Last week, the writers at Lawfare Blog released the first episode of a narrative audio documentary, The Report, which tells the story Robert S. Mueller lays out in his famous 448-page document. Now we have Episode 2.
This new episode focuses on the Russian hacking operation, the stealing of documents and emails from the DNC, DCCC, and figures associated with the Clinton campaign, and the leaks of the stolen materials timed to impact the US election. The episode tells the story of the GRU operations, the Russian attempts to cover their tracks, and the involvement of Wikileaks and Julian Assange.
The producers say that as they put together this episode they “were worried that this part of the report might end up being too dry and technical for listeners; after all, it’s a bunch of details about technical stuff that happens on computers. We were wrong. As you’ll hear in the episode, the GRU operations were an audacious and brazen attack against the US and it was one the public witnessed in real-time, without fully understanding what was happening. “
We are grateful to the Lawfare Blog producers and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Democracy Fund for their support for this project. The first episode debuted at #1 on the iTunes chart for all podcasts. Let’s make Episode #2 as widely heard.