Review: The Mueller Report Illustrated The Obstruction Investigation
As affecting as the last four years have been, it is a lot can be said about political dissidence. Never in my life, have I seen such doubt towards government and their motives. It’s truly unnerving to see how the world views America and even more so, the disdain and ridicule which has become commonplace. It’s no wonder why so many people who are of age, can hearken back to the age of Nixon and how the highest seat in the land was seen with a substantial lack of honor.
That is why when those in power are called to account for their actions, it becomes disheartening to see when they look at it as being called to stand firm but as a crucible. This is exactly why when the Mueller Report finally came out, it fell into two extremes. Either they dismissed it or embraced it. The thing is no one really knows for sure every instance called out in the document, which is why the Washington Post staff did a deep dive, looking at the most prevalent incidents in the Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation.
The first chapter did a deep dive into the first two years of Trump’s dealings with Russia, before the election, and how Michael Flynn engaged in sanctions with Russian officials on behalf of the yet seated administration and his constant influence on James Comey to not pursue prosecution against Flynn. In the second chapter, we get a behind the scenes look at how James Comey got fired and the PR nightmare that followed with it. In the third chapter, we find out how Robert Mueller, got brought into the inquiry, and the constant pettifogging the administration enacted to downplay his findings. In the fourth chapter, we find out how Corey Lewandowski got reined into the inquiry, imploring Attorney General Jeff Sessions to purposely interfere in the investigation and Sessions’ second resignation letter. In the fifth chapter, he gets into Trump’s mistrust with Don McGahn, White House counsel, and his constant teetering on pushing questionable actions. In the sixth chapter, gets into Trump’s public attacks against those who cooperated with testimony in regards to Russia’s meddling with the 2016 election. Finally, in the epilogue, it gets into the series of events which eventually lead to the beginning of the impeachment hearings.
Overall, an engaging and sometimes frenetic story that outlines America’s story since 2016. The story by the staff of the Washington Post is more than relevant, it is quite dystopian in scope. The art by Jan Feindt is gorgeous. Altogether, a story that is pertinent and maddening, yet important.
Story: Roslaind Helderson and The Washington Post staff
Art: Jan Feindt
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy