Last week, in partnership with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, we put out a call to help find and preserve as much as the online primary source material in the Mueller Report as we could. Hundreds of people helped, and now we’ve updated a version of the Mueller Report to over a hundred of the original sources, right on the page.
Some details culled from submissions:
- 800 individual submissions, but a majority of these indicated that there was no linkable material on the page.
- Over 150 of these submissions included links we were able to get archived on the Wayback Machine.
- 79 references included either URLs we could check or exact enough references that researchers knew exactly the link being referenced (i.e., referring to a specific news article by a publication).
- 22 references were more general indications that the researcher was able to figure out, but it’s potential that the footnote referred to a different exact source (i.e., referencing a public event that was covered by multiple publications).
- 402 submissions included details on whether redactions were applied to the footnote. 359 of those submissions indicated that no part of the footnote was redacted. 17 footnotes with references in them were partially redacted for grand jury secrecy reasons; 13 were redacted for revealing an ongoing matter; 8 for revealing investigative techniques.
Tip: Click “Notes” to get an overview of all the archived footnotes.
If you’re interested in helping, we’re still taking submissions: We want to archive every piece of information so that even if the original source is missing, we still have copies available for journalists, researchers, and the general public to understand the full context of this document.
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