It’s somewhere between 300 and 1000 pages.
That’s one of the few things we know about the Mueller report, cobbled together from a back-and-forth between Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and journalists yesterday, as well as a report on Thursday from the New York Times.
Nadler, who spoke with the country’s epistolary attorney general Bill Barr Wednesday about the report, declined to give an exact length, only revealing that it is “very substantial.”
That much isn’t so surprising. The report summarizes millions of documents and data gathered over the nearly two-year investigation that, according to Barr’s letter to Congress on Sunday, saw more than 500 people interviewed.
When asked if “very substantial” would be under 1,000 pages, Nadler replied, “I would think so.”
The New York Times then reported that the report is more than 300 pages.
The Times article suggests that the report’s extensive length “raises new questions” about Barr’s summary which, as of yet, remains the only insight into the Mueller report that’s publicly available.
Barr has indicated that he intends to redact grand jury information from the report, as well as information that is relevant to the ongoing investigations that Mueller farmed out to federal prosecutors around the country.
The report’s apparent length of 300-1000 pages would make Mueller’s dispatch fairly average in the annals of special counsel reportage. Ken Starr’s raunchy report totaled at 445 pages, while the Iran-Contra special prosecutor came out with a 572-page document.
The financial crisis inquiry produced a 663-page tome, and the 9/11 commission’s report took up 567 pages of print.