- A reading of all 448-pages of the Mueller Report is taking place in Queens, New York on Saturday and Sunday.
- Beginning on Saturday evening, volunteers will read from the report over 24 hours. Music will play over some of the redacted portions.
- “The American people paid for the Mueller Report and not a lot of people have read it,” one of the organisers told Business Insider. “We want it to be heard by as many people as possible.”
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Robert Mueller’s public resignation this week may have some people wondering what’s really in the former special counsel’s dense report on his 22-month investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
There’s a unique way for folks in New York to find out. A reading of all 448 pages of the publicly released version of the Mueller Report will take place at an art space in Queens, New York on Saturday and Sunday.
The event, “Filibustered and Unfiltered: America Reads the Mueller Report,” will be held at the Arc in Long Island City, as the New York Times previously reported.
Over 24 hours, starting at 8pm on Saturday night, volunteers will read aloud from the Mueller Report, and music will play during some of the redacted portions. The reading, organised by theatre groups, DMNDR, New Neighbourhood, and Slightly Altered States, aims to make the report more accessible.
“The American people paid for the Mueller Report and not a lot of people have read it,” Steven Padla, a member of New Neighbourhood, told Business Insider. “We want it to be heard by as many people as possible.”
Around 120 people, mostly from the theatre world, have volunteered to participate in the reading.
Tickets cost $US10 apiece, though people may choose to pay more. Attendees may stay for a portion of the reading, or the full 24 hours.
As of Saturday morning, Padla did not know how many attendees to expect. “We could be reading to no one at 3 in the morning,” he said. But ticket sales have been “super encouraging,” he said. The venue can hold up to 1,000 people, at any given time.
While the reading coincides with Mueller’s remarks this week, it has been in the works for the past five weeks, Padla said.
The redacted-version of the Mueller Report was first released by the US Department of Justice on Apr. 18, and has since been published in various print, digital, and audiobook formats.
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