Americans, it seems, can’t get enough of the Mueller Report with the dense 448 page probe into potential collusion between the Russian government and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign holding three of the top four spots on Amazon’s best seller list on Monday.
The number one spot was held by a 736 page edition put out by the Scribner and the Washington Post and billed on Amazon as “the only book with exclusive analysis by the Pulitzer Prize-winning staff of The Washington Post, and the most complete and authoritative available.”
Paperback editions of the report were selling for $10.22.
The number two spot was a $9.20 edition from Skyhorse Publishing, which leaned heavily on an introduction from Alan Dershowitz. The Harvard law professor has spent more than a year making the rounds on television, offering speculation about what might be in the report’s final conclusions.
“Alan Dershowitz is one of the most famous and celebrated lawyers in America. He was the youngest full professor in Harvard Law School history, where he is now the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus,” reads a product description. “Dershowitz is the author of numerous bestselling books, including the New York Times bestseller, ‘The Case Against Impeaching Trump.'”
A third version by Melville House was in fourth place on Amazon, with a no frills $7.40 edition. The only other book among Amazon’s top four best sellers was Delia Owens’ “Where the Crawdads Sing,” which ranked third.
The Amazon numbers suggest Americans were more than willing to pay for convenience, as the entire report is available for free on the Justice Department’s website. You can read it here.
On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr delivered the full report to Congress and posted the complete document (with redactions) online. Dashing many liberal hopes, the report found no evidence of organized collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and declined to indict the president on obstruction of justice charges.
“There was relentless speculation in the news media about the president’s personal culpability, yet as he said from the beginning, there was, in fact, no collusion,” Barr told reporters during a press conference in advance of the release in which he also attempted to explain some of the president’s behavior during the probe.
“There is substantial evidence to show that the president was frustrated and angered by his sincere belief that the investigation was undermining his presidency, propelled by his political opponents and fueled by illegal leaks,” Barr said.