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Star Studded Hollywood Cast Does a Live Reading of Mueller Report

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The Investigation, a Hollywood reading of the Mueller report brought to you by Law Works. (Photo: Facebook)

“No one is above the law in this country, not even the President of the United States.”

Broadcast live online from Riverside Church in New York City on June 24 for one night only, a cast of Hollywood actors performed a play based on the Mueller report, entitled The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts.

Written by Pulitzer- and Tony-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, the play was an adaptation of former FBI director Robert Mueller’s Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. The report was publicly released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) April 18, 2019.

The play livestreamed via Law Works, a bipartisan organization that seeks to educate the public on “the importance of the rule of law,” as stated on its website. Interested parties can upload the full play for viewing. Law Works has also uploaded the video onto its Facebook and Instagram pages, according to a press release.

The reading was announced just a few hours before it aired on Monday, with a press release from the organization.

Set in early 2017, John Lithgow stars as Donald Trump in the new play, with Justin Long as then-F.B.I. director James Comey. Annette Bening serves as a narrator, and Kevin Kline plays Mr. Mueller himself. Other actors include Jason Alexander as Chris Christie, along with Piper Perabo, Michael Shannon, Zachary Quinto, Alfre Woodard, Gina Gershon, Wilson Cruz, Kyra Sedgwick and Ben McKenzie.

The 10 acts of the play pointedly represent 10 instances of potential obstruction of justice by the president, based on the report.

Reviews have commented that the play is a clear indictment on Donald Trump. In fact, directly below the full-length video of the play on the Law Works website is an option to donate funds to “hold President Trump accountable.” A description further notes that “no one is above the law in this country, not even the President of the United States.”

Law Works also said in a statement that the 10-act play “shows that President Trump likely obstructed justice and that President Trump’s campaign not only knew Russia wanted them to win, but welcomed it.”

Other reviews have described the new play as darkly comic and noted that given the source material, it resembled more of a recitation or “table read” than a full-fledged stage play.

The production has also been criticized for its brevity—clocking in at only an hour and fifteen minutes—in contrast to the actual Mueller report, which is 448 pages.

Overall, it seems the reading has not garnered much publicity or attention due to its quality and lack of publicity.

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  1. Tim July 25, 2019

    Go Dems Go! Trump Dies and the Dems with Write” Putins Puppet” on his Tombstone without any evidence to link it. Mueller himself said that he couldnt find ANY criminal evidence to charge the Pres. Yet Dems, the all high and mighty Dems who will lose the next election because lets say Antarctica hacked the polls. Computers are hacked 24/7 365 by randoms around the world. We are ACCUSING a sitting Pres. for a scheme that the FBI led by COMEY all put in place by giving false information to Papadopolous. Then using HEAR SAY to push the narrative.
    I wish this country could just slightly remove their heada from their rears but thats a long shot. Til the Dems find a way to Assassinate the BEST Pres. Ive witnessed since turning 21. Obama was a joke. Here everyone free stuff that workers have to pay for in taxes.
    Every politician has good and bad ideas. But the ENTIRE DEM PARTY slandering a sitting Pres. for 3 years strong. To zero results and a loser like BLEACHWARE HILLARY. Jeez. Not that I asked for it but Gracias mi stupido Democrats. Trump 2020 unless the Dems can literally STEAL the election. Thats the only way to beat a Pres with a RISING approval rating. Even after that circus act Mueller hearing.
    Poor Mueller. Didnt expect his own team to lay him down in front of the Trump Train but they had no material to make it sound like Trump did anything wrong.
    Ahh America. Home of the Clowns.

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