Attorney General Had to Do a Lot of Condensing

William Barr wrote a 4-page summary, and Mueller's report exceeded 300 pages
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2019 1:48 PM CDT
How Long Was Mueller Report? First Real Estimate Is Here
The letter from Attorney General William Barr to Congress on the conclusions reached by special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia probe photographed on Sunday, March 24, 2019.   (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

We know the attorney general's summary of Robert Mueller's report was four pages. But how big was the original? The New York Times reports that Mueller's submission clocked in at "more than 300 pages," and a Justice Department spokesperson confirmed the figure. ABC News has the same estimate, while CNN gets a little more specific: "between 300 and 400 pages, not including exhibits." All of which means that Democrats will likely be pushing harder than ever to have the full Mueller report released, to see what AG William Barr did not include in his summary. For context, the Times notes that Kenneth Starr's Clinton-Lewinsky report came in at 445 pages. (More Mueller report stories.)

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