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An all-star cast including Robert DeNiro, Martin Sheen, and Jonathan Van Ness made a video breaking down the Mueller report, because 'virtually no one has read it'

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  • A slew of Hollywood megastars have broken down the Mueller report in a video because they say “virtually no one has read it.”
  • Stars like Robert De Niro, Martin Sheen, Sophia Bush, Jonathan Van Ness, and Rob Reiner say the special counsel’s findings prove the Trump 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, despite the Mueller report’s lack of action, in a video for NowThis.
  • Sheen said Russia “interfered in the presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion,” while DeNiro says “that’s collusion.”
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller said in his report that there was not enough evidence to say that President Donald Trump committed any crime during the campaign, but also that he could not completely exonerate the president.
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A number of Hollywood superstars have made a video urging people to actually read special counsel Robert Mueller’s report because “virtually no one has.”

Stars including Robert De Niro, Rosie Perez, Martin Sheen, Sophia Bush, Stephen King, Laurence Fishburne, George Takei, Jonathan Van Ness, and Rob Reiner broke down the report in a video made for NowThis, published Thursday.

In it the stars make the point that though Mueller declined to accuse Donald Trump of committing a crime in the March 22 report, there is abundant evidence the Trump 2016 campaign colluded with Russian agents to try and influence the US election.

Here’s the full video, which runs five-and-a-half minutes:

The video begins with DeNiro, who says: “In 2016 the Russian government attacked our democracy.”

He’s then joined on screen by Sheen, who adds that Russia “interfered in the presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.”

The stars then go on to point out several findings from the special counsel’s report which they say demonstrates clear collusion between Russia and the Trump 2016 campaign.

Rob Reiner.

They cite evidence that the campaign was promised “dirt” on Hillary Clinton by a Russian operative and that Donald Trump Jr had set up a meeting in Trump Tower with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who reportedly has links with President Vladimir Putin.

Read more: The 11 biggest takeaways from the Mueller report

They also mention that Paul Manafort and Robert Gates met a Russian agent in a New York cigar bar to discuss tactics for targeting US voters in states in the Midwest.

Rosie Perez

In the video “The Vampire Diaries” actor Sampson says Trump’s constant refrain there was “no collusion, no obstruction, no nothing” is “an outright lie.”

Perez says it’s very important for people to read the 400-plus page report because, so far, “virtually no one has.”

Special counsel Mueller said in his report that there was not enough evidence to say that President Donald Trump committed any crime during the campaign, but also that he could not completely exonerate the president.

“If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so,” Mueller said during his only public appearance since the report was published

“We did not, however, make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime,” he added.

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