02) January 31, 2017 (26:01) February 2017 (26:46) February 13, 2017 (28:13) March 2, 2017 (28:27) March 3, 2017 (29:07) March 4, 2017 (29:53) Mar. 4, 2017, Email from McFarlane to Harvey (30:43) March 7, 2017 (34:30) March 14, 2017 (35:15) March 15, 2017 (36:19) March 17, 2017 (37:20) March 21, ...

56 minJUN 1
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Middle East Marshall Plan - Whistleblowers concern with transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

On April 3, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a 41-page report documenting the significant challenges facing the health care industry in caring for patients with COVID-19. With widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), concerns were mounting at hospitals around keeping staff safe. There were concerns of hospitals being overwhelmed in areas hit the hardest, as hospitals in rural areas had concerns about how the cancelation of elective procedures would limit the funds available to pay hospital staff. This report is based off telephone interviews conducted with hospital administrators overseeing 323 hospitals across 46 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. It may be helpful for understanding strategies and approaches hospitals were taking to expand their capacity, conserve PPE, and find new uses for medical equipment to meet challenges they faced. The full report is titled, "Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pa...

61 minAPR 30
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Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Postponing Federal Elections and the COVID-19 Pandemic

With concerns around just how long the COVID-19 pandemic could impact our lives, the fact that we are in a presidential election year has brought up a number of questions. Does the President have the authority to cancel or postpone the election? What is the framework in place if an emergency keeps us from voting in November or we are somehow unable to have a vote ahead of the expiration of the President's term as written the Constitution. This episode provides answers to those questions as well as the process leading up to the November presidential election date. Presidential Elections (2:15) Presidential Primaries (2:43) Selection of Presidential Electors (5:32) Selection of the President (7:52) Resources: Constitution: Twelfth Amendment https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/amendment-12/ Constitution: Twentieth Amendment https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/amendment-20/ Rules of succession https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title3-section19&num=0&...

13 minMAR 24
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Postponing Federal Elections and the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 and using advanced refundable tax credits as economic stimulus

COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments to Individuals: Considerations on Using Advanced Refundable Credits as Economic Stimulus What is a refundable tax credit? (3:01) What does “advancing” a tax credit mean? (4:37) How long would it take for the IRS to begin issuing advanced credits? (6:54) How many individuals could receive an advanced refundable tax credit? (8:11) Resources: Romney Calls for Urgent Action on Additional Coronavirus Response Measures https://www.romney.senate.gov/romney-calls-urgent-action-additional-coronavirus-response-measures Premium Tax Credit: Claiming the Credit and Reconciling Advance Credit Payments https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/individuals-and-families/premium-tax-credit-claiming-the-credit-and-reconciling-advance-credit-payments What is the difference between refundable and nonrefundable credits? https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/what-difference-between-refundable-and-nonrefundable-credits

11 minMAR 19
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COVID-19 and using advanced refundable tax credits as economic stimulus

Latest Episodes

Executive Summary to Volume 1: Mueller Report, Nov. 2020 update

On April 18, 2019, the Department of Justice released the "Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election." This section covers the "Executive Summary to Volume 1" from pages 4 to 10 of the report. Nov. 2020 additions are at 1:48, 2:03, and 20:23 Russian Social Media Campaign (1:16) Russian Hacking Operations (3:27) Russian Contacts with the Campaign (6:06) 2015 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (7:26) Spring 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (8:02) Summer 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (8:59) Fall 2016 Russian Contacts with the Campaign (12:34) Post-2016 Election Russian Contacts with the Campaign (13:37) The Special Counsel's Charging Decisions (18:47) Mueller Report Audio -muellerreportaudio.com Presented by Timberlane Media - patreon.com/timberlanemedia Donate anonymously - glow.fm/insider Or Donate with Crypto Music by Lee Rosevere

--2 w ago
Comments
Executive Summary to Volume 1: Mueller Report, Nov. 2020 update

Mueller Report - Introduction to Volume 1

The Mueller Report was released on April 18, 2019. Since that time, we've seen two updates to the document following court battles over the release of previously redacted material. With the latest release of unredacted text on November 2, 2020, this podcast is the beginning of an effort to re-record some sections, correct small errors, and repackage the sub-sections into their larger sections. This episode and the following 12 episodes will consist of the main sections from the two volumes of the Mueller Report. Look for these sections over the next two months.This is also a celebration of a milestone. This week, the Mueller Report Audio hit one million podcast downloads. With all of the support, it emphasizes the importance of ensuring this podcast offers the most complete and up-to-date version of this document. Thank you for helping to reach the milestone! These episodes are created based on the value-for-value model. Please support the podcast at governmentunfiltered.com by clicking the donate button for a one-time donation or by going to patreon.com/timberlanemedia to support monthly. If you'd like to donate anonymously, you can go to glow.fm/insider to donate on either a one-time or recurring basis. Follow the show on Twitter @GovUnfiltered or on Facebook at facebook.com/governmentunfiltered.

11 min2 w ago
Comments
Mueller Report - Introduction to Volume 1

Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee

This episode is a reading of a September 22, 2020, Congressional Research Service report titled, "Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee." The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is an event of major significance in American politics. Each appointment is of consequence because of the enormous judicial power the Supreme Court exercises as the highest appellate court in the federal judiciary. This episode describes the process that has occurred since the late 1960s, as the Judiciary Committee’s consideration of a Supreme Court nominee almost always has consisted of three distinct stages—(1) a pre-hearing investigative stage, followed by (2) public hearings, and concluding with (3) a committee decision on what recommendation to make to the full Senate. Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee Government Unfiltered reports available through Audible: Turkey’s October 2019 Incursion Into Syria: Background, U.S. Relations and Sanctions In Brief The Trump Middle East Marshall Plan: 2019 Congressional Oversight Reports (coming soon) Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration's Decimation of the State Department (November/December) More unredacted information from the Mueller Report An audiobook I narrated following the release of the Mueller Report: Mental Model Mastery: How to Think Clear, Smarter and Faster. The Art of taking big decisions and Smart Bets

36 minOCT 5
Comments
Supreme Court Appointment Process: Consideration by the Senate Judiciary Committee

Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration's Decimation of the State Department

On July 28, 2020, the Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations released a 46-page report documenting their concerns with regard to length vacancies of key positions within the State Department, the vetting of nominees for Presidential appointees that have to be confirmed by the Senate and issues of morale under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's leadership. Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration's Decimation of the State Department (2:10) Executive Summary (2:28) Prologue - Diplomacy 101: Why the State Department Matters (11:46) Chapter 1 - Vacant Posts and Frequent Turnover: An America Less Present and Less Effective (22:50) Chapter 2 - The Trump Administration's Record on Diplomatic Nominees: Repeated Vetting Failures, Poor Judgement (44:52) Chapter 3 - A Culture of Fear and Mistrust: Attacks on Career Employees (1:00:09) Chapter 4 - A Crisis of Morale (1:20:04) Chapter 5 - Conclusion and Recommendations: The Challenges Ahead (1:42:30) Credits (1:56:04) Follow the show on Twitter @GovUnfiltered or on Facebook at facebook.com/governmentunfiltered.

120 minSEP 2
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Diplomacy in Crisis: The Trump Administration's Decimation of the State Department

The Horowitz Report Executive Summary: Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

On December 9, 2019, U.S. Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a 478-page report titled, "Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane Investigation." This report identified at least 17 significant errors or omissions in the Carter Page FISA applications. It also found no evidence that political bias or improper motivations influenced the FBI's decision to use confidential sources or undercover employees to interact with Trump campaign officials in the Crossfire Hurricane investigation. This episode provides the 19-page executive summary of the full report. Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation (2:31) Background (2:40) OIG Methodology (4:58) The Opening of Crossfire Hurricane and Four Related Investigations, and Early Investigative Steps (7:52) The Opening of Crossfire Hurricane and Four Individual Cases (7:59) Sensitive Investigative Matter Designation (1...

96 minAUG 3
Comments
The Horowitz Report Executive Summary: Review of Four FISA Applications and Other Aspects of the FBI's Crossfire Hurricane Investigation

Middle East Marshall Plan - Corporate interests push to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

This episode builds off of the previous show's reading of the February 2019 Interim Staff Report for the Committee on Oversight and Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. Months after the February report, the same House committee released a July 2019 document titled, "Corporate and Foreign Interests Behind White House Push to Transfer U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia." After the February report, more than 60,000 pages of new documents were obtained by the committee revealing how "the Trump Administration has virtually obliterated the lines normally separating government policymaking from corporate and foreign interests," showing "the Administration's willingness to let private parties with close ties to the President wield outsized influence over U.S. policy towards Saudi Arabia," and questioning "whether the White House is willing to place the potential profits of the President’s friends above the national security of the American people." Help the show by nominating ...

105 minJUL 1
Comments
Middle East Marshall Plan - Corporate interests push to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

Middle East Marshall Plan - Whistleblowers concern with transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

This episode goes back to a February 2019 Interim Staff Report for the Committee on Oversight and Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives. This report is titled, "Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with Trump Administration’s Efforts to Transfer Sensitive Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia." EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (2:51) Summary of Whistleblower Concerns (9:26) Limitations and Next Steps (13:14) TIMELINE OF REPORTED EVENTS (14:39) Transition (14:54) January 1, 2017 (15:35) January 20, 2017 (16:19) Week of January 21, 2017 (16:57) January 27, 2017 (18:16) January 28, 2017 (21:07) Jan. 28, 2017, Email from McFarlane to Flynn and McFarland (23:19) January 29, 2017 (24:47) January 30, 2017 (25:02) January 31, 2017 (26:01) February 2017 (26:46) February 13, 2017 (28:13) March 2, 2017 (28:27) March 3, 2017 (29:07) March 4, 2017 (29:53) Mar. 4, 2017, Email from McFarlane to Harvey (30:43) March 7, 2017 (34:30) March 14, 2017 (35:15) March 15, 2017 (36:19) March 17, 2017 (37:20) March 21, ...

56 minJUN 1
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Middle East Marshall Plan - Whistleblowers concern with transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

On April 3, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a 41-page report documenting the significant challenges facing the health care industry in caring for patients with COVID-19. With widespread shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), concerns were mounting at hospitals around keeping staff safe. There were concerns of hospitals being overwhelmed in areas hit the hardest, as hospitals in rural areas had concerns about how the cancelation of elective procedures would limit the funds available to pay hospital staff. This report is based off telephone interviews conducted with hospital administrators overseeing 323 hospitals across 46 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. It may be helpful for understanding strategies and approaches hospitals were taking to expand their capacity, conserve PPE, and find new uses for medical equipment to meet challenges they faced. The full report is titled, "Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pa...

61 minAPR 30
Comments
Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Postponing Federal Elections and the COVID-19 Pandemic

With concerns around just how long the COVID-19 pandemic could impact our lives, the fact that we are in a presidential election year has brought up a number of questions. Does the President have the authority to cancel or postpone the election? What is the framework in place if an emergency keeps us from voting in November or we are somehow unable to have a vote ahead of the expiration of the President's term as written the Constitution. This episode provides answers to those questions as well as the process leading up to the November presidential election date. Presidential Elections (2:15) Presidential Primaries (2:43) Selection of Presidential Electors (5:32) Selection of the President (7:52) Resources: Constitution: Twelfth Amendment https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/amendment-12/ Constitution: Twentieth Amendment https://constitution.congress.gov/browse/amendment-20/ Rules of succession https://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title3-section19&num=0&...

13 minMAR 24
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Postponing Federal Elections and the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 and using advanced refundable tax credits as economic stimulus

COVID-19 and Stimulus Payments to Individuals: Considerations on Using Advanced Refundable Credits as Economic Stimulus What is a refundable tax credit? (3:01) What does “advancing” a tax credit mean? (4:37) How long would it take for the IRS to begin issuing advanced credits? (6:54) How many individuals could receive an advanced refundable tax credit? (8:11) Resources: Romney Calls for Urgent Action on Additional Coronavirus Response Measures https://www.romney.senate.gov/romney-calls-urgent-action-additional-coronavirus-response-measures Premium Tax Credit: Claiming the Credit and Reconciling Advance Credit Payments https://www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/individuals-and-families/premium-tax-credit-claiming-the-credit-and-reconciling-advance-credit-payments What is the difference between refundable and nonrefundable credits? https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/what-difference-between-refundable-and-nonrefundable-credits

11 minMAR 19
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COVID-19 and using advanced refundable tax credits as economic stimulus
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