U.S. Attorney General William Barr continues to review the contents of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s confidential Russia report, and although we already knew the report would be lengthy we now know roughly how lengthy. We also know what it’s going to be called, and it’s not a surprise.
The New York Times reported Thursday morning that the Russia report is around 300 pages long, a far cry from the four-page summary Barr provided. The summary said that Mueller did not allege collusion (conspiracy) between President Donald Trump or the Trump campaign and the Russian government. It also said that Mueller did not exonerate Trump of obstruction.
Initial guesses as to the report’s length began when House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said the report was “very substantial,” as in under 1,000 pages. Fox News’ senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitiano said he’d heard the report was 700 pages.
Now the number has dropped to the 300-page range.
Given what Barr has already said about the major conclusions of Mueller’s report, and that there are and would be no additional indictments, the report is titled “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller primary to investigate Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election and any links between the Trump campaign, plus crimes that arose over the course of investigation.
We are left now to wait and see how much of these 300-or-so pages are released to the public in full.
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