The Special Counsel: The Mueller Report Retold (Paperback)
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"This is the end of my presidency. I'm fucked." -President Donald Trump
Imagine Special Counsel Robert Mueller got so frustrated with the U.S. attorney general that, instead of letting the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election speak for itself, he allowed the full narrative of corruption, high crimes, and cover-ups to be revealed...
With more than 350,000 copies sold, the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Election has taken its place as the defining document of the Trump administration. Replete with some of the most infamous characters and outlandish schemes in modern American history, the underlying evidence in the Special Counsel's written testimony could have been plucked from the script of a blockbuster movie. But at 400-plus pages of bewildering redactions and impenetrable legal analysis, the text itself is so dense that even our elected officials have admitted to leaving the report unread.
Now, stripped of legalese while still faithful to fact, The Special Counsel tells the story of what really happened in a compulsively readable-yet comprehensive-narrative. Whisking readers from Manhattan's Trump Tower to the rural towns of Pennsylvania and the frosty streets of St. Petersburg, this book brings to vivid life the people, places, and politics that have shaped our post-2016 lives. One thing is bone-chillingly clear: our democracy is under attack and only an informed American public can save it. The Special Counsel is as necessary as it is thrilling.
About the Author
Mark Caro is author of The Foie Gras Wars, winner of the 2009 Great Lakes Book Award for general nonfiction, and co-author of Behind the Laughter: A Comedian's Tale of Tragedy and Hope (with Anthony Griffith and Brigitte Travis-Griffin) and Take It To the Bridge: Unlocking the Great Songs Inside You (with Steve Dawson). For more than 25 years, Mark covered film, food, music, murder trials and global cities for the Chicago Tribune and also has written for the New York Times, Chicago magazine and other outlets. He created the popular "Is It Still Funny?" film series in Chicago, has hosted on WGN Radio and in the summer of 2019 launched an on-stage interview series, "Mark Caro's Talking in Space." Mark lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two daughters.