New York Times Says Mueller Report is 300+ Pages, Raising Questions About Four-Page Summary

William P. Barr, the attorney general, delivered his summary of the special counsel investigation to Congress on Sunday. (Credit: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times)
William P. Barr, the attorney general, delivered his summary of the special counsel investigation to Congress on Sunday. (Credit: Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times)

The still-secret report on Russian interference in the 2016 election submitted by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, last week was more than 300 pages long, according to the Justice Department, a length that raises new questions about Attorney General William P. Barr’s four-page summary.

Mr. Barr wrote to Congress on Sunday offering what he called the “principal conclusions” of the report — including that Mr. Mueller had not found evidence that the Trump campaign took part in a conspiracy to undermine the election. But he had notably declined to publicly disclose its length.

The total of 300-plus pages suggests that Mr. Mueller went well beyond the kind of bare-bones summary required by the Justice Department regulation governing his appointment and detailed his conclusions at length. And it raises questions about what Mr. Barr might have left out of the four dense pages he sent Congress.

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SOURCE: NICHOLAS FANDOS and ADAM GOLDMAN
The New York Times