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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.

    25: Hospital Experiences Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    25: 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
    24: Postponing Federal Elections and the COVID-19 Pandemic

    24: 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
    23: COVID-19 and using advanced refundable tax credits as economic stimulus

    23: 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

    • 11 min
    22: Impeachment Trial opens with arguments surrounding issues with documents and witnesses

    22: Impeachment Trial opens with arguments surrounding issues with documents and witnesses

    This episode begins with a recap of the amendments that were proposed during nearly 12 hours of arguments on the second day of the impeachment trial. The podcast covers the President's support for the rules in Senate Resolution 483 and the reasoning behind the opposition for these rules. SR483 was adopted with a 53-47 vote.
     
    Pat Cipollone's Opening Statement
    (5:02) Pat Cipollone offers support for the Senate Resolution
    (6:07) Process of the impeachment trial explained
    (6:46) The President has done absolutely nothing wrong
     
    Adam Schiff's Argues Against Senate Resolution 483
    (7:47) Adam Schiff states the opposition to the Senate Resolution
    (8:25) The Articles of Impeachment in brief
    (11:50) Is conduct impeachable or not impeachable?
    (12:34) Most important decision is to a fair trial
    (15:32) What does a fair trial look like?
    (17:02) What is the harm in deciding after opening arguments?
    (19:16) Republicans have the votes to pass the resolution?
    (20:01) Sworn oath to do impartial justice
    (21:37) Most Americans don't believe there will be a fair trial
    (23:32) Biggest flaw of Senate Resolution 483
    (24:50) President has attempted to conceal documents
    (26:05) GAO determined hold to be illegal and other recent developments
    (28:10) Document subpoena wouldn't burden administration
    (29:08) Witnesses that should be heard
    (31:49) A document that the President is hiding
    (32:51) The President says he will fight all subpoenas
    (35:04) Other records that are being concealed
    (36:51) Why not go to court to enforce subpoenas?
    (39:39) Senate has the power to hold the impeachment trial
    (42:03) Process of the prior Senate impeachment proceedings
    (44:53) Senate rules talk about hearing testimony
    (47:10) Differences from the impeachment trial for the Clinton trial
    (50:10) Reasons for following the traditional model of an impeachment trial
    (53:02) Adam Schiff's concluding statement
     
    Jay Sekulow
    (55:01) Jay Sekulow responds to Adam Schiff
    (56:03) Trifecta of rights the President that were denied in the House
    (58:44) Questions of Executive Privilege
    (1:02:43) Importance of Judicial Review of Constitutional Issues
    (1:04:31) Support for Sen Res 483
     
    Pat Cipollone
    (1:05:30) Pat Cipollone responds to Adam Schiff regarding transparency
    (1:07:23) President Trump hasn't received due process
    (1:09:49) President has Constitutional right to protect the Executive Branch
    (1:11:02) Charlie Kupperman's legal case for subpoena
    (1:14:27) Requesting documents from Adam Schiff
    (1:15:11) Claim of overwhelming evidence
    (1:16:15) Impact on upcoming election 
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    21: President Trump's Dec. 17 Letter to Nancy Pelosi

    21: President Trump's Dec. 17 Letter to Nancy Pelosi

    Watching multiple news outlets, it can be interesting to hear how public documents are characterized in different ways. One of the reasons I'm doing this show is so people can hear the words for themselves and make their own decisions, rather than relying on others to characterize a document for them.
    After seeing this exchange on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah it made me realize how this podcast can be an important service. If only the gentleman in the video would have tuned into episode four, he could have avoided an embarrassing exchange.
    While I'm continuing to work on some longer episodes, hopefully shorter episodes like this one help provide some value in hearing full documents that are sometimes only mentioned as part of a larger story. This week's episode is the entire letter from President Trump to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that was written prior to his impeachment.

    • 21 min
    20: H. Res. 755 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors

    20: H. Res. 755 Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors

    On Friday, December 13th, the House Judiciary Committee did something that had only been done twice before in history by voting on and passing articles of impeachment. The two articles of impeachment are contained within House Resolution 755 titled, "Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors." This is a reading of the resolution.
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    • 12 min

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