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April 24, 2019

Get ready for the latest edition of the Mueller report. No, it's not the unredacted version.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into 2016 Russian election interference and the Trump campaign's conduct surrounding the meddling is already a bestseller on Amazon, despite being free to the public. And it looks like Carter Page, President Trump's former foreign policy adviser during his campaign, is looking to tap into the market.

Page wrote an intro to the Mueller report, which he says reveals the "true inside story" of being heavily interrogated during the investigation — though Page is a bit less diplomatic in his characterization of Mueller's team.

The edition, which is released by Start Publishing, is available on Amazon Kindle for $6.99. The online description details how Page's private life was "utterly disrupted" in what was "arguably" an attempt to get to Trump. Page's introduction, the description reads, calls "into question the gross abuse of power by the Democratic Party, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the operatives who seek to, ironically, obstruct the Constitution themselves."

Oh, and don't forget to check out the "about the author" page. Tim O'Donnell

January 5, 2018

After the publisher for Michael Wolff's new White House tell-all, Fire and Fury, pushed up the release date to Friday following a cease-and-desist letter from the president, people scrambled to get their hands on the book. Want to order it on Amazon? You're out of luck — the book is already in backorder as much as "one to two months."

In times like these, you need to turn to brick-and-mortar, which is just what D.C. residents did late Thursday night at the Dupont Circle independent bookstore Kramer's. "Midnight release of Fire and Fury draws dozens to Harry Potter-like queues," one local wrote.

On Friday, Wolff thanked Trump for making his exposé a bestseller. To anyone that has yet to get their hands on a copy — happy hunting. Jeva Lange

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