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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.

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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.

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

    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 (18:17) Early Investigative Steps and Adherence to the Least Intrusive Method (19:44) The FBI's Relationship with Christopher Steele, and Its Receipt and Evaluation of His Election Reporting before the First FISA Application (24:45) FBI's Efforts to Evaluate the Steele Reporting (27:39) The First Application for FISA Authority on Carter Page (30:15) Decision to Seek FISA Authority (30:59) Preparation and Review Process (32:50) Role of Steele Election Reporting in the First Application (35:52) Relevant Information Inaccurately Stated, Omitted, or Undocumented in the First Application (40:59) FBI Activities After the First FISA Application and FBI Efforts to Assess Steele's Election Reporting (48:57) The Three Renewal Applications for Continued FISA Authority on Carter Page (53:57) Conclusions Concerning All Four FISA Applications (1:04:53) Issues Relating to Department Attorney Bruce Ohr (1:09:47) Ohr's Interactions with Steele, the FBI, Simpson, and the State Department (1:10:19) FBI Compliance with Policies (1:13:48) Ethics Issues Raised by Nellie Ohr's Former Employment with Fusion GPS (1:15:52) Meetings Involving Ohr, Criminal Division officials, and the FBI Regarding the Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section Investigation (1:17:02) The Use of Confidential Sources (Other Than Steele) and Undercover Employees (1:21:13) Recommendations (1:31:34) 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 insiderfriends.com 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.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Middle East Marshall Plan - Corporate interests push to transfer U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

    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."
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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Middle East Marshall Plan - Whistleblowers concern with transfer of 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, 2017 (37:52) March 22, 2017 (38:37) March 23, 2017 (39:20) March 24, 2017 (39:40) March 24–25, 2017 (40:09) March 27, 2017 (40:46) March 28, 2017 (41:27) March 2017 (43:30) April 3, 2017 (43:46) CONTINUED EFFORTS TO PROMOTE THE TRANSFER OF SENSITIVE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY TO SAUDI ARABIA (44:07)
    CONCLUSION (53:14)
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    • 56 min
    Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    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 Pandemic: Results of a National Pulse Survey March 23–27, 2020" 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Postponing Federal Elections and 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&edition=prelim
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    • 13 min
    COVID-19 and using advanced refundable tax credits as economic stimulus

    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

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