Amazon Accepting Preorders for Full Mueller Report to Be Released on March 26

Ivan Pentchoukov
By Ivan Pentchoukov
March 6, 2019Politics
Amazon Accepting Preorders for Full Mueller Report to Be Released on March 26
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller at the ceremonial swearing-in of FBI Director James Comey at FBI headquarters on Oct. 28, 2013. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Amazon started the presale of the print version of the final report from the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller on March 6, with two books slated for release on March 26.

An Amazon representative confirmed that both listings are authentic and directed The Epoch Times to the two publishers: Simon and Schuster and Skyhorse.

“Don’t have a statement, but these are authentic,” the representative wrote in an email.

“The Mueller Report: The Final Report of the Special Counsel Into Donald Trump, Russia, and Collusion” is available for preorder in paperback with an option for free two-day delivery via Amazon Prime. The book includes an introduction by constitutional scholar Alan Dershowitz. The front cover notes that the document will appear “as issued by the Department of Justice.” Special counsel Robert Mueller is listed as the author of the book.

the Mueller report
Mueller Report. (Screenshot/Amazon)

“There has never been a more important political investigation than that of Robert S. Muller III’s into President Donald Trump’s possible collusion with Russia, now introduced by constitutional scholar and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz,” the product description states.

Dershowitz told The Epoch Times that the March 26 date is “merely a placeholder.”

“I’ve written several introductions for this publisher,” Dershowitz wrote in an email. “I’ve agreed to write one if and when the Mueller Report is made public. I wrote an intro to the Starr report back then.”

Another version of the report is offered “with related materials by The Washington Post.” The newspaper is listed as the author of the book. According to the listing, the book includes an introduction and commentary by reporters Rosalind Helderman and Matt Zapotosky.

The Mueller Report from The Washington Post.
The Mueller Report. (Screenshot/Amazon)

“The only book with exclusive analysis by the Pulitzer Prize-winning staff of The Washington Post, and the most complete and authoritative available,” the product description states. “Read the findings of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, complete with accompanying analysis by the Post reporters who’ve covered the story from the beginning.”

Mueller’s office has not announced a date for the release of its final report and it is unclear how much of the document will be made public.

The spokesman for Mueller’s office, Peter Carr, did not provide a comment on the listings and referred The Epoch Times to the two paragraphs governing the reporting requirements special counsel investigations.

“At the conclusion of the special counsel’s work, he or she shall provide the attorney general with a confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions reached by the special counsel,” the first section states.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller waits for the beginning of a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Jun. 19, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The second section states that the attorney general would determine whether to release the final report to the public. The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mueller has been investigating allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia since May 2017. The special counsel has not charged any person with collusion or accused any American citizen of coordinating with Russia.

Last month, then-acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told Congress that Mueller’s investigation is almost complete. Whitaker left the department last week. The Senate confirmed William Barr as the attorney general last month.

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Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies on the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 15, 2019. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

It is unclear if either of the books will actually include the Mueller report. The special counsel is not obliged to make the findings of his investigation public. Parallel investigations by the House and Senate intelligence committees have both concluded that there is no evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election. Trump has always denied the allegations and called Mueller’s probe a “witch hunt.”

From The Epoch Times

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