A Graphic Nonfiction Book of the Special Counsel’s Obstruction Investigation “The Mueller Report Illustrated” to be Published by The Washington Post and Scribner

NEW YORK, November 5 —Scribner and The Washington Post, which teamed together in April 2019 to produce the #1 bestselling book edition of The Mueller Report, will publish a graphic non-fiction book centered on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s obstruction of justice inquiry. The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation (Scribner, $20.00/paperback original) will be released December 3 and will also be available as an e-book. The Washington Post will release a digital version with audio and animation on its website.

The Mueller Report Illustrated is drawn directly from Volume II of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report, which examined whether President Trump obstructed the Russia investigation, as well as sworn congressional testimony and Washington Post reporting. The book provides a unique, graphic depiction of the report’s most scrutinized passages and pivotal moments, all contextualized with The Post’s original reporting. The Mueller Report Illustrated offers a fly-on-the-wall account of life in the White House, told through the accounts of the men and women who at one time served the president—James Comey, Michael Flynn, Donald McGahn, K.T. McFarland, Sean Spicer, Rod Rosenstein, Hope Hicks, Michael Cohen, and many others. The Mueller Report Illustrated was edited by Washington Post Political Investigations Editor Matea Gold with text and analysis by Post investigative journalist Rosalind S. Helderman, art direction and design by The Post and illustrations by Jan Feindt.

“The release of the Mueller report represented a key moment for President Trump. The report’s two volumes, which exhaustively detail the special counsel’s findings about Russia’s interference in the 2016 campaign and how Trump responded to the investigation, provide an unparalleled window into his presidency. The report’s second volume – detailing possible obstruction of justice in the White House – left open questions that have gained new relevance as Congress continues to investigate the president and he continues to resist,” said Martin Baron, executive editor, The Washington Post. “This book helps to easily and clearly explain the underlying facts of the obstruction investigation, allowing the public to arrive at its own conclusions.”

Colin Harrison, Scribner’s Editor in Chief, acquired and edited the book for Scribner.

“We are enormously pleased and proud to partner with The Washington Post once again,” said Nan Graham, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Scribner. “The Post has poured its vision, creativity, and unparalleled reporting into making The Mueller Report Illustrated an original graphic rendering of the details contained within the special counsel’s report. We are confident readers will find this illustrated telling compelling, informative, and deeply meaningful.”

The special counsel and his team of seasoned prosecutors spent nearly two years investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump obstructed the inquiry, interviewing dozens of witnesses and securing thousands of pages of internal White House records.

Mueller Report Illustrated

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