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Insinuendo: Why the Mueller Report Doth Repeat So Much. realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/…
"Epimone" - Repetition is an ancient and effective tool of rhetoric. And Mueller/Weissman employ it in their report.

The special counsel is eager to establish the narrative that that Papadopoulos, not Steele, sparked the initial investigation. He repeats this 5 Times.
Repetition can be employed in a clumsy effort to pound home a weak claim, as in “Papadopoulos suggested…that the Trump Campaign…”

And Mueller does that, ignoring the contextual facts that Papadopoulous was repeating info planted by Joseph Mifsud.
“Papadopoulos suggested … that the Trump campaign had received indications.”

It tries to suggest that that Papas shard info with entire Trump campaign. He did not. The report later says it found no evidence that Papadopoulos told anyone else on the campaign about the emails.
Where did those indications come from? The “Russian government,” according to the special counsel’s report. Finally, a precise and concrete claim. Unfortunately, it is also false. The information was given to Papas by Mifsud.
The Mueller report makes another incorrect claim when it states the Russian government offered to “assist the [Trump] Campaign through the anonymous release of information that would be damaging to Hillary Clinton.”
Put these corrections all together and the special counsel’s oft-repeated statement about Papadopoulos should be read as:
Insinuendo - Another technique the Mueller report uses to paint a far darker picture than its evidence establishes – and to indirectly defend questionable decisions by the FBI -- is describing what would otherwise seem to be innocent actions with a raised eyebrow.
Insinuendo is used to imply some sort of ill-defined wrongdoing even though there is no evidence of wrongdoing.

It's a mix of insinuation and innuendo.
Insinuendo is a technique used against Carter Page in the report.
It may be distasteful for an American to criticize his country on foreign soil, but it is hardly unusual and certainly not illegal.

President Obama often criticized America on foreign soil.
The Mueller report then ratchets up the insinuendo when it reports that after Page delivered his speech at Moscow’s New Economic School, he and then-Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich “shook hands at the commencement ceremony.”
Yet Mueller has to write a big however: “the investigation did not establish that Page coordinated with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.”
The special counsel left out that Page was under comprehensive federal surveillance for a year or more. Notwithstanding thoroughgoing scrutiny – secret wiretaps, multiple FBI interrogations, grand jury testimony, questioning by Congress – Carter Page remains unindicted.
Insinuendo was used against anyone in which the evidence alone is insufficient for an indictment. Against both Sessions and Gordon, for statements made in their speeches.
The Mueller team uses the same technique of Insinuendo with the big picture provided by the report. After much insinuendo, the frustrated SC concludes that its probe didn't establish any collusion with Russians by Trump campaign.
Spinuendo – Another Technique Mueller/Weissmann uses when it interprets a situation in the worst light before correcting the misimpression it has created.

Misimpression is allowed to do its damage first, then it's "corrected"
Spinuendo is used when the Mueller Report discussing the Trump Tower project in Moscow.
Spinuendo was also used against Manafort, when Kilminik traveled to New York to meet with him. Only later does the report mention that Kilminik also traveled to DC, to meet with State Dept. Officials.
Isn’t it more startling that someone with “ties to Russian intelligence” is welcome at Foggy Bottom than that he had access to Paul Manafort, who never had any position in the federal government?
The Mueller Report leaves out that Kilmnik was actually a ‘sensitive’ intelligence source for the U.S. State Department who informed on Ukrainian and Russian matters.”
The Mueller Report also pack details that go nowhere, a literary technique that is usually frowned upon by persuasion writers, precisely because of lack of substance and it wastes the reader's time.

Note what Mueller's team makes of a 5 minute chat over a dinner:
However, the use of obscure or irrelevant details to create a false reality is a modern technique used in fantasy literature. See below.
When Mueller goes to Capitol Hill, pay attention to Volume II, section III (B) 2, which offers those eager to pursue impeachment the legal justification they’ve been looking for. It was an argument for impeachment, however weak, the whole time. Courtesy of the taxpayers.
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